Friday, April 4, 2014

ARC Review: In Bloom by Katie Delahanty

In Bloom by Katie Delahanty
Published: 2.10.2014
Thank you Netgalley and Publisher for giving me a copy to review. In no way did this sway my opinion.


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…

IN BLOOM has a fairy tale worthy whimsy and true- to- life characters like our accident prone main girl, Olivia. Then of course we have the completely and utterly sigh worthy rock star who goes by the name Berkeley. The characters in this story were very relatable and I LOVED HER MOM.

So here’s the thing with IN BLOOM, it was a good story it just wasn’t a good story. You know what I mean? It was brain candy: no thought process required. It seemed as if everything just came so easily to Olivia: her major fashion industry job, rock star boyfriend, relatively drama free life. Our main girl had a questionable thought process with her whole believing the internet and tabloids without a second thought. Also, honey, calm yourself. It’s obvious he adores you, even when you embarrass yourself. Like really embarrass yourself.

I was amazed by how easily everyone forgave her. In her job . . . in her rather questionable decisions. *shrugs*

Her mom is into all the new age stuff and is awesomesauce. Boots and her cousin were genuinely nice people and Boots seemed the most life-like of all the characters with her real emotions that made sense in the situation. Her new friends were HALARIOUS. Love them. And then, of course, we have Berkeley. I don’t like his name but I like him. He was sweet and protective and amusing.

Overall, this book was a “what if” book. What if I fell in love with someone famous? What if they fell in love with me? What if I actually made in LA? What if… what if… what if…

IN BLOOM was a sweet as cotton candy, fluffy read.

 Who's read this? And wouldn't it be awesome to fall in love with a rock star and have them actually love you back? Oh hell yes! Leave your thoughts in the comments!


  1. It is too bad that the "what ifs" weren't really well done - because that would make an interesting read!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

    1. I totally agree! Oh well, better luck next time <3