Book Review: Love Blooms by Jo McNally

Tonight should be the best night of Lucy Higgins’s life. Tomorrow she’s finally marrying Owen Cooper. She’s been waiting to start a life of wedded bliss, like the happy marriage her parents have. Except…she just learned her parents are divorcing and she’s freaking out. Owen has been so distant lately, shutting her out. Suddenly this big wedding seems like a really bad idea. Packing up her car, Lucy bolts for Rendezvous Falls and finds work at a flower shop while she gets her life together. The last thing she expects is for Owen to show up, wanting her back.

Owen Cooper’s carefully planned out life is ready to begin. He’s home from the military to join the family business and marry the sweet girl who captured his heart…until Lucy runs out on him. That was not part of the plan. Armed with an article that promises to help him win her back, Owen heads to Rendezvous Falls. But from the moment he sees her again, she seems…different. Happier, more confident and at ease. Can he convince this new version of Lucy that he’s become the man she deserves? He might need a little help from the local book club to accomplish this mission…
With the latest book out in this series, I wanted to make sure I reviewed the last book in the series. I'm so bad at getting behind. At first, I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about this one. So much happened within the story that pushed me one way and then the next. 

This is turning out to be a very hard book to review because I wanted to say so much yet didn't want to give anything away. I always believe it's better when a reader gets to enjoy the moments that make a book so good. 

So, for most of the book, I was an Owen supporter. I didn't think he really did much wrong. I understood how Lucy felt but didn't think she handled it very well. Of course, how she handled it made for a good story but it still at times pissed me off. 

As the book progresses you start to see both of their sides and also what they've done that doesn't really help a romance. I really didn't blame Lucy for not liking Owen's mother. The woman is horrible. I'd think twice about marrying a man with a mother like that. 

There are some really funny moments when they learn about each other. Things they should have known before they decided to get married. If people only talked more to each other and listened when they are being spoken to we'd have happier people. 

You'll love how the past characters come together to help these two figures out what they really want. So many good moments along with some bad. You won't really have a ton of romance in this story since it's almost a second chance type of story. But you will have enough of the two main characters that you can feel that they love each other and would be so sad to be without the other person. 

I really enjoyed Love Blooms and thought the title for this one is perfect for so many reasons. It really fits the book. I've been loving this series and can't wait to read the next one. Have any of you read her?


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