I loved the Red lipstick series by this author and couldn't wait to read the first of this new series. Based on Jane Austen loosely it is totally worth reading and can't wait to read the rest of the series.
Coming Up Roses by Staci Hart is a standalone contemporary romance with comedy that sits in the world of her Austen series. A modern day twist and retelling of Pride & Prejudice. Told in dual POV between Tess and Luke, this book is funny but also romantic and a little bit sad in spots. The Bennett family is raucous and fun, the flower shop is a beautiful setting for this story, and Tess is a serious and complicated character. Luke comes across as fun-loving and easy going and one who flitters from one thing to the next, but learning who he is at his core and seeing how his best characteristics come out when his family's legacy and the love of Tess are at stake was heart warming and quite very beautiful! Staci Hart is a must-read author for me and this was no exception. Enjoy!