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Melissa Brown is a hopeless romantic living in the Chicago suburbs with her husband Chris and their two children. Aside from writing, she enjoys reading and baking. She also has a slight obsession with actor Henry Cavill and the TV show New Girl.
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Bouquet Toss by Melissa Brown
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Publication Date: September 4, 2012
Format: Paperback - 264 pages / Kindle - 429 KB
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Chick Lit / Women's Fiction
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours.
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.
My Book Review:
Bouquet Toss is a true-to-life intense story that follows Daphne Harper on a long winding journey of finding the right man that will make her 'happily ever after' dreams come true. Daphne struggles in the dating world because she still yearns for her first and only love that has gotten away. She last saw Mayson Holt three and half years ago when they slept together a day before their college graduation, only to have him leave her without saying goodbye. Since that time, she has always been the bridesmaid but never the bride, and has a gift or curse for always catching the bouquet. In the past two years she has attended eight weddings and has caught the bouquet every time, even when she didn't try to catch it. Frustrated with her love life, Daphne has been set up on dates by her friends and even has resisted online dating because Mayson still has an emotional hold on her even after he has left her brokenhearted. While at her best friend Elise's wedding, Daphne runs into Mayson, and she wonders if this time she'll get a second chance with her first love and get that elusive happily ever after ending.
Bouquet Toss is a story about being able to move on from your past in order to get a second chance at finding love. In her debut novel, author Melissa Brown weaves an emotionally charged tale of love, loss and second chances that will pull at your heartstrings. Told in the first person narrative by the main character, Daphne Harper, the reader follows Daphne's emotional journey fraught with struggles along the way to finding love and getting her happy ever after ending. Filled with a lot of twists and turns, this story takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster ride, you can't help but feel the gamut of emotions as Daphne experiences the highs and lows of finding love. This story is definitely not your usual romance story, it is one that is intense and rings of reality that anyone can relate to when searching for that one true love, that special someone that will be a part of their happy ever after that every girl dreams about.
With a wonderful realistic cast of characters who the reader can relate to; engaging dialogue and intense interactions; and a storyline that is a mixture of heart wrenching and endearing; Bouquet Toss is a dramatically compelling story of one woman's journey of love, loss, letting go, moving on and learning to love again.
RATING: 4 STARS ****