16 August 2014

A Bouquet of Love by Janice Thompson

About the Book

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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 boisterous Greek family – especially her father – has other ideas. They've all relocated to Galveston to open up a new family restaurant located on the Strand – directly across the street from iconic pizza place, Parma John's – 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 this former Rossi's good graces!

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

Future readers, beware: reading A Bouquet of Love left me badly craving a gyro. Actually, with all the talk of delicious smells and tastes of both Greek and Italian food, my mouth just never stopped watering… and I loved every bit of it.

Janice Thompson’s A Bouquet of Love is a fun, zany story of the wacky, My-Big-Fat-Greek-Wedding-esque Pappas family determined to start a Romeo-and-Juliet-esque family feud with the Rossis. Cassia Pappas, the lovable and “normal” main character, naturally becomes caught in the middle, deciding whether to honor her family as any good Greek girl should or follow her God-given passions and dreams. As Cassia struggles with her choices, the cast of quirky and humorous characters surrounding her creates many laughable, albeit semi-exaggerated and slightly preposterous, situations in the escalating feud. This book is lighthearted and charming, and I don’t think there was a single chapter in which I did not laugh out loud.

A Bouquet of Love is the fourth installment in Thompson’s Weddings by Design series and includes a host of familiar characters from many of Thompson’s previous novels. Yet, it is perfectly understandable and enjoyable read on its own. It’s a delightful story, sure to entertain fans of Janice Thompson or simply the genre of romantic comedy. Don’t hesitate to join in the Pappas-Rossi shenanigans and pick up a copy of A Bouquet of Love today.

Thanks to Revell Reads, I received a copy of A Bouquet of Love and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

About the Author
Janice Thompson is a seasoned romance author and screenwriter. An expert at pulling the humor from the situations we get ourselves into, Thompson offers an inside look at the wedding business, drawing on her own experiences as a wedding planner. She is the author of the hugely popular Weddings by Bella series and the Backstage Pass series, as well as Picture Perfect, The Icing on the Cake, and The Dream Dress. She lives in Texas. Learn more at her website.

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