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Martinis and Memories by AL Michael #Review #Reflective #Series

Series: Martini Club #3

Title: Martinis and Memories by AL Michael

Author: AL Michael

Publisher: Canelo

Pages: 284

Published: August 13th, 2018

Rating: 4/5

I loved the first book in this series, Cocktails and Dreams, so eagerly anticipated reading this third in series sequel which features Bel Hailstone, the owner of the Martini Club. This is a story which explores her past, present and dreams of the possible future . . . .

Bel’s pride and joy is the Martini Club but it is now under threat from falling turnover, threatening developers and the arrival of people from the past she thought she’d left behind. There’s her super controlling Mum who tried to make Bel live her own dreams of becoming a renowned dancer, her first love and her almost ex-husband all coming back into her life at possibly the worst time – or is it? Bel is a feisty, highly independent lady, acting as a strict, firm but fair boss who stands no nonsense but she’ll need help to keep the Martini Club running and successful – but will she accept it? There are surprises, disaster and more in this story of life, relationships and dreams . . . sometimes it takes time to discover the silver linings in life struggles and finding them can make the struggles feel worth it in the end.

The story does include characters from the previous books but still works well as a standalone. Get ready to enter the colourful world of burlesque, cocktails and dreams when you read this enticing story which has a delightful, happy ending – eventually!

I requested and was given a copy of this book, via NetGalley. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.


A fun, feisty novel of love and chasing your dreams.

Bel Hailstone has spent the past decade building her dream – Soho’s best burlesque club – from the ground up. But now The Martini Club is under threat and it will take everything in Bel’s power to resist encroaching developers and save her pride and joy.

Amidst the chaos Bel’s past comes knocking with the unexpected arrivals of her still-not-quite-ex-husband, her estranged mother and Brodie Porter – the boy who got away all those years ago.

To keep her beloved club afloat – not to mention her sanity – Bel will have to accept help for the first time in a long time, put the past to rest and claim the happy ever after she once thought was lost for good.

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4 comments on “Martinis and Memories by AL Michael #Review #Reflective #Series

  1. carhicks
    August 15, 2018

    I do love romantic comedy. Great review Elaine, I will have to check this one out. Glad it can be read as a stand alone.


    • bicted
      August 15, 2018

      This is much more women’s fiction than romantic comedy, Carla, but is still a good read and can definitely be read as a standalone 🙂

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      • carhicks
        August 15, 2018

        I requested, I will see if I get it.


      • bicted
        August 16, 2018

        I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!


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