The Cocktail Bar by Isabella May – Blog Tour

Thank you to Rachel and Rachel’s Random Resources for organising this tour and to Isabella May for an ARC copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. I am so excited to re-share my review of The Cocktail Bar with readers.

Giveaway to Win Kindle Copies of all of Isabella May’s Eight currently published books in the Foodie Romance series (Open INT)

Prize includes, The Cocktail Bar, Oh! What a Pavlova, Costa del Churros, The Ice Cream Parlour, The Cake Fairies, The Chocolate Box, Bubblegum and Blazers, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bar

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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 three lucky people. 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…

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My Thoughts

This is such a fun book full of pure escapism.  I love the fact that it is set in a cocktail bar and all the delicious drinks make my mouth water everytime they are mentioned.

The main protagonist – River – is a former, famous band member who has literally ran away from his music career to open a bar in Glastonbury.  Unfortunately, not everyone in the area is happy with this development, including the family of the previous owners.  As much as I admire River’s determination and really enjoyed his character, I must admit he is definitely not the smartest man in town and often leavers you shouting at the book to point things out to him.   Other characters include the wickedly devious Georgina (the character we love to hate), Alice (the possible love of his life) and Heather (his hilarous but delightfully hippy mother).

Despite facing protests from the locals, River continues with his quest as he has been tasked with an important job – giving three people an opportunity to change thier lives.  The magical aspect of the story is a fantastic twist on a more traditional romance novel and really adds some mystery to everything.

I’d recommend this book if you are looking for a fun, magical and relaxing read.  A good one for a holiday.

Author Bio – Isabella May

Isabella May lives in (mostly) sunny Andalusia, Spain with her husband, daughter and son, creatively inspired by the mountains and the sea. She grew up on Glastonbury’s ley lines and loves to feature her quirky English hometown in her stories.

After a degree in Modern Languages and European Studies at UWE, Bristol (and a year working abroad in Bordeaux and Stuttgart), Isabella bagged an extremely jammy and fascinating job in children’s publishing… selling foreign rights for novelty, board, pop-up and non-fiction books all over the world; in every language from Icelandic to Korean, Bahasa Indonesian to Papiamento!

All of which has fuelled her curiosity and love of international food and travel – both feature extensively in her cross-genre novels, fused with a dollop of romcom, and a sprinkle of magical realism.

Isabella is also a Level 4 Pranic Healer and a stillbirth mum.

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Twitter – @IsabellaMayBks

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Instagram – @isabella_may_author

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