by Jackie Sexton
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Published by: Moon Flower Press on June 22, 2014
Genres: NA, Romance
Source: ARC from Publisher
Rating: 3.5 Stars
NOTICE: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Ariane Michaelson is always the quiet girl in the room, the one that her kooky mother and three sisters lovingly call the wallflower. After graduating from college she finds it more than a little difficult to find the graphic design job of her dream...or any job, really. She’s more than given up on painting, and a terrible run-in with her twin sister’s fiancé makes each day harder to keep a life altering secret.
Liam Ashdown was just the moody small town nobody, with one friend and a busted pickup—until he moved to LA. The life Liam once knew is turned upside down with models and mayhem...and there isn’t much down time in-between. The only thing that keeps him sane is the paintings. Beautiful ocean portraits that remind him of home, painted years ago by some friend of a friend.
What he wouldn’t give to know her. To tell her that her art saves him everyday.
The engagement of his childhood friend, Todd, brings him back home to Craryville, to deal with a drug-addicted mother and an ailing grandmother. But it also brings him hope—somewhere in the bridal party is the woman who has been his calm and respite in the storm of fame.
The only question is, can she save him?
This light new adult romance fed my need for adult sexual content, instant attraction and opposites attracting. The author did a wonderful job keeping the theme of art flowing throughout the novel, tying the MCs inextricably together. My only complaint is that the ending seemed a bit too easy. Yes, we all want a happy romantic ending, but don't we also want a realistic ending? As long as you're okay with an unrealistic ending, this is a great book.