After a too-close call with death, Yasmin Katsalos is checking some things off her Bouquet List—things to do after you thought you were going to die. Fun fashion choices? Check. Purple hair and a cute diamond nose stud? Check, check. Now she's on to item #5: a flirty fling with a man who's tall, dark, rich...and totally out of her league.
And restaurateur Lane Griffiths definitely fits the bill.
Lane isn't just out of Yasmin's league. He's also her brother's best friend and therefore off-limits. Now that they're working together on renovations for her family's wedding hall, however, Yasmin has plenty of opportunities to bewitch, bother, and boldly seduce. He's reserved. She's relaxed. The only thing they share is a spark of attraction that's too strong to resist. But is Lane just another item on her bouquet list... or has Yasmin found something on her list that will last?
The Bouquet List is a charming romance using the tried and tested formulas of friends-to-lovers and older brother's best-friend.
Yasmin Katsalos has a bouquet list: a list of things she plans on doing as she's not going to die. Returning home to help out with her family's restaurant ren... ...more
The Bouquet List is the story of Yasmin Katsalos, a dutiful daughter from a traditional Greek family, who has experienced a life changing event. She creates a list of things that she must do, now that she knows that life can be too short.
Yasmin was such a breath of fresh air. She has returned ho... ...more
I have had this one on my TBR pile for quite some time and with the second book in this series coming out in May I needed to get this one read I had heard lots of good things about it and they were all correct what a great fun story this one was I thoroughly enjoyed it from page one.
Yasmin Katsal... ...more
Barbara DeLeo puts a refreshing spin on the traditional bucket list with this book. What you do if you survived a brush with death? If you're the heroine of this book you create a bouquet list. It's things she wants to do to now she knows she's not going to die. Personally I think it's a brillian... ...more
This was a fun read. It is full of surprises and one delicious guy that we all our list - Tall, dark, rich, and totally out of our league. Except there's one problem. He is her brother's best friend and a complete opposite of everything that she wants.
The author created a light-hearted read. We f... ...more
Lane he's just so hot and sometimes I don't think Yasmin knows what to do with that, "hey," Lane drew close and she breathed his freshly showered scent deep. "You look very nice...and very...studious." He sometimes has to be the level minded one in the relationship as much as it kills him, "this... ...more
This was a sweet brothers best friend romance with little to no angst. I loved the whole premise of this story. The aspect of a Greek wedding venue gave me a "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" vibe and I love that movie!
Yasmin and her piercing, purple hair and Bouquet list were such a fun c... ...more
I am now a HUGE fan of Barbara DeLeo! This was a wonderful story about two friends who become lovers with a HEA!! The hero and heroine were perfect for each other! Lane was the grounded, sturdy one and Yasmine was the fly by the seat of your pants one. They equalized each other. It was perfect! T... ...more
Note: this book has been modified from its original version (reviewed below) and is no longer a Red Hot Bliss title. This means it now has closed door bedroom scenes. In no way should that deter a lover of good romances from picking this up, as the story and characters are worth reading!
This won... ...more
After surviving a life threatening illness Yasmin returns home to live her life on her terms. She has come up with her own version of a bucket list and is determined to complete it.
This is a great fun read that gives us a little glimpse into the the Greek culture. While the story takes place in t... ...more
A lovely Romance read,Loved this romance story enjoyed the character's of Yasmin Katsalos, who had a list of things to do and she was on #5 A fling with a man who was tall dark and rich and that was Restaurateur Lane Griffiths, who was also her brother's best friend and therefore should be off li... ...more
I'm not sure where to start with this book. I felt as if I was a part of the story from the very beginning. Yasmin's "bouquet list" was definitely a twist on the typical bucket list.
I felt the importance of family throughout this book, and I'm hoping Genie, Nick and Ari all get their own HEAs too... ...more
The Bouquet List is my absolute favorite kind of read!! I love friends to lovers romances so much! And I loved the idea of a "bouquet list"! This was a fun read and I really enjoyed getting to know Yasmine and Lane! ...more
This was a terrific read. She nailed the conflict, the black moment, and the happy ending. ...more
A light, fun romance! Reading about all the Greek food made me hungry
"Bouquet list. You've heard of the Jack Nicholson movie, right? The Bucket List? Two old guys who make a list of everything they want to do before they die. Well, when I was starting to recover, I wrote a list of the things I w... ...more
Review from Mischievous Reads
***ARC courtesy of Entangled Publishing in exchange for honest review
3.5 Star Rating!
Yasmin Katsalos is the good girl gone wild. She's got a Bouquet list, kind of like a bucket list, and Lane Griffiths definitely fits her target number 5:
Seduce a man who's out of yo... ...more
This is a great romance where life threatening illness and taking a chance on love with your older brother's best friend both play significant parts in the story!
After recovering from the debilitating Dengue Fever, Yasmin Katsalos creates her Bouquet List of things she wants to do having survived... ...more
The Bouquet List is a quick, fun read about a contemporary couple renovating a restaurant... and themselves.
This book takes the friend of a sibling trope to a new level - in this case, Lane didn't really have eyes for Yasmin at all when they were younger, while she had a crush on him. Now, Lane'... ...more
What a fun spin on what everyone knows as the “bucket list!” Yasmin Katsalos has just returned home after living in a foreign country and surviving a deadly disease. With a second chance at life, Yasmin decides to start checking items off her “bouquet list.” Yes, you read that right. A bouquet li... ...more
This was a fun read with a Greek family! Barbara DeLeo definitely knows how to put a fun twist on a bucket list story.
Yasmin is a young lady that has recently had a life changing event happen to her and she has decided to spend more time with her family because of this enlightenment. Yasmin is pa... ...more
Yasmin Katsolas has a lot to live for, and almost dying of dengue fever in Borneo drove that point home for her like nothing else could.
When she returns home with a pierced nose and purple streaks adorning her dark locks, her traditional Greek family doesn't know quite how to deal with this new a... ...more
A sweet, funny and romantic read by Barbara DeLeo, The Boquet List is a must read.
Having an elder brother, with a hot best friend can be to damaging on a girl's hormones - especially if the best friend is off-limits and the girl's crush!
This is the story of Yasmin and Lane, where Yasmin thinks... ...more
This was a fun, quick read.
After nearly losing her life to dengue fever, Yasmin makes a "bouquet list", the things she would like to do now that she has been given a second chance. Up until her illness, Yasmin followed her traditional Greek family's expectations. All of the things on her list ar... ...more
**A gifted copy was provided by the publisher for an honest review**
After a close call with Death, Yasmin Katsalos starts to check things off her bouquet list, instead of it being a bucket list for men; it’s a bouquet list for women. She got the purple hair and the nose ring- now on to have a fli... ...more
I truly enjoyed this book and it's own adaptation of a bucket list! An adorable story of how opposites attract!
After having a death scare in another country, Yasmin returns home to help renovate her parents Wedding Hall in hopes to bring more business. She has many ideas for it b... ...more