I received Irish on the Rocks by Magan Vernon from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has no impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own.
When I first started Irish on the Rocks I wasn’t into it and had to put it down for a few days to read something else. I picked it up again later on during the week and I finally was able to get into it. I liked Grace and Jack Murphy a lot more this time when I picked it up.
Irish on the Rocks takes place in Dublin, Ireland. Jack is supposed to be the CEO of his company but there was a clause where he couldn’t be the CEO until him and his brothers all are married. For Jack Murphy, this was especially a little bit difficult for him because he had a bit of a history. Grace was his brother Sean’s best friend but they met up again at an event and she winds up working for Jack Murphy as an assistant.
A true friendship started to bloom between the two when she started working for Jack. Grace used to hate him, but he started doing things like caring for her dog when her dog was sick and other things like that and she began to realize he had changed. He realized how smart she really was when she was able to hold her ground against her cousin Lacey at a meeting when she shot her down with everything she had. This particular meeting especially made me like Connor’s character too. I liked their whispered conversation they had while the ladies battled it out. I definitely want to read his story sometime soon.
Irish on the Rocks is part of a three part series I believe, but this can be read as a standalone. I didn’t feel like I was out of place at all. There were a few minor mentions from the previous book and for the next one to come, but they were so small that they were hardly noticeable. They were just there to make you interested in them.
Irish on the Rocks was a five star read for me. Once I got into it, the pacing was fast and I liked the romance, the friendships, the best friend’s brother plot and I also liked that it has me interested in the other books for the Murphy brother’s series. I’d definitely recommend it if you are looking for a light, easy read.