Bloom by Elizabeth Scott
Lauren plays it safe. She has the boyfriend that everyone wants. The best friend that just wants to help her. But why isn't she happy? Her home life is silent. She doesn't let Katie, her best friend, know anything about her. Dave, her boyfriend, thinks he knows her, but in reality, he knows hardly anything at all.
When Evan Kirkland shows up, Lauren's life is turned upside-down. The person she is with him is completely different than anything she has ever experienced. It's not safe like it is with everyone else in her life. It's unexpected.
Things start becoming unbearable for Lauren as she realizes that she isn't happy with her current life. Evan makes it more interesting, and that is exactly what she wants and needs.
This was a really good book. My only problem with it was that the outcome was totally predictable. I mean, it's a good outcome, but it would have been better if I didn't see it coming already. I also didn't really understand how the feelings between Lauren and Evan "bloomed" (no pun intended) the way they did, especially since they were basically brother and sister at some point. But, overall I really enjoyed the book. Lauren's character was relatable to girls who are unhappy in a relationship, but it changes when they meet someone else.