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Review of The Bridal Bouquet (The Business of Weddings #3) by Tara Randel w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @TaraRandel #HarlequinHeartwarming @HarlequinBooks

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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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Oh my, a sweet contemporary that I read twice.  Yes, twice.  I loved, just loved this book.  I’m a sucker for flowers so this book was right up my alley.  As an older bride, my bouquet had lilies, Gerber daisies, and carnations.  Fortunately, for my husband, I’m allergic to roses.  Anyway, I loved reading about the cutthroat world of wedding flowers.  😉  Never knew it was that competitive.

What really drew me into the story was Kady.  A screw up in some ways growing up and now back on track in her life, she had a goal and plan but unfortunately, her parents didn’t see her as anything but a screw-up.  They didn’t believe in her and that stung.  Kady though believed in herself and moved forward.  Her brother was slow to come around but in the end, he was there for her and I felt like his subplot in the book was handled very well.  I actually liked him from the beginning.

Dylan is a dream.  He actually liked his mother but when he found out that she was Kady competition, my heart fluttered.  Yes, fluttered.  With a sense of sadness.  I thought right then and there that their floundering romance was over.  Ms. Randel didn’t gloss over that plot point and in the end, well, you will have to find out who won the contest.  😉  Yes, I’m that mean.  I also liked that Dylan relied on his brothers and his bosses and law enforcement.  He didn’t go, rogue, like most heroes do when they need to protect the people that they love.

In the end, I loved the sweet romance of Kady and Dylan.  It wasn’t rushed and had a few twists in it that I LOVED.  Plus, the suspense element is on point for these characters.

Now, I’m just going to have to wait and see if Dylan’s brothers get their stories.  Oh yes, he has 3 brothers that I would definitely like to get to know a whole lot better.  😉

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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 www.tararandel.com. 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)

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