“Tell me,” I say, laughing as I rein in my disappointment. “What’s the difference between tracking a wild beast and securing a husband?” -Moss Forest Orchid
Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️5/5
I don’t take giving a book five stars lightly. Five stars for me means I will no doubt re-read this book again and again, I will buy a physical copy if I don’t have one, and recommend it to everyone I know. So, naturally, Moss Forest Orchid is a five-star book I will forever treasure. Where do I even start? Gahhh!
I just want to tell everyone its amazing and you should buy it, period. But for the sake of those who aren’t already sold by my enthusiasm, I will display all the reasons why you need this book in your life.
The first one, the characters are AMAZING. The chemistry, bonds, interaction, etc, was perfection. This book set my relationship expectations high lol (In a good way:). I think that’s one of Shari’s strong points, her characters have such a unique voice and personality, you can distinguish them so quickly, it’s refreshing. I love the MC, Lucia. She’s not perfect and has a bit of an attitude, but she doesn’t feel snobby or ”too much”. And all the side characters compliment her personality, and she theirs, very very well. The plot was a little lacking, and that when I realized for the 100th time, the plot does make a good book, great characters do. Because it came to a point when I didn’t even care about the plot at all, I just wanted the characters to start talking and talking and see the interactions between them.
I’m so glad Sahri decided to do three more books in this series because I certainly don’t have enough of Lucia, Sebastian, Captain Avery, and Adeline. I seriously wish we could be friends and travel the world treasure hunting forever. The romance in the book is sweet and fairly clean, though it may be a little too much for tweens or younger kids, I really liked how it always stayed clean. This book will make you feel butterflies all over and swoon so bad! Trust me, its worth it. Did I mention I read it in 24 hours? No? Ok, well I did. Just saying 😌
What happens when a feisty adventuress, a lord looking to make his own way in the world, and a handsome sea captain set out to find Kalae’s rarest and most valuable flower?
Trouble—and lots of it.
Lucia needs a job, and she needs one fast. Looting dragon caves hasn’t proven profitable lately, and she’s tired of waiting tables. Her business partner usually finds the work, but Sebastian isn’t speaking with her, and Lucia’s getting desperate.
Luckily, Lucia finds a simple request posted on a community board. All the man wants is an orchid. Nothing to it.
Except the flower only grows in a montane cloud forest in Grenalda… And Lucia must take a ship through sea serpent-infested waters to get there… And her new helpful friend—the one and only, dashing Captain Avery Greybrow—just might be a pirate.
At this rate, Lucia’s not sure if she’ll ever reach the orchid. But she’s determined to try.
Author’s note: Moss Forest Orchid is a slow-burn romantic fantasy full of humor and adventure. It’s perfect for readers who enjoy love triangles, steamy-clean romance, and baby dragons.
Violence: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️4/5 (Almost none)
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