Bouquet Toss (Love of My Life 1) by Melissa Brown-Adult Contemporary Romance
Kindle format given by author for review
Ever since Daphne Harper graduated from college, all of her friends have fallen in love, become engaged and walked down the aisle. Be it a blessing or a curse, Daphne (a hopeless romantic and perpetual single girl) catches the bouquet at every single wedding she attends.
Daphne’s love life is a mess. Her first love, Mayson, haunts her heart and keeps her from pursuing happiness with any man who comes along. As she struggles to move on from the one who got away, Daphne wonders if she will ever break her curse and find her happily ever after.
How romantic is this cover??? I love it! Not only is the cover romantic, but this story was romantic too. While Daphne was frustrating at times, I loved how the story came together in the end.
I am such a character driven reader, so I tend to focus more on how I identify with a character I'm reading about. While I was reading Bouquet Toss, I kept thinking how different Daphne and I are. BUT, once I stepped back and thought about my past relationships, I could relate to her. Her relationship with Mayson was complicated. He was her first love and I think it's easy to put that relationship on a pedestal, even when that relationship was unhealthy. When Mayson resurfaces in her life, it's hard to draw that line between past and present.
While the circumstances surrounding their current relationship changed dramatically and shockingly, Daphne still needed to heal from the past in order to move forward for herself. I had an idea of how the story was going to play out pretty early on, but the journey getting there was enjoyable.
I don't want to say to much about a certain love interest, but I have to point out that he reminded me so much of my husband. From career to personality. He is my husband. So naturally, I love him!
I liked the supporting characters in the story. The character I'd most like to see more of was Evan. I think he has an interesting story to uncover. He's sexy and just a bit untamed. Perhaps we will get a story about him next?
Bouquet Toss was a fast, enjoyable read. It was emotional at times, but overall a really good love story. I'm happy that Daphne got her happily ever after. It was a perfect ending to her story. If you're looking for a true romance, this is a great book for you!