Coming Up Roses – Book Review

Hey all! Just finished Coming Up Roses by Staci Hart, I got this book for free from Amazon.

Coming Up Roses (Bennet Brothers, #1) by Staci Hart

Bestselling author Staci Hart is back with a brand new romantic comedy and clever spin on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Meet the Bennet brothers, get to know Longbourne, and fall in love in this steamy enemies to lovers romcom.

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. Almost.
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.

Print Length: 289 page

Publication Date: August 1, 2019

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Staci Hart

Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life: a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom to three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, even though she’s certainly not the cleanest, nor is she the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party–especially if she’s been drinking whiskey–and her favorite word starts with f and ends with k.

From roots in Houston to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north in Denver, where snow is magic and the mountains have become home. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, gaming, or designing graphics.

I got this book for free from Amazon and so I decided to read this book. This book is inspired by Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice hence the Bennett name.

So Tess Monroe works in a flower shop called Loungbourne. She cannot stand Luke Bennett, a playboy and flirtatious younger sibling of the Bennett siblings. Luke returns from L.A. back to New York after his divorce from a girl named Wendy. The Bennett flower shop is on the verge of closure and bankrupt and the Bennett siblings got together along with Tess and Ivy to save the shop. And meanwhile, a romance is blossoming between Tess and Luke…

So let’s start with the ones I like about the book.

  • The writing was good, simple and the author manage to keep the reader hooked into the story.
  • I like how the author has made the strong family bond in Bennett family a central part of the story–how they are close to each other and how the siblings, despite the fact that some are not really interested in this family owned flower shop got together to save the shop.
  • Many of the characters in the book are likable and I really like Tess Monroe.
  • There were funny parts in the book that sometimes make the reader burst into laughter.
  • I also like the book cover!!! It’s so pretty!!!!

Now about the things I didn’t like about the book.

  • Usually, the cheesy romantic novels are most of the time, unrealistic and so this is a bit unrealistic.
  • Some parts of the book was boring

Overall, this a cheesy romantic novel, good and enjoyable to read. Worth four stars!

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