Review: Bloom by Elizabeth Scott

bloomTitle: Bloom
Author: Elizabeth Scott
Publication Date: 24th April 2007 (Simon Pulse)
Pages: 231
Genre: Contemporary
Format: Paperback

Links to buy: |Amazon UK |  |Book Depository|

There’s a difference between falling and letting go.

Lauren has a good life: decent grades, great friends, and a boyfriend every girl lusts after. 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 boyfriend?

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 choicebefore one is made for her. [Goodreads]

Lauren wants nothing more than to get the acceptance from those around her. She has a perfect popular boyfriend who brings her in to the ‘right’ crowd and without him she is nothing. But even with the whole ‘perfect’ appearance, she knows that something is missing. It’s all a bit too perfect.

Then there is a seat change in one of her classes and she is face to face with Evan. From a unfortunate event in the past, their paths come together again bringing back untouched feelings (?).

This book seems to have the same formula as Something, Maybe, with a little twist but other than that the floor covered felt very familiar: a love triangle and the main protagonist finding her feelings. I generally don’t have issues with love triangles when they’re done right. I wish I could say that this was done rightbut it really wasn’t . Nothing made me sympathize for her, especially because THE ANSWERS WERE SO CLEAR!! GUH!

My Rating:

It was okay

2 cups


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