Friday, August 22, 2014

Review: In Bloom by Katie Delahanty

In Bloom
by Katie Delahanty

Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Pages: 281
Format: eARC

Buy the Book: Amazon

My name is Olivia Bloom and I. Am. Free.

I left for LA with everything I owned piled into my old Volkswagen and dreams of becoming a costume designer. Little did I know I’d wind up designing for a lingerie company—yeah, not sure how I landed this gig—and taken under the wing of two young Hollywood insiders. The fashion shows and parties were great, but life really got exciting when the seriously hottest lead singer of my favorite band started to fall for me. 

How does someone like me, an ordinary girl from Pittsburgh, wind up in the arms of the world’s sexiest rock star—surrounded by celebrities, fashion, and music—and not be eaten alive? Berkeley is everything I've ever dreamed of in a boyfriend, but the paparazzi, the tabloids, the rumors, it's all getting a bit too crazy. My life has become every girl’s dream come true, if only I don’t blink and lose it all…

Kritters Thoughts:  If you have been reading my reviews for awhile then you know that I am a big fan of books that give readers a behind the scene glimpse of the Hollywood life and this book did not disappoint!  A regular girl moves from Pittsburgh to LA to follow her dream as a designer and ends up in a relationship with the Justin Bieber or Justin Timberlake of the music world.  And this relationship will completely change her life, is it for good or bad?

What a great book!  I loved how the author mixed a regular girl and Hollywood, and really used the craziness of media to give their relationships ups and downs.  I will absolutely not spoil this ending as it is worth the read, but I love how the ending came about, the last twenty pages were a fantastic roller coaster of emotion.  The secondary characters were just as full and fantastic and I loved how they played against Olivia's newness to the city and the Hollywood life.

A great start to a new New Adult series, although I am not sure I would put it in that category, I would put it in the romance genre if someone asked me!  There were definitely some sexy scenes, but there was more than enough plot to really enjoy this book.  If you are a New Adult fan, then you could graduate to this book with a character that is out of school and pursuing her dream job.

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel (and we are getting one!)

Ebook 2014 Challenge: 46 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from BookSparks PR.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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