Bloom by Elizabeth Scott was a really good read to pass the time, but I probably won’t remember every detail about it four months from now, as I would with a favorite novel.
Scott’s details were great, but there wasn’t anything that struck me particularly fantastic. I did enjoy it a lot, don’t get me wrong. There were plenty of moments that left me on the edge of my seat and plenty of times when I’m pretty sure I knew what was going to happen (I didn’t).
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 choice...before one is made for her. (Goodreads)
I found Lauren’s character really relatable, and I enjoyed that because she wasn’t generic, either.
The novel did however, remind me a lot of The Unwritten Rule, the first book of Scott’s that I had read. I also started reading Something Borrowed (review soon!) shortly after finishing this book, and that reminded me a lot of this novel, too. Not in a bad way, though. They were each distinctly different, and I liked that.
So in all, this is a good, well-written book that isn’t too light, but also isn’t the most memorable thing I’ve read.