Five Star Review: Idle Bloom by Jewel E. Ann
Released: December 1st 2014
Genre: Erotic Romance
Length: 391 Pages
Format: eBook, Paperback
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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+
Review by Lissa
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review Via NetGalley.
I wonder, can you fall in love with a book? I know that sounds weird but hear me out. This book is hilarious, sad, sexy, tragic and I couldn't stop reading. I was so involved with Oliver and Vivian. Oliver has secrets but so does Vivian. Yet they still love each other more than, I can think of anyone or character I've known.
I had no idea what this book was about. I had never heard of the author before. But damn I'm glad that I requested this book. There's something about the writing that just draws you in. You feel everything the characters feel. The passion, innocence.
Vivian is self conscious. For reasons I can understand. But we all have scars and their not always visible. The passion these characters had, ugghh so amazing. Oliver falls for someone, even though his barrier was high. But he let himself finally feel, feel something other than the pain he's felt for years.
It's more than just your average love story. It's about forgiveness and letting go. Letting of a past that has haunted you. Giving in to being in the moment. Realizing that there's this one person, that you would never let go. In Vivian's words "No take backs."
This is such an amazing book. I have no complaints, no disappointments. Now I have to check out every book she's written. I've also bought this book, for my own personal library.