by Iris Morland
Series: The Flower Shop Sisters #1
Published by Blue Violet Press on April 9, 2019
Format: ARC, Print
Source: The Author
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I received an advance copy of this book from The Author.
The man I hate might be the first one to pluck my petals…
Confession: I, Dandelion “Dani” Wright, am twenty-six years old and have yet to be deflowered.
No man has hosed my hyacinth. Fondled my freesia. Diddled my daffodil.
You get the point.
I was too busy running my family’s flower shop and winning floral design competitions.
Suddenly that whole pesky virginity thing becomes a big deal when Jacob West walks back into my life. The boy I once loved. The same boy who humiliated me when he stood me up for prom.
This Jacob is no boy, though: he’s all man now—confident, charming, and so sexy my metaphorical blossoms are getting scorched. I can almost forget I’m supposed to hate him forever. Almost.
To make things worse, he’s my main competition now, since he took over his parents’ flower shop. If I give into this sizzling attraction between us, it could jeopardize everything I’ve worked so hard to achieve.
But if I’m not careful, he might not just be the first man to pluck my petals—he might also be the only man to capture my heart.
My holy grail of romance novels is sweet but sexy, one that brings on the feels as well as the steam. Petal Plucker is a holy grail romance! 😍
Dandelion (Dani) Wright runs her family’s Seattle flower shop, Buds and Blossoms. She finds herself in the awkward position of having a vase stuck on her hand one day when the one who got away, Jacob West, walks into her shop and back into her life.
Dani and Jacob have history. They grew up as childhood friends and Dani has always crushed on Jacob from afar—until high school, when she got up the nerve to ask him to prom and he said yes. That joy was short-lived when Jacob stood up Dani on prom night. Unforgivable, right?
Now twenty-six, Dani spends all her time devoted to the shop and to her one-eyed, three-legged cat. Although she’s dated some interesting characters, she has yet to find a serious boyfriend…until Jacob comes back to town.
Jacob is back from New York to help his parents run their respective flower shop. Dani’s parents and Jacob’s parents have always been rivals, lending the story a Romeo and Juliet air (think more flowers and less death). As Jacob re-enters Dani’s life, she discovers that the boy she once dreamed of has transformed into a charming, sexy man.
Petal Plucker hits some of my favorite tropes: friends to lovers, second chances, and the good old fashioned hero grovel. In fact, this book contains a grovel so epic, I might have actually clutched my nonexistent pearls when I read it. I’m a huge sucker for a well-written grovel and Petal Plucker delivers the goods.
It’s also a fantastic mix of humor and steam. If you like a dirty-talking hero, this is the book for you. In addition, I adored Dani’s sense of humor, along with her equally entertaining sisters. I’m looking forward to more stories about the flower shop sisters.
The author managed to pack a lot of heart into a shorter story, but I love this book so hard and cannot wait to read more from this author. I adore Petal Plucker and highly recommend it!
Rating: 5 stars