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.”
“Lucky Starflowers” is a gay romance with a happy ending.
A Steel City Story Book 5
February 12th, 2016
Who doesn't love a pretty man with even prettier pink panties?
I loved Sam's disguises, to be honest, I think that's probably because I want to be him but that's a discussion for another day.
Theo my dear sweet child confused me at first, I wondered if he was still hung up on his ex but in denial, and when he didn't recognize the blatant flirting with the coffee guy I was about to cry... I mean think about the free coffee!
Okay let's get serious, Theo and Sam could not communicate to save their lives, just when I thought they were finally going somewhere, their doubts resurfaced. Theo kept comparing Sam to his ex (I think his name is Attila the hun) and Sam was so used to being alone he wouldn't know what to do with a relationship- he kept saying 'I'm not boyfriend material'.
I could forgive Sam because he was trying, also his Samantha 'persona' is freaking awesome, plus he is a professional gambler, who could be angry at that? Don't answer that I know a couple of people who would.
I loved the vulnerability in their characters as well as their strengths, I love their quirks... they are both scared shitless of mice. And let's be honest the sex scenes were interesting.
The book sucked me in and I couldn't put it down, The characters were gripping and real, and I could connect with them despite the fact that I know nothing about flowers or gambling.
I'm glad I got to interview Kate Pavelle because I was astounded at the detail to Theo's flower business and Sam's Gambling. You can read the interview here.
The chemistry/heat/ spark between Theo and Sam was obvious, I love how the focus remained on their relationship despite the subplots-Theo preparing for the Valentines day rush and Sam plans to gamble in the big leagues.
The plot was executed perfectly, the characters were three-dimensional and resonated well well with the plot making the book a success.
Wow, I feel like I just gave a speech for the Grammy's