My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A brand new romance incorporating two characters that have a past that brings them together in the present for the best of ways…
Okay… but okay… Oh my god! I am so excited to actually write this review! This novel is one of those books that you were expecting something light and fun to enjoy, and when you start reading it and it makes you laugh out loud, you just KNOW that this is an IT novel. Iris Morland is a new author for me and I am beyond glad that I gave her a chance. This novel, which I am hoping is the first installment to a brand new series in which I am already hyping up and want more and more of. And can we talk about this cover?! Oh my goodness, the color yellow is making a hit pop this year with all these amazing covers! I mean, just look at The Bride Test and at Meet Cute, two of my favorite books this year featuring the popping color yellow as well. Petal Plucker has become one of my favorites this year as well! Is it because of the spring fever? The spring vibes? If so, then count me in!
Now, let’s talk about this novel shall we? In this beauty, we are introduced to Dandelion aka “Dan” and Jacob, childhood friends who become enemies and then lovers. All the amazing tropes in one novel!
But in all seriousness, something this novel has and does not as well due to the fact that it made me laugh so hard in some scenes, Iris has created a brand new novel that will take your breath away with the chemistry they both have. Dan is a family flower shop owner who comes across Jacob after so many years of not seeing each other. After many heart broken moments and one in particular in highschool, Dan learned not to trust Jacob because of the actions he took and after so long she is unsure of whether she can trust him ever again. But Jacob is different, and giving him a second chance is hard for Dan. Especially when he also looks different, and makes her drool over how attractive he turned out to be. His history with women is also something Dan is aware of, but after many encounters and some passionate kissing, Dandelion knows that having a guarding wall up for her emotions is one that Jacob is slowly breaking down.
Knowing of her innocence, Jacob needs to take that into consideration when being with Dan. And once he does have her, that possessive alpha male I was looking for has arisen. Dan knows that getting emotional with Jacob is going to destroy her if it does not turn in the bright way. When they are finally together though, Dan is in this lovey-dovey world where she has become obsessed with… yup, SEX. Once she had it, she cannot get enough of it and to be honest, I can relate. I love everything about Dan! She is just a sun filled with so much energy that makes you want to be around her all the time. Jacob is this strong minded individual, who yes had a past with Dan but does change for the better good of himself and his family. And when they are together both physically and emotionally, the passion and connection is real.
Overall, I am so glad I gave Iris’ novel a chance because I am forever madly in love with her writing. If you do not add this baby to your TBR, then I have no idea what you are waiting for! Thank you so much to Iris for letting me read her novel, I am beyond excited for everyone to have some fun as well. My hands are already itching for her next novel, which I am keeping my fingers crossed it’s Kate’s novel, Dandelion’s younger sister 😉
ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review…
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A coffee addict and cat lover, Iris Morland writes sexy and funny contemporary romances. If she’s not reading or writing, she enjoys binging on Netflix shows and cooking something delicious.
For something a little more in depth…
Favorite color: Pink
Favorite food: Chocolate
Favorite book: Pride & Prejudice
Favorite author: Jane Austen
Favorite romance authors: Elizabeth Hoyt, Tessa Dare, Meredith Duran, LaVyrle Spencer, Liz Carlyle, Georgette Heyer, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Lisa Kleypas, and many others
Favorite animal: Cat