Book Review: The Bouquet List by Barbara DeLeo

Posted September 17, 2014 by love2dazzle in Fiction, Reviews / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Entangled Publishing, Publisher on NetGallery in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Book Review: The Bouquet List by Barbara DeLeoThe Bouquet List by Barbara DeLeo
Series: Weddings in Westchester #1
Published by Macmillan on 2014-09-15
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, General, Romance
Pages: 212
Format: eARC
Source: Entangled Publishing, Publisher on NetGallery
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A sweet category romance from Entangled's Bliss imprint... He's #5 on her Bouquet List. Tall, dark...and completely forbidden. After a too-close call with death, Yasmin Katsalos is checking some things off her Bouquet List—things to do after you thought you were going to die. Fun fashion choices? Check. Purple hair and a cute diamond nose stud? Check, check. Now she's on to item #5: a flirty fling with a man who's tall, dark, rich...and totally out of her league. And restaurateur Lane Griffiths definitely fits the bill. Lane isn't just out of Yasmin's league. He's also her brother's best friend and therefore off-limits. Now that they're working together on renovations for her family's wedding hall, however, Yasmin has plenty of opportunities to bewitch, bother, and boldly seduce. He's reserved. She's relaxed. The only thing they share is a spark of attraction that's too strong to resist. But is Lane just another item on her bouquet list... or has Yasmin found something on her list that will last?

“The Bouquet List” by Barbara DeLeo was very disappointing to me. I have been loving these Bliss novels, but I just couldn’t get into this one for the life of me. The main characters weren’t developed very well at all. I feel like they were a little all over the place. Yasmin decides to create a list called “The Bouquet List” of all the things that she wants to do because she has learned that life is too short. Yasmin survived a terrible illness and she doesn’t want to tell her family what to go through. For some reason Yasmin thinks that she isn’t good enough for Lane but he is on her bouquet list of things she would like to accomplish.

Lane is a super serious guy but Yasmin helps him to open up. Yasmin has known him for a long time since he has been her brother’s best friend forever. Lane decides that he wants to be more serious with Yasmin but she takes it the wrong way and feels like he is trying to rule her life like everyone else.

I just couldn’t get into this story. I was super bored. I feel like the characters weren’t interesting at all and the plot was boring. There wasn’t anything that kept me connected to the story. It felt like the typical opposites attract romance but there was nothing exciting about it at all.


About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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