Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Book review & giveaway! : Shaking it up ( Love served with a Twist) by Erin Quinn


Daisy L’Amore is faced with impossible choices. A prophecy given a year ago has Daisy and her two best friends racing the clock to find love before midnight on Valentine’s Day or they will lose everything they’ve worked for, including With a Twist, the martini bar and bistro the three of them own. A crystal heart and a gypsy’s words guide them, but love has a way of making its own rules, and Daisy is afraid to break them.

Romeo Corazón is shaking up Daisy’s world, but will the transformation he brings to her life be the downfall of everything she values? Or will falling in love with the wrong man make everything right?

This story is part of the sexy, martini-inspired Love, Served with a Twist Valentine’s Day series by Amazon bestselling authors Erin Quinn, Calista Fox, and Mary Leo.

Three best friends and a gypsy. What could happen? Well the Gypsy makes a bunch of predictions and they almost all seem to come through. Daisy is the bartender at the martini bar that she and her 2 best friends own along with a attached bistro. Daisy feels like she's a fraud. She can't come up with her own drink combo's she has to find them on the Internet.  The gypsy tells Daisy that her mom who had died from cancer had left her a letter. She does in fact find the letter right where the gypsy says it is. She and her friends all need to open their hearts and find their true loves before the next Valentine's day. She predicts them getting the martini bar and restaurant and much success. The ominous part of her prediction being they will  lose everything of value to them if they don't find their true loves and make them return their love by Feb. 14th.  A clear crystal heart shows up in the bar that the gypsy had and it's supposed to show them the one. At this point it's already pointed out men for her two friends but for Daisy nothing. Then a funny thing happens. Two very different men approach her bar and somehow the heart lights up on both of them, or so it seems. Bad boy rough and tumble construction guy Rome and Mr sweet and respectable with a British accent. Hmmmmm now what? Afraid of getting hurt she goes for respectable looking guy. First Mr. Respectable doesn't show up for their date and then when she tried again he attacks her. Rome to the rescue both times though. This guy is totally sigh worthy and not all he seems. He's a great guy with money and a company he owns. I confess i fell in love with Rome. Loved the name the description of him and his bad boy motorcycle too. Knows how to love a woman too. Daisy takes a long time getting a clue that Rome was the one right from the start.  loved it! 4 out of 5 Modokker book Pick stars. Find out more about Erin Quinn on her website here www.erinquinnbooks.com .

Love, Served with a twist is a trilogy. Besides Shaking it up Erin Quinn contribution there is also Stirring it up my Mary Leo and Dirtying it up by Calista Fox. Read all 3 reviews here on my blog this week  and also enter 3 giveaways for your chance to win a ebook copy of these ebook novella's.

Erin Quinn is giving away a copy of Calista Fox  part in this trilogy Dirtying it Uo! To enter please leave a comment here with your name and email address is this form. NAME at Yahoo dot com. Comment or answer this question. What has been your best ever Valentines day? Ends Friday February 3rd Good luck!

Don't want to wait to buy it? Get it here at Amazon right now www.amazon.com/Shakingitup!


  1. I read it and I totally enjoyed this trilogy! Hope there'll be more coming.

  2. Just stopping by to say hi! Glad you enjoyed Shaking It Up, Lisa!

  3. I have read 2 of the 3 authors in this book. Can you guess who 1 of them is? Would love to win. Thank you for the contest.

    My best valentines day was last year. My husband took me to the Poconos resort. Of course we had the champagne glass tub, and the pool in the room. I have to say it was just wonderful. Clothing was optional. Champagne and Strawberries in the in room pool. Yum.

  4. Obviously NOT stopping by to win a copy of my own book (LOL), but wanted to add my two cents about Erin's book, SHAKING IT UP! She's one of my favorite authors for a reason, so you won't want to miss this book!!!

  5. Looking forward to reading this book!