In honour of Valentine's month I read all four books in the FLEURS d'AMOUR series by Amali Rose and I'm so glad I did. What wonderful small stories, quick and easily read each is a stand alone, however each deals with a different member of a '"girl gang" (the friend kind not the criminal kind). Four friends, four sassy, sarcastic women who've been hurt in the past and are afraid of love... and four strong men who endeavour to convince them to take a chance. Read one and you'll read them all, most likely in one weekend. I'm officially an Amali Rose fan now!
Skye Emery believes in true love. A romantic idealist, she believes wholeheartedly that everyone will get their happy ending. Everyone except her. After drowning in the devastation left behind by a cheating father, keeping men at arm's length and finding solace in a dirty book and a pint of ice cream is a safer option.
Enter Ben Mackinnon, the sexy reformed manwhore with a complicated past of his own, he overwhelms her with his perfect mix of sweet sincerity and dirty talking dominance.
When Skye and Ben stumble upon a childhood memory that connects them, Skye's walls begin to tumble down; but when Ben's past resurfaces she's torn between running to protect her heart, or fighting for the only relationship she has invested in.
When feisty meets dominant, fireworks are sure to ensue... Cassidy Jensen has known true love. With a wild heart and a fierce spirit she lives life passionately, determined to embrace all it has to offer. After a crushing loss she fights to regain her sense of self, attempting to rediscover the happiness that she knows can exist. However, one bad experience after another has Cassidy questioning whether lightning can strike twice. Enter Mason Alexander. He is everything she doesn't want. Guarded, aloof and a workaholic; the only emotion he ignites in her is frustration. When Mason and Cassidy are thrown together and forced to work with each other, they must learn to navigate their new relationship. Along the way proving that sometimes what you want isn't always what you need.
Layla Jensen dreams of true love. A quiet soul, she walks through life with one simple goal. Stay invisible in a world where she's never felt enough. After living in the shadow of her beautiful, vivacious sister and believing she never measured up, Layla has withdrawn into herself, watching life pass her by. Enter Ethan Miller. Confidant, carefree and outgoing, he is the opposite of Layla in every way. He is also the one person who sees her. Who has always seen her. With Ethan back in her life, Layla is reminded of the love she once craved and her heart slowly comes back to life. But as they fight to make their dream a reality, their happiness is placed in jeopardy from a threat they never saw coming.
True love can kiss Wyatt Monroe’s ass. Life turned her into a realist years ago when she lost everything she truly loved. Wyatt knows there is no happily ever after for her. No white knight coming to her rescue and that’s perfectly fine. She is more than capable of saving herself. Enter Flynn Maguire. He’s been running from his demons for a decade, hiding in plain sight and determined to forget. No longer able to live the lie, he hunts down the woman he destroyed in a misguided effort to save her. Wyatt is determined never to repeat the past. Flynn is determined to reclaim the life that should have been his. But determination will only get you so far, and when the glare of public opinion viciously shines on their past, they can either stand united or fall divided.