Idle Bloom by Jewel E. Ann
Released: December 1, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Jewel E. Ann
Reviewed by Lena
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"What lies beneath my veiled perfection is the ugly truth—my 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 life on hold while time marches on for everyone around her.
After graduating from Harvard Law, Boston native, Oliver Konrad, moves to Portland to start his career and his life. Three years later, after a horrific discovery, he returns home to trade in his three-piece suit for leather work boots and his suburban home for a condo in Cambridge.
All he brought back to the East Coast was an aversion to pillows and secrets he keeps hidden behind a mysterious locked door. Oliver’s days are predictable and his nights are lonely until he meets Vivian on the subway. Her long raven hair, green eyes, and mile-long legs are achingly sexy, but the way she "innocently" fingers and licks her Boston Kreme doughnut can only be described in two words—complete torture.
When their paths cross at every turn, laughter is abundant, friendship is easy, and love is unintentional. However, their future seems improbable.
*This book contains adult situations and explicit content, 17+
This story was very well written. It tore me up emotionally and gave me one hell of a book hangover. I wasn’t sure what to expect from one chapter to the next or how the story was going to end.
Vivian and Oliver were two individuals who lived content, idle lives. They were waiting for someone to see beyond their shattered pasts, a person who would look at them with something besides pity. Oliver provided that for Vivian. She was a person who was confident about her future but not of her looks or how everyone else saw here. Oliver helped her to see herself differently. Vivian’s path to help Oliver was much harder. Oliver was like a unique hero. You could see that whatever happened in his past, tormented him. Part of this books appeal besides that hot sex scenes, and there are quite a bit of them, is trying to figure out what secrets Oliver’s past held. My curiosity was peaked with every little clue dropped. This book was a real page-turner and well worth the read.
Rating: 5 Stars
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You can always find me with my nose in my Kindle reading a romance novel starring a tough talking, hard loving alpha male and sassy heroine. For the past six years reading has been my addiction. I am always up for a good read and am excited when I get any suggestions. My other loves are working out and spending time with my hubs, family and friends.