Simon Pulse, Paperback, 9781416926832, 231pp.
Publication Date: April 24, 2007
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.
"Finely drawn, honest, sweet and charming, Bloom is like getting a beautifully wrapped gift -- it's lovely to start with and just gets better as you tear into it."
-- Michele Jaffe, author of Bad Kitty