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 sometimes-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.
If you could sum up Wallflower in Bloom in three words, what would they be?
Which scene was your favorite?
I just love that Tag finally realized Deirdre was important. I also love the relationship between her and Steve!
If you could take any character from Wallflower in Bloom out to dinner, who would it be and why?
Deirdre, because I think I could be really good friends with someone like her!
I enjoy Claire Cook's straightforward storytelling. Once again a woman who is under appreciated by those around her and maybe a bit uninspired by her own life gets a makeover. This was a fun read and I enjoyed the Dancing with the Stars references. While her books sometimes seem to wrap up a bit too neatly, I always find myself intrigued by the idea of her stories and I always find time to listen to them quickly. I enjoyed Cassandra Campbell. If you like Claire Cook you won't be disappointed by this title.