Reposting review from September
Perpetual single girl, Daphne Harper’s love life is a mess. She is having a hard time moving on from her first love and any man who comes along is competing with the past as she struggles to move on. Being hung up on her first hasn’t made Daphne’s love life easy. There are a series of some bad dates and a few worthy men enter her life. An unexpected twist in the story changes everything but leaves Daphne struggling with finding and keeping the one man who could truly love her.
The prologue had me hooked and it seemed this was going to be a great, angst filled story. Also, loved the cover of this book!
Bouquet Toss is a romantic and flirty book with relatable characters. Author Melissa Brown wrote a story with a realistic storyline. Being a Chicagoan, I loved the references to actual places in the city and suburbs. This touch gave me connection to the story where I had difficulty finding one otherwise. Although the characters were interesting and likeable I had a hard time connecting to them. Perhaps the dialogue was a bit stale and it didn’t grab me and pull me into the story. However, there were moments in the story which played with my heartstrings and emotions. The emotion that I was able to touch wasn’t enough to captivate me. Overall, I liked the story. The writing was good and the story was strong, but it just needed a little something more to better define the characters and give me a connection to sink my teeth into.
I would still recommend Bouquet Toss to others especially those who like contemporary romance. I look forward to seeing more from Melissa Brown in the future and I hope to see her let loose with her ability as a writer!