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.
I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.
A Bouquet of Love is written in first person by the lovely 23-year-old, Cassia. Cassia is a fun character that is full of humor and is very dedicated to her family, to the point of sacrificing her own wants in order to keep her father happy.
All of the characters are very well developed and described so perfectly that each one is easily “seen” without much concentration. The plot-line is also humorous and the readers will love the adventure of finding out what happens next.
There are a good deal of Christian morals as well, such as self-sacrifice and “You should love your neighbor as yourself”. This is directly quoted more than once and a few characters even expound on this concept in greater detail.
There is some kissing present in this book, however, that is the extent of the romance. There is absolutely no sexual scenes nor is there any profane language.
All in all, A Bouquet of Love by Janice Thompson is a well-done, clean romance that is satisfactory to all ages who would normally enjoy a good, funny, novel. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.
Rayleigh is a Freshman in college with a major in Accounting and long-term goal of being a CPA. She is an avid reader of all genres, and just as much of her time is spent writing as it is reading. She is the Associate Editor and Web Manager for PURSUE Magazine, in addition to posting her monthly articles on their blog. Rayleigh interns for Hartline Literary Agency where she advises authors in the best way to market their books. She is also a Social Media Manager for various businesses.
Her writing pseudonym is Rae Leigh and she is in the process of seeking publication for her Dystopian novella, Program MIRA.