RATING 3 out of 5 stars
Christer is too old to believe in fairy tales. He’s not the kind of guy to pick the proverbial seven flowers on Midsummer’s Eve so he can dream of who he will marry, and he certainly isn’t the type to fall for someone he’s just met. Especially not a womanizing blogger named Henrik.
Besides, Christer’s previous marriage didn’t end with a happily ever after. Therefore, he has no interest in gifting his heart to someone who lives five hundred miles away and probably isn’t even gay. His family is right: it’s time he grew up and stopped dreaming.
But Midsummer’s Eve in Sweden is a magical night, and Henrik won’t stop flirting. As the midnight sun shines down on the misty woods, maybe there’s room for one last dream.
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The Seventh Flower is the first book by Ingela Bohm I read, I found the blurb interesting, plus I’m always curious about new to me authors, so I decided to give this story a chance.
I like the writing style, there are a lot of dialogues, which make the novella very easy to read to me, although the use of the present tense is not my favorite. The whole story takes place in just one day, the MCs spent almost all the time together alone walking, talking or picking up flowers. Moreover I love adult MCs as the ones I got here where they are in their forties.
I think it could have been a great story, it has a lot of potential, but IMO it misses a lot. I would have preferred a little more, for example Henrik POV would have helped me to better understand his feelings and thoughts, while till the end I was in the dark about his mind. I was in dark about what exactly Henrik writes on his blog and what were the interactions with Christer. I am not a fan of Christer, I find him to be a little too whiny. I don’t know the MCs well and that was a problem, they talked a lot but they tell me nothing.
I didn’t love The Seventh Flower but I liked it, ignoring some little details, it was a good story, focused on the dialogues and not on the sex part as too often happens in books.
The cover art by Anna Sikorska is well done and follows the style of this series covers. I like it.
ebook, 76 pages
Publication Date: February 8th 2017 by Dreamspinner Press
ISBN 1635333121 (ISBN13: 9781635333121)
Edition Language English
Series World of Love