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The Misadventures of a (Wannabe) Slutty Bartender by WS Carmichael

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Ava Moreland has it all planned out. In two months, she will marry her fiancé, Tim. She’ll continue working at Vegas’s famous Cosmopolitan bar while he runs his father’s accounting firm. Soon they’ll start a family and she’ll have the white picket life she’s always dreamed of. Or not.

When her fairytale engagement implodes in a devastating display, Ava embarks on a quest to reclaim her identity and feminine prowess – by sleeping her way through Las Vegas. With her best friend, Jarrod, acting as wingman her plan is foolproof.

Nothing goes as planned with hilariously disastrous results. Her sexual misadventures will keep you in stitches as Ava searches for herself in Sin City, finding herself and her happily ever after in the unlikeliest of places.


Ava’s life is about to change. After catching her jerk of a fiancé sucking face with his male assistant, she decides to “reclaim her womanly power and take her life back”. Instead of looking for Mr. Right, she’s looking for Mr. Right Now. It’s time to explore one-night stands instead of happily ever afters. Unfortunately, one-night stands aren’t as easy she thought they would be. From a date with a creepy Daddy role-play kook to a catfishing sleaze bag pretending to be a no-show while sizing her up from afar, she feels she’s the unluckiest person in the world. Besides none of them measure up to her good friend and co-worker, Adam. They’ve always had a chemistry between them but he’s married. Until he wasn’t. Now she’s afraid of ruining their friendship in case things don’t go well.

I just wanted to slap some sense in Ava sometimes, but I do understand her need to find herself. After all, she lost her identity when she was with Tim, and though misguided, perhaps she thought it vital to feel more feminine after being dumped for another man. Her deep loyalty to her friends and family is splendid and I found myself cheering her on while she was putting people in their place. Adam is kind and patient as he waits for Ava to pull her head out, and with Ava’s hilarious best friend Jarrod supporting them both, happiness and love prevail.

If you love LOL friends-to-lovers romantic comedies with quirky characters trying to find their way in love and life, give this book a try.

Thank you to Ms. Carmichael and Goddess Fish Promotions for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.


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That’s your master plan? To become known as the slutty bartender?” Jarrod raises one eyebrow, his skepticism written all over his face.

Well, it sounds bad when you put it like that.” I shrug. “You’re misunderstanding the point.”

Is the point to see how many STD’s you can rack up?”

I sigh. “No. The point is to reclaim my womanly power. The point is to live life. The point is to embrace life’s opportunities without the expectation of a happily ever after. The point is to forget about Mr. Right and enjoy Mr. Right Now.”

Jarrod shakes his head, leaves me sitting on the sofa alone and goes into his bedroom.

I thought you’d be totally on board!” I shout to his closed door.

I mean, seriously. It isn’t as if I told him I was going to lay spread eagle in front of The Bellagio holding a sign reading ‘Free Sex’. While I’m not the type of girl to throw her cooter at every guy passing by, I see no reason to be a total prude either. I’ve decided to explore the world of one-night stands. I get hit on all the time at work. What’s so wrong with taking someone up on the offer if I find him attractive? I am no longer beholden to anyone.

A few minutes later, Jarrod jerks his door open. “Ok. I’ve thought about it. You can do this, but you need a chaperone.”

I don’t need a chaperone.”

Ok, A wingman, then. I’ll be personally vetting your selections to make sure there’s no psycho vibes.” He plops down next to me on the couch.


WS CarmichaelWS Carmichael is attempting to write the world into romantic bliss one novel at a time. Based in upstate NY, she travels as often as her hectic schedule will allow. When she isn’t busy writing, she’s a mother, nurse and avid sportswoman.

WS Carmichael fell in love with romance at an early age when she would sneak Harlequins from her mother. A voracious reader, she eventually made the jump to writing.

Writing is her passion and she’s always jotting down new storylines and character ideas. Often, her characters take on a life of their own and don’t always cooperate with her plan for them. Creating well-developed, strong alpha male characters that don’t fit into the typical romance hero mold makes her novels exciting and relatable. A woman who believes wholeheartedly in happily ever after, she gives her heroes the heroine they deserve.

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