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?
Violet makes her own gin and, along with her brother, owns the OriGINal Gin Distillery.
Logan agrees to sell the gin in his pub, The Ticklemore Tavern. Both Violet and Logan have an instant attraction to each other, both are single so they decide to see where the relationship goes.
However, Logan’s mother, Marie, believes that Violet’s intentions toward Logan aren’t good.
When Marie falls ill, Logan is torn between his mother and the woman he is quickly falling in love with.
It was so lovely to be back in Ticklemore and reunited with many familiar characters, especially Hattie.
Although The Ticklemore Tavern is the fourth book in the Ticklemore series, you don’t need to have read the first three to love this latest instalment. It can stand alone.
This book focuses on two main characters, Violet and Logan.
Violet is a wonderfully strong, believable, likeable character who has worked hard to start her own business. I warmed to her immediately and wish that I could steal some of her confidence.
I was also pleased to see Logan become the main focus. I liked him in the previous novels and grew to love him more when reading this one. He, like Violet, is focused and wants to do right by the people around him, much to his own detriment sometimes.
I adored Logan and Violet together.
There was one character to begin with that I couldn’t warm to as much and that was Marie. There was something about her. I did worry about her being ill. I just hoped that, as the novel progressed I could begin to understand her which by the end, I think I did. I wanted everything to work out for everyone and for Marie, Logan and Violet to be OK.
That is what Liz Davis does with her characters. She has made me feel real love and connection to them.
Going back to Ticklemore was like catching up with old friends in a place that you’ve known all your life. There is a real sense of community that pours from the pages of these books that I love and I, as the reader, felt like a part of it.
The Ticklemore Tavern is funny in many places. It mixes sad moments with lovely happy ones that had me feeling all the emotions by the end.
It’s a warm, heartfelt, endearing story that is a perfect escape, whether you chose to start at this novel or start at the beginning with The Ticklemore Christmas Toy Shop.
I hope you enjoy this series as much as I have and I hope it’s not the last we see of Ticklemore and its residents.
(I thank Liz Davis and Rachel’s Random Resources for the advanced reading copy in exchange for a honest review.)
About Liz Davis:
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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