His Work of Art by Shannyn Schroeder

Title: His Work of Art
Series: Hot and Nerdy Series
Author: Shannyn Schroder
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Blurb:

Reese Carter is definitely not your average college girl. She’d prefer to spend Saturday nights playing Hero’s Crusade than attending a wild frat party on campus. When she bands together with Adam, fellow comic enthusiast and illustrator, it appears that Reese has formed a dream team sure to propel her writing into the comic hall of fame.

Adam Hayes has never met a girl like Reese. She’s sassy, smart, and loves talking comics, although he can’t see why she’d choose DC over Marvel. He’s thrilled to finally put his artistic chops to use in their upcoming comic project. But. this relationship is strictly professional. Or so he tells himself. When the two combine forces, they churn out magic in more ways than they had planned; they never expected to develop a steamy romantic sub-plot of their own.

Thoughts: I requested this book because it was about nerds in love and comic books, which are two things that I enjoy.  I loved that it contained comic books as well as a woman with a sassy mouth. 

Reese Carter is not your average joe. She is a girl with a plan.  A plan to write her own comic.  She has the writing down, but she cannot draw to save her life.  Therein lies the problem.

Reese is reluctant to share her baby with someone else, especially after what happened the last time. But Reese needs someone to draw her illustrations. Otherwise, it would only be a book and not a comic and that’s how Adam is desperately needed.

Adam Hayes is both thrilled and terrified to draw the art for Reese’s Comic Book.  He has never met someone like Reese, who is smart, sassy and can keep her own when talking about comics.  Even with her preferring DC over Marvel.

Adam has only ever drawn for himself and is unsure on how to go about drawing what Reese wants. They get along great as friends and now as business associates, but that’s all they can be.

So what if he wants to kiss her stupid and have his way with her.  There was no way he was going to jeopardize their friendship over something that he knows will never work out.

But as they work together, the heat between the two heat up to a new time high and the only question is, How long until Adam allows himself to get burn?

Find out in the fourth installment of the Hot and Nerdy Series, His Work of Art.

I quite enjoyed the book, even with all the dead ends and unexplained moments in the book.

Reese was a piece of work.  She gave Adam her story and told him to draw and that’s it.  She did not tell him what she had in mind for the character or what they would be wearing so Adam had to take some artistic license and fill in the blanks.

And guess what?  Reese gets angry at him for getting her character wrong.  I was in disbelief.  I could not believe that she was that unfair.  Okay, it was only for one page that she got angry with his interruption of her character, but that stuck with me throughout the book.

There are many more instances where Reese was unfair, an example was the night she wore her friends dress.  After she got what she wanted, she came up with a totally unfair conclusion and got mad at Adam, again.  There is something called communication and I wished she used it more.

Adam was not a piece of cake either.  He did not want to take a chance on him and Reese for a really minor reason.  If you love someone enough, forget what other people say.  Goodness man, get over yourself.

As I mentioned before, there were some dead ends in the book.  It was briefly mentioned that someone stole Reese’s ideas and marketed as their own idea, and that was it.  I wanted to know who did it? Why did they do it? And how they were able to steal from the fierce Reese?

I also did not believe the chemistry between them.  When they had their first kiss, it made no sense to me.  The most confusing was the ending.  I don’t want to give too much information, but why was the ending so abrupt.

This was a nice book to read, but the romance factor in the book was not really believable.
Thoughts: This was a new type of read for me and I truly enjoyed it.  It’s fun to try new things sometimes.

Grade: B

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