Coming Up Roses (Bennet Brothers, #1) 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. Almost.

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.



Sasha’s $0.02


There is nothing better than a Hart romance. It’s been days since I’ve finished coming up roses and I’m still riding the book high courtesy of the authors adorable characters and hilarious banter.


I absolutely loved that this was a hate to love story. The tension and irritation from Tess set up for so many funny moments between them. Poor Luke worked so hard to seek her approval and it had me cracking up through the entire book. I go crazy over a really good first kiss and theirs had me giddy. I loved everything about this duo, their story was so swoony, I couldn’t stop smiling while reading.


I know when I read any book from this author I won’t be able to stop until it’s finished, she writes such relatable characters that you can’t help falling in love with. This book is right up there with all of my other favorites by her. I’m absolutely dying for more of the Bennett family.