His Work Of Art by Shannyn Schroeder; Book Review

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SPOILERS AHEAD!!

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…

My Rating: ★★★★☆

My Thoughts:

I received this book free from NetGalley and Kensington Books in exchange for an honest review.

Honestly, I finished this book in 3 hours because I did not realize how short it would be. The down side of eBooks, right?

Adam is an artist who works at his mothers comic book shop. Reese is a writer who lives with her mother and works at a coffee shop. Normal college seniors. Reese has a project she is doing a needs Adams help. She wants to make a comic book. Except she can’t draw. So that’s where Adam comes in in this situation. First off, how lucky is this guy, that enjoys comics, to have a mom that owns a comic book shop? Right. And then he automatically has a job whenever he needs one.

Everything seem to be going good.  A few disagreements on what the main character should look like in the comic, but otherwise. It’s all good. They finished two books for the series in two nights! That’s amazing. Adam’s hand must be killing him afterwards. But in all honesty, is that even possible? I mean yes, Reese had the story written out before hand. But how long are their books? 10 pages? Because anything more then that just seems like to much to finish in a single night. And it’s not like it’s a night that’s starting at 5. No. It’s not starting until like 8. And then they both have classes in the morning. So…

Then Adam kisses her once. They try to forget about it. Then there is a New Years Eve party and he invites Reese just so his roommate won’t invite everyone and anyone. Kinda rude in the first place. Just assuming she would want to even be there to cover for you. It’s not like they are great friends. Sure he kissed her, but that doesn’t really mean anything in this day and age. So this New Years party happens.

First. Reese dresses up and looks hot. But not herself. The people there are going to be 22 or younger. It’s not like it’s a fancy party. Why not wear jeans? I would. So she goes. She and Adam have sex. And she gets upset about it. Like I bet it was great sex. But I also HIGHLY doubt that she orgasmed…twice. Before he even did. Like come on. Be realistic here. Though I guess that isn’t the point..

So they don’t speak, unless it’s about the comic, for a couple weeks, and the story isn’t really working for the comic, so they HAVE to meet up. So they meet up at Adams moms comic shop. And of course they talk about New Years, who wouldn’t? And Reese gets angry at Adam because he said he doesn’t want to date her because she is white. Because his parents are interracial and he thinks that the comments they used to get is why his parents split up. He finds out from his mom that this was not true. His parents just didn’t work together. Which makes sense. But to a kid, it wouldn’t.

Adam apologizes. It doesn’t work. Eventually they work things out, and that’s where the book ends.

I like Adam. I like Reese. I like Adam and Reese together. I understand why Adam has reservations about being with Reese, but that doesn’t mean I agree with them. I also understand the book is less the 150 pages, but a little more back story would have been nice..

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