Maybe it's not too late for her happily ever after…
Carla's always been a romantic. As the owner of the only flower shop in town, she believes in true love and can, of course, quote every line in The Princess Bride.
Which wouldn't be quite so pathetic if she wasn't thirty-seven and still single. So single, in fact, she's forgotten what it's like to have a man give her a single carnation, let alone a dozen roses.
Then Christian walks into Happy Petals, and she knows the fragrance of flowers has to have gone straight to her head. It's inconceivable that the cute Spanish guy she remembers from high school would be interested in her…
She's the girl of his dreams, and way out of his league…
Family is important to Christian. Why else would he be living in a company trailer? It's a sacrifice he has to make so he can afford to send his sister to college. But nearing forty, his own chances of starting a family aren't lookin' too hot, especially considering he hasn't been out on a date in years.
So it makes no sense at all he can't get Carla out of his head. Not only is she gorgeous, she's college-educated and way too good for a barely educated guy like him.
Only, she does seem interested.
Maybe, if he hides the truth about just how out of her league he is, he might have a chance…
Bloom of Love is the tenth novel in the Long Valley Romance series, although all books in the Long Valley world can be read as standalones. It has some strong language, and oh my, sexy times. Enjoy!
Bloom of Love
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Booksprout and I am voluntarily reviewing it.
This is a part of a series. I have read all of the prior books and when the previous characters made their multiple appearances throughout, I knew who they were. That being said, it is hard to determine (for me at least) if you really need to read their stories to understand this one. I am leaning to you don’t have to but I really would suggest that you do. They are nice bookcations to escape for a little while.
Carla runs the local florist shop. Because of her business, she knows a lot about Sawyer, ID! She lives about the shop to conserve money to help pay down her student loans. Christian is the son of immigrants. He is the foreman for Stetson and lives in a singlewide trailer on Stetson’s farm. Carla is overweight but Christian is a man that loves curves on a woman. Go Christian!
I adored Christian (being an overweight person myself). I also loved the fact that both protagonists were a few years shy of 40. These two have the normal everyday type of issues to overcome and it is nice to “see” how these two approach and overcome them.
This is a sexy read. I would highly recommend this to someone over the age of 18.
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I think this is one of my favorite books in this series. Why? It’s an ode to The Princess Bride set in the realistic, contemporary Long Valley series.
Christian Palacios has a lot (like a lot) of younger sisters. In order to see Carla again, he volunteers to order the flowers at her shop.
Carla and Christian went to high school together and I liked that they were real people-aged at 37 and 38 (thank you!).
They both don’t date, are still single and they both think the other is out of their league. Oh, with a liberal sprinkling of Princess Bride thrown in (but no RUS’s).
A good well written story from this author that I can’t stop reading. The main characters are so shy and she’s a romantic since she owns a flower shop and he is a ranch hand. They are so cute feeling their way around each other
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