Title: Bloom Box (Heartsville)
Author: Cate Ashwood
Publisher: Piping Hot Books
Release Date: October 30th 2015
Page Count: 61
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.6 stars out of 5
If there’s one thing William Sullivan knows less about than how to run a business, it’s flowers. When Will is left carrying responsibility for the flower shop he’d leased for his cheating ex-boyfriend, he is sure it will lead him into financial ruin.
Just when he’s about to abandon all hope, in walks Milo Hart—young, overflowing with energy, and perhaps best of all, a genius when it comes to flowers. Will hires him on the spot and they begin a working partnership that might be Will’s only saving grace. The more time they spend together, the more Will’s feelings for Milo evolve and Will must choose between keeping things strictly business, or taking a chance to let love bloom.
This is the fourth book in the Heartsville series, Will and Milo’s story.
Bloom Box, Heartsville’s florist shop, was supposed to be Will’s gift to his partner, Spencer. This was before he found out Spencer was cheating on him with another man. And now here he is, three weeks before the shop’s grand opening, in an empty shop full of unpacked boxes, zero knowledge on flowers and on the verge financial ruin. And no partner.
Until Milo walks in. Much younger than him, full of energy and most importantly, he knows his way around flowers. Will and Milo work side by side for almost a month to get the shop ready on time. A lot can happen in a month…
This is a quiet story . Not much happens and there aren’t any twists. The romance is slow paced and there is enough slow burn that leads to some steamy scenes.
For me, the star of the story is Milo. He is vibrating with energy, he overflows with enthousiasm and he blurts whatever crosses his mind first. But at the same time he is hard working, honest and when he wants to, he can be pretty seductive.
At some point Will’s thoughts and reactions gave me whiplash. He admits he is the happiest he ‘s ever been with Milo and that he fell for him, then he just “doesn’t know” where he wants their relationship to go, then he tries to find the courage to end things between them but he can’t, and finally, after Milo confesses to him he wants them to last, he agrees. All this in a matter of hours.
Everything worked out though, and we get our HEA.
This was a nice, light and sexy addition to the series. One more story left. Lets go!