Sisters in Bloom by Melissa Foster
Series: , Snow Sisters #2
Publisher: World Literary Press (Self-Published) on September 18, 2013
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance (Adult)
Kaylie Snow has always been the fun, flirty, pretty sister. Now, her burgeoning baby bump, hormone infused emotions, and faltering singing career are sending her into an unexpected identity crisis. Watching her older sister Danica glide through a major career change and a new relationship with the grace of a ballerina, Kaylie’s insecurities rise to the forefront—and her relationship, with fiancé Chaz Crew, is caught in the crossfire.
Chaz Crew has everything he’s ever wanted: a lovely fiancé, a baby on the way, and soon, the film festival he owns will host its biggest event ever. When he’s called away to woo the festival’s largest sponsor—and the lover he’s never admitted to having—secrets from his past turn his new life upside down.
With her baby shower around the corner, and her fiancé’s big event looming, the pressure is on for Kaylie to pull herself together—and for Chaz to right his wrongs. In a few short weeks, the couple who had it all figured out will learn things about life and love that may change their minds—and their hearts.
This book includes mature subject matter that may not be appropriate for readers under the age of 18.
Now well into her pregnancy, Kaylie’s entire life has changed, and at times she’s not sure it’s for the better. She has the man she loves and a baby on the way, but her singing gig has been put on hold, and her fiance Chaz is having problems of his own. Add in his old flame, a woman Kaylie didn’t know about until now, and things are about to get a lot more crazy than she’s used to.
Always the more practical sister, Danica is taking a chance as well. Having given up her private practice to open a youth center, her carefully planned future is entirely up in the air. And as her relationship with Blake moves forward, she’s having trouble giving up full control to whatever the future has in store.
The first book was good, but I have to admit that I enjoyed this one so much more. The relationship between the two sisters was front and center, and while they each had their own relationships going now, the story was about more than just romance.
Danica and Kaylie have had a complicated relationship, and their differences are even more obvious now that they’re in similar places in their lives. Kaylie’s recklessness has destined her to be a mother before marriage, the absolute last thing she ever expected, and that complete change to her life has her acting out more than usual.
Danica is also venturing out of her “safe” zone, having fallen in love with Blake and given up her original career plans for something more fulfilling. Watching these two navigate the new paths their lives have taken is an adventure in itself, but add in their banter and sometimes rivalry, and it’s quite the rollercoaster.
Through it all, Blake and Chaz are pretty awesome, though. Granted, Chaz hasn’t handled the situation with his ex very well, but it’s not because he had bad intentions — just that he can be as stupid as the next guy when it comes to relationships. I’m interested to see what happens next in Sisters in White, since I’m sure the relationships between the sisters and with their men will have a few more twists to throw at us.