Val rums a successful PR firm in her hometown Cambria, Colorado. Her life is peaceful, with no excitement or unexpected surprises, just the way she likes it. Until the day her cousin, Gwen, decides to run for mayor and ropes Val into helping her. Between the campaign and the current mayor's attacks, Val's safe little life has taken a dive off the tracks. If that wasn't enough, Val meets John Hatfield, the most mysterious and reclusive man in town. Will Val's safe life ever get back on track or will the campaign change Val's life forever?
Though this book is a different genre than my usual read, I thought it was pretty good. When selecting this book to read I was hoping to "change it up a bit."
I enjoyed the character in this book. Val, the main character, was especially relatable. The fat that she was such a wallflower, yet well known by prominent members of her community, such as the governor's wife, was a little hard to believe, but not impossible, especially when paired with the fact that she runs a PR firm.
As for John,the male main character, I had a bit of a harder time with him. Maybe that had to do with the fact the he blended well into society but was supposed to be a recluse himself.
My greatest complaints about this book would have to be, number one, the repetitiveness. Some aspects of this story were repeated over and over again. Some of it was necessary but others not so much and even in the cases where it made sense that the author was going over it again, I felt that it could have been referenced more than retold. Those are my thoughts, of course, and I could be wrong, for other readers this may have been the right way for it to play out. Second, there were a fair deal of editorial mistakes. They were not a hindrance in my understand, following, or enjoying the story but they were there and they were there enough for it to be quite noticeable.
All in all, this was a pretty good romance that also delved into character growth, female strength, and the importance of forgiveness.
I would recommend this book to fans of contemporary, clean romances as well as woman's strength. I really did like that this story, the romance aspect, was clean. I think other readers who like romance without too much erotica will greatly enjoy this book. If you enjoy romance novels with erotic scenes, however, this is not that kind of romance novel.
I won my copy of Wallflower Blooming from Goodreads Giveaways for the sole purpose of an honest review.
Keep your eyes peeled for the author interview, coming soon.