Monday, September 29, 2014

Review | The Bouquet List by Barbara DeLeo

Review | The Bouquet List by Barbara DeLeo" class="ubb-image alignleft">The Bouquet List by Barbara DeLeo
Published by Entangled: Red-Hot Bliss on September 15, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Format: eARC
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**NOTE: This is a Red-Hot Bliss and is not a behind closed doors sex scenes story.**

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?


Thank you to Entangled for providing me with an eCopy in exchange for an honest review. 

 

My Thoughts. . . 

What a fun spin on what everyone knows as the “bucket list!” Yasmin Katsalos has just returned home after living in a foreign country and surviving a deadly disease. With a second chance at life, Yasmin decides to start checking items off her “bouquet list.” Yes, you read that right. A bouquet list. This would be things you’re going to do after you thought you were going to die.

After surviving dengue fever, Yasmin creates a list of things she wishes to do that takes her out of her comfort zone and away from her usually safe and good Greek daughter role she’s lived for so long. Learn to speak Italian….get a nose ring……put colored streaks in your hair……and…seduce a tall, dark, out of your league man, are just a few things you’d find on Yasmin’s bouquet list.

Of course, when adding the tall, dark, out of your league man to her bouquet list, Yasmin had no idea that man would be her brother’s best friend, Lane Griffiths.

Lane has been asked to help the Katsalos family, who has been more like a family of his own, with their family business. Of course he won’t say no to the family that took him in when his own parents were too busy competing over who the better parent was. He just didn’t realize that the new Yasmin Katsalos would make his blood boil…..in a good way.
As the two begin to work closely together, their attraction for one another becomes too much for either to handle. So when they give into their attraction, things get more complicated, and not just with the different directions their lives are taking them.

Are they able to overcome their different life goals and live a life together or let their new found love for one another disintegrate and pretend it was nothing?

You’ll have to read to find out. 🙂

Four out of five stars.

Happy reading!
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