Shaken Not Stirred by Alyssa Rose Ivy Review & Giveaway

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Finding the perfect guy is like mixing the perfect drink. It’s all about the taste and presentation.


Maddy’s gone off the deep end, at least that’s what her family thinks when she handles her med school rejections by moving to the Outer Banks. It doesn’t help that she’s paying her bills by bartending and is sharing walls with two guys, even if one of them is her childhood best friend.


Her choice of men seems more balanced on the surface—Colin is driven, sexy, and gainfully employed, but she can’t help spending her Thursday nights searching for the perfect drink for Lyle, whose music captivates her with its haunting lyrics. Maddy believes everyone has a perfect drink—and finding Lyle’s isn’t a challenge she’s willing to lose.


I absolutely loved the cover for Shaken Not Stirred. I think it is very creative and fits the title perfectly. In most books of this genre, there are tons of issues and emotional obstacles overcome so this was truly a nice change of pace. Shaken Not Stirred was a book that made me smile throughout the entire thing. Reading about Maddy and her adventure to find love was a joy. Shaken Not Stirred will not leave you with a “book hangover” but it will keep you entertained for a few hours.

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of Shaken Not Stirred in exchange for an honest review.







Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.





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  1. ashleigh hazelwood says:

    A recipe for a perfect hero is complicated lol To me you need the right amount of goodness with the right amount of vulnerability. The flaws are just as important as anything else

  2. Jennifer Boyett says:

    I have to agree with Ashleigh Hazelwood. But for me I’d have to say that family would have to be very important.

  3. BookAttict says:

    My perfect hero is tall, muscular,confident,loyal, Alpha,bad-ass, intelligent, protective, vulnerable and majorly damaged — but ultimately redeemable!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  4. Shandra Torbett says:

    My recipe for the perfect hero is someone who is loyal, kind, compassionate, and has just the right balance of humor mixed in with sincerity because it’s one thing to be funny and a whole other ball game to be true.

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