Coming Up Roses by Staci Hart
Genre: romantic comedy
Publisher: self published
Publication Date: August 1, 2019
Tess loves everything about her job specially her boos, Mrs. Bennet. Everything except Luke Bennet. She can’t stand him for many reasons but most importantly she hates him for forgetting the night that is branded on her soul. She has to hate him because falling for him will only bring her pain.
I’m a huge fan of Staci’s storytelling and this book was no different. I love the way she paves the story and crafts it in a way that you can’t help but love. This was a beautiful new world filled with immense possibilities and romance. I adored it through and through. As with all her books, this one made me smile big and happy.
I found it difficult to connect to either of the characters. Though I enjoyed their bickering, I wasn’t really invested in them. I feel like there were some things left lose or unsaid.
I’m excited to see if we get more stories in this universe. Pride and Prejudice has been an immense love of mine and this gender bend spin on their stories has me hyped to the max.
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Everyone hates parts of their job.
Maybe it’s the paperwork. Maybe it’s the day-to-day grind. Maybe it’s that client who never knows what they want, or the guy who always cooks fish in the microwave.
But not me. I love every corner of the Longbourne Flower Shop, every flower, every petal, every stem. I love the greenhouse, and I love Mrs. Bennet, my boss. I love creating, and I love being a florist. I don’t hate anything at all.
Except for Luke Bennet.
The Bennet brothers have come home to help their mom save the flower shop, and Luke is at the helm. His smile tells a tale of lust, loose and easy. He moves with the grace of a predator, feral and wild. A thing unbridled, without rules or constraint.
When he comes home to save Longbourne, I almost can’t be mad at him.
He doesn’t remember that night I’ll never forget. That kiss, touched with whiskey and fire. It branded me like a red-hot iron. But it meant nothing to him.
Everyone hates part of their job, and I hate Luke Bennet.
Because if I don’t, I’ll fall in love with him.
*Spinoff of The Austen Series