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Peek Inside Blushing

When Berkeley proposed, I thought we'd live happily ever after. Instead, he dropped a bombshell: he's starring in a movie with his gorgeous ex, Christina Carlton. And what's more? I've been erased from the public eye

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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. Instead he dropped a bombshell: he’s starring in a movie with his gorgeous ex, Christina Carlton. And what’s more? I’ve been erased from the public eye. All anyone can talk about these days is #Berkstina.

To be together, Berkeley asked 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, his love scenes; it’s not how I imagined our engagement. Berkeley is passionate and driven; it’s one of the reasons I love him. But he has so much going on—am I ready to drop everything to become Olivia Dalton?



"...The drama and tension is kept up right to the very end - and it's a perfect ending!" ~ Jeannie Zelos, Netgalley

"...Had me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen with Liv and Berkeley." ~ Shannon Valerio, Netgalley

"Berkeley is prime book boyfriend material...Blushing more than lived up to my high expectations." ~ Jennifer Valencia, "Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous"

"I couldn't wait for the chance to read more of Berkeley and Olivia's story...The bottom line is that both In Bloom and Blushing should be bestsellers." ~ Melissa Carpenter, goodreads review

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622663095
Series: Brightside, Book 2
Release Date: Feb 23, 2015
Page Count: 405
Imprint: embrace
Genre: contemporary, new adult
Tropes: coming of age/family/social issues, right under your nose

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Great series...Can't wait for book 3 !! Love these two !! ...more

By Michelle February 22, 2015

ARC provided by publisher in exchange of honest review

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Olivia and Berkeley are BACK and they are engaged!!!! Blushing picks off where it last left off In Bloom, and Katie Delahanty once again has me smitten with her writing and story-telling. The beloved cast of characters that brought l ...more

By Aurélie March 04, 2015

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah I can't wait :))

Edit: Yihouuuuuuuuuuu just got an ARC :))


Edit 2 : Review to come

Katie Delahanty is a very talented writer. I loved the first book in the serie and when I saw that the 2nd was available on NetGalley I did not hesitate for a minute.

I loved this book even though I ...more

4.5 stars

Did I enjoy this book: I really did. It was a great read, just as good as the first book, In Bloom. I read it every free chance I had!

It was great to catch up with Olivia and Berkeley. We pick up where In Bloom lets off, with their engagement!!! It is so exciting. Olivia is still a bit naiv ...more

By Brittany April 02, 2015

Liv and Berkeley are BACK, baby! And they're engaged! I feel like I've waited forever for Blushing, and I was super excited to receive an early copy when the time came! I might have done a little happy dance when I got my greedy little hands on this sequel, since In Bloom was one of my favorite read ...more

By Jessica *The Lovely Books* February 23, 2015

"Sometimes you have to risk it all to make a dream come true. #BeBrave"

Here comes the bride...
Just kidding! Ms. Olivia Bloom is only engaged to the hottest man on the planet. Heheh. Yup, I'm talking about Berkeley. The rock god with an insanely sweet side to him that you can't help but swooooooon. I ...more

By Monique May 05, 2015

This book is brilliant. Full review up soon!
First off, let me say two things. One, I am kicking myself for not having read In Bloom before reading Blushing, but obviously I wasn’t paying attention to good books a while back. And two, I did not expect this book to be so good. Blushing was refreshi ...more

By Melissa February 05, 2015

Katie Delahanty is so very talented! I loved In Bloom and couldn't wait for the chance to read more of Berkeley and Olivia's story. They, together with all of the supporting characters, are the kind of characters you wish you could hang out with and actually be around. They're wonderfully written to ...more

By Angie February 05, 2015

This is the 2nd book in the Brightside series and picks up from the first book after Berkeley proposed to Liv. I really don't believe you can read this one without reading the first as too much has been set up with the main and side characters.

I read the first one the night before and jumped at the ...more

By Rebecca February 22, 2015

4 Angst filled stars!

This book was generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book is the second book in the bright side series. I would recommend reading the first book In Bloom before Blushing as this book is a continuation of the In Bloom.

Since this w ...more

By Alexis March 07, 2015

Three Girls and a Book Obsession @threegirlsbooks

Totally loved Blushing by @KTDelahanty. Hope we see more from The Brightside. #threegirlstoprec

I am going to be straight-up here and say that I literally did not know how to use Twitter until I read In Bloom (Katie’s first book). So I feel my above tw ...more

By Nicci February 21, 2015

I LOVED book 1 in this series - In Bloom - and I stalked Katie Delahanty's FB, twitter etc desperate for news on when the next book would come. The longer I waited the more desperate and excited I got. I couldn't wait to read more about the wonderful characters we met in In Bloom and to overload on ...more

By 2kasmom February 08, 2015

This is book # 2 in The Brightside series by Katie Delahanty. Berkeley Dalton and Olivia Bloom's story is fantastic.....and totally complicated. They are engaged to be married but the contract to make his new movie states that no one can find out. The fine for the reveal is a million dollars!

Berkel ...more

I really appreciate the story behind this series. In an effort to salvage her career in fashion, after the company with whom she'd started out was purchased by a large conglomerate, author Katie Delahanty was offered the opportunity (forced, really) to create an eCommerce site for the line she repre ...more

By Rhianna March 22, 2015

Totally sudsy and you'll enjoy the ride...

I bought Delahanty's first Brightside book when it came out and because I am a book hoarder who will never read everything she buys I hadn't read it yet when BLUSHING came across my reviewer pile. But I was told it could stand alone so I figured why not, it ...more

By Shannon February 05, 2015

This one began where the other one left off. Oliva and Berkeley just got engaged. But Shar has told them they need to keep it on the down low till the whole Christina thing blows over. Olivia finds out that Berkeley has bought the rights to The Keystone Series ( a popular book series about thieves)b ...more

By Kelley February 22, 2015

This book picks up where In Bloom, book 1 in the series, leaves off. Brilliantly written, Ms. Delahanty creates characters that are realistic and relatable. I was riveted from the very beginning; and even shed a few tears at the end. I loved the use of tweets at the beginning of each chapter and the ...more

By Stephanie March 10, 2019

Keeps Getting Better

I devoured this book! It's currently 2AM and I pushed through to the end. This might be a new favorite author! ...more

By Ashli February 23, 2015

So as I stated previously, I LOVED Katie's first book. I was very excited to be given the opportunity to read her book before publication. Sometimes with sequels to movie or books there is the possibility of the letdown, but honestly, I wasn't worried about that at all with Katie Delahanty's newest ...more

By Jen February 18, 2015

Note: This ARC was provided by Entangled Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Olivia Bloom is in love with and engaged to Berkeley Dalton and they would want nothing more than to shout it out to the rest of the world. Only they can't. Berkeley's evil publicist wants to keep ever ...more

By Jeannie February 23, 2015

Blushing (The Brightside 2), Katie Delahanty
Genre:  New adult, Contemporary romance
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Having had this for review I decided to buy the first book In Bloom too, as its only 99p, and its connected to this one although both can be read as standalones. I really ...more

By Michelle February 19, 2015

When I saw Blushing on netgalley I immediately put my request in and waited to be approved, but once I picked it up I was worried that I would not remember things from the previous book as it's been a long time, and lots of books since I last read In Bloom. I needn't have worried, I fell back into t ...more

By Aaly February 24, 2015

ARC provided by NetGalley for an honest review.
** Berkeleyaddict 4 brightside stars.**

I loved Katie Delahanty’s first book, In Bloom. I discovered such endearing and great characters. Olivia and Berkeley were amazing together and I was thrilled ...more

By Becca February 24, 2015

After falling for Olivia and Berkeley while reading In Bloom, I was excited for the next part of their love story. I am thrilled to say that Blushing absolutely blew away all of my expectations. Katie Delahanty has written an incredible follow up with this novel and I was absolutely enthralled from ...more

By Riki February 17, 2015

I fell in love with Olivia Bloom and her crazy friends and family in the first book in this Brightside series and I was not disappointed in this second novel that follows their antics. BLUSHING has the same wonderful, fresh voice and snappy dialogue that captured me in the first book, but with highe ...more

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Katie Delahanty

About the author

Katie Delahanty

Katie never knew she was a writer. Her childhood obsessions centered on old movies, costumes, fashion, playing dress up, and books. Lots of books. On her quest to play make believe for a living she decided she wanted to be a fashion designer and after satisfying her practical parents by graduating from UCLA with a BA in Communication Studies she went on to pursue her design dreams with a Professional Designation in Fashion Design from FIDM. She spent five years helping to design romantic dresses that were sold everywhere from Anthropologie to Nordstrom before the economic downturn led to a career shift and that practical degree came in handy. Now in charge of the ecommerce business for In Bloom Lingerie, she was asked to start the company blog. Not knowing what to say about lingerie but needing to use bridal keywords, she decided to start a fictional serial about how a girl named Olivia Bloom, who worked for In Bloom Lingerie, became engaged. And that is when Katie fell in love with storytelling and the path to make believe became clear. She has not looked back since. Katie lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

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