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Theodore and his cousin Rickey inherited their aunt's flower shop, Starflowers. They decide to run and improve it with their families' financial support. Starflowers gives Theodore's life meaning after a depressing breakup. Focusing on work is easy when he's absolutely sure there's no space for a man in his life. If he did allow for a boyfriend, it would be someone boring and everyday. Someone unlike the exotic Attila. He'd have a cubicle job, wear a cheap suit, and drive a Kia.
Sam Grey is a professional gambler who got caught counting cards one too many times, and consequences can be severe. He got beaten up, robbed, injured, and ends up homeless in Pittsburgh, living out of his Porsche. His temporary job helping with the Valentine's Day craze makes him yearn not only for the perky florist, but for a slower, friendlier way of life. When the shop runs into financial trouble, Sam's dangerous and exotic skills might be just the thing to help Theodore and show him he's not just a deadbeat moocher who's "just passing through."
©2016 Kate Pavelle (P)2016 Kate Pavelle
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4 out of 5 stars
By alias11 on 03-26-17

Slow Moving, but good narration

I have to confess, I found the story a bit boring, especially at the beginning. It only really seemed to pick up some for me after Theo and Sam got intimate. I also didn't really feel any connection or empathy with Sam. I liked Theo much more, and wasn't really sure what he saw in Sam. I thought Braedon would have been a better choice and more like what Theo said/thought he was looking for: stable and settled down. While I did find the family brawl entertaining, I thought it was crass and thoughtless that Sam participated in trying to fool everyone just for fun. I didn't think it was a very nice "joke" to play on Theo's mother, especially as a guest!

Regardless of the story-line, though, I really liked the narrator. Kevin Chandler did an excellent job voicing the characters, making each one sound different and unique.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Gina on 02-17-17

Great story

I loved Theodore and Sam. Characters are well developed. Theo and Rickey inherited the flower shop from their aunt. Sam is a professional gambler. Theo and Sam meet when Sam answers the job posting on the window of the shop and as soon as Theo and Rickey realize that Sam is sleeping in his car they also offer him a place to stay. Sam doesn't really have a home as he travels from state to state gambling as himself as well as in drag. Theo and Sam end up falling in love and Sam finally makes the choice to put down roots. Great read enjoy.

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