“Airplanes, they are so full of the common folk. When I drive, I can be first class all the way.” ~Sweet Blooms
Sweet Blooms by Dean Hodel: 1/5 Stars
Two souls have come to Sweet Blooms to heal and find themselves. They’ll have to get past their pain to discover love also blooms in this sweet shop.
*This review does contain some spoilers*
I’m very thankful to have received a free copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This book had so much potential to be a really good book, but it fell flat. My biggest problem is that there is no development at all in this book. The characters are hardly described as is the plot which is almost nonexistent.
Victoria is the main character and she loses her job and her grandfather passed away so she heads over to Sweet Blooms for the funeral. Well in Sweet Blooms she meets Mark who is very rude to her for no reason. Well Mark’s reasoning is that he doesn’t really trust Victoria. However, within like 24 hours they go on a date and fall in love. There’s absolutely no build up to their romance, no build up of the characters, no backstories, nothin’.
This book would be so good if things were described in more depth. If the characters and their pasts were described more than I would like this book more. I mean you never even find out how Victoria lost her job, but she ends up getting it back. There’s just so many unanswered questions it drives me insane.
I was excited for this book, because I was hoping it would be kinda like a Nicholas Sparks novel where the characters have a past and then they fall in love and they live happily ever after. That’s not what I got. Instead I got a book that had some characters that fell in love had a hiccup of a problem and then lived happily ever after. Oh, well I guess they did have a past I just don’t know what happened.
Overall I really just didn’t like this book. I didn’t hate it, but I was very disappointed. However, I would recommend this to anyone who likes something quick, simple, and easy to read! I know some people who would probably love this book, so it’s just a judgement choice. If this book interests you then go for it! 🙂