Review: In Bloom by Katie Delahanty

In Bloom (Brightside #1)
Author: Katie Delahanty
Release Date: February 10, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Embrace
Source: NetGalley
Review by: Nahomi
Links: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Goodreads / iTunes

My Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 stars
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…

*I received an eARC of this book from the publisher but it did not influence this review in any way*

Lately I've been on what I call a Hollywood binge, being that the last few books I have read have been about actors or singers falling in love with someone who is not in the business or has a behind the scenes role. Most of the stories follow the same pattern and I was starting to feel like I needed a break from this specific type of book. But then I picked up In Bloom and I was hooked. The story had a way of captivating my attention to the point that I couldn't put it down. I was addicted and I needed to know what happened next.

This book was filled with romance and sweet moments. I was swooning, sighing, and wishing that I had a Berkeley Dalton too. Olivia is endearing, and genuine. I love that she's clumsy. I also really like that when she is nervous she says the funniest things. Olivia's and Berkeley's love story is beautiful, and full of raw emotions.

The characters were realistic and relatable. The pacing was perfect, the story had me up until the wee hours of the morning because I simply could not put the book down. Katie Delahanty did a wonderful job creating this wonderful story full of great characters! This is definitely a must read!


  1. I don't read that many romance novels but this one sounds really good! I too love a good Hollywood type story. Thanks for the review! I've added this to my tbr pile. :)

    Kay @ It's a Book Life


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