Wallflower Blooming

wallflower-bloomingAuthor: Amy Rivers

Publisher: Wooden Pants Publishing

Release Date: August 15, 2016

Rating: 3 Stars

Reviewer: Jessica Higgins

Wallflower no more, she is becoming society’s girl.

Val Shakely loves running her small public relations firm in Cambria, Colorado. The best part is, she doesn’t take on political candidates.  At least she doesn’t until her cousin Gwen decides to run for mayor.  She previously ran for city council and became the youngest person to be elected.  Val isn’t looking forward to the campaign either.  Her opponent wanted her to be his PR, but she declined and he isn’t used to being told no.  However, she starts to run into local businessman John Hatfield more and more frequently, so much so that they actually begin to fall in love.  Val finds herself becoming more in the public eye with John and as the campaign turns nasty with the current mayor threatening by John and Val, can they hold it together?

Overall, this was a quick, fairly interesting read. It is a really short book that is just a snapshot in time during a small town election.  It really could be more classified as a novella as I could see the two main characters branching off into a more developed story.  Even so, the story was primarily about Val, who is a wallflower that enjoys working behind the scenes, fall in love with John who is widely known, but pretty antisocial himself.  If you enjoy quick romances, this one will tickle your fancy.

There was some mild sexual dialogue and quite a bit of foul language, so I would recommend this book for mature young adults and up.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.

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