Hello, Sunshines, I am delighted to be a part of the publication day book blitz for; The Ticklemore Tavern by Liz Davies – even though I am a day late…Oops!! Anyway we won’t dwell on my tardiness, instead lets all focus on this gorgeous book, shall we? I am super excited to be sharing my review with you all.
Firstly, thank you to Rachel at Rachels Random Resources for the invite.
About the Book
The Ticklemore Tavern by Liz Davies
Series: The Ticklemore Series
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction
Violet makes her own gin.
Logan Cassidy sells it in his pub, The Ticklemore Tavern.
It should have been a match made in heaven, especially since the pair of them fancy the socks off each other, and they are both young, free and single.
Logan’s mum, Marie, doesn’t think Violet is good enough for her son. No woman is, or ever will be. And when she becomes ill, Logan is torn between looking after his mum or following his heart.
However, neither Logan, nor Marie, has taken the sheer force of nature that is Violet into account. What Violet wants, Violet gets.
But maybe not this time, eh?
I haven’t read any of Liz Davis’ books before, but that will soon be changed after reading this, I can’t wait to read more from the Ticklemore series. I loved her cheerful, light-hearted and essentially very fun writing.
I liked Logan and Violet, the attraction is there from the first meeting – she admires him in every way a warm-blooded woman admires a handsome barman, which does include eyeing up his well-shaped rear-end. You go, girl!!! Sparks are flying between Logan and Violet from the get-go, I love that the community see their mutual attraction too and that all his friends want this budding relationship to work. The community love Logan and they have taken a real shine to the new girl Violet like myself, the village wants both of these two people to be happy.
But, as with all romances, there is a problem. It’s a fire-breathing, scornful, acid-shooting woman who just happens to be Logan’s mother, she doesn’t think Violet is good enough for her beautiful boy. I would guess that no woman would be good enough for her boy, she rules the nest and is more than happy to throw her weight around, she loves bossing it up pulling the ‘I’m the mother’ card. I have to admit that I didn’t just dislike Marie there were times I really could have hated her. This makes me sound callous, especially as things go wrong and Marie finds herself ill. But, I still can’t find myself warming to the old dragon.
Violet, is a great character she is bright and friendly, her sunny personality matches her vibrant hair. She is an independent business owner, she makes her own flavoured Gin’s – now I do have to admit that Gin has never been my tipple, but I do love the sound of all the different flavours and will be trying more flavoured Gin. I love that her colourful, eclectic nature is echoed in the Gins she brews as well, everything about this woman is vivid and warm and unique.
The Ticklemore Tavern has a wonderful community feel, I loved the eclectic cast of characters that pop up through – especially Hattie, she is fabulous! Very fun, caring, and down-to-earth, I loved that she is quite opinionated and I did think she stole every scene she was in.
The Ticklemore Tavern is a heart-warming, feel-good story that is all about the power of friendship and love. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it’s utterly charming, it’s one of those books which make you feel incredibly happy while reading it – a definite one to be read. Perfect for these cosy darker evenings, to just settle in with a cuppa (or a tipple of Gin 😉
About the Author
Liz Davies writes feel-good, light-hearted stories with a hefty dose of romance, a smattering of humour, and a great deal of love.
She’s married to her best friend, has one grown-up daughter, and when she isn’t scribbling away in the notepad she carries with her everywhere (just in case inspiration strikes), you’ll find her searching for that perfect pair of shoes. She loves to cook but isn’t very good at it, and loves to eat – she’s much better at that! Liz also enjoys walking (preferably on the flat), cycling (also on the flat), and lots of sitting around in the garden on warm, sunny days.
She currently lives with her family in Wales, but would ideally love to buy a camper van and travel the world in it.
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