Book Review: Manbuns & Martinis (Drinking Book 1.5) by R.L. Griffin
Manbuns & Martinis
(Drinking Book 1.5)
Expected publication: February 19th 2016
ARC for Review
My name is Brad Ellis. You think you know me. You don't know shit. I've been a hustler my entire life. I work three jobs to get what I want, but I'm not there yet. I live with a roommate that has been my best friend for over a decade and we make it work, but life is hard. It's always been hard, until I met Megan Walker.
Sometimes people come into your life and you think it's just for fun and games. Then they turn into one of the most important people. Don't take anyone for granted, because as soon as you do they will be gone.
I'm a cover model.
I'm a dreamer.
Never stop hustling.
Ain't No Party Like a Meat Party Cause a Meat Party Don’t Stop
There is only one thing that is certain when it comes to Griffin’s books…Expect the unexpected! Manbuns and Martini’s was such a fun read that I completely devoured it. I wish it were a bit longer but only because the characters felt so real to me I was thrown back to my bartending/ gym rat days..and Vegas boy oh boy VEGAS Baby! Lol seriously I cannot recommend this enough. If you are looking for a very fun and light escape, jump.on.this. Another thing you can always expect from Griffin is magic…regardless of the read or the lightness of it all there are always deep underlying themes that will make your heart smile.
When I first started this I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about Meat. We will just say he starts on the less than favorable side of Ria. As we get to know him and his situation something begins to change and the reader begins to see things for the way they really are. Though he has come to terms with his past it doesn’t erase that Meat’s life has been full of pain. Losing his constants that have always tethered him is the most terrifying part of his life. Dreams can change but losing those dearest is completely unimaginable. Meat tends to push when he should pull, but the inevitable begins to unravel and its quite fun to see. The way this is composed was so fun and entertaining that I had a smile on my face or laughter bubbling up from beginning to end.
Thankfully my, super sexy, secretly sweet, lost boy has the epiphany everyone is waiting for. Until that point however, get ready for some blushing moments and serious laughs. Oh and there is some seriously legit advice in there. Like it’s good… girls, when you read this novella you should really heed it. The guy advise is really on point too. LOL. I know books are not in shortage but excellent authors that deliver gem after gem are! R.L. Griffin is just one of those authors that can take words and transform them into actual feelings that are contagious, endearing and dare I say enlightening, regardless of the genre prepare to have your socks blown. Auto buy list for SURE!
4.5 So fun, I remember it like it was yesterday, Vodka mmm, Phones, Texts, News, Abs, Instagrams, Swipe Right, Hash tags, Lolita is never far, I will say bye for Now…But I hope to see more Meat soon!!
R.L. Griffin published her first book in 2004. After that she focused on practicing law. A few years ago she began writing the By A Thread series, which is out now. Her goal is to keep readers on their toes, whether it's the plot twist or the book itself, her books are outside any box. There is a little bit of grit in most of her books and a ton of cussing. Most books are enjoyed better with a glass of wine, or whiskey, whatever your poison may be. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, kid and dogs. She loves to travel and meet readers.