July 26, 2018

Now Live: WINTER FLOWERS by Tani Hanes {Review/Giveaway}

Winter Flowers (The Flowers Series #2)
by Tani Hanes
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: July 20th 2018


What ever happened to Pete and Daisy? 

When we left them, their daughter had just been born, and some momentous decisions had been made.

It’s now four years later. Their family has grown, as has their love for each other. Clio is a rocky smart, precocious four year old, and she’s been joined by baby sister Francie. Pete’s career as a musician is finally taking off, and things should be rosy; however, fame and fortune bring their own pitfalls, and a voice from the past arrives in their lives, threatening to upset everything they’ve worked for.

Can they survive Pete’s success, and the long shadow cast by Daisy’s past? How will Pete deal with groupies, temptation, and prolonged separation from his family? And how far is Daisy willing to go to protect those she loves? 

Join the Santangelos on this rollicking roller coaster second installment of their journey.

I want to start off by saying that while I wanted to love this story, in the end I just really liked it. There was a lot of things that irked. But there was a lot that was good as well.

Things are going amazing for Daisy and Pete 5 years since their journey began. Like too good. You know that if things are perfect, a shoe is about to drop somewhere, right? Well it does and their lives are forever changed.

My irks are with the kiddos, being almost too smart for their own good. I hated having the kids intelligence thrown in my face every other sentence. I disliked the way Daisy handled her current predicament, nearly mirroring her past ways. And didn’t like that near the end, there was a scene thrown in about breastfeeding that seemed like iit was there to make a stand than for the actual benefit of the story. 

Now while the kid thing and the breastfeeding moments didn’t necessarily have a huge impact on my rating of the story, Daisy’s way of acting did. I didn’t really like her in the last book until the end, and in this one I liked her in the beginning but didn’t care for her as the story progressed. I did however love Pete still. Even with the way he was in some scenes, it was easier to get over than with Daisy. 

Even with my irks, I still enjoyed the story. I was happy with the ending and how the author tied the story up. 4 Stars! 
My name is Tani Hanes, and I am a 51 year old substitute teacher. I'm from central California and am a recent transplant to New York City. The most important things to know about me are that I'm punctual, I love grammar and sushi, and I'm very intolerant of intolerance. The least important things to know about me are that I like to knit and I couldn't spell "acoustic" for 40 years. I've wanted to write since I was ten, and I finally did it. If you want to write, don't wait as long as I did, it's pointless, and very frustrating!
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