#BookReview of The Cocktail Bar by Isabella May @IsabellaMayBks @Rarareources @crookedcatbooks #GiveAway #TheCocktailBar

Posted February 1, 2019 by Zoé in Book Reviews, Giveaways, Reviews and Stuff / 2 Comments

#BookReview of The Cocktail Bar by Isabella May @IsabellaMayBks @Rarareources @crookedcatbooks #GiveAway #TheCocktailBar

The Cocktail Bar by Isabella May
Published by Crooked Cat Books on February 13 2018
Pages: 291
Also by this author: Oh! What a Pavlova

Rock star, River Jackson, is back in his hometown of Glastonbury to open a cocktail bar… and the locals aren’t impressed.

Seductive Georgina is proving too hot to handle; band mate, Angelic Alice, is messing with his heart and his head; his mum is a hippie-dippy liability; his school friends have resorted to violence – oh, and his band manager, Lennie, AND the media are on his trail.

But River is armed with a magical Mexican elixir which will change the lives of the Three Chosen Ones. Once the Mexican wave of joy takes a hold of the town, he’s glad he didn’t lose his proverbial bottle.

Pity he hasn’t taken better care of the real one…

My Review

We meet River, a famous singer in a band who decides he has had enough of the high life and hot tails it back home to Glastonbury and opens a cocktail bar. This is not just any bar though this is a bar where he is going to be able to help three people, the Three Chosen ones with a special Mexican elixir. But who these chosen ones are well no one knows.

To make things worse for River, because life is just not that simple, locals do not want the Cocktail bar, they want the local pub and his band manager is on his trail to fulfil his contract. His ex-best friend’s sister Georgie now seductive Georgina wants River but wants to ruin him. Alice, Rivers’ band mate is completely in love with him, unaware of how he feels and River’s mum, who you must call Heather is just a scream. I loved her being on the page.

At times, and I think it might have been tiredness, I did get a bit confused with what was actually going on in a couple of passages but I always knew who was the narrator as it was in the header chapters as we follow River, Alice and Georgina and the bar. All I want to do is go and visit this bar, it kept making me want cocktails. Some of these sounded so amazing!!!

The Cocktail Bar is a fun, heartwarming, fate filling book, making you see the brighter things of life, there is something for everyone in it. It was witty and I did enjoy being in River’s company, I must admit I became quite enamoured with him even when I wanted to knock his head and make him see what was in front of him.

This book creates the magic and it lets you sit back and savour the tastes and fruition of the story and the characters, whilst you pretend you are in the sunshine, on a beach and not facing the reality of cold and snow!!

Until next time xxx

So before I go, there may just be a little giveaway to check out….

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Thank you so much to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the tour invite and the author  for a copy of this book in return for my honest and unbiased review

About Isabella May

Isabella May lives in (mostly) sunny Andalucia, Spain with her husband, daughter and son, creatively inspired by the sea and the mountains. When she isn’t having her cake and eating it, sampling a new cocktail on the beach, or ferrying her children to and from after school activities, she can usually be found writing. As a co-founder and a former contributing writer for the popular online women’s magazine, The Glass House Girls – www.theglasshousegirls.com – she has also been lucky enough to subject the digital world to her other favourite pastimes, travel, the Law of Attraction, and Prince (The Purple One). She has recently become a Book Fairy, and is having lots of fun with her imaginative ‘drops’! Costa del Churros is her third novel with Crooked Cat Books, following on from the hit sensations, Oh! What a Pavlova and The Cocktail Bar.

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