A Bouquet of Love by Janice Thompson

Cassia Pappas has a loud, Greek family. Which normally would not be a bad thing except her family, who has recently moved to Galveston Island, Texas, has declared a war of food on the equally loud Italian family across the street. Cassia escapes by working her dream job in a local floral shop, but she soon discovers that she may not be as far from her family troubles as she thinks. Fortunately, the attractive floral deliveryman, Alex, is more than willing to help her navigate the throes of tension between the two families. In addition, Cassia’s new friends use their boisterous ways to assist her in settling into an unfamiliar place, encouraging her to chase her dreams of working in the wedding industry.

A Bouquet of Love is a fast-paced read, overflowing with loud families and flamboyant personalities. Although the story is light, the characters are annoying and reading the entire novel from Cassia’s shallow point of view is borderline obnoxious. The romance is based almost exclusively on physical appearance, and this particular reader became sick of hearing about how “hot” the male character looked. The storyline lacks significant depth and complexity. However, the integration of simple Biblical truths into the family struggles is admirable and the strength and the friendships of the women are commendable. This book is part of a series, but can also stand alone. Perhaps this book is better suited to those who prefer very light, contemporary romances.

I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishing in exchange for an honest review.


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