Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Send No Flowers (Bed & Breakfast #2)” as Want to Read:
Send No Flowers (Bed & Breakfast #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Send No Flowers (Bed & Breakfast #2)

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  2,614 Ratings  ·  113 Reviews
She usually didn't play the part of damsel in distress...but this ill-fated camping trip was reducing her to roles she'd never expected to encounter. When Pierce Reynolds appeared in the midst of a thunderstorm to offer her and her two small boys dinner and a dry place to sleep, Alicia Russell couldn't help but surrender to his rescuing arms...Her sons quickly grew to ador ...more
Paperback, 225 pages
Published February 29th 2000 by Bantam (first published January 1st 1984)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Send No Flowers, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Send No Flowers

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
Mar 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great read! the usual love story with romantic,sexy and very sizzling writing plus i could read this book many times over because its that good (paperback!!)
Jun 21, 2015 rated it it was ok
I shouldn't bother with her older books but I keep hoping that they will be good. Typical romance, lonely widow with two small boys. Rich guy. They meet. But it's complicated. He has something that he is not telling her. A bit eye-rolling really.

Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars. Classic!!! Cute, super fast read.
Jan 30, 2012 rated it did not like it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Jul 25, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Oh gosh guys. Don't read this. PLEASE. It was terrible. You all know I don't usually make DNFing a habit, but for this I did. I only had 40 pages left, but I just couldn't.

First of all, the writing was so affected. The author used big words just to sound intelligent, when in reality it made all of the dialogue and thoughts of the characters sound staged and fake as hell. It also made the writing really tedious to get through.

But what I hated most were the characters. They were both horny all
This book is just wasting time. This is my first novel from Sandra Brown, and I am sorry because of that. Her other novels might be better than this one, and I don't know how am I going to take them after this one.
Burçak Kılıç
Güzel kısa bi aşk hikayesiydi. Alicia kocasını kaybetmiş, 2 çocuğuyla ayakta kalmaya çalışan bi kadındır. Ve tatil için gittiği yerde zorluklar çekerken Pierce ona yerdım ederr. Fırtınada kadının çocuklarıyla kaldığı kulube tahrip olunca da kapılarını onlara açar. Ve aralarında aşk kıvılcımları çakmaya başlar ama Pierce kendini tam olarak Alicia'ya açamamaktadır. Pierce ise evlenip boşanmış.Yetişkin bi kıza sahiptir ama Alicia ile yeni başlangıçlar yapmak istemesine rağmen engelleri vardır. (Şim ...more
Angie West
Jun 05, 2014 rated it liked it
I'm a long time fan of Sandra Brown. Send No Flowers is one of her earlier (80s, I think) romance titles. It's a sweet story but there were a couple of parts I found unrealistic about the story. The first of which being the mother letting a stranger sleep in the same bed, alone, with her child. I just had a hard time imaging someone who would do that. The next day, she lets the man drive her kids somewhere alone. The final thing that stopped me from enjoying this book as much as I otherwise woul ...more
Georgiann Hennelly
Alicia Russell has struggled to take care of her son,s since the death of her husband.S he is fiercely independent.But when a sudden storm threatens to ruin a family camping trip , She finds it hard to say no to a perfect stranger offering help and shelter. Pierce Reynolds showers much needed attencion on her boys and reminds her how it feels to be desired. But Pierce Reynolds has problems of his ownhe keeps Alicia at arms length even though he wants her he refuses to share the secrets of his he ...more
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am a huge fan of Sandra Brown she is beyond AWESOME!!! A classic love story, overlooking its flaws of a portrayal of a innocent times and the fact it was written in the 1980s it is a well written, cute, funny, sexy, slight angsty read with a little misdirection at the end ?we see the beginnings of her later romantic suspense writings..
2.5* Another quick, and dated, series romance by Brown. Parts of this I really liked, but as with Demon Rumm, I felt the angst was overblown given the situation. But, as I said, I liked parts of this really well, including the characters, so I'm satisfied.
A classic love story, overlooking its flaws of a portrayal of a innocent times and the fact it was written in the 1980s it is a well written, cute, funny, sexy, slight angsty read with a little misdirection at the end ?we see the beginnings of her later romantic suspense writings..
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: drama
Alicia dan kedua anaknya mencoba untuk berlibur, tapi ketika listrik mati dan pondok mereka juga rusak oleh badai, Pierce memberikan mereka tumpangan untuk menginap.

Pertemuan Alicia dan Pierce yang terhitung cepat, tidak dapat memungkiri bahwa mereka sudah saling tertarik. Pierce juga pandai menangani kedua anak Alicia yang memberikan nilai lebih.

Tapi semua menjadi aneh ketika Pierce mencoba untuk menghindari Alicia, bersikap dingin dengan mengusir Alicia dan kedua anaknya dan sepakat untuk ti
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
not a mystery
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Thank you Goodreads for an autographed win from one of my favorite authors. This was one of Sandra Browns earlier writings. Before she began writing her present day suspense novels , she wrote feel good romance. Not a lot of substance here, but I really enjoyed it for the warm, glowing feeling I was left with. An adult romance with an ending that leaves you feeling good. A book to be put on your TBR list, if you love a good romance.
Ana Maria
Nov 04, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Poeple into romance

The book Send No Flowers is on a woman named Alicia Russell and her two sons. In the book one is told how Alicia’s husband passed away. Since the death of her husband Alicia Russell has encountered many struggles to take care of her two sons. Now that she has lost her husband she is willing to face life independently. Suddenly, a storm threatens their family camping trip; the three of them are caught in a storm and are rescued by a so called "stranger” named Pierce Reynolds. He’s a man not willi
Chester Dean
I got this book from Goodreads First Reads.

I didn't know exactly what to expect about this book, I only knew it was an 80's romance novel, so I started reading it accordingly. And I liked it.

It's about a widow, her two little boys in an awful situation away from home in a cabin, a mysterious man comes in to help. They feel sexual tension since day one.

I thought it had a lot of clichéd moments, but then again, I remembered when this book was written, and I didn't mind. The author's writing was lo
Oct 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
This is a sappy romance with mysterious overtones. It is also 30 years old and is showing it's age. Usually that doesn't bother me, but it did this time. I am not a fan of Sandra Brown's early romances and this one just confirms that. Why I keep picking them up is a mystery to me.

Alicia lost her husband three years ago and was left with two small boys to raise. Not an easy task. They take off for the mountains for a week of back to nature time in the cabin of a friend. They arrive in the middle
Kristina Čechová
Příjemný romantický příběh, i nějaká ta slzička se objevila na krajíčku :) V této velmi krátké knize chybělo to, na co jsem u Sandry zvyklá - zápletka, která ve vás burcuje napětí a složitost celého příběhu :) Tento příběh pojednává o mladé vdově Alicii, která jde se svými dvěma syny prožít dobrodružný týden do srubu. Dobrodružství se z toho nakonec doopravdy vyklube - díky bouřce nefunguje elektřina, Alicia jako typická velkoměstská holka není nijak vybavena pro případ nouze, ale jejího příjezd ...more
Jul 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a quick and satisfying read. Yes, it was fairly predictable. I guessed Pierce's secret right off the bat. Yes it was a bit dated, Alicia could have been more independent. The boys were very realistic, mischievous little boys who get into everything. The relationship between Pierce and his daughter was nice to watch as it developed, even though issues seemed resolved rather quickly. All of this gets the book a three star rating. The fourth star comes from the relationship between Pierce ...more
May 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Quando Pierce Reynolds um bem sucedido homem de negócios encontra a viúva Alice Russel ela está passando por um momento ruim, pois decidira ter um tempo com os dois filhos numa cabana. Mas tudo cai por terra porque chovia torrencialmente e a cabana estava sem energia. Pierce foi oferecer-lhe ajuda e ela meio que desconfiada aceitou e então foram todos abrigar na cabana dele.
Ambos se sentem atraídos um pelo outro, mas Pierce guarda segredos que não pode partilhar com ela. A relação dele com os g
Jan 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Send No Flowers
I received this book from giveaways page.
This is basically a formula love story, but because I enjoyed it so much, I am giving it four stars.
The heroine is very likeable, and her two little boys are cute, with enough mischief in them to make them believable.
Pierce is somewhat a cardboard cutout, but I must admit I didn't guess his secret. His daughter is a pleasing additional character, as are Alicia's friends Carter and Sloan.
The sex scenes are written well, without
Send No Flowers was a light hearted and easy read but the story was fairly predictable. I'd guessed Pierce's secret and the reason he didn't want to get into a relationship fairly early on and was proved correct when it was finally revealed near the end of the book. To be honest I got a bit fed up with the way he was constantly pushing Alicia away and annoyed with her that she kept letting him come back for more without demanding an explanation for his behaviour.

Although the story is predictable
Rain ~miss kinky knickers~
While I was reading Breakfast in Bed, I couldn't help but feel a strong distaste (ain't that an euphemism of the decade) towards Alicia. Since I didn't like that book in particular, I was kind of afraid what this story would be like.

Alicia was previously described as horrible, weak and pathetic woman, one that can't seem to gather strength to face life. Tough, since she's a widow and a mother of two.
Well, at least there's some improvement here. She seems a bit stronger and а bit more likable. Th
Jul 30, 2010 rated it liked it
This is a really hot romantic novel. The writer is a master storyteller and an expert wordsmith. The USP of the romantic novelist is to keep the reader turning the pages because the conventional romantic novel always requires a happy ending. The plot involves a pretty young widow with two sons who is rescued from disaster by a handsome stranger. The two fall in love, but there is something preventing their getting together which is not revealed too early. So you keep turning those pages to find ...more
Sara Weather
Aug 03, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: won
I want to first say thank you to goodreads first reads and Sandra Brown for letting me be able to win this book.
The first thing that I thought was awesome was the book is short. I mean this not in a bad way. I feel that the story felt complete. Also, I like that the story deals with the issues it deals with and how it is handled. It seemed somewhat realistic. Nonetheless, I felt the main characters romance was love at first sightish which I do not like. I wish that the romance was built. A littl
Astri  Nasthasia Videlia
Aug 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
God!! I Really Love Sandra Brown...

Sandra Brown bikin gw jatuh cinta buat kesekian kali.nya...

Gw angkat jempol lagi buat yg satu ini... Bukan cerita suspence emang... en gax termasuk k dlm kategory Harlequine juga... tp cerita yg d persembahkan sama si Tande Sandra ini... bener2 bikin gw terpana sama jalan ceritanya...

Satu yg bikin gw sediih... si Hero disini terlalu cepat ngambil kesimpulan... tp, yaahh... itulaah inti cerita disini... Hero yg terlalu Cinta sama si Heroine... gax sanggup menja
Feb 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is the second book I've read form Sandra Brown and she surely did not disappoint.

The heroine, Alicia Russell is admirable as she took care of two adorable and talkable sons(David and Adam) after becoming a widow at quite a young age.

The hero, Pierce Reynolds is strong and adapt to being a father figure for the boys instantly although he wasnt one for his only daughter, chrissy- who I loved as soon as she was introduced- during her childhood. However Pierce decided to make a decesion about
Jul 01, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, first-reads
The author succeeded in her aim with this book according to the authors note. I was entertained for a few hours and at times it occasionally evoked warm glowing feelings. I liked the dynamics between the characters and the overall premise. I wasn't so sure it was totally realistic, but, eh, it was interesting, although perhaps more, detailed scenes, then I expected for such a short book. Near the end I felt some of the resolution was a bit too cliche.

I got this book free through the Goodreads g
Emelie Johansson
I got an copy of this through Goodreads giveaways to give an honest review.

This book was better than the first one, it had a bit more depth. The plot is character driven and I like the side characters more than the main characters. I liked this book better because i already knew some of the characters and that made the story feel more complex. The characters annoyed me sometimes, I did not like the way they acted and there was really a lack of communication. Overall I enjoyed the story and it wa
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Mansfield Public ...: The "Send No Flowers" review by Sharon Wapen 1 3 Jun 30, 2014 12:48PM  
giveaways 4 7 Jun 25, 2014 04:28PM  
long time 1 15 Jul 24, 2011 11:52AM  
  • Where There Is Evil
  • Dark Pursuit - Menggapai Cinta
  • Murphy's Law (Damaged Heroes, #1)
  • The Case of the Confirmed Bachelor (Most Wanted #2)
  • Unwrapped
  • The Magnate's Indecent Proposal (Taken by the Millionaire,)
  • Desert Rain
  • The Millionaire's Mistress
  • The Last Cahill Cowboy (Cahill Cowboys, #4)
  • Stone Destiny (Stone Passions, #3)
  • Gypsy
  • A Weaver Wedding
  • Taming the Beastly MD - Menaklukkan Sang Dokter (Dynasties: The Barones, #4)
  • A Perfect Love (Texas Hearts, #2)
  • False Pretenses
  • Give Me a Texan
  • Bluebird Winter (Spencer-Nyle Co #2.5)
  • Phantom's Touch (Phantom, #2)
Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. See this thread for more information.

Sandra Brown is the author of more than sixty New York Times bestsellers, including STING (2016), FRICTION (2015), MEAN STREAK (2014), DEADLINE(2013), & LOW PRESSURE (2012), LETHAL (2011).

Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published over seventy
More about Sandra Brown...

Other Books in the Series

Bed & Breakfast (2 books)
  • Breakfast in Bed (Bed & Breakfast #1)

Romance Deals

  • Wynn in Doubt
    $3.99 $0.99
  • Until Harry
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Lethal Consequences (Aegis Security, #2)
    $4.49 $1.99
  • Things I Should Have Known
    $9.99 $2.99
  • Waiting for the One
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Bombshell (Hollywood A-List, #1)
    $3.99 $2.00
  • Guardians Of Stone (Relic Seekers, #1)
    $4.49 $1.99
  • All the Secrets We Keep (Quarry Road, #2)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Queens of Geek
    $7.80 $2.99
  • Consumed by Fire (Fire, #1)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Off the Record (Record, #1)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • The Lovely Reckless
    $7.80 $2.99
  • Never Kiss a Rake (Scandal at the House of Russell, #1)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Enslaved by the Ocean (Criminals of the Ocean, #1)
    $3.99 $0.99
  • Plain Perfect (A Daughters of the Promise Novel)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Love Fortunes and Other Disasters
    $7.09 $2.99
  • On the Record (Record, #2)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Crash (Crash, #1)
    $4.49 $1.99
  • The Journey Home
    $3.99 $0.99
  • True to the Highlander (Loch Moigh #1)
    $4.99 $2.00
  • Losing Control (Kerr Chronicles, #1)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • The CEO Buys In (Wager of Hearts, #1)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Love, Lies & Spies
    $7.80 $2.99
  • Faking It
    $3.99 $1.99
  • 'Til the End of Time: A Loveswept Contemporary Classic Romance (Sedikhan)
    $4.99 $0.99
  • Where Darkness Lies (Criminals of the Ocean, #2)
    $3.99 $0.99
  • Good Girl (Love Unexpectedly, #2)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Immortally Yours (Argeneau #26)
    $6.99 $1.99
  • The Immortal Collection
    $3.99 $0.99
  • Unspoken (The Vampire Diaries: The Salvation, # 2)
    $3.99 $0.99
  • Golden Surrender (Viking #1)
    $7.99 $1.99
  • Beautifully Forgotten (Beautifully Damaged, #2)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Been Here All Along
    $7.09 $2.99
  • Blue Lines (Assassins, #5)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Honor Bound
    $3.99 $1.99
  • The Way to Game the Walk of Shame
    $7.09 $2.99
  • One Pink Line
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Redemption (Penton Legacy, #1)
    $4.49 $1.99
  • Promise Me
    $3.99 $0.99
  • The Wedding Pearls
    $4.99 $2.00
  • For Every Solution, A Problem
    $3.99 $0.99
  • Friction
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Fountain Of Secrets (Relic Seekers, #2)
    $4.49 $1.99
  • Royal Affair (Royals in Exile, #2)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Through the Smoke
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Finding Bliss
    $4.99 $0.99
  • Frozen
    $4.99 $1.99
  • She Has Your Eyes
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Cuffed by His Charm (Dirty Little Secrets, #4)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Dancing in the Rain
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Bodyguard (Hollywood A-List, #2)
    $3.99 $2.00