Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Bloom by Elizabeth Scott

Synopsis:

Lauren has a good life: decent grades, great friends, and a boyfriend every girl wants. So why is she so unhappy?

It takes the arrival of Evan Kirkland for Lauren to figure out the answer: she's been holding back. She's been denying herself a bunch of things (like sex) because staying with her loyal and gorgeous boyfriend, Dave, is the "right" thing to do. After all, who would give up the perfect guy?

But as Dave starts talking more and more about their life together, planning a future Lauren simply can't see herself in-- and as Lauren's craving for Evan, and moreover, who she is with Evan becomes all the more fierce--Lauren realizes she needs to make a choice...before one is made for her.


Review:

I regret to say this is my first Elizabeth Scott book (hangs head in shame) but it will not be my last. I loved Bloom and I can't wait to read what else the amazing author has out there.

I loved the protagonist Lauren and watching her struggle with feelings of love, growing up and fitting in. Her relationships with both Dave and Evan are believable and you feel for the situation she puts herself in. One thing I really enjoyed was that it wasn't just a story about a girl who was struggling in high school but it incorporated the struggles she has with her parents and how that effects how she matures.

I also enjoyed that all the other characters had fully formed personalities with real lives and their own family troubles. It made it feel like a real world and not just Lauren's perspective.

I did feel like Lauren and her father resolved some of their issues in a much too simple way but I understand that isn't the focus of the book so it does have to be resolved.

Can't wait for my next Elizabeth Scott novel. Which one do you suggest? As always if you have reviewed the book leave a link to it in the comments.



3 comments:

Becky said...

I love Elizabeth Scott! I'm so glad you enjoyed Bloom. I'd suggest Perfect Your or Something Maybe. (Though really, I haven't read a Scott I didn't like.)

Katie said...

Definitely read Perfect You! It's amazing!

Katie said...

I wanted to say that I don't recommend Love You Hate You Miss You though. Here is my review. http://booksaredreams.blogspot.com/2010/06/love-you-hate-you-miss-you-by-elizabeth.html

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