Thursday, December 3, 2015

Review: I Heart Bloomberg (86 Bloomberg Place #1) by Melody Carlson : Blogmas Day 3


Title: I Heart Bloomberg
Series: 86 Bloomberg Place #1
Author: Melody Carlson
Publisher: David C. Cook
Published Date:  January 1st 2010 
Genre: Christian Fiction, Contemporary, NA
Page Count: 315
Format: Kindle

My Rating: ★ ★ .5

Goodreads Summary: 
Kendall's managed to wrangle her grandmother's house free and clear except for the rules. No male roommates. But that's ok; with the right ad she'll pull in some girls, their rent and, if she's lucky, she won't have to go to work any time soon.

For their part, Anna, Lelani, and Megan all have their reasons for wanting to move in: Anna has got to get out from under her overprotective parents; Lelani can't take another day in her aunt's tiny crackerbox house overflowing with toddlers and Megan needs a place free of her current roommate from Hades. Though they come with assorted extra baggage filled with broken hearts and dreams, they will discover they also have a vast array of hidden strengths.

As they struggle to become the women they want to be, they'll find new hope, and maybe even Kendall will learn a thing or two about life, love and the true meaning of friendship.

 My Review:

I'm not going to lie this book was rather disappointing. At first I had high hopes for this book, but about a quarter of the way through I stopped enjoying it and started wondering when it was going to be over.

When we first meet Kendall you think she is a nice, smart girl who is trying to make ends meet and feel more safe in her house with all that is going on around the towns college campus. Sadly this very quickly changes especially as we meet Anna, Megan and Lelani.

Anna works at a publishing house and still lives at home due to her over protective mother not wanting her children to move out until they are married.

Megan who has recently graduated and lost her father. With all of this happening she is looking for a job and a new place to live (she currently lives in an apartment, but dislikes the environment it has changed into).

Lelani who is from Hawaii but has come to the mainland for a year to "find herself" or maybe more likely to escape from the mistakes she has made in the past.

Now that you know who the characters are you should also know that the people the characters appear to be at first isn't who they really are for the most part. Between Lelani and Kendall's secrets and Megan's slightly temper problem, Anna's overprotective mother this whole series is going to be a rather bumpy ride.
I'm not saying this book was completely awful though. It had a few good moments, but for the most part I can't help, but think that if they all just communicated a little more or maybe didn't try to take over something that wasn't theirs in the first place, then maybe they wouldn't have had so many problems in the first place. Or if Kendall realized a little earlier on that she had to put some effort into things as well then it might have been a better book as well.
I do want to read the next one and see how all of them start working together and actually becoming friends.

I know this doesn't contain the majority of elements in most New Adult books, I still consider it one because it is dealing with starting the next chapter of your life and figuring it all out.

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