Bloom by Elizabeth Scott
(Simon Pulse, Paperback)
Ok, so I'm a sucker for a book with a great cover. I know what they say about judging a book, but in this case, I wasn't wrong. This was a great read! Lauren is in high school and her life seems perfect. She's got a popular best friend and she's got the perfect boyfriend. But sometimes perfect isn't all that great and Elizabeth Scott does a wonderful job tackling this issue. Lauren feels like she's missing out on things, including sex. Then, Evan Kirkland arrives on the scene. Evan is the son of Lauren's dad's ex-girlfriend...in short, he and Lauren sort-of grew up together for a few years. Evan is not perfect and he appears to be just what Lauren needs. I really enjoyed this book because I think we all get in situations where we want things to be perfect and Scott shows that it's more important to choose your own path than to be unhappy in a seemingly perfect relationship. Elizabeth Scott is definitely an author that I'm going to watch out for in the future.