Review | Coming Up Roses by Staci Hart

Review | Coming Up Roses by Staci HartComing Up Roses by Staci Hart
Series | Bennet Brothers #1
Release Date | August 1, 2019
Genres | Contemporary
Format | ARC
Buy | Amazon | Paperback
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Everyone hates parts of their job.

Maybe it’s the paperwork. Maybe it’s the day-to-day grind. Maybe it’s that client who never knows what they want, or the guy who always cooks fish in the microwave.

But not me. I love every corner of the Longbourne Flower Shop, every flower, every petal, every stem. I love the greenhouse, and I love Mrs. Bennet, my boss. I love creating, and I love being a florist. I don’t hate anything at all.

Except for Luke Bennet.

The Bennet brothers have come home to help their mom save the flower shop, and Luke is at the helm. His smile tells a tale of lust, loose and easy. He moves with the grace of a predator, feral and wild. A thing unbridled, without rules or constraint.

When he comes home to save Longbourne, I almost can’t be mad at him.


He doesn’t remember that night I’ll never forget. That kiss, touched with whiskey and fire. It branded me like a red-hot iron. But it meant nothing to him.

Everyone hates part of their job, and I hate Luke Bennet.Because if I don’t, I’ll fall in love with him.

*Spinoff of The Austen Series

Staci Hart is wowing readers with a new series! Coming Up Roses is the first in the Bennet Brother’s series, a spin off of the Austen Series! Prepare yourself for rom-com gold with the perfect dose of heartfelt longing and emotion! Don’t miss out on this new release!


Overall I thought Coming Up Roses was a cute and sweet story. There were several things throughout the story that I truly loved and some that just wasn’t for me. When it comes to supporting characters, Staci definitely writes some of the best ones. And I’m constantly looking out for whose book is next, but don’t you worry. It’s the Bennet Brother’s series and we’ve just begun!

I’ve been a huge fan of Staci’s writing for years, she has definitely written a few of my favorites. Some of them coming from her Austen series and now we have the Bennet’s! When we’re first introduced to Lucas, we quickly get the the kind of character he is. Despite his playboyish ways, I absolutely loved his loyalty and utmost compassion when it comes to his family. And that he never wants to disappoint his mother even if she’s trying to marry all of them off. And there’s no one like Tessa to throw his world off it’s axis a bit.

I kind of had a love/hate relationship with Tessa. We have a bit of an unrequited love story since she had a crush on Lucas since they were young. Although, I understood why she was upset with him for so long about something that happened between them, they were still also kids. However, there were other personal things going on in Tessa’s life, it was a painful memory that was attached to a hard time. That’s definitely tough to get past. And she carried that for several years and  it blinded her a bit of truly knowing how genuine of a guy Lucas can be.

There was some drama-rama that I was hoping wouldn’t manifest into something more, but it did and kind of wished that it just wasn’t there. And it played the epilogue a bit that I wasn’t exactly sure how to feel about it.

I didn’t love this one as much as her previous work (bahhhhhh, I don’t even like giving Staci’s book a low rating because I just love her to pieces), but I’m super pumped for this series because I love EVERYTHING Austen. Plus, STACI, she’s just awesome! And the glimpses we got of the Bennet’s, I just know we have so much to look forward to!

major thank you to the author for the complimentary copy in consideration for a review. this does not affect my opinion of the book or review.

Grab your copy of Coming Up Roses today on Amazon or read for free in Kindle Unlimited!

About Staci Hart

Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey.

From roots in Houston to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.