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 gorgeou...more
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I am not impressed with Bloom at all. I guess I had high—extremely high—expectations and was less than pleased when I finally finished reading. I don’t think I ...more
AND YES, I will admit that I'm adding half a star for those mind-blowingly HOT kisses. Man, this woman can write kissing scenes like nobody's business. Even if the ones kissing have a tendency to make me REALLY want to slap some sense into them.
Also, I hatehateHATE the phrase 'chewed-off smile.' Ms. Scott seems to have a thing for it, but whenever I read it I think of someone literally chewing off the other's smile. And that's just...blech.
Lauren in BLOOM is such a real character. She's that girl that hangs out with popular people but isn't quite popular - I knew loads of these girls in high school. Her boyfriend is gorgeous, but things just aren't right b ...more
Lauren is pretty sure she's as average as it gets. The one thing she excels at is playing the clarinet in her school's jazz band, but no one but he ...more
This book was so thrilling and beautiful. I've only ever read two books that made me feel this way, Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson, and this. This is one of the two books that really, REALLY, understood me, as much as I understood it. Bloom is an amazing book that will have you yearning for what the Lauren and Evan have in this book.
I can't explain it- but the emotions in this book were so real, the confusion Lauren had, I could feel all of it. I stayed up until 2 AM on a scho ...more
It wasn't any one thing about this book that bothered me-- just, absolutely everything put together made it into a complete catastrophe. Another review on here described all of Lauren's problems as feeling forced, fake... Well, that's absolutely spot-on.
I'm too old to be reading young adult novels, mind you, and maybe this would have been considered acceptable to someone in high school, or perhaps middle school, but this book could be summed up as the following: whine ...more
Much of the book is just Lauren saying over and over and over again how her bf is perfect and she wishes she was perfect too. Okay, we get it. There's way too much of that. In fact I could have used only a hundred pages or so of "He's so perfect, how can I dump him?" and then m ...more
After reading the blurb I had fairly good expectations of this story but oh my god it was beyond boring. At one point I was forcing myself to keep reading to the end.
The entire plot line consisted of Lauren whining on and on about how she's for a perfect boyfriend but isn't happy and he's too good for her, whilst also thinking about touching and kissing Evan whilst her boyfriend was talking to her. HELLO?! Dump him maybe? Like any other person would
Then there was the structure of ...more
Lauren is a girl who isn’t considered to be popular, but is only popular because she is dating the ultra-perfect-popular guy in school. Lauren is full of insecurities and she only stays with her boyfriend, Dave, because it’s the right thing for her to do so she doesn’t become her mom. Then Evan Kirkland moves back. Evan’s mom used to date Lauren’s dad and they developed a close friendship and now when she sees him she can’t deny her sudden attraction to him. Even i...more
Lauren’s life is perfect, but she’s not happy. Wah, wah, wah...my heart bleeds for her. This book is one long story of indecision; if you know me at all, you know I hate people (and characters) who are indecisive! She’s got this really cute boyfriend who is kind and comes from a good family, but she feels as though she has to pretend to be a different person when she is with him. Hey, that happens sometimes. Just because a guy is cute doesn ...more
From this simple premise arises a simple, straightforward high school love story, with a dash of family angst thrown in. Admittedly Lauren and Evan’s ...more
The overall feel of this book was surprisingly complex. The romance view was fantastic; it was steamy without being graphic, it was sweet without being overtly so, it was understandable while being slightly incredible. Evan wa ...more
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Well hello there, my fellow bookworms, today's book is Bloom by Elizabeth Scott. I had very high expectations of this book, and I admit, my expectations were higher than expected! Boy, who'd think my mom, out of all people, has found me one of my favourite books? Well, lovelies, it's true!
What captivated me into reading this, was the cover... And the plot. ...more
here's what i wrote to elizabeth then:
"i loved that you never let easy assumptions lie, i fucking laughed the hell out loud on a quiet plane when dave wasn't ga ...more
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