Friday, June 17, 2016

The Bridal Bouquet by Tara Randel {Blog Tour Review and Giveaway}

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

The Bridal BouquetThe Bridal Bouquet
(The Business of Weddings #3)
Tara Randel
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
June 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Who will catch a lifetime of love?

Winning the annual wedding bouquet design competition may be the closest Kady Lawrence gets to the altar. She has to come in first or risk losing the shop that’s been in her family for generations. Her main competition is Jasmine Matthews. But it’s Jasmine’s son who’s caught Kady’s attention. 

Kady has no inkling Dylan’s a DEA agent on a case in Cypress Pointe, and Dylan wants to keep it that way…until Kady’s targeted. Determined to keep her safe, Dylan risks a lot more than blowing his cover…he risks losing Kady forever.

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My Review: 4 Stars

This is Book 3 in the series, but it can stand alone. At least, I think it can, because I haven't read the others and I didn't feel lost at all. Speaking of that, I need to read these others because I really savored this book and would love to get to know some of the other characters better.
Kady is trying to convince her parents that she has what it takes to take over the family floral business, as they are ready to retire and sell. Although she is determined to win the annual bridal bouquet contest, meeting her main competitor's son complicates matters. Dylan is an undercover DEA on an important case, using his mother's floral convention as a cover.

Don't get me wrong--I love a good romance, but when there are other elements involved, it really draws me in. With a mystery and some suspense involved, this story really turns into more than the light, fluffy read, like I was expecting--there's more meat to the book. 

I really liked the wedding bouquet and flower descriptions and it makes me curious to know the meanings of more flowers. The setting (Florida) is also nicely done, as are the characters. There is some depth to the characters, their interactions, and their feelings. I enjoyed knowing that Kady has made mistakes in her past, but is working really hard to prove that she's changed and I couldn't help but to admire her.

This is a great read for those who enjoy a clean, contemporary romance with some suspenseful threads woven in.

Content: mild romance; mild violence. Clean!

*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*

Other Books in the Series

Magnolia BrideMagnolia Bride
(The Business of Weddings #1)
Tara Randel
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 209 pages
July 1st 2014 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Married for a day, in love for life 

Nealy Grainger knew that returning to Cypress Pointe meant an inevitable encounter with her teenage crush, and momentary husband, Dane Peterson. She could handle it. She wasn't the wounded girl who'd left Cypress Pointe years ago, heartbroken and furious when Dane had annulled their marriage the day after they'd eloped. 

Now one of L.A.'s most in-demand celebrity event planners, Nealy's only come back for a vacation and to help with her sister's wedding—not for a reunion with her long-lost love. But the more their paths cross, the more the sparks fly! Maybe their connection isn't over just yet….,

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Honeysuckle Bride
Honeysuckle Bride
(The Business of Weddings #2)
Tara Randel
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 201 pages
December 1st 2014 by Harlequin Heartwarming

One part happiness. Two parts love.

Relocating to the coast of Florida after becoming guardian of her best friend's twin daughters could be the best move LA celebrity chef Jenna Monroe ever made. This is her chance to create a stable, loving home—something she never had. But can she be the mother the girls need?

Wyatt Hamilton thinks she can. The rugged charter boat captain, who came home to Cypress Pointe still grieving the death of his son, has faith in her. But the feelings he awakens in Jenna both exhilarate and frighten her. Because Wyatt no longer believes in forever… Unless she can convince him otherwise.

Tara Randel is an award-winning, USA TODAY bestselling author of eleven novels. She is currently working on new stories for Harlequin Heartwarming, as well as books in a new series, Amish Inn Mysteries. Her next Heartwarming, part of The Business of Weddings series, will be released in June 2016. Visit Tara at Like her on Facebook at Tara Randel Books.

ONE WINNER will receive a tote bag including the first three books in The Business of Weddings series (US only)
ONE WINNER will recieve a $25 Amazon eGift card (open internationally)
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  1. Thanks for the review and having me stop by today!

  2. I really enjoyed the interview and haven't read the others either, so it's nice to know I could start with this one! I think the meaning of flowers is interesting too.

  3. The covers of all the wedding books are so beautiful. The interview was fun and exciting. I can't wait to read all of them.

  4. Great interview...... the books are something I'd love to check out

  5. Liked the review and the descriptions of the books. They all will be on my reading list. Thanks.