Author: Lily G blunt
Publisher: Self Published
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
A love of art…
A mutual interest in art draws two shy university students together. Ben admires Vinnie’s painting of the university building, so Vinnie invites him to an exhibition of his artwork. From a wealthy family, Ben purchases some of Vinnie’s art and arranges for the artist to personally hang the paintings in his apartment.
Starry, starry night…
Ben commissions Vinnie to paint his portrait, in order to spend more time with the artist. On the night of the sitting, Vinnie fingerpaints the starry night on Ben’s chest… and they kiss. They begin a relationship beneath the night sky, God’s own canvas.
But every relationship has its ups and downs and so it is with theirs. When Ben thinks Vinnie spends too much time with a fellow artist, his jealousy drives a wedge between them and forces Vinnie into the very thing Ben dreads.
Hold tight to your dreams…
Ben and Vinnie will have to walk through fire before they can find one another again. But if they believe, and if they keep their faith in the night sky and each other, just maybe they can make their dreams of love come true.
Okay, I will admit it; the cover attracted me to this book. I mean Starry Night on a naked chest? Yes, please!
Vinnie and Ben are, on the surface, a bit of an odd match, but they somehow work. Vinnie is just so sweet and unassuming; you have to love him. It is a little strange, given that Paint the Sky was told in first person exclusively from Ben’s point of view that I felt more connected to Vinnie, but it is all good because I liked Ben well enough. As for the minor characters, I loved most of Vinnie’s family. Theo and Jade were great. Finn was just a creep of epic proportions and a bit unrealistic for me.
The conflict in this story all surrounds the lack of communication. There is nothing epically wrong with the relationship, just two stubborn individuals who don’t want to tell the other what is going on in their head. I can completely relate to that as I am not a talker. From a fiction standpoint, it is a bit frustrating to know that both characters want and need the other, but are just too proud to do anything about it. Especially when one of the characters is in a desperately bad situation.
Luckily, Vinnie has some wonderful meddling siblings that won’t give up on the love the Ben and Vinnie once shared. Paint the Sky is a sweet and angsty love story for all the shy artistic types out there.
I would like to thank the author for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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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