Book Review: The Ticklemore Tavern by Liz Davis

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?


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: 

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.

Say hello to Liz via her website, or via Twitter and Facebook

The Ticklemore Tavern is the fourth novel in the Ticklemore series was was released by Lilac Tree Books on 1st September 2021. Click to view on Amazon UK and Amazon US.


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I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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