With the right amount of nurturing, love will bloom.
This close to Valentine’s Day Malin Eckert’s flower shop is entering their busiest season. As if the added work isn’t enough, her father’s drinking has spiraled out of control and Mal discovers she’s been named guardian of a fifteen-year-old sibling she never knew about. To make matters worse, Mal’s crushing on a customer, a serial dater who drops by the shop with alarming regularity to send flowers to other women.
Gunnar Sims never had the best luck with women, a fact that doesn’t stop his growing attraction to his florist. His new business is losing money and he should be concentrating on that, but instead finds Mal an enticing distraction.
In spite of her best intentions to keep Gunnar firmly in the friend zone, Mal finds herself falling for the classically handsome gym owner. As her affection for Gunnar and her sister, Gabriella, grows, Mal’s heart hangs in the balance when it appears both could be taken away from her.
Content Warning: Hard bodies, spoiled princesses, and a levelheaded woman who knows how to smell the roses.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Gunnar is definitely one dream man! I think I fell in love with him a little, too. Okay, maybe I fell in love with the fantasy. Now, if this story had a hint of danger it would have been perfect for me (I'm a thrill junkie). I received this book free from the author for an honest review, but I also agreed because, frankly, I didn’t want to wait until her book came out on April 7th! Haha! Yeah, I’m a fan of this series and recommend this book (and all the others in this series) to anyone who loves reading romance.
4.5 stars! Charmed once again by Granite Pointe and its characters. The books in this series, while being standalone within the series, are like going back to your home town and visiting with friends and family when read in order. I always seem to be up all night reading them because I can’t bear to put them down. In this latest story, the reader is introduced to one of the local business owners, florist Malin, and reacquainted with secondary character Gunner from book three, Exposed to Passion. We also get to see more of Kerrigan brother Noah and his fun, flirtatious side. The author tackles several difficult subjects well in this story: alcoholism in the heroine’s Malin’s dad, abandonment by a mother as a preteen, and the death of both parents as a teenager—all without an overabundance of angst some authors rely on. This humorous, touching, sexy tale is filled with characters so vibrant, they feel real. One of my notes while reading this story about the hero Gunner says a lot about him. “OMG, a guy who adores babies is way beyond sexy.” And I’ll share one more. “Oooh, giving her what she thinks she wants but being very dominate in letting her know they will revisit her line in the sand. Smexy!” The author nails the teenage sister character—just enough belligerence countered with vulnerability, sadness, and eagerness to please to make her authentic. Kerrigan brother Noah's moved back to town and is the new GM of the town luxury hotel, so I’m hoping to see more of him and his son in a future book. I look forward to seeing more of the hero and heroine in future stories. I’ll never get enough of Granite Pointe and its residents. Don’t wait, come visit Granite Pointe today. Gemma Brocato is definitely on my “must read” authors list.