Who will catch a lifetime of love?
Winning the annual wedding bouquet design competition may be the closest Kady Lawrence gets to the altar. She has to come in ﬁrst or risk losing the shop that’s been in her family for generations. Her main competition is Jasmine Matthews. But it’s Jasmine’s son who’s caught Kady’s attention. Kady has no inkling Dylan’s a DEA agent on a case in Cypress Pointe, and Dylan wants to keep it that way…until Kady’s targeted. Determined to keep her safe, Dylan risks a lot more than blowing his cover…he risks losing Kady forever.
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4 1/2 STARS! In this fourth book of her “The Business of Weddings” series, Tara Randel lands us smack dab in the middle of an action packed adventure! There’s romance, there’s deceit, there’s family drama, there’s criminal activity … what more could we want? Florist Kady Lawrence is in it to win it at this years bridal bouquet competition at the florist’s convention! She’s got to save The Lavish Lily which has been in her family for generations, but to do so, she has to prove that she’s capable of reinventing the shop with her wedding designs. Dylan Matthews is an undercover DEA agent with the pretense of helping out his Mom at the convention in order to scope out the area around Cypress Pointe, FL because they have intel that the drug dealer they’ve been after for awhile now is in the area. He doesn’t intend to meet someone and fall for them while he’s there, but that’s what happens when Kady crosses his path. Only she doesn’t know that he’s undercover, and she also is in for a surprise in that he’s the son of her biggest competition for the prized bouquet title!
This is Book 3 in the series, but it can stand alone. At least, I think it can, because I haven't read the others and I didn't feel lost at all. Speaking of that, I need to read these others because I really savored this book and would love to get to know some of the other characters better. This cover is perfect! Kady is trying to convince her parents that she has what it takes to take over the family floral business, as they are ready to retire and sell. Although she is determined to win the annual bridal bouquet contest, meeting her main competitor's son complicates matters. Dylan is an undercover DEA on an important case, using his mother's floral convention as a cover. Don't get me wrong--I love a good romance, but when there are other elements involved, it really draws me in. With a mystery and some suspense involved, this story really turns into more than the light, fluffy read, like I was expecting--there's more meat to the book. I really liked the wedding bouquet and flower descriptions and it makes me curious to know the meanings of more flowers. The setting (Florida) is also nicely done, as are the characters. There is some depth to the characters, their interactions, and their feelings. I enjoyed knowing that Kady has made mistakes in her past, but is working really hard to prove that she's changed and I couldn't help but to admire her. This is a great read for those who enjoy a clean, contemporary romance with some suspenseful threads woven in. Content: mild romance; mild violence. Clean! *I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*