Cassia Pappas and her family have all moved to Galveston, Texas from Santa Cruz, CA because her father has decided they need to expand and open a Greek restaurant there. He did not ask the family he just told them they were moving. Cassia has a degree in floral arrangement and her heart is with flowers not the family restaurant. She gets a job at the local floral shop. But how does she tell her father that she has another job. He expects all the family to work at the restaurant.
The restaurant is across the street from Rossis’s very popular Italian pizza parlor. Babbas (Cassia’s father) is a very jealous man and wants to bring the pizza parlor down. He also doesn’t want any of his family to associate with the Rossis’s or anyone connected to them. The problem with that is Galveston is full of Rossis’s.
Alex’s family delivers flowers to the floral shop where Cassia works. Not only is Alex associated with the Rossis’s the owner of the florist shop is too. Alex and Cassia have an instant connection with each other.
I wasn’t really sure how to rate this book. I was fluctuating between a 3 or 4. I would give it 3 ½. Since I liked everything but Babbas I will go with a 4. I did not like Babbas at all. He was an overbearing father and husband who didn’t consider anyone but himself. But that was part of the story.