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Review: The Art of Us by Hilaria Alexaner

January 29, 2018

Two years ago, his kiss left her reeling, but she pushed him away and they never spoke of it again.

 

Lena Andrews is bad at love, and has no intention of getting better at it. 


Men are good for one thing, and love isn’t it. 


She’s perfectly okay with finding happiness in her job as a comic book artist. 


Yet, she can’t shake the memory of her coworker’s kiss. 


Amos St. Clair has stayed the hell away from Lena Andrews for the last two years.


Work has filled his time and he’s on the cusp of making a name for himself. When an opportunity to complete a project that’s dear to Lena’s heart presents itself, Amos seizes the opportunity – even if it means being with the woman he's avoided all this time.


Through their mutual passion for art and each other, their love blooms like a lotus flower out of a dark, muddy pool. But, is their love strong enough to withstand the challenges posed by the most important job of their careers?

 

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**** 3.75/4 Star Review ****

 

I am not sure where to start with this book or where to go with this review. This was my first book by Hilaria. It won't be the last; in fact, I own a couple of her other books already that I do plan to read.

 

I have dawdled over how to rate this book for a few days. For me, there were equal amounts of positives and negatives in what I would have expected or wanted from this book once I started it.

 

Hilaria is a very good story teller. She has created a unique love story that I haven't read or seen. Two comic book authors who are in love, but they refuse to allow or admit their love to not only each other but themselves too. Much of this book focuses on that aspect. 

 

This story flowed from start to finish. As I moved my way through, I was anticipating their happily ever after. 

 

Since I already said there were some negatives for me in this book. I can't just ignore them. I am not one for being patient with a story that seems too drawn out. This one was that way from time to time...

 

I had a difficult time with having too much self-reflection of feelings and resistance. Instead of much of this, I needed more interactions, more scenarios to help build the much needed angst I needed.

 

For me to have been head over heels with this book, I needed to see the characters actual interactions more instead of just being told they had them. I think the ending of this book would have been much more emotional for me had I had these.

 

Overall, this a really good story. I am honored to have read it and have experienced it. I can truly appreciate a touching and unique love story. This one is one of those.

 

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