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Paper Flowers (Fragile Love #1)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  9 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Love. Fear. Heartbreak. Happiness.

Jake Nicholls is a florist with a past he would rather forget. He’s content spending his days helping people express their love with flowers. He isn’t looking for love.

When Max Christiansen walks into Pocket of Posies for help with his sister’s wedding planning, he isn’t expecting to find someone like Jake. Max is drawn to Jake but the oth
Hardcover, 2nd, 472 pages
Published May 28th 2019 by Swords & Roses Publishing
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Sydney Hawthorn
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book. I cannot begin to explain the love I feel for this book.

Sweet, hysterical, heart-wrenching, infuriating, yet beautiful are just a few of the many thoughts that come to mind. <3

Barr does a fabulous job of building believable relationships; diving into the angst of Max and Jake's pasts in a slow, realistic, and memorable way. Love is not easy, and exposing yourself to another when you feel you can expose things to yourself can be hard, but this story does a beautiful job of taking the r
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jake and Max's love story is at times sweet and frustrating. The pacing is slow throughput as Barr explores every rough patch possible between the two lovers, going in-depth in their developing communication issues and solutions, and exploring the past that shaped each man. Written in present tense with a strong tendecy toward telling instead of showing, it feels more like a narrator telling the story than most third person books. It took me a little while to get used to it, but it's consistent ...more
Allison Rose
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read this book in a weekend. I just had to. The characters pulled me in from the start. They are all so real and flawed, and the love story between the main characters is just beautiful.

I also loved the attention to details with the meanings of the flowers. Super romantic!

This book is perfect for those who like their romance with a bit of steam and tons of charm.

I will be looking forward to the next one!
Margaret Adelle
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I very rarely say that I "couldn't put it down" in reviews, but this story had me hooked. I was nervous going in (m/m romances written by women have a high risk of fetishizing) but the romance between Jake and Max was adorable from start to finish. The way both grow as a result of the relationship, while still screwing up occasionally, was realistic and heartfelt. The tender moments were swoon worthy and the sex scenes were respectably vague and focused on the romance.

I loved the meta commentar
Caffeinated Fae
Jul 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rating: 3 1/2 Caffeinated Stars

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but I was looking forward to reading this book. I don't read many M/M romances, so I was excited to jump into this book.

Something that I love is the characters, and this book is full of them. I found myself engaged in the book & I loved the interaction between all of the characters. Jake & Max were an adorable couple, and I rooted for them throughout the enti
Kirsten Krueger
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a heart-wrenching and heart-warming story of two men who haven’t had the best luck with romance. The author develops these two characters and their lives so well; I loved them both individually before the romance even began. Both men make mistakes that are not easily forgiven, and it gives the story a very realistic feel. All the side characters were great, as well! If you like romance and tragic backstories, you’ll probably enjoy this book!
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Andie Barr is a multi-genre indie author from rural Australia who fell in love with storytelling at an incredibly young age, and has always dreamed of sharing those stories with the world. Andie writes to capture the essence of what it means to be alive and to send people on adventures from the comfort of their home. She believes stories are the heart of human connection and civilisation—without s ...more

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