Lia Carswell is good at what she does, even if it isn’t as glamorous as her old artist life in Manhattan. The popular waitress works hard in a small Salt Lake City diner, with the goal of easing her sister’s financial strain. And with her witty personality and good looks, she’s something of an enigma to the male customers who vie for her attention. Ever the professional, Lia keeps her distance, with one exception. Aidan is a breakfast regular, and his gentle, clever teasing draws Lia’s attention and builds an easy rapport between them, though Lia would never let their relationship get serious, especially since he’s not the only one trying to catch her eye. Her handsome neighbor Griff has been hinting that he wants more than a neighborly relationship.
Then her old New York artist life comes knocking, and an offer is made for a series of commissioned paintings. Lia knows it would ensure financial security for her family, but she doesn’t know if she wants that life anymore. When she undertakes one final project, she reawakens her heart and soul. And as she finds herself falling in love and needing an outlet more and more, she realizes her paintings might be her saving grace.
Title: Painting Kisses
Author: Melanie Jacobson
Release Date: October 2, 2014
Formats: 240 pages, 6×9, softcover; e-book
Genre: Contemporary Romance
I’m looking forward to reading another book by Melanie Jacobson. I love her books!
The detailed imagery in this book is AMAZING!
And so is the humor!
Your heart will also shatter along with the characters in a few places…
It’s all in here…love, romance, humor, anger, frustration, hope, healing, etc…
This book will leave you sighing at the end!
SO. SO. SO. GOOD!
I have loved all of Melanie Jacobson’s books and this one was no exception! It went right to the top of my to-read pile as soon as I got it. I love the wit and humor in her books, as well as the sweet romances. The art element of this book added an interesting dimension to the story.
This was a cute story. I loved the descriptions of what it takes to paint truly meaningful art. I didn’t love how so many of the decisions the main character made revolved around getting her niece into the best preschool–like it’s college. I don’t take stock in that kind of thing, so it was hard to relate to the story overall. I did enjoy it overall, however.