Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Cocktails and Dreams by A. L. Michael @almichael_ #BlogTour @NeverlandBT #Review #Giveaway

Thank you for joining me on the blog tour for Cocktails and Dreams by A. L. Michael. I am delighted to be sharing my review today for this fabulous book. There is also a brilliant giveaway to enter but first of all let's take a look at the description for the book...

A heart-warming novel with characters you’ll love, don’t miss this first in a new series for romance, laugh-out-loud comedy and a feel-good ending. Perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane and Lindsey Kelk.

I was seven years old when I realized my mother was not a great person…

Since Savvy was abandoned by her rockstar mother, she has craved a normal life. But after years of financing her boyfriend’s lacklustre career, he leaves her when he hits the bigtime.

Savvy’s friends at the burlesque club where she serves elaborate cocktails encourage her to make bold changes in her life. She soon meets handsome bartender Milo, and begins to plan a future she can be excited about.

But when Savvy’s estranged mother crashes back into her life, her newfound happiness is under threat… will Savvy have the courage to pursue her dreams?

See inside for a delicious cocktail recipe and book club questions!

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I became completely caught up in the story in no time at all and the way A. L. Michael writes Savvy I couldn't help rooting for her. A. L. Michael has a gorgeous writing style which is witty and felt quite real to me. Cocktails and Dreams is both heartwarming and emotional which was a lovely combination to see. There are some deeper issues relating to family that has had an effect on Savvy's life and I couldn't help but feel anger towards some of the people who had treated her so badly. Milo is also a great character who is almost in the same boat as Savvy and trying to make his dreams come true too. He had a slightly cheeky and outgoing nature that I loved and it was great to see Savvy's interactions with him. Especially as she started to in a way wake up from her old life and pursue a new one following her dreams.

There is romance, friendships and family at this books core and it was wonderful getting to know the characters. I adored Savvy's journey and I found myself smiling and willing her to succeed. This story also has some pretty fabulous descriptions of cocktails and food that had me eager to try them out for myself. It was also perfect of A. L. Michael to highlight how certain songs for Savvy held both good and bad memories, this is so true. This book manages to put into words how we should always try to follow our dreams and if Savvy can do it why can't we!

Cocktails and Dreams is a brilliant start to this fab new series and I can't wait to see what is next!

Fun but with an emotional edge that I loved!

Five stars!

With thanks to Jenny at Neverland Blog Tours for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.

A.L. Michael is hurtling towards the end of her twenties a little too quickly. She is the author of nine novels. Her most recent collection of books, The Martini Club Series, will start with Cocktails and Dreams, released 24th July 2017. She likes to write about sassy females who follow their dreams, and don't take no for an answer.

She is a Creative Therapeutic Facilitator, currently researching the power of creative writing to be helpful in recovering from eating disorders, and believes in the power of writing to heal.

You can find out more about A.L. Michael at (surprisingly) and on twitter @almichael_

Cocktails and Dreams Giveaway

This giveaway is to win a cocktail making giftset and an eCopy of the book. 

UK only!

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