{Review & Blog Tour Stop} Idle Bloom by Jewel E Ann

Posted December 5, 2014 by Book Lit Love in Authors F-K, Book Tours, MY REVIEWS / 0 Comments

{Review & Blog Tour Stop} Idle Bloom by Jewel E Ann

{Review & Blog Tour Stop} Idle Bloom by Jewel E Ann Idle Bloom by Jewel E Ann
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
Format: eARC

"What lies beneath my veiled perfection is the ugly truth—my truth, my reality, my destiny."

Vivian Graham has an acceptance letter into Harvard, a badass tattoo, loyal friends, ties to marijuana, a penchant for Dunkin’ Donuts, and her pesky V-card.

Everyday she takes the Red Line to her job at The Green Pot in Boston while her friends enter the coveted, black iron gates to higher learning. The ramifications from a tragic accident have put her life on hold while time marches on for everyone around her.

After graduating from Harvard Law, Boston native, Oliver Konrad, moves to Portland to start his career and his life. Three years later, after a horrific discovery, he returns home to trade in his three-piece suit for leather work boots and his suburban home for a condo in Cambridge.

All he brought back to the East Coast was an aversion to pillows and secrets he keeps hidden behind a mysterious locked door. Oliver’s days are predictable and his nights are lonely until he meets Vivian on the subway. Her long raven hair, green eyes, and mile-long legs are achingly sexy, but the way she "innocently" fingers and licks her Boston Kreme doughnut can only be described in two words—complete torture.

When their paths cross at every turn, laughter is abundant, friendship is easy, and love is unintentional. However, their future seems improbable.

*This book contains adult situations and explicit content, 17+


Idle Bloom by Jewel E. Ann bewitched and betrothed me into a world, full of hilarity, romance, heart and tears. A truly amazing book I was introduced to, with the heights of raw emotion as high as the sky and the depths of the sea in the heart ensure the readers emotions be flooded with a exquisite and defying novel. Author Jewel E. Ann defines adventure of humor and heart in a quest of heart, as Vivian the female protagonist is a virgin by circumstances not choice until she meets Oliver.

Oliver and Vivian meet at her work The Green Pot, having been introduced when her brother is picking up essentials for a job. Vivian; young but grieving through a pain that defines her, Oliver is very much the closed off yet attractive gentleman as they first meet.

“Judgments are nothing more than presumptuous thoughts, flawed opinions at best. What lies beneath my veiled “perfection” is the ugly truth- my truth, my reality, my destiny.”

I won’t divulge into the past of Oliver’s and the pain of the past the novel envelops but it implores such meaning in the story. Idle Bloom deals with heavy issues and it was a takes guts to write such intensity like Jewel E. Ann has covering topics of depression, loss, pain, guilt and bringing each moment back to the bond that Oliver and Vivian grow throughout the novel.

“Oliver kisses me and the earth stops moving beneath my feet, as if our lips meeting trumps anything else the over seven billion other people in the world are doing at this exact moment. Time just… stops.”

I loved that this book had so much tear-jerking heart-to-heart moments between Oliver and Vivian but as the novel reached 80% I told myself, I needed to slow down because the vivid imagination and creation of the bond created with too intense to go full steam ahead without ripping shreds to my heart.

“His head falls to my shoulder as his labored lungs search for oxygen. He dots a trail of feathery kisses up my neck, stopping at my ear.” I’ve missed you like doughnuts would miss coffee.” I laugh, wrapping my arms around his neck. “I’ve missed you more, like peanut butter would miss jelly or hot chocolate would miss marshmallows.”

I fell in love with the narrative with the hilarity in the banter between Vivian and her friends, Oliver and Vivian and Oliver’s family (P.S Loved Chance) just leaving me with tears of laughter, after feeling tears of sorrow and pain. A compelling and tear-jerking story that has so me wrapped up. The compelling lessons, grief, heart and soul that Jewel E. Ann put into this piece so grounds of heart and is a true inspiration. A captured heart, a journey of love, a depth of pain and an undeniable chemistry that will leave you with a full heart, definitely worth one-clicking!

P.S Donuts & Coffee FTW

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Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1ydrcfX

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1w6SmWO

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1CclBe4

iTunes: http://bit.ly/1Fot4VL


Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor.

With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business.

After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing.

When she’s not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels.

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