{Review} Blushing by Katie Delahanty

{Review} Blushing by Katie DelahantyBlushing by Katie Delahanty
Also by this author: In Bloom
Series: The Brightside #2
Also in this series: In Bloom
Published by Entangled: Embrace on February 23, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Character(s): Actors, Celebrities, Rockstars/Musicians
Pages: 405
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My name is Olivia Bloom and I. Am. Engaged.

When Berkeley proposed I thought we’d live happily ever after—we’d plan our wedding and he’d tour with the Brightside while I continued designing lingerie. But instead he dropped a bombshell that turned my life upside down: he’s set to star in a movie with, who else, his gorgeous ex, Christina Carlton. And what’s more? I’ve been erased from the public eye. All anyone can talk about is #Berkstina.

Berkeley wants me to work on set as a costume designer—a dream come true—but there’s a catch; we have to keep our relationship secret. I’m okay with not being photographed, but the sneaking around, the lies, the love scenes; it’s not how I imagined our engagement. I know Berkeley is passionate and driven, but he has so much going on—I don’t know if we can take it. I’m starting to wonder how well I know him.

I love him, but am I ready to drop everything and decide the rest of my life? To become Olivia Dalton?

Kassiah: Picking up after the first book in The Brightside series by Katie Delahanty, In Bloom, Blushing has Berkeley and Olivia happy and engaged when Berkeley is making the leap from rock god to movie star. Determined to keep up his heartthrob persona, his people don’t want anyone to know about his engagement to Olivia. How can they have their happily ever after when Berkeley is doing sex scenes with his ex and they’re spending most of their time apart?

Good question. And the answer to that would be that they’re adults. My whole issue with this book is that Berkeley was a celebrity before he met Olivia–she was already used to millions of women lusting after her man. She was already into the scene. I’m not saying it wouldn’t be hard, but she already had to establish trust in order to be with him in the first place. One of the things that I liked the most about In Bloom was that it was relatively fluffy. In fact, I wanted a little more drama. This book had that, but it felt stupid and unnecessary. I missed the romance and swoon that I felt in In Bloom, too, though there was some of that here. Overall, I just didn’t like this one as much as the first one, and I kind of wish I had left it with that.

Kassiah

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