Title: When in Bloom (Southern Charm #4)
Author Name: Nicole Dennis
Publication Date : January 23, 2015
Could the personal challenges of a former Army doctor and a brilliant florist get in the way of a chance at life and love?
Fighting Type One diabetes since childhood, Jude Sebastian runs to prove he can live a normal life, until epileptic seizures begin to change his life. Even with Dawson, his Medical Alert Golden Labrador, at his side Jude finds daily life difficult. He owns the floral shop, Flowers in the Breeze, and designs everything from simple bouquets to elaborate themes for weddings and celebrations.
At the Shore Breeze Clinic, Jude comes across a man clearly suffering with a PTSD episode. A new arrival in the small town, Doctor Elliott Sheffield, a retired Army Ranger doctor is looking for a second chance after what he saw in the Middle Eastern deserts.
Wanting a normal relationship, Jude tries to deny his disorders, but something is happening. He can’t regulate his sugars and his disorder worsens. When he returns to the clinic, Dawson alerts him to an oncoming seizure.
Will the personal issues and challenges of both men get in the way of a chance at love?
Reader Advisory: This books contains scenes referencing PTSD, seizures and diabetes.
(This is a review for the first FOUR books in the series)
This series is the book equivalent of a perfectly mixed mojito on a hot sandy beach.
The fictional small town of Shore Breeze sits just south of Pensacola on the Gulf Coast. Most of the residents of Shore Breeze just happen to be gay men. These men are quirky, ever-so-slightly troubled and very easy on the eye.
The first three books are set around The Southern Charm, a faded Antebellum hotel which owner Samuel is attempting to restore with the help of several sexy tradesmen.
These are perfect beach reads. The escapades of sweaty, topless builders, muscular landscapers, a gourmet chef, pretty twinks and an accountant with OCD provide for frothy, mindless escapism.
The fourth book, ‘When in Bloom,’ gets a little darker as a doctor with PTSD meets a florist with life-threatening ailments, but even this book quickly explodes into fantastic high-camp drama with a wonderfully nefarious villain.
If you love beautiful men, a little bit of sex and some gentle drama, load this series onto your e-reader for your next beach holiday.
Rules of the Chef (#1)
By the Numbers (#2)
On the Green (#3)
When in Bloom (#4)