Author: Nana Malone
Format: Paperback and eBook
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Mystery
Series: Love Match #2
Best Read in Order: Not Required but Suggested
About the Book:
Spunky artist manager, Jessica Stanton, isn’t looking for love. She’s looking for a savior. When a business rival steals yet another of her rising stars, she’s in danger of losing everything she’s worked so hard for…and the only person who can save her fledgling business is the one man she shouldn’t want.
Art authenticator, Eli Marks, doesn’t have time for love. He’s too busy saving his brother from the demons of his drug addicted past. For the past ten years he’s cultivated a façade to keep his distance from everyone else. But when a string of high-profile art forgeries threatens the security of the only family he has left, he must turn for help to a woman who breaks through his carefully constructed façade every time she’s near.
Will Jessica and Eli save each other? Or will secrets and lies stop them from finding true love?
About the Book:
This was one of my “ooh” moments when I requested the book from NetGalley – and I am thrilled that I was approved. Exactly what the doctor ordered, a clever, well-written contemporary romance that combined artists and international intrigue with a female lead with a thing for bad boys.
Jessica is from an art-supporting dynasty: struggling to find premiere artists to keep her fledgling gallery and representation agency afloat. When a hot tip on a new controversial artist leads her to the most erotic performance art she had ever seen, she meets the man that will turn her inside out.
Introduction of Jessica and Eli, and later the interactions with Simon was an interesting twist on the ‘switching twins’ story, and the true intentions were more honest than most experiences people have with that sort of story-line. Emotionally, both Eli and Jessica have a ton of growing up to do, but their strong voice shared through their point of view provides several easy reasons to empathize with them: yet another reason to like the story.
Nana Malone has a knack for seeing and sharing the humor in situations, and there were some pretty ridiculous situations, she also managed to add some important points about artistic technique and forgery that should have everyone looking deeper at the painting on the wall. This was a read that kept the fun and light tone of a mind-candy must read summer book while providing characters that grow before your eyes, separately and together. I can’t wait to read the first in the series (just got it) and I will be looking for Simon’s story soon.
I received an eBook from NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
About the Author:
USA Today Best Seller and iTunes Breakout Books author,Nana Malone’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin. It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters. While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, in the meantime Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.