Publisher: LionHouse Books
Published: July 12, 2016
“It must be difficult, believing there’s enough good out there to outweigh all the bad.”
When Julian, an artist and the love of Emma’s life, dies, Emma loses herself in one dark canvas after another finding, underneath the layers of paint, a tormented dreamlike place where they can still be together.
But retreating from reality comes with a price.
Desperate and running out of money to pay her rent, Emma is forced to open up her locked-down existence to take on off-duty Police Officer Grayson Tate. He’s opinionated, arrogant and completely charming with a burning desire to learn how to paint, specifically from Emma.
Having to deal with Grayson sends Emma’s dormant emotions into a tailspin. How can she possibly fall in love with Grayson without betraying Julian and the love they shared?
The overall story of the book captures my interest. The length of the book does not restrain the author in producing an addicting plot that would hook you the moment you read the book. How art itself is incorporated in the story is a bit whimsical in my part. It makes me want to reach out for a sketch pad and draw (even if I can’t draw).
However, the magic and plot twist of the whole story lose its impact on the reader because of the predictable scenes, especially the plot twist. But the building up of the plot is good if you have not predicted the twists.
The book surprisingly has a lot of things going on but in a good way. The transition from dark to cheesy to mysterious up until the ending is good. I flew through the book and I think some people could finish this book in one sitting. Even though the story has some dark element to it, it does not lose the light air into it.
Highly recommending this to people who are looking for a fast read and especially to those who loves to draw or loves art as a whole.