Art Criticism by Celeste Spettro ~ Review by Paisley

Once upon a time, when I was still knee deep in reading challenges, somebody recommended this great little story to me. She said it was free to read online and very good. Unfortunately, because I was so way over-challenged I never got to it. Now it has been published, and I am so pleased to be able to share my thoughts about this wonderful book.

artcriticismTitle: Art Criticism

Author: Celeste Spettro

Publisher: Less Than Three Press

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

From the Publisher:

James has no idea what he’s going to do with his art history degree, but for the moment he’s managing as a lowly gallery assistant… until he has to deal with an aggravating photographer. Turkish is a lot like his photographs: vapid, popular, and over the top—the perfect target for James’ snarky criticism, but somehow James is unable to reject the man as easily he rejects his art.

My View

First of all, I really loved it! The characters are a bit enigmatic, but in a good way. It’s not a super long book, but it was long enough to get my heart involved.  I found the two men to be endearing, and I was rooting so hard for them to find love. I think it’s kismet when two seemingly opposite guys connect after starting off as adversaries.

James is having a post-college career crisis. He works in an art gallery, but isn’t very satisfied with his life. Having to cater to temperamental artists like Turkish drives him nuts. He is really a big bag of angst and unhappiness.  He is also clueless about the fact that the sexy photographer has been crushing on him. You see, quirky James has never really dated, or been with any guys very intimately (virgin alert), and when he begins to realize that he and Turkish are getting closer he totally freaks out.  James is at that crossroads of early adulthood where he needs to decide what kind of person he is going to be, and what sort of life he is going to have. Will his life include love? Will he take chances that he has constantly shut down before? Will he stop playing it safe? Will he let his heart find a chance to be happy with someone he would have never imagined as his boyfriend? Will he even let himself have a boyfriend?

The entire story is told in first person from James’ point of view, until the epilogue where it switches to Turkish’s. I think that would be my only real criticism of the story. I love first person narratives, but when it changed POV’s for the ending I felt a bit disconnected by that.

Overall the book is quite entertaining. It’s very easy to read, short enough to polish off in an evening or rainy afternoon, but long enough to feel satisfied with the journey. I am really glad I finally got a chance to experience this story!

Buy Links:

Less Than Three Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank Less Than Three Press for providing me with the eRC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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