Series: Mixed Drinks #1
Published by Rae Matthews on September 3rd 2014
Genres: Fiction, General, Humorous, Romance
eARC provided by HEA Promotions
When it comes to relationships, I have really bad luck. Each time I meet a guy, I cross my fingers and hope he is at least halfway normal. I’m so tired of dealing with crybabies and freak shows that I could just scream. At this point, I’m so close to just joining a convent, taking the vow of chastity, and calling it quits with men entirely. Well, I probably don’t need to go to that extreme... I mean who am I kidding? There's no way I could be a nun. But becoming an old crotchety lady with 20 cats lurking around? Now THAT is a definite possibility. That is until I see him, my brown-eyed stallion man, swooping in to save me from an unforeseen wrinkly old balls attack, and then... he is gone. Well, not gone completely, because I can’t stop fantasizing about him.
I fantasize about him so much that when I finally do see him again, I make a complete and total ass of myself. Several times in fact. How I do not drop dead of embarrassment right then and there is beyond me.
So, remember I said I have really bad luck? Well, sit back, grab a glass of wine or your favorite mixed drink, and let me tell you how it all started, and how it all ends...
Sasha is a bartender who has really bad luck when it comes to guys. So much so that her and her besties have funny/horrible nicknames for all of her ex-beaus. They are hilarious! On a night after her most recent dating disaster, a regular at her bar has a bit of a breakdown. He starts trying to molest the girls, to show them how a real man should do it. Just in the nick of time Stallion, (aka Bash), waltzes in and saves them from disaster. He is the out of control patron’s Grandson. An unlikely meeting and these two have an instant connection. It is brief and he runs out before she even gets his name. As luck would have it, they meet again at a social gathering. Their next meeting finds Sasha in true form, embarrassing herself in front of a crowd. Trying to dive into the water from a boat, she slips and falls into a split into the water, right in front of everyone.
I even hear some genius call out, “How was your river douche?”
Not the best first real introduction, but definitely a memorable one. How embarrassing? I could completely relate to a girl who isn’t always so suave. I am the kind of girl who would split my pants on a date, which Sasha did on the first sex date. Bash is really cool and takes her faults in stride. He is a guy any girl could fall for, but he is hiding something. Not wanting to be “jealous girlfriend” Sasha patiently waits for him to tell her about his big secret. She ends up spoiling it for herself in an obnoxious way.
I loved how the story was broken up. The relationship between Sasha and her besties Megan and Sadie. They met when she was dating a friend of both of their boyfriends, that didn’t end well but at least she got to keep her friends after the breakup. There are some really great characters in Sasha, and who could forget her neighbor Betty.
I hurry out of the bathroom, only to see Betty showing Bash her new vibrator, and telling him that this little thing really drains the batteries.
There is some heavy subjects that come up in this story and the author handles them with grace, and veritable honesty. It is so refreshing to find a book about real characters, doing real things. I enjoyed how the author didn’t make it all doom and gloom and that the characters don’t take themselves too seriously. I really love the story. I enjoyed the writing style which sucked me right in. This story is true gem!