Spotlight – Cocktails at Le Carmen by Isabelle Andover



It has often been the case that sometimes….just sometimes I am partial to one or two cocktails….especially at #DrinkYAMidlands!

*presents embarrassing evidence*


(Lisa @City_Of_YA and me )

So when lovely author Cindy Arora and fab publishers Simon & Fig contacted me about sending me a review copy of a book by debut author Isabelle Andover called Cocktails at Le Carmen…….. I simply could not resist!

I am lucky enough to be part of the blog tour for this book so my review will follow very shortly.

Today marks the release day of Cocktails at Le Carmen!  Happy Book Birthday Isabelle!

Cindy and Simon & Fig asked me if I would share some cocktail related things to celebrate publication day so I thought why not share some cocktail related pictures from a recent #DrinkYAMidlands meet up!

For those you not aware #DrinkYAMidlands is run by myself and a branch off the fab #DrinkYA that is run by the wonderful Jim @YAYeahYeah but based in the Midlands / Warwickshire in the UK where everyone is welcome to meet up and have a fab chat about books….and a few cocktails too!  Plenty of laughter is had by all!

There’s also picnics, bowling, coffee shop meet ups….come join us sometime!  Check out the hash tag on twitter 🙂

So before all of that a little about this wonderful book….


When job cuts at Chloe Saddler’s London communications firm result in an unexpected transfer to Paris, she finds herself leaving behind her friends, family, and boyfriend Scott to start a new life in the City of Light. Getting to grips with La Vie Parisienne and keeping a long-distance relationship afloat is not made any easier by the culture shock. Committing the odd French faux pas and inadvertently indulging in a few too many flirtations with her very sexy (and very taken) boss, Jean-Luc, is just the start of it. Factor in her bridezilla of a sister’s wedding (the hottest event of the year in the Saddler family’s social calendar), an unexpected session of hot, naked yoga, a slightly psychotic stalker, and one incredible kiss at an infamous Montmartre nightspot, and Chloe can say au revoir to her old, safe London life and bonjour to the romance, splendour, and glamour of Paris.

 A delightful debut that harks back to the early days of Chick Lit when heroines were flawed, funny, and forever battling for love and happiness. With quirky characters and classic comedic charm.

Cocktails at Le Carmen is pure fun from page one.

About Isabelle Andover


Isabelle Andover is a Paris-based writer of chicklit. Her debut novel, Cocktails at Le Carmen, is published by Simon & Fig.

Originally from England, Isabelle lives with her tabby cat Oscar, who occasionally blogs about apartment-style living in the City of Light.

In addition to fully embracing the culture of her adopted country by way of consuming plenty of French wine and cheese, Isabelle can also be found indulging in the typically British pursuits of shopping at Marks and Spencer on the Champs Elysées and drinking copious cups of Earl Grey.


So here we go….some cocktail drinking bloggers and cocktails …..


Mmmmmmm Red Berry Cocktail and a White Russian!



IMG_4086Oh dear!  Lisa @City_Of_YA did not like the Mojito!









The lovely @maiamoorereads trying out some cocktails at #DrinkYAMidlands 


A few (a lot) cocktails later……..


The fab Lisa @City_Of_YA enjoyed her White Russian!


To many cocktails!


Lisa @City_Of_YA and me…..okay lets stop RIGHT there!

You can buy the brilliant Cocktails at Le Carmen HERE

Or read the first chapter on Wattpad here

Or why not add it to your wish list on Goodreads here

Have you read this book or does it look like a fun read?  Any cocktail related stories you would like to share?  I would love to hear from you!  Why not leave a comment using the reply button at the top of this post or tweet me on twitter using @ChelleyToy !

Happy Reading!



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