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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Hilaria Alexander was born and raised in the south of Italy, where her family still lives. She was bit by the travel bug early on and lived in Tokyo and Orlando for a while before settling down in Oklahoma City with her husband and kids.
She loves books—obviously—as well as movies and TV, and is addicted to award shows. She can’t play an instrument to save her life, but she loves music, which is one of her biggest inspirations when plotting new stories. If you have questions about her or her books, ask her on Facebook and Twitter, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. For excerpts, news and giveaways, join her readers group.
** ARC kindly provided by the author for an honest review. **
I wasn’t expecting that kind of deep connection I had with The Art Of Us. Once I started Lena and Amos’ story, I knew I was for the long haul. They won me over, I felt so much, holding my heart hostage (in a good way) until the end.
Everything I love to read about in a romance novel was on point. As a huge art lover myself and manga reader, I couldn’t help to be drawn, caught into the passion of two artists who made their stories from their imagination come to life. It definitely resonated with me.
I think the author kept perfectly the essence of that kind of art. I wanted to be transported. And I was; from the scenery places, to the constant turmoil of emotion the heroine was trapped into, a bit of lightness running through some heavy moments at times.
The slow burn romance, tension between the characters was intense, a bit angsty but I enjoyed to see them fight, driving each other crazy, but always reunited about their passion and love for art.
I fell in love with these characters, following into their journey, when love and art collided in the most beautiful way, a story where the main characters created their own ending, happiness, fighting and supporting each other no matter what, flaws and all.
I also discovered a country that was as much as fascinating as intriguing.
It was a magnificent journey that would stay on my mind for a long time. And Amos St. Clair… le freaking sigh.