Wallflower Blooming by Amy Rivers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Val Shakely doesn't enjoy politics, but loves her cousin. Her cousin is vying for the position of Mayor. Politics ensue.
John Hatfield doesn't like social functions. He is intrigued by a woman that is as nervous around people as himself. A story of love follows.
The Good: The writing was wonderful. I often forgot I was reading a story and felt like I was people-watching with a privileged narrative voice-over in the background. I forgot that Val and John were not real people. I forgot there was an author behind the book that worked on her story...I forgot it was a book. The writing was wonderful, the pacing good, character development awesome.
The Bad: Not Applicable.
The Overall: Here's the thing; the content of Wallflower Blooming isn't usually my cup of tea. But the writing was so good that my preferred genre mattered very little. I loved that both the MCs were introvertish, and appreciated the author keeping a realistic view of life from that perspective. The relationship development was entertaining and fun, and the politics kept the story churning until the very end. I found myself even cheering for Gwen near the end of the book. It was fun, funny, and well-written.
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