About the Book:
Title: It’s Just Business
Series: The Wedding Business Series #2
Author: Summer Dowell
Release Date: March 25th, 2021
Growing up, Haley Lane’s mom had more boyfriends than flowers have petals. A fact that has given Haley zero hope for love. It doesn’t exist. But when a charming man with an annoyingly perfect smile and a habit of volunteering keeps running into her, she wonders if she was wrong all along.
That is until she realizes he’s the one that stole her flower shop.
Austin Ryder is one of the good guys, and as they say, ‘Nice guys finish last.’ But he’s determined to finally finish first, even if it injures a beautiful stranger. Good thing he’ll never see her again. Right?
Will Haley let things go and accept her feelings for Owen? Or will revenge be her only solution? In the end, it’s all just business, isn’t it?
With all the craziness going on in the world, I needed a little pick me up, and that is exactly what It’s Just Business is. It’s the second book in Summer Dowell’s, The Wedding Business series. I really enjoyed this book! It was a sweet lighthearted comedy that also had a lot of heart and some depth to it.
As I said before, this is the second book in The Wedding Business series, and I would recommend reading the first one before this. But, it’s not necessary. Hope, Avery, and Hayley, our main character, are all in the wedding business and close friends. Hayley is a florist, Hope is a cake designer, and Avery is a wedding planner. However, what Hayley really wants to do is open her own flower shop, and she’s on track to do that. Until Austin comes in and steals her shop away from her, so she decides to do some not so harmless revenge. But she starts to wonder whether she’s wrong especially when it gets harder and harder to fight the attraction or maybe even love for Austin.
Like I said before this was such a cute book! Hayley is definitely way overdramatic, but I can sympathize with a fellow drama queen. I loved seeing her passion in everything she does, but it definitely got out of hand in quite a few moments. She was so fun though, and how she made everything into a spy mission was hilarious. And even though a lot of tactics were juvenile, I could understand where she was coming from. Her mom had scarred her quite a bit, and it made Austin’s betrayal hurt even more.
I also adored her relationship with her sisters and friends. I felt like in Hope’s book you didn’t really get to see Hope, Avery, and Hayley’s interactions, and I loved that addition in this one! They are so supportive of each other, and while I don’t agree with everything they did, I really liked how they stood by Hayley. Additionally, Erin was amazing too! I have two sisters, so I really like getting to see sister relationships especially ones that aren’t strained or awkward. It was very refreshing to see a healthy, loving, funny sibling relationship.
I liked Austin, but there were a lot of times when I just wanted him to man up and tell her the truth. He had a good heart, but he was so focused on pleasing people that it was hard for him to do the right thing. But he and Hayley were cute together especially when they were volunteering with the kids. And Austin did try and reconcile, so that was a pretty big deal in my book. It’s Just Business is super clean, and it’s a wonderful, hilarious book that I would definitely recommend!
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.