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.
The Art of Appreciation is a fast paced novel with enough romance to keep your face in permanent swoon. I, personally, adored this novel. It not only satisfied my need for a spunky heroine, but eradicated any doubts in this novel. At first I was like, this is going to be the same old girl meets boy, boy and girl are otherwise occupied. Though that was in the novel, it took up only part of the book, leaving the rest unknown. I saw different themes within it. Finding your true passion. Trust. And most of all, Art. I loved how when Abby and Matt got together, they didn’t drop everything to be together. They understood that they had their own lives in very different areas. They continued to date for the summer at least and within that short span of time Abby rediscovers a passion that she had lost once before. As they begin to draw closer, what will they do when the summer ends? Read it to find out.
The descriptions were one of my favorite things in this novel. The way that she described the art and the scenery made me feel as if I were really there. The humor she placed into the novel made me laugh so hard. I am thankful I had the opportunity to read this novel. Thanks Literati!