Odd person out on this one bc I soooo did not love this book. Spoilers: Iris wants a baby bc she went to the Dr. and learned she had endometriosis. Huh? Endometriosis develops over time. You don’t just go to the Dr. for your yearly and then oh well guess what, if u want kids u need to do it now. That’s not how it works. Iris makes the decision for IVF in the space of a week? Don’t you think making a decision like that would require more than just a few days to think about? Every time you turn around she is drinking wine but she wants to get pregnant? Hu uh. Geoph is still married and has only been separated 2 months. Who gets involved that fast. When he falls for Iris that makes him realize that he was just existing in his marriage and he had never really loved his wife anyway. Jeeze can you say shallow much? He spent 6 years married to her for Petes sake. This book requires the suspension of belief and common sense too much for me. The only interesting part of it was her speaking to the class about writing. This book was also very formulaic and frankly just didn’t make me care about any of them. Sorry
I love it when a book catches me off guard! I went into this one expecting not to get so absorbed so quickly but before I knew it I was hooked. The story of Iris and Geoff was perfectly sweet and sexy with a teensy bit of dramatic angst thrown in for sh**s and giggles.
The plot of the book reminded me of the movie "Baby Mama" except it didn't have an outrageously funny Amy Poehler character running around creating crazy situations.
Iris wants a baby and discovers her time is running out but ends up meeting the sexy new high school teacher Geoff and before they know it, feelings are involved. Ain't that always how it happens? Their chemistry was adorable and I loved the addition of her family and how involved they were in her life. Very well rounded and grounded characters who help guide her down the right path for herself. I pretty much knew how the story would go but I can't say I wasn't filled with angst while Iris decided what was best for her life. I was hard core rooting for Geoff the entire time and as a Hero he was definitely that and then some! A sweet guy with passion and conviction but at the same time he was selfless and kind. Just overall amazing! This surprise read is going in my favorites pile for sure!
The only issue I had with the book was the formatting. I'm not sure about the physical copy but the digital copy needed transition spacers or ellipses to separate the dialogue between scenes. You'd be reading about one character and the very next sentence would jump to something totally different from another character. It was very jarring but I was so into the story it didn't really bother me too much. It might turn others off though.
I am loving this series. It is so feel good when you finish reading. You want to call them in a few months and see how everything is going. The first novella tells how Jack and Daphne met, A Chance Encounter. They wind up with 11 children, some biological some picked up along the way but all THEIR children. The rest of the books are abut the children's lives. The first was Kiss a Girl in the Rain, a GREAT story of the son that is a lawyer. This story is about Iris, the oldest daughter.
Iris in Bloom is great. I love these stories. There is a man and a woman, neither of them perfect, they have issues to work through and they do. The issues are serious enough but they don't have a lot of drama in the story. Just solutions to the issues. Iris is the oldest sister. She owns the local coffee shop she is 33. She has reached that age of thinking she will never meet her intended. Since she lives in a very small town and knows most of the single guys and that they are not a fit for her she has a right to worry.
But then the local high school gets a sexy new English teacher and he rather fancies the coffee shop owner. He is in the middle of a divorce and Iris feels like he needs more time to get over his ex. He has other ideas. This is their story and it is a good one. I LOVED it and I am so anxious to read the next book Blueprint for a Kiss , that I have already downloaded. I just hope the rest of the kids get their stories rather quickly. I hate to leave this family for long. Great story, great read, and I highly recommend it. I really enjoyed it. I must add that these are all stand alone books. You don't have to read in any special order if you don't want to.
Just reading the title made me smile. Then I read the book and it warmed my heart. There is Iris Chance, owner of her own coffee shop. She’s 33 and feeling like her time is running out to have a family but with no eligible good looking man in sight, she decides to use a sperm bank. Then in walks Geoff McCloud, the new English teacher at the local high school to purchase coffee and muffins for the staff he will be working with. He’s a 35 year old man with a broken heart after his wife texts him that she wants a divorce. Their first meeting had me in stitches but there’s heart wrenching dialogue between the two as she finds love for the first time and he learns to love again.
Iris is a woman who knows what she wants and is determined to have it. When she learns that if she wants children of her own, her body is screaming it has to be now-and her doctor concurs. Meanwhile, an unexpected complication, namely Geoff, moves to town, but as he's married, Iris can't and won't think about dating him. But romance always seems to find a way to bring two obviously deserving people together. Iris and Geoff find themselves in a steamy relationship; but will it, can it last? This is a wonderfully written story about characters with whom the reader quickly identifies. You will be glad you chose Nancy Warren' s Take a Chance novel, Book 2.
Loved this second book in the Chance family series. Iris and Geoff had tons of chemistry and their relationship was built up really well, but sometimes I wanted to just grab Iris by the shoulders and shake some sense into her. I love that the author wasn't afraid to let the woman have the lion's share of the angst, though. It's so rare to find a complicated heroine that you still end up loving, but Iris fits the bill. Will definitely be continuing with the series! Highly recommended.