REVIEW : Coming Up Roses by Staci Hart

Everyone hates parts of their job.

Maybe it’s the paperwork. Maybe it’s the day-to-day grind. Maybe it’s that client who never knows what they want, or the guy who always cooks fish in the microwave.

But not me. I love every corner of the Longbourne Flower Shop, every flower, every petal, every stem. I love the greenhouse, and I love Mrs. Bennet, my boss. I love creating, and I love being a florist. I don’t hate anything at all.

Except for Luke Bennet.

The Bennet brothers have come home to help their mom save the flower shop, and Luke is at the helm. His smile tells a tale of lust, loose and easy. He moves with the grace of a predator, feral and wild. A thing unbridled, without rules or constraint. 

When he comes home to save Longbourne, I almost can’t be mad at him. 


He doesn’t remember that night I’ll never forget. That kiss, touched with whiskey and fire. It branded me like a red-hot iron. But it meant nothing to him.

Everyone hates part of their job, and I hate Luke Bennet.
Because if I don’t, I’ll fall in love with him.

I loved every corner of that store, every flower, every petal, every stem. I loved the greenhouse. I loved Mrs. Bennet. I loved creating, and I loved making something beautiful. I didn’t hate anything at all. Except for Luke fucking Bennet.


I LOVED this story. It was sweet, funny, steamy and just overall fantastic. Luke and Tess were childhood friends, then everything changed and Luke has no idea what he did wrong. They hadn’t seen each other for years, that is until Luke comes back to New York to help at his family’s flower shop, where Tess also happens to work. Talk about awkward.

Right from the very beginning you can tell there is so much chemistry between Luke and Tess and the more time they spend together the more that chemistry intensifies. It is definitely a slow burn and I love the enemies to lovers vibe they have in the beginning. They work well together, especially when it comes to Luke’s idea to completely renovate the shop and make it more modern.

The ENTIRE Bennet family is hilarious and I LOVE the entire family dynamic they have. I truly hope that we see more of this family in the future. I love everything revolving around a family business and a flower shop. It is fun and different. Plus, the way Staci Hart describes the scenes it is so easy to picture the displays, the bouquets, the greenhouse, everything. I felt like I was standing right in the middle of the shop.

This book is a MUST READ for any Hart fans or any newbies I loved every single minute of this story.


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