Sunday, August 17, 2014

A Bouquet of Love

Author: Janice Thompson
Publisher: Revell
August 2014
ISBN:  978-0800721558
Genre: Contemporary romance

She didn't expect to fall in love--but roses aren't the only thing blooming on Galveston Island.

Cassia Pappas has found herself in a nearly impossible situation. She wants to spend her time immersed in her new job at a Galveston Island floral shop, arranging blooms and brightening occasions with her lovely creations. But her huge Greek family--especially her father--has other ideas. They've all relocated to Galveston to open up a new family restaurant location on the Strand--directly across the street from the Rossis' popular pizza place--and they want Cassia's full participation.

To make matters worse, as Cassia is trying to develop a strong professional relationship with Galveston's premier wedding coordinator, Bella Neeley, her own father is intent on stealing all of the Rossi family's faithful customers. Not exactly the best way to get into Bella's good graces!

Still, at least Alex, that hot delivery guy from the nursery, is always hanging around the flower shop . . .

Fan favorite Janice Thompson gives readers one more romp with Bella, Galveston, and the bustling wedding biz in the final installment of her popular series. Anyone who loves quirky families, loads of laughter, and tender romance will find themselves hooked.

A BOUQUET OF LOVE is the fourth book in the Weddings by Design series by Ms. Thompson. While this book stands alone, fans will want to read the first three books in the series, Picture Perfect, The Icing on the Cake, and The Dream Dress as previous characters do make appearances.

I've read so many books set in Galveston, Texas recently that I got a little confused about who wrote what, but I quickly figured it out. I enjoy the real life events Ms. Thompson incorporates into the stories, such as the trolley starting up again after the hurricanes destroyed most of the city.

It was fun getting to know Cassia, finding her trying to fit in with the rival Rossi family, and yet keep her own father pacified sure added a lot of tension to the story. Fans of contemporary romance, romantic comedy, and Ms. Thompson will be sure to love A BOUQUET OF LOVE. I think this is Ms. Thompson's best book yet. 352 pages. $4.99 Kindle. $13.99 paperback. 

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