Slay It with Flowers - Kate Collins

Ever have a conversation with someone that you don't know that well and it's going OK and then they just drop some weird racist comment into the conversation?  That's the reaction I had to this book.


Some things were fine, pleasant even. I like the flower shop setting, Marco is fun and I like Abby relationship with her roommate (and the cat is fun too) Abby's relationship with her cousin is also good and I liked the book when the plot was centered on those things or the wedding/bridal party.  


But then there were the things that took me out of the story.  Referring to people as "Oriental", the assumption that a group of Asian women were prostitutes by the end when characters are actually saying "prease" and "wong numbah" I actually checked the publication date.  I'm used to that type of thing and can look past it in a book from an earlier time but this was written (or at least published) in 2005!  I don't know, I guess other people aren't bothered by it but it really bugged me.


So I'm unsure about reading any others in the series.  Like I said, the central part of it I did like and I don't remember any similar weirdness in the first book.  I may get the next one from the library and see where it goes from there but for right now this left me with a bit of a bad taste in my mouth.