Flowers for Him by Marie Sexton and Rowan Speedwell ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

Flowers-for-HimTitle: Flowers for Him

Author: Marie Sexton and Rowan Speedwell

Publisher: Pride Publishing

Cover Artist: unknown

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 05/10/2013

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance

Blurb:

He wanted to learn about beauty. He never expected to learn about love.

Billionaire Chandler Harrison’s third marriage is now history, and he’s left with his ex-wife’s parting barb, ‘You have no appreciation of beauty.’ Determined to prove her wrong, Chandler hires artist Neil Sweeney to add a mural to his office wall. He doesn’t even care what the picture is, as long as it’s beautiful.

Neil Sweeney is an ex-tagger, a free spirit, and a bit of a hippie. He’s never met anybody as uptight as Chandler, but when it comes to warming up Chandler’s cold, stark office, Neil has plans involving more than art.

Chandler begins to find himself strangely moved by the mural developing on his office wall. He’s especially moved by the artist himself. Chandler has denied his homosexual urges for most of his life, but it isn’t long before Neil begins introducing Chandler to all kinds of new things. As Neil’s masterpiece comes to life, so does Chandler’s appreciation for art, colour, and the best kind of beauty of all—love.

Publisher’s Note: This story has been previously released as part of the Promoted by the Billionaire anthology by Totally Bound Publishing.

My View:

Told in alternating first-person point of view, Flowers for Him is a charming tale of opposites attracting. Chandler and Neil couldn’t be any more different. One a uber-successful businessman born with a silver spoon. The other, a former graffiti artist with barely two pennies to rub together. As with most tales of this ilk, of course, there is just “something” about the other that attracts each man.

They grow close over the course of a few weeks and have a few hot times together during that time. For one it is an awakening. For the other, it is merely a way to pass the time with a definite end date. As will many great love stories, however, that definite end-date means different things to different people, and they have to figure out how and if they fit in the other’s world… and their own.

The billionaire playboy is not generally one of my favorite character types. I typically can’t get over their air of superiority. However, from the first page Chandler exhibited vulnerability that I just wanted to hug away. I wanted him to find his other half. Neil for his part is a bit more brash and much more comfortable in his own skin. They each fill in the cracks in the other.

Flowers is a quick and sweet read that is good for a pick me up anytime.

Links

Flowers for Him on Goodreads
Pride Publishing
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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