Title: His Work of Art
Author: Shannyn Schroeder
Release Date: October 27, 2015
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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…
A short, quick, sweet read–with comic book nerds!
From the first page, His Work of Art made me think of the Doubleclicks video and song “Nothing to Prove”:
I’m soooo glad that Adam never made Reese feel less than because she was a girl. The fact that she preferred DC over Marvel, though, that’s a whole other kettle of fish… 😉
I’m not a huge comic book/graphic novel reader myself, but I’ve always been fascinated with how they are put together. It was really neat seeing Reese and Adam collaborating over Reese’s final school project–and the fact that they’re falling for each other as they do so is a nice bonus.
I was a little confused at first about why Adam was so convinced that they’d be a bad idea together (and is it just me, or does cover Adam just look like a lightly toasted white guy?) but I’m really glad his mother helped to set him straight in that regard. Nothing like a good smack upside the head from mom to set a hero straight!
Reese is a great character–I was in her corner from the very beginning; she knew what she wanted and went for it, at least with her school project. She needed just a little more confidence to go for what she wanted in the more personal aspect of her life, but she managed to work that out too by the end of the book. I am so glad that her project looks like it’s going to be a success. It would be awesome if the Lyrid comics really existed (hint, hint!)
Such a cute book–I’d definitely read more from this series. Though this one is book four, it worked just fine as a standalone.
Rating: 4 stars / B+
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Shannyn is a former English teacher, who now works as a part-time editor while raising her three kids.
Even though she wrote from high school through college (mostly poetry), she’d never considered a career as an author. Writing fell by the wayside as she focused her energy on creating lesson plans and new and fabulous ways to torment her teen students. One group in particular dubbed her “The Torture Master,” a title she carried into motherhood.
After the birth of baby number two, Shannyn resigned from teaching and fell in love with reading romance novels. She read so many books so quickly that her husband teased, “If you’re going to read so many damn books, why don’t you just write one?”
So she did.
That first book is safely buried on her hard drive, but the process set Shannyn on the path to where she is today—agented with a debut ebook coming out with Kensington in late 2012.
She is recovering from her Diet Coke addiction, fears putting her foot in her mouth on social media, and has a renewed appreciation for the bad girls of the world.
Shannyn is represented by Frances Black and Jennifer Mishler of Literary Counsel.
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