The Arrangements – Box Set (Flower Shop Mystery Series, #1-3)

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When the vulture is found dead in a coffin with a flower arrangement set up. However, with multiple different florists in the city, the police are not any closer to finding the killer. However, things keep happening in Quincy’s life that makes her worried that something is going on. From someone trying to wreak her van and the new cute police officer that seems to be a little more interesting in her than the case at hand.

This was a really fun book. For once there was no cop that starts off acting like an ass and then gets better. However, there was a cop that was mean but he isn’t very important to the character development in this book. We find out a lot about Quincy in this book and her history is a little hard to read about, this might be because I know people who were in abusive relationships or just because I’m a human being. She is a very strong character that due to her past she doesn’t know when to ask for help from others. Alex is a very interesting character and is a little more interesting than most of the cops in cozy mysteries. Near the end of the book you find something out about him that is really interesting.

The mystery was interesting and though Quincy didn’t actively go looking for trouble it does find her causing Alex to come to her rescue. The background of the mystery was very interesting and though normally I complain about not learning more about the victim, Quincy wasn’t actually looking into the death more than a normal curious person. They did end up solving 2 mysteries in the book that weren’t even connected.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book.

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While trying to figure out where her relationship is going with Alex, she is also planning a wedding for the most overbearing mother of the bride, Quincy’s life is a little hectic. However, after KC’s groom is accosted and a dead body is discovered, things go from weird to weirder. On top of everything else, Alex’s old work body, Samantha, comes back and takes Alex back home to California. Quincy must now deal with getting ready for a wedding, as well as worrying that there might be going on between her boyfriend and the girl that she doesn’t like.

Quincy looks into this mystery a little more in this book than the last book. She does a pretty good job looking into things without anyone knowing about it. I will say that KC was the main catalyst in this book to get Quincy out of her comfort zone. The reader didn’t have any information about finding out who the true killer was, however, neither did Quincy.

We got to really get to know Quincy in this book thanks to the situation with Samantha. Quincy is still really reluctant to fully trust Alex, or even let him explain things to her before jumping to conclusions. I understand due to her background, however, I hope that she learns to trust Alex more in the future.

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Quincy was up for a surprise when she finds out that her ex-husband is not actually her ex and she is about to meet Alex’s mother. Quincy’s insane life is about to go on display while she is trying to impress Mrs. Cooper. On top of that, she as this mysterious secret Santa that she can’t figure out who it could be, much to Alex’s chagrin.

This was very much a non-mystery book. The book is 100% focused on Quincy and Alex’s relationship without a murder going on. This does allow us to see their relationship grow and Quincy getting used to being in a commited relationship again. Meeting Alex’s parents was actually very funny, and Alex’s mother was really fun to read about, after all she was acting like the typical mother-in-law.

I did enjoy this book however, there was no additional mystery with the book, so if you like romance novels this book would be for you.

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Flower Boy Next Door

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This drama took me a while to finish watching because I couldn’t¬†relate to Ko Dok Mi (Park Shin Hye).

We follow Ko Dok Mi’s story. She is a reserved, introverted person, who due to an occurrence¬†in her past makes her fear interacting with other people. She has a crush on the man who lives in the building across from her, Han Tae Joon (Kim Jung San). One day she gets caught by his younger brother, Enrique Keum (Yoon Si Yoon), while taking a peek into his window from across the street. Enrique and Dok Mi start to have a strained relationship while Dok Mi’s next door neighbour, On Jin Rak (Kim Ji Hoon), silently watched on while his feelings for Dok Mi.

This is a slow drama, so don’t expect a quick start. It’s interesting enough, however, I don’t believe that Enrique’s method would necessarily¬†get Dok Mi out of her apartment. I do enjoy the character of Enrique, however. He is fun and energetic while also being very deep at the same time. ¬†It’s worth a watch but I would say that you really have to push through the first 6 episodes.

Snow Lotus Flower

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This is an interesting drama that I wasn’t sure I’d like. It’s almost like a TV movie cut in 2. There are 2 episodes each an hour long, but it doesn’t feel rushed or that anything is missing.

We follow¬†Lee Soo-Hyun (Ji Jin Hee) the CEO of a game company, who dreams of his past life and past love which he’s developing a game to capture. We also follow¬†Han Yun-Hee (Lee Ji Ah),¬†who also dreams about her past, however her dreams¬†have a little more of a negative aspect to them. As an art teacher Yun Hee steps up to fill in for her sister and pretends to be her nieces father. After she wins the art contest, her artwork catches Soo Hyun’s eyes and hires her to work for his company thinking that she’s a man. While working at the same company their story expand.

I ended up really liking this drama, and if you want a short romance it’s something you should really pick up. Also the chemistry is perfect between the 2 leads.

4.5/5