TITLE: REVIVING BLOOM
SYNOPSIS: Bloom was abandoned by her mother at birth, but thanks to her dad she never once felt unloved. When he is killed in a car wreck, leaving her without any close family, she spends a year mourning him. She feels as if her heart has been cut out of her chest and nothing is left but an empty hole that she doesn’t think will ever heal. Then one night after work she finds a wounded dog in the woods behind her house and takes him in, not realizing he’s more than just some stray dog but a wolf shifter, who happens to be her mate.
Pike is getting over the loss of his father by running full force away from his responsibilities. He’s getting ready to go back to face his new position as the Alpha of his pack when he catches the scent that can only belong to his mate.
When Bloom finds out she may not be the normal human she always thought herself to be, she’s forced to search out the woman who abandoned her at birth.
REVIVING BLOOM is centered around a girl, Bloom Daniels, who just recently lost her dad. He was the only really parent she ever had or knew, since her mom ditched them the day after she was born. Pike is a shifter, or in other words, someone who can shift into a wolf. He was the son of the alpha of the pack he belongs to, until his dad died. Then he was forced to take his deceased father’s place as the leader of the pack. Instead, overwhelmed with everything, he just runs away. From his pack, his responsibilities, and his problems. There he catches the scent of Bloom, and together they uncover mysteries that surround them. Especially the mystery of Bloom’s mother.
I really enjoyed reading about Bloom and Pike and how they came to be. Bloom is a strong female character while Pike is a protective guy. I also enjoyed reading about Bloom’s best friend Bonnie. Bonnie is really feisty, and fierce, yet she really represents friendship in the book – she agreed to move with Bloom out of state to somewhere she has no idea about, a place she has never been to before. What friend of your’s can you think of that will do that for you?
REVIVING BLOOM was a bit fast paced, jumping straight into the plot with only a little background information. (Some of it was introduced later in the story). I couldn’t put it down after I got started. It had me hooked. The story was told in a different character’s point of view every chapter, alternating between Bloom’s and Pike’s. It was nice to know how multiple characters felt instead of just one. One thing that did irritate me was that the story ended a bit too fast for my liking. I need to read the squeal ASAP!
By the way, I really, really, dislike (“Hate is a strong word”) Bloom’s mom. Even though what happened wasn’t totally her fault. The past is the past…we should live in the future.
RATING: REALLY ICY
RECOMMENDATION: For people who enjoy reading about soulmate concepts, and for those who enjoy reading about “werewolfs” or shifters.
1) REVIVING BLOOM IS ONLY AVAILABLE AS AN E-BOOK!
2) ENLIGHTENING BLOOM (Bloom Daniels #2) is coming in 2013!