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**This book contains explicit sexual content and language.

"What lies beneath my veiled perfection is the ugly truthmy truth, my reality, my destiny."

Vivian Graham has an acceptance letter into Harvard, a badass tattoo, loyal friends, ties to marijuana, a penchant for Dunkin Donuts, and her pesky V-card.

Everyday she takes the Red Line to her job at The Green Pot in Boston
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Kindle Edition, 392 pages
Published December 1st 2014 (first published November 1st 2014)
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Jewel Ann Hi, Mary! Yes, Idle Bloom will be available through Barnes & Noble. The Holding You Series are my only books exclusive to Amazon for the next 6…moreHi, Mary! Yes, Idle Bloom will be available through Barnes & Noble. The Holding You Series are my only books exclusive to Amazon for the next 6 weeks; although I'm pretty sure there is a Kindle App for Nook.

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Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE STARS*****


AMAZING!
Im so happy I finally got the chance to read this one!!
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Malene
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Idle Bloom is emotion. Its in every word and whatever action and choices the characters Vivian and Oliver make. Damn how I loved Vivian. Shes hilarious and had so much heart. Her donuts addiction and her aversion to underwear are already memorable scenes to me. Oliver made me swoon the moment he and Vivian locked eyes on the subway. I was immediately intrigued with what they both were hiding. Whats on Vivians back and whats behind that locked door in Olivers house? I couldnt wait to find out and ...more
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
2.5 Stars

I wish I can say that I loved this book. It had every ingredient for a perfect 5 star read for me. It started out great and had me absolutely glued to the pages practically salivating for any and all hints about both MCs' history. The set up and the mystery about their past was very intriguing. Unfortunately the further into the book I got, the more frustrated I became not only with the story but with the characters as well. I've read some pretty batty heroines in the past, but I'm
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Paige
5 Blooming Stars

Why does Jewel E Ann have to be so good?! I got nothing done today. Nothing. All I did was read. I carried my Kindle with me everywhere and snapped at my family any time they dared talk to me. This story is heart breaking, hilarious, sexy and healing. Its all the things I love about romance rolled in to one perfect package.
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Jewel Ann
Aug 15, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition


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Pam Godwin
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My gawd, this book is a warm, strong, heart-clenching fist that refuses to let go. Youll surrender to it through the tears, the smiles, and the soul-nourishing sighs. Jewel E. Ann never disappoints. ...more
Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
What an amazing read by new to me author Jewel E Ann! Hook, line and sinker: that was me. I was caught in a spell woven by an author who really knows how to draw the reader in. When you read as much as I do it is rare to find something that grabs hold and doesnt let go till the final page.

It feels very much like a NA read, but its also so much more than that. It is gripping, soulful, and unexpected. I fell in love with the realism created between Vivian and Oliver. At times it was heart
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Bj
4.5 "Scarred Souls Unite" Stars for the story and the narration!

Lovers of angst-filled, new adult romances will not want to miss this gem. Reminding me of one of my favorite writers, Colleen Hoover, Jewel E. Ann grabs your attention from the very beginning and keeps you enthralled throughout. I love stories like this where you know that there are some deep dark demons lurking in the past that are prohibiting the main characters from finding their HEA, but you don't know exactly why. Reminiscent
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Chan
Jul 10, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sooooooo....what happened here?
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Ive enjoyed the other Jewel E Ann books that Ive read, but this....
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Vivian and her V-card
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Oliver and his secret (which, by the way, had a horrible wrap up at the end)
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I didnt care for this.
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HMS
Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it

Original plot with secrets galore and witty banter made me happy. The abrupt and IMHO deflating ending left me a little empty. Although the sex was abundant, it was abrupt. So although I went into it
because I had to know Oliver's secret COME ON!
I had to eventually
and finish it this morning.
I loved the originality of the plot and Vivian's view of the world and positive outlook. All in all good stuff!
Ali
Jun 23, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm not certain I have ever had such a complete range of emotions and opinions while reading a book. Which is saying a lot, considering how many books I plow through each year. Idle Bloom was all over the place and not always in a good way.

Somewhere around 7% was when I had my first thought of DNFing. I felt like Vivian was too childish and I wasn't fully getting a grasp of what her life was about. There are a lot of lies. Lies with her parents, lies with her roommates parents, lies with
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Assenette
Nov 15, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-reads
Vivian and Oliver... I didn't dislike it but didn't love it either.
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~Dawn~TUG
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Omg I can't stop reading this author..her books feed my reading loving soul. She has you so connected, so in love and entranced by these characters that you just stand at the cliff..waiting..will it be heartache, will it be forever, will it be the end? I simply can't get enough. This book had it all..the feels, laughter (out loud bursts of t) a female character so strong I secretly want to be her. And a man so broken that he must reach rock bottom to start the crawl back to now. Loved every damn ...more
Jen
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars!!

Lost is a state of mind. Youll find yourself when you acknowledge youre exactly where you need to be in this moment.

Two people, two gut wrenching pasts. When they come together it could be a disaster or it could be a match made in Heaven . . .

Idle Bloom by Jewel E. Ann has been on my radar for a while and came highly recommended by my book bestie. Ive finally gotten a chance to read it and Im kicking myself for waiting this long.

Vivianshes smart, sassy, beautiful and the complete
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Dianne
Armed with her acceptance letters to Harvard, the future is looking good for Vivian, until one tragic accident pulls her world out from under her and she fails to regain her balance and move forward. Keeping secrets have become part of her life as the world goes on and she is hung in limbo, working at a small shop, taking the bus to work and living with a friend, who asks her to leave every time their parents come to town. This bohemian lifestyle does have its perks, a stop at Dunkin donuts, and ...more
Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁
***** 3.5 Stars *****

Idle Bloom is a good story, but nothing to scream about.

I really like how Vivian is smart and quirky, but her lack of confidence is annoying. Oliver also has some qualities that bother me.

Jewel E. Ann is an incredible author, but this book failed to wow me.


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Pea
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love it when I start a book without any knowledge about it and it blows my mind!

I can't say that it was perfect (meh to instalove) but it got me hooked from the beginning and there were unexpected turns!
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Same 26 alphabets in English language, yet why do they effect me more....because jewel puts them as ink in her pen to tattoo on our souls forever.
"sometimes ordinary words have such extraordinary meaning."
This frustratingly angsty story smashed on my heart like a meteor and left a huge crater!
I wanted bash open the door in the sexy landscaper-Oliver Konrad's home, that he had bolted shut...who does that..bolts anymore!!!

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I wanted to shake Vivian hard to let go of her insecurities. Why couldn't
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Jennifer Gauthier
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Jewel has done it again with this story.

I laughed, I cried, I felt these characters emotions.

Such an amazing love story of growth, forgiveness, survival, and of course love. Such love between Oliver and Viviane. These two learn to live again through each other, with each other and because of each other.

The epilogue was perfect for these two. Im so glad they stayed true to character.

Thats it Im out of Jewel books!! NOW WHAT!!!
Donna
Sep 15, 2019 rated it liked it
This is one of my favorite authors, so it pains me to say.... this one was not for me.
I was missing the excitement, the suspense, the chemistry, usually i fall for her characters, but not this time. We idle along at a pace that is too slow for me. I gave up at 50% and dont even want to know what Olivers big secret is.
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Marie
After reading Undeniably You - I became a big fan of Jewel E. Ann...so I picked out this book to see if maybe she was just a one-book-wonder, but alas I have found her to be one of my top 5 authors!!! She is so freakin' whitty, sharp, funny and writes some smokin' hot sex scenes too, but most of all you just don't get bored and the stories are just so good!!!
DJ Sakata
Sep 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Favorite Quotes:

So just like getting an unsightly mole removed, Im going to get rid of my virginity. Its so overrated. Its not like I feel special still having mine. I cant put it on a resume or anything like that.

Oliver kisses me and the earth stops moving beneath my feet, as if our lips meeting trumps anything else the over seven billion other people in the world are doing at this exact moment. Time just stops.

I cant get enough of him. Hes ice cream on a hot summer day, peanuts and the Red
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Ashlee » Library In The Country
Its a wonderful feeling when you discover a new author and immediately want to read every book theyve written. This is the 11th book Ive read by Jewel E. Ann since March and while I certainly have favorites, each one gives me the same sense of fulfillment and giddiness of finding a book that calls to you.

Idle Bloom certainly left me with those feelings, something Ive come to expect from Jewels books to the point that theyre like comfort food.

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Heather / Obsessed With Myshelf
I am in love with this book, its as simple as that. The love between Oliver & Vivian is organic, fresh and inspiring. This one consumed me.

I know youre thinking, ohhhh, its another book about a virgin. But really, its not. While that might be part of who Viv is, it most definitely does not define her. Id say her more defining characteristics are her impeccable sass, her penchant for eating donuts in a way that will make a man hard in 2 seconds flat, her geeky intellectual ways, and her
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Jennifer Juers
Nov 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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REVIEWED FOR SASSY DIVAS BOOK BLOG

Idle Bloom by Jewel E Ann was a brilliantly written story! I was hooked from the fist paragraph to the last. My God what a fantastic author! I had so many emotions while reading Idle Bloom. I was happy and laughing one minute, shocked another and then saddened, then back to happy. It wasn't overwhelming at any time, it all seemed to flow together just like it should. Jewel did a superb job of capturing the readers attention and holding onto it. Oh and she writes
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Teri Beth
Dec 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: borrowed
Idle Bloom majorly impressed me. I didn't go in with any certain expectations, but the story was so different and unexpected and so well written it blew me away. Vivian is a character that I quickly loved, she's smart, witty, and fun, but also scarred from her past. I'd want to be her bff is she didn't already have such a great one. Vivian meets Oliver on the train, and it's as if they are meant to be. They keep running into each other and their chemistry is off the charts; there was no way ...more
Brandy
Mar 10, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall, this book was good. Not great. My biggest complaint is Vivians immaturity. She is only 21/22 but, damn, girl!
Some of the subject matter was really heavy and intense, with some deeply tragic triggers in the backstory- particularly for parents. Ill most likely read another book by this author (this was my first) but next Ill be reading something funny and/or uplifting.
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Bozica
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Bozica by: Roxie~Schmexy Girl Book Blog
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5+++ No take backs Stars

My Jewel E Ann binge continues and this book was just perfect!!

Once again this author delivers a unique story line and absolute page turner with Vivian and Olivers story. There was no unnecessary drama, it was paced well and I loved Vivians perceptions on life. She was wise beyond her years.

This is my 8th book by this author and I think this is my favourite story ( but I must admit that Lautner from Undeniably You is still my favourite BBF and no one has been able to
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Sandy S
Oct 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.25 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date December 1, 2014

"What lies beneath my veiled perfection is the ugly truthmy truth, my reality, my destiny."

Vivian Graham has an acceptance letter into Harvard, a badass tattoo, loyal friends, ties to marijuana, a penchant for Dunkin Donuts, and her pesky V-card.

Everyday she takes the Red Line to her job at The Green Pot in Boston while her friends enter the coveted, black iron gates to higher learning. The ramifications from a tragic accident have put her
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Theresa Alberts
Nov 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Idle Bloom by Jewel E. Ann is a story like none I have encountered before and will pull at your heartstrings and bring a tear to your eye on more then one occassion while reading. The story has a powerful message that cannot be missed and the author has an amazing way of weaving this story to keep you guessing but also have you completely invested in the outcome of Vivian and Oliver's relationship. This book was a 4.5 star read for me and I highly recommend it to everyone! You will not be ...more
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“I hope every day you take each other’s breath away. I hope every kiss feels like the first but ends like the last. I hope you always see the best versions of yourselves reflected in each other’s eyes. But mostly, I hope you wake up every morning next to each other because there’s no place in this world you’d rather be, instead of having nowhere else to go. May you always be each other’s home.” 4 likes
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