No Flowers Required

No Flowers Required

by Cari Quinn


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ISBN-13: 9781622668236
Publisher: Brazen
Publication date: 12/06/2012
Series: Love Required Series
Pages: 228
Sales rank: 932,212
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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No Flowers Required 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 146 reviews.
SmittenWithReading More than 1 year ago
My Review: *sigh* This was just a fun book to read. Dillon...oh my...he's tall and ripped and tattooed and just oh-so-sexy. Oh, and yeah, unfortunately he's also lying. In his defense, he never meant to lie. It just kind of happened when Alexa refused to listen to him as she was diving into his pants and then it was too late. I love his character. He's kind of at a crossroads. He's had to come home to join his brother to take over their parent's business, but things haven't been good between him and Cory for a while....which has made him reluctant about the business side of things. As a result, he's spent his time in the company doing the hands-on of the reno's on their properties. That's why Alexa assumed he was a handyman. Alexa has her own set of issues. She inherited the flower business that she loves, but with it came a HUGE pile of overdue bills. As a result, she's had to sell her dream home and move into a small apartment above her store....all of which is owned by Dillon's family. She doesn't realize the connection because Dillon has a different last name from the rest of the family. She's on the verge of losing everything and her stress levels match that desperation. When she spots Dillon and his obvious desire for her, she jumps on the chance for something good and fun and not stressful. She just wants it to be fun so she refuses to hear what Dillon has to say. Then she spews on about the family discount business which is killing her flower store...not realizing that Dillon is part of that family and brother to the Cory that she despises. There was so much I truly loved about this book. I loved Dillon's roof-top garden and the ambience it provided especially at the end. The watercolor scene- perfection. I loved Dillon's work with the charities and that he's truly just a good guy...wanting to help. I loved the glimpses of Jake and Nellie from No Dress Required. And I truly loved watching Cory and Dillon together with their very tenuous relationship. I'm crossing my fingers that Cari is writing Cory's story next, because I want to know more about him. No Dress Required covered a very small moment in time. I liked that this relationship took longer to build and develop. Overall, this book is why I read romance. It was fun and entertaining and featured two characters that I could truly love and cheer for when it came to finding their happily ever after.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very sexy story! Great chemistry between the characters and now I want to read more about his brother.
KaylynD More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. The characters were very well written & the plot keep me interested. The sex scenes were amazing. Alexa was a strong willed determined woman who wanted to nothing more than to succeed. She is thrown into a different lifestyle while trying to save her business. I found her funny & loyal. I thought Dillion was a very caring guy, but I didn't like that he lied to Alexa. He could have made a bigger effort to tell her. That being said I found him extremely sexy that he worked with his hands. Cory was kinda an ass but I'm looking forward to reading his book. MY favorite scene was when Alexa was showing him her tattoo. It was funny & sexy. I also liked the auction. I thought it was cute. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who needs a good romance.
Tara25Fuller More than 1 year ago
Carri Quinn blew me away with NO FLOWERS REQUIRED! I loved this book! This book had a perfect mix of humor and romance. The characters were lovable. The plot was engaging and perfectly paced. I started this book and devoured it one sitting. I couldn’t put it down. I really enjoyed the female lead Alexa. She was a strong character that made me laugh and I was really rooting for her and her flower shop. And Dillon…oh my. I can’t say enough about this guy. One of my favorite male characters to date. Sexy, determined, and incredibly thoughtful, his character totally swept me off of my feet. This book sort of reminded me of the movie You’ve Got Mail, but much hotter! NO FLOWERS REQUIRED was a sweet and super sexy feel good book from start to finish. I highly recommend this one to anyone who enjoys romance. Five stars!
CBell1 More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge fan of this author, so I went in knowing I was going to get a steamy, awesome read and I wasn't disappointed. It was funny, very sexy, and the writing is top notch. And that cover?! ZOMG. I don't think I've spent a better three bucks all week.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Litttle over 400 pages and kept me interested the whole time.
ArSwtHrt More than 1 year ago
No Flowers Required is an absolutely amazing read! It was just the right length, full of character and passion. I thought both Dillon and Alexa's characters were perfectly flawed and written. The secondary characters fit in nicely with the storyline and never overtook any scene, and there wasn't so much going on that you couldn't follow everything. No Flowers Required, in my view is the absolute perfect, romantic read. For those that like a steamy sex scene or two without it being too raunchy, this book is for you
pilsilver30 More than 1 year ago
the story was good, the author incorporated how small businesses struggle during bad economy and still can maintain self respect and find hot and strong man to lean to.
kph21 More than 1 year ago
When you’re down on your luck, you’ve sold your dream home to try to save your business, and you feel like the local big box store is sucking your life right out of you, what’s a girl supposed to do? You start doubting your abilities, you start wondering if there is really hope. Then you meet the handy man for your building, and oh man, he is a handy hunk. This delightful handy hunk has a secret though. His family owns that big box store that’s eating up all of the small business in town, including putting the screws to the newest tenant in the building.  Lust at first sight grows as the handy hunk wants to see the little specialized flower shop and its owner succeed. Only thing is, he’s not up front about the family business.  This is a story every woman wants in reality… someone to love them, and support them in their dreams. It’s a spirited quick read that is hard to put down. I couldn’t wait to see how Dillon was going to get out of the whole he was digging himself in. I kept rooting for him, and the ending was just perfect!
Jennifer-K-Jovus More than 1 year ago
Alexa isn’t a damsel in distress, but it’s true, she could use some help saving her flower shop - maybe even a miracle at this point. She’s doing everything she can to survive the slow business - including selling her home to save it. If only the she had a bit more time before the impending foreclosure. When she meets Dillon James a seemingly hard working handyman, she realizes that she could use a little more in her life than just work. The attraction is palpable between them and soon, her desires for a non committed fling turns into more. Dillon enjoys Alexa’s company and wants her to succeed. He enjoys getting to know her and fears that if Alexa find’s out he is her nemesis heir, she will kick him out of her life for good. Can Dillon hide who his family is and help Alexa in every way possible? Will he be able to win her heart and then tell her truth of his identity? While reading No Flowers Required, it played like a Movie in my head. The scenes were easy to follow, the dialogue fun and sometime surprising. When I finished the book I smiled, I felt like I had read a modern day fairytale with both the prince and princess on equal playing grounds and rescuing each other in their own way. I thoroughly enjoyed No Flowers Required. Both Dillon and Alexa have good hearts and intentions. They worked well together and helped each other grow. Even though Romance is technically a new genre for me, I had no problems adjusting to it with this light hearted, fun read full of physical and emotional chemistry. I appreciated that the story did not follow the stereotypical couple tantrums that I seem to be reading more of. Rather than stomping feet and running off - refusing to communicate - the couple, although heated and reluctant - tried communicating and LISTENING to each other. Because of this maturity and openness as well as an excellent story, I feel that No Flowers Required is a cut above the average book bouquet. Earning itself five skullies - a must buy book! Recommended audience: Adult book (18 and up) with adult situations. The sex scenes are tastefully written. Would I read it again? Yes
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! :)
LoriToland More than 1 year ago
Ms. Quinn has created another winner with a hot couple like Dillon and Alexa. Their chemistry exploded off the pages and from the first moment they see each other, they almost can't keep their hands off each other. Even though the sex is way hot, the plot is solid and kept me interested until the very end. With a solid plot line and some unexpected twists and turns (especially at the end) I really enjoyed this book! Ms. Quinn has a very easy reading style to her writing and paired with scenes that were page turners, I couldn't put this story down. We revisited old friends from No Dress Required and Ms. Quinn also piqued my interest with Cory, Dillon's brother (OMG, can't wait for that book!) and all around, this was a great book to end my summer with. -- Highly recommended! --
krazymama_98 More than 1 year ago
Awww....what a lovely story. I do wonder if Noelle and Jake had their story written somewhere? Bet it was a doozy. I loved Alexa & Dillon. A woman in charge of her own life. Her own mistakes. Her own challenges. A guy willing to let her own those things and still try to find a way to help. Not because she cant do it on her own. I would love to read Corys story. All in all, I really liked this book. And would like to read more of Cari Quinn.
TaraLeigh75 More than 1 year ago
I loved Nellie and Jake, so I was more than excited to see what else Mz Quinn had in store for her best friend, Alexa. And my goodness she exceeds expectations. Alexa and Dillon are feisty, fiery and fantastic. From the minute they get into each other's air space you can feel the attraction crackle between them. Between the lies, the flowers, and the environmental angles all I have to say is Mz. Quinn really knows how to shake things up on the all around. And the ending? Oh yeah. This is an amazing followup to No Dress Required. And I CANNOT WAIT for Cory's story.
MBurton More than 1 year ago
The author pretty much had me at hello when she described Dillon. ”tight jeans and a black T-shirt stretched tight over a taut back meant for fingernail marks” Talk about an attention grabber! When she mentioned the tats, well that was just icing on the cake. I like that he called Alexa Princess. I also like that his character wasn’t the bad boy the author led us to believe in the beginning. He’s actually one of my favorite type of Hero’s. He didn’t fight his attraction to Alexa and he went out of his way to help her failing business because he wanted her to succeed. He was a hard worker and was just a genuinely good guy. Alexa was a little bit harder character for me. She was the heroine that has a hard time letting people in. She wasn’t excited about Dillons suggestions to help better her business and she had already seen that he wanted to help when she learned the truth of who he was, yet still pushed him away. Thankfully the author didn’t keep us waiting to long bringing these two back together, Dillon was really what had me in this story and made this worth the read for me. ARC provided by NetGalley.
etoile1996 More than 1 year ago
no flowers required is the second book in the love required series. alexa conroy is the owner of a struggling flower shop losing business to a value hardware store even though her products are better designed and of higher quality. they are also more expensive. when she meets dillon james she mistakes him for the building handyman, not knowing that he owns part of the business she hates and technically owns the building she's renting both her storefront and her apartment from. dillon tries, not very hard, to explain to her who he is. but in the moment she is consumed by other things. like the crazy sexual chemistry that lights up between them. before you know it they are in a relationship and the other shoe is going to drop because at some point he is going to have to come clean about who he is. and as these things happen, she kind of finds out in the worst possible way and he has to do a lot of groveling. but again the sexual chemistry is undeniable. and it's also true that he may have withheld the truth about his identity but he never lied to her about who he was. he's not just some billionaire playboy. he is a guy who cares deeply about the environment, who likes to build things with his hands, who cares about the underdog enough to give them a fighting chance. he's the same guy that alexa fell in love with, just with a trust fund. **no flowers required published on august 20, 2012, i received a digital copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled publishing (brazen) in exchange for my honest review.
nelriv More than 1 year ago
Received an ARC for my fair review for netgalley. I did enjoy this book, I loved Dillon! He was such a sweet guy trying to help Alexis out, and be known for himself. Sigh.. Alexis, she was a go getter, she knew what she wanted and even though times were tough and her self doubt was starting to catch up, she didn't give up, and Dillon helped her with that. They were a good couple, of course the lie of who Dillon really was blew up, but the outcome brought out their fighting to Cole's book.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: No Flowers Required - Love Required Book 2 Author: Cari Quinn Publisher: Entangled Publishing LLC Published: 8-20-2012 Pages: 230 Genre: Romance Sub-Genre: Romantic Comedy, Adult Romance ISBN: 9781622669667 ASIN: B00BFQDE38 Reviewed For NetGalley and Entangled Publishing LLC Reviewer: DelAnne Rating: 4.25 Stars Flower shop owner Alexa Conroy had it all before the recession hit and her customers fled to cheaper shopping grounds. Desperate to make ends meet, she sells her dream home and moves into the rundown apartments above her shop. When she spots six feet of sexy distraction—complete with muscles, piercings, and tattoos—ripping up flooring, Alexa knows the karmic windfall she's due just landed on her doorstep. And the attraction's definitely not one-sided. Dillon James, reluctant heir to the corporation about to foreclose on Alexa's shop, is not about to jeopardize their scorching chemistry by admitting he's not the building's handyman. But with only weeks until her business goes under and his identity is revealed, Dillon must find a way to convince Alexa cooperation isn't a dirty word, help her save the shop from his brother's greed, and persuade her that he's not the enemy…or risk losing the only woman who's seen the real him. Series order: Love Required Book 1: No Dress Required Love Required Book 2: No Flowers Required Love Required Book 3: No Romance Required Love Required Book 4: No Promises Required A complex romantic story of hidden identities and secrets buried deep. Lively characters and humorous quips make this a delightful reads. The main characters are likable and fleshed out. Supporting characters fill out the missing pieces to make this a story you will not put it down till the last page is read. My rating of "No Flowers Required - Love Required Book 2" is 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Greengirl86 More than 1 year ago
Storyline was a little milquetoast. Writing could have been a little better too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Starting the story with a sex deprived woman in a new deteriorating apartment was a turn off for me and it didn't get much better ftom there. There was some good dialogue and that I enjoyed.
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It was OK. C
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Decent story but lacks some punch.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read with beautiful characters. Fun love story with passionate love scenes, that'll keep you from putting the book down until you finish.