Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Wallflower in Bloom by Claire Cook

From Amazon - Deirdre Griffin has a great life; it’s just not her own. She’s the around-the-clock personal assistant to her charismatic, high-maintenance, New Age guru brother, Tag. As the family wallflower, her only worth seems to be as gatekeeper to Tag at his New England seaside compound.

Then Deirdre’s sometime boyfriend informs her that he is marrying another woman, who just happens to be having the baby he told Deirdre he never wanted. While drowning her sorrows in Tag’s expensive vodka, Deirdre decides to use his massive online following to get herself voted on as a last-minuteDancing with the Stars replacement. It’ll get her back in shape, mentally and physically. It might even get her a life of her own. Deirdre’s fifteen minutes of fame have begun.

 Wallflower in Bloom is an off-beat entertaining read that will hook you from page one.  Deidre is the middle child, and not being one of those myself, I can't relate, but  it's not a good place to be.  She's invisible.  Everything goes to the oldest and youngest, and Deidre is always left out.  When she gets out of college, she goes to work with her famous brother Tag, a self-help guru, as his personal assistant.

Tag is very demanding and her life isn't going so great right now anyway.  She just found her out boyfriend is about to marry another woman. If that isn't bad enough, she's pregnant and he always told her he never wanted kids.  Fed up with it all, Deidre quits her job and tries out for an open slot on Dancing With the Stars.  Not only does it change her life, but it  changes her outlook on herself.

From the author who brought us Must Love Dogs, Wallflower in Bloom is another must-read.  Deidre is a diverse character who really comes into her own and then some.  Hilarious, sad, uplifting and a riveting read, don't miss this one this summer! Stick it in your beach bag now! 

*I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds hilarious. Going right now to request it from the library.


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