On The Rocks – Riley Scott

Rating: 3 out of 5.
I read this book a couple of days ago and I still don’t really quite know what to say with regards to reviewing it. It has it’s good moments, but it just didn’t work for me.

A one-night stand to relationship romance, Lennon and Alex meet after Alex comes into town following a break-up. Lennon is also looking for a mindless hook-up following a break-up of her own.

There were aspects of both characters that I found interesting. How Alex is depicted with regards to her art and her career was intriguing to me, but otherwise, I didn’t particularly connect with her as a character. I connected more with Lennon, and I liked her personal growth through the story.

Scott is clearly an experienced, talented writer, and whilst I haven’t read any of her previous work I was excited to read this. However, I’m not a big fan of reading about alcohol, and it’s something that’s very prevalent in the narrative here. I’ve read novels previously about bar owners and the like that haven’t contained as much detail about drinking as this one did so I was caught a little unawares. I would say however that as this is such a personal thing about why I couldn’t enjoy this more – others may feel very differently about the book.

I received an e-ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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