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11 April 2016

❤❤ The Bouquet List by Barbara DeLeo 3.5 star review ❤❤

He's #5 on her Bouquet List. Tall, dark...and completely forbidden.

After a too-close call with death, Yasmin Katsalos is checking some things off her Bouquet List—things to do after you thought you were going to die. Fun fashion choices? Check. Purple hair and a cute diamond nose stud? Check, check. Now she's on to item #5: a flirty fling with a man who's tall, dark, rich...and totally out of her league.

And restaurateur Lane Griffiths definitely fits the bill. 

Lane isn't just out of Yasmin's league. He's also her brother's best friend and therefore off-limits. Now that they're working together on renovations for her family's wedding hall, however, Yasmin has plenty of opportunities to bewitch, bother, and boldly seduce. He's reserved. She's relaxed. The only thing they share is a spark of attraction that's too strong to resist. But is Lane just another item on her bouquet list... or has Yasmin found something on her list that will last?

I thought this was a cute love story. I was a sucker for Lane and his strict, rigid, business persona. but I loved when be started opening up and unravelling for her. almost like her need to feel alive was rubbing off on him. 

and likewise I love that she had this need to feel alive after what she went through, and it almost felt like he was opening her up. I didn't like how she felt like everything was her fault. or how her dad dismissed her in the beginning, because of her looks. almost like everyone just overlooked her. if fault needed to be placed, blame her. it was like a go to in the storyline. 

even more, I really liked the "forbidden" aspect of my best friends little sister. who doesn't love the attraction we shouldn't have but can't resist? 

this was a good book, a bit lengthy at time, but I loved how the author pulled it all together at the end.

I give this 3.5 stars

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