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Wallflower Blooming by Amy Rivers

Wallflower Blooming

by Amy Rivers

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Wallflower Blooming is a romance - but it is much more than just a run of the mill romance novel. It's about a man and a women learning to enjoy life, about friendship between two women and a story about small town politics. It's a light fun book to read with some great characters. Wallflower Blooming is a debut novel for Amy Rivers and based on my enjoyment of this book, I am looking forward to her future books.

Val is the orderly and organized owner of a PR firm that she has worked very hard to make successful. She leads a quiet life and because she is a workaholic, she doesn't have any time for romance. Her cousin, and best friend Gwen, is just the opposite. Gwen lives her life in a whirlwind and when she decides to run for mayor of their small town and asks Val to do the PR for her campaign, Val isn't sure what to do. Even though Val knows that if she agrees, it will totally disrupt her quiet orderly life, she agrees because of their friendship. The campaign takes up more of her time and energy than she expected but at a campaign fund raiser she meets a local businessman, who is a bit of a recluse, and the sparks fly between them. Can she risk her PR firm to help Gwen win the election and more importantly can she give up her workaholic life to find love?

This is a fun book to read and I enjoyed seeing Val's growth throughout the book. I look forward to future books from this author.

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  susan0316 | Dec 4, 2016 |
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Val Shakely is a list-maker. Daily routine. Check. Calm, quiet (but successful) business. Check. No drama. No excitement. Some might call it boring, but it’s precisely the way Val likes it. She loves her hometown of Cambria, nestled in the mountains of Colorado, and runs a fruitful PR firm. It's more than enough for Val. So what if she doesn’t have a social life? Then, her cousin Gwen decides to take on the local political bully, Mayor Roger Barton, in head-to-head combat for his poisition, and Val takes her company reluctantly, and against her better judgment, into the fray. The minute Val takes on Gwen’s campaign, the safe world she carefully constructed begins to unravel. She feels the pressure of the campaign and the personal attacks by Barton. And as if that wasn’t complicated enough, Val finds herself falling in love with local businessman John Hatfield, a man just as boring as her at first glance. Both charming and confrontational, Val is drawn to John in a way that cracks the simplicity of her life. In the end, Val’s desire to stay on the sidelines is put to the test and she’s forced to reexamine the life she’s built as she trudges toward a new and more exciting future.

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