Bouquet Toss by Melissa Brown
I really don’t know where to start with this review. I heard about this novel yesterday via Twitter, and was intrigued as soon as I saw the book cover, so I decided I would download it and read it last night. I have read some amazingly moving stories recently, but for me, nothing compares to Bouquet Toss. I was up until 2:30am reading (it was hard getting up at 6:30am for work, LOL) because I could not put his book down. This is a story of love lost and love found. Do we always make the right choice when it comes to love, or do we risk missing out on what is right in front of us?? Right from the start, I was mesmerized by the story line and the characters. Not wanting to put this book down because I so desperately needed to know what was going to happen next. This story is anything but predictable as just when I thought I had it figured out, I was completely taken by surprise. Bouquet Toss is beautifully written and, the characters are so amazing that I felt as though I knew them. The story is, at times, funny and romantic and at other times the most raw, gut wrenching beautiful love story I have ever read. I cannot remember the last time I read a novel that moved me to the point of sobbing.
If you are looking for a truly amazing book that you will never forget, you must read Bouquet Toss. My new number one favorite read!! N.
(Read September 7, 2012) Not your average bridesmaid’s tale…
Daphne has a gift or a curse… She’s lost count but it doesn’t matter how much she tries to avoid it, she always catches the bride’s bouquet. Yet she hasn’t found her that special someone that will make her a bride.
Daphne is beautiful, funny, intelligent, and a great teacher. But she’s stuck. Stuck on the what could have been, what should have been and the what ifs.
She can’t let go of her first love. A first love that left her… twice. She’s waiting on and comparing what she thinks was the love of her life.
It’s been five years since Mayson walked out of her life leaving Daphne devastated and emotionally unavailable. No one will ever be Mayson.
Then one day she finds herself back in the world that is Mayson. It’s not exactly what she had hoped for in a relationship with him, but Daphne will take him any way she can get him. Just when she thinks she’s ready to surrender her heart to Mayson , he is ripped out of her life a second time.
Daphne finds herself trying to move on but those what ifs consume her. So much so that she risks giving up love that hasn’t pulled at her heart and made her want more ever. Will she be able to let Tanner in? Will she see that Tanner is willing to fight for her? Will she fight her what ifs for Tanner…
Bouquet Toss is Melissa Brown’s debut novel. What a way to enter the literary world. She has a way with her words and her characters, that she will rip your heart out. And just when you think you can’t take any more, she’ll give your heart back filled with the sun. Her story is well thought out with characters that are strong. Her supporting characters are pivotal to the plot. The feelings are real and endearing. Melissa will make you laugh, cry, throw your hands up in exasperation and want to love with everything you have. There isn’t anything over the top or unnecessarily extraneous.
Bouquet Toss… No what ifs. Only the sure thing, the right thing. D.