Yesterday I finished Book #46 for the year – Wallflower in Bloom by Claire Cook.
Here’s what Goodreads has to say about it:
From the acclaimed bestselling author of Must Love Dogs comes a winning and witty new novel about a woman who emerges from the shadow of her overbearing family and finds herself “dancing with the stars.” 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-minute Dancing 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.
Irresistible and offbeat, Wallflower in Bloom is an original and deeply satisfying story of having the courage to take a leap into the spotlight, no matter where you land.
Eh…I’ve read better books from Claire Cook. My favorite being “Best Staged Plans”. I found the main character in this book to be quite annoying. She’s the middle child – the wallflower. While I can relate to that seeing as I grew up the middle child, I found my path much earlier in life than this chick. I found the plot of the story to be unrealistic. It was fun to read but far fetched.
I give this 3/5 stars.