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Review of The Artist’s Touch by S.H. Pratt

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*Disclaimer: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

*This title is intended only for those 18 and older*

 

Genre: Romance

 

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Synopsis:

      Exhausted, disillusioned and disgusted with her life in Los Angeles, Clarice “Rissa” Daniels leaves a successful acting career for the comforts of home in Olympia, Washington. Embracing a simpler life without the overabundance of testosterone that she’d dealt with in California, she works to recover and rebuild her life without the “Hollywood craziness,” away from the toxic presence of her ex-boyfriend, and far from the paparazzi. When a walk in the park drops her into the lap of Spencer St. George, she finds herself drawn to his quiet, unobtrusive demeanor, but Rissa quickly realizes that there is much more to the bespectacled middle-school art teacher.

Spencer St. George prefers the quiet life far from the hassles created by his family. Known as “Saint” to his students, he creates his own sense of peace with a paint brush in his hand while standing behind an easel. When Rissa Daniels crashes headlong into his life, Spencer is sent reeling. Unsure of her intentions, but drawn to her gregarious personality, he finds himself stepping out from behind his easel and daring to hope for more than his quiet life.

But as Spencer and Rissa grow closer, history threatens to destroy them. Met with righteous reticence from his family and stubborn pride from hers, the couple sets out to discover the events that turned their families against each other. As the past begins to surface, the present becomes dangerous, creating an uncertainty that could bind Spencer and Rissa together… or drive them apart forever.

 

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My Review:

 

The Artist’s Touch by S.H. Pratt is a sizzling romance with a side of family secrets. Be warned though, this book does end on a cliffhanger, which has left me impatiently awaiting the second one! I absolutely loved the characters, the romance was hot, and the mystery of the families’ secrets kept me glued to the page to find out what had happened. Spencer is nothing short of a dream man to me. Nerdy yet confident, he is wary of women but sweet and caring nonetheless. He is the perfect blend of introvert and alpha male. Rissa is a woman who knows what she wants and goes after it, which instantly endeared her to me. The banter between Spencer and Rissa had me laughing, and the love scenes had me fanning myself. The characters are fantastic, and the mystery added an element of suspense that made the book even more enjoyable. I definitely recommend reading The Artist’s Touch.

 

 

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Author:

Sarah lives in Oregon on a beautiful half-acre with her husband and children. She has a BA in English Language and Literature and has been writing off and on since she was young. When she doesn't have her nose stuck in a book or laptop, she loves being out in nature, eating real food, and spending time with her amazing grandchildren. She is the author of the short story "Forbidden Child" in the Shades of Fear Anthology. www.smlowry.com

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