Grumpy loner Sam DeLuca came to Misty Bottoms, Georgia, for solitude, but his bubbly neighbor Cricket seems intent on shining her happiness into Sam's heart, like it or not.
Cricket O'Malley can't wait to plant roots back home in Georgia, where she's returned to restore an abandoned flower shop to its former glory, and become the go-to place for bridal bouquets to set the tone for the perfect wedding day. The only blemish? Her neighbor's house is even more neglected than her old flower shop, and its occupant seems as surly as he is darkly handsome.
Devastated body and soul after a tough case went south, New York City detective Sam DeLuca thought he'd have no trouble finding solitude in the quiet small town of Misty Bottoms, but his precocious neighbor seems determined to spread her perky positivity into Sam's life. Sam is equally determined to close himself off, but his heart says otherwise.
Readers are falling head over heels for the Magnolia Bride series:
"The charming side of small-town living and some creative flower-arrangement tips make this sweet romance a delightful read."—Publishers Weekly
"All about small towns, community, and sweet and sexy romance."—Booklist