When I realized that On The Rocks was about Carly and Macon, I did a happy jig while fist pumping and yelling awesome saOn The Rocks
I loved this book!
When I realized that On The Rocks was about Carly and Macon, I did a happy jig while fist pumping and yelling awesome sauce (don’t judge). Book two in the Mixology series picks up with Colin and Maddy already back from France and Carly, Collin’s baby sister who was introduced in book one, coming to town to crash with her big bro for the summer after graduating college.
Carly has lost her way and with more than half her family not talking to her because of the supposed affair with her sister’s husband, that never happened, she’s looking for somewhere to lie low as she tried to figure out what her next step is.
I know I’ve already said this, but I absolutely adored this book. Macon and Carly are so well written. They were two of my favorites from book one and I was so pleasantly surprised to learn more about them in On The Rocks. There were so many funny moments in this book along with a lot of really sweet ones. I loved the development between Carly and Macon and how they sort of test out the friendship waters, but at the same time anyone reading the book can see that even from the very first time they bumped into each other there was a spark of something more there.
Alyssa Rose Ivy has a way of writing characters that touch you, characters that are relatable on a very real level and that is definitely what Macon and Carly represent. Macon comes off as this big confident player. He’s got a smirk that can melt you, a sense of humor that can make you laugh, and a confidence rivalled by no other. But the thing is everyone has these outer shells. These people they pretend to be or project so that no one can see the real them and all the insecurities they have. And personally I think that’s the perfect description of Macon. He’s like an onion, you’ve got to peel back all the layers and what you’re left with, well it’s something soft and great and I just want to hold him…okay maybe I want him to hold me haha.
And Carly, she’s so unsure of herself. She grew up in a family where she always felt like a failure, where her sister was always the perfect one and she was what was left behind. And it’s something that she’s carried with her and still does in this story. There are so many inner demons in all of them, but seeing them overcome those kinds of obstacles with each other’s help, it’s just really beautiful.
It’s one of the many reason’s I love the plot to this story. Plus we also get to see a lot of people from the first book like Max and Brody, who I also love and get this, I even liked Colin more in this book! He didn’t seem as uptight and I liked that he was really protective of Carly, but he also knew where to draw the line.
God, I could seriously write about this book all day, but then I’ll wind up giving away all the good parts and twists, so I’m totally going to shut up now and tell you, you should absolutely read this book. One The Rocks is awesome and it’s definitely bumped it’s way on my ‘List of books by Alyssa Rose Ivy That I Love’. I’d definitely recommend this one. Plus it feels like such a light summer read, I literally finished it in a day. So, so good!...more