REVIEW : Gilded Lily by Staci Hart

December 4, 2019

blurb

They say there’s no such thing as perfect.

But I’ve built my life to perfection—the perfect boyfriend, the perfect apartment, the perfect career planning celebrity weddings. My job—my only job—is to make sure every event is absolutely and completely perfect.

What’s not perfect? Kash Bennet.

And I wish I didn’t find that so appealing.

I could have told you every perfectly imperfect thing about the gardener at Longbourne. Like his hair, lush and black and far too long. Or his nose, the flat bridge of a Greek god, bent a little like it’s been broken. Or his size. Beastly. Roped and corded with muscles, gleaming with sweat and peppered with dirt.

There’s no escaping him, not if I’m going to use his family’s flower shop for my events.

But nothing is what it seems. And in the span of a heartbeat, my perfect life is turned inside out.

They say the best way to get over somebody is to get under somebody new. When Kash offers his services to the cause, it sounds like the perfect plan.

What’s not part of the plan? Falling in love with the gardener.

But they were right—there’s no such thing as perfect.
And I’m the fool who finds out the hard way.


I’d entered into a season of change, a new era, one rife with possibility. And I’d do my best to embrace it. Starting with Kash Bennet.


my review

Gilded Lily is the second book in the Bennet Brothers series and the moment I started this I immediately remembered why I love this family. It can be read as a complete standalone, however, I would HIGHLY suggest that you read Coming Up Roses because it is an amazing story.

Kash Bennet is the oldest sibling and the one in charge of running the greenhouse. Lila Parker is a wedding planner and Ivy’s (she works at the Florist shop) older sister. Lila is fresh off a break up and looking for a rebound. Kash is the best distraction possible. However, things change between them, rules are broken. Will they confess their true feelings?

I absolutely LOVED the first book, but this one completely blew it out of the greenhouse for me. I loved Kash’s laid back attitude and Lila’s hardworking personality. They were complete opposites of each other but so incredibly perfect for one another. Their chemistry is there from the start, despite the fact they have the enemies vibe.

Gilded Lily will have you laughing (I was dying over all the gardening puns!), smiling and just feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. This is a MUST READ and one of my favorites for 2019!


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