Wednesday, December 18, 2013

LEANN'S REVIEW: Art of Appreciation (Autumn Markus)

Title:   Art of Appreciation

Author:  Autumn Markus

Genre:  Adult Contemporary

Publication Date:  December 17, 2013

Publisher:  Omnific Publishing

Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.



Abby Reynolds is burned out.

Since clawing her way into a great position at a Boston museum, she’s been saddled with a scheming intern and a nagging boss. She’s scuttled her own painting dreams, her cat refuses to be box trained, and now the most boring man on the eastern seaboard just told her, “It’s not you, it’s me.”

Her bestie Sarah offers a much-needed escape: a summer of sand, sea, and younger men in Santa Cruz…

Hot young bike racer Jason is sexy, unattached, and completely ready to spend a summer in uncomplicated flirtation. Since Abby has decided love is off the table, he seems like the perfect match.

Then she meets Matt. Sculptor, surfer (and age appropriate), he’s everything she gave up wanting and then some. He’s a grown-ass man with his own life issues: does he want to sculpt for love or for profit?  What about that twentysomething model who’s always clinging to him? Is he ready to let a woman invade his Fortress of Solitude?

Abby has to decide whether she’s satisfied with leaving behind the idea of Mr. Right and settling for Mr. Right Now.

Grown up love.  It’s complicated.




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About the Author

Autumn Markus traveled far and wide as a military brat, but her heart was always in the American west, where she was born. She hikes, reads and writes there still, along with snuggling her husband, four children, and a horsedog. She freelance edits for other authors, reviews Women’s Fiction for the New York Journal of Books, and is the author of the contemporary romances Cocktails & Dreams and A Christmas Wish. She is currently at work on her next novel.

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Let me start out by saying I love the cover. It is elegant and beautiful. Second... Amazing! I thought I had this book figured out... Most of the time it is easy for me to predict a books ending or over all plot. While I did have it somewhat figured out, I kept getting thrown for a loop. And I loved it.
I loved the art theme. It worked beautifully. As far as the predictable part... I was surprised every couple of pages. I like when an author can take twist in a romance and make it work. The characters were great. I loved the friendship between Abby and Sarah. It reminds me of my best friend and I. Just bringing me that much closer to the characters. And Mike and Jason..... Hello sexy men!
Loved the humor and the love and the plot twist. A really great read. I could pick this book up over and over again just to get lost for a few hours. A must read!



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