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The man I hate might be the first one to pluck my petals…

I had been wanting a light and fun novel to read. I got that along with full on laugh out loud moments from beginning to end! First, I fell hard for the cover. I mean, it is such an eye-catcher! And then Cristina from @cristiinareads sold me when she would share screenshots of some hilarious moments of the story and I knew I had to jump in.

PETAL PLUCKER
by Iris Morland 

Series: The Flower Shop Sisters #1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: April 9th 2019 by Blue Violet Press LLC
Format: eARC
Source: Author

Rating: ★★★★½
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Confession: I, Dandelion “Dani” Wright, am twenty-six years old and have yet to be deflowered. No man has hosed my hyacinth. Fondled my freesia. Diddled my daffodil.

You get the point.

My excuse?

I was too busy running my family’s flower shop and winning floral design competitions.  Suddenly that whole pesky virginity thing becomes a big deal when Jacob West walks back into my life. The boy I once loved. The same boy who humiliated me when he stood me up for prom.

This Jacob is no boy, though: he’s all man now—confident, charming, and so sexy my metaphorical blossoms are getting scorched. I can almost forget I’m supposed to hate him forever. Almost.

To make things worse, he’s my main competition now, since he took over his parents’ flower shop. If I give into this sizzling attraction between us, it could jeopardize everything I’ve worked so hard to achieve.

But if I’m not careful, he might not just be the first man to pluck my petals—he might also be the only man to capture my heart.

Boys who stand girls up for prom should end up with a beer gut, a large hairy mole on their face, and a distinct body odor that no deodorant could eradicate. It was only fair.

Dani and Jacob were childhood friends until they weren’t. Years later, Jacob is back home and Dani can’t help all that rush of feelings coming back at the sight of him. At the same time, she isn’t sure if she should trust him. Jacob came back to run his parents flower shop, which Dani’s parents think it is to take over Dani’s family flower shop. But Dani sees he’s really just trying to save his family.

There were no chairs light enough for me to throw at Jacob. Also I was pretty sure that, like poisoning someone, throwing chairs was illegal in Canada.

I loved Dani from the get-go. She’s so beyond outspoken! It’s like she doesn’t have a filter at all, which I adore so much. It makes for some funny scenes. And being inside her mind is unbelievably funny. Her thoughts are some of the randomest, funniest thoughts you’ll ever come across. I love how light and free she is, with so much energy! Her friendship/relationship with Jacob is so sweet! Jacob becomes such an alpha male once he has Dani and that was amazing to see. I also like how he truly changes for her and makes up for the mistake he had committed in the past (I aw’ed so hard at this particular scene!). The connection between these two characters is unreal. It’s like they never had gotten separated and had always been together.

I had to either turn around and face Jacob or stare at the wall until we both died. I decided on the latter choice. I refused to look at him.

Overall, I’m keeping Iris in my eyesight. I need more of her writing. I cannot wait until more books come out featuring some of the characters in this novel because I just know they will be amazing. If you’re in need of something funny to make you forget real life and have your own comedy show in your hands, I highly recommend Petal Plucker! I’m eagerly anticipating the next installment, which is on Dani’s younger sister, Kate! 

I totally panicked, and I started running. Another thing I never do: run. Running is terrible. It was invented by Satan and pushed by people who hated themselves.



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