Page Count: 351
Category: Contemporary, Literature & Fiction
Publisher: H.A. Publishing LLC (January 26, 2018)
Two years ago, his kiss left her reeling, but she pushed him away and they never spoke of it again.
Lena Andrews is bad at love, and has no intention of getting better at it.
Men are good for one thing, and love isn’t it.
She’s perfectly okay with finding happiness in her job as a comic book artist.
Yet, she can’t shake the memory of her coworker’s kiss.
Amos St. Clair has stayed the hell away from Lena Andrews for the last two years.
Work has filled his time and he’s on the cusp of making a name for himself. When an opportunity to complete a project that’s dear to Lena’s heart presents itself, Amos seizes the opportunity – even if it means being with the woman he’s avoided all this time.
Through their mutual passion for art and each other, their love blooms like a lotus flower out of a dark, muddy pool. But, is their love strong enough to withstand the challenges posed by the most important job of their careers?
Bad At Love
*** I was given this ARC in exchange for an honest review. ***
I was so excited when I read about this because I love when books are about artists, let alone a comic book artist. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this. Once I started reading about Lena and Amos, I was so attached to them and their story that I would take my kindle anywhere just to keep reading about them. Then I would get angry when my kindle died and I was in a place where I couldn’t charge it back up to get back to their story.
Which by the way had so much going on just in the plot and emotionally. I thought that I wouldn’t end up crying while reading this book, but I did. Lena struggles through heartache a lot in this book and I felt for her, hell I felt with her.
These trauma events that happened in her life have shaped the way she is. So yes, she avoids many, many things that could risk her heart because the poor girl has been through the ringer. She is very jaded, not afraid to share her opinion and get in your face. It is very hard not to love her as a character.
She doesn’t know how to love anything else, but her job. So she’s bad at love, doesn’t mean she doesn’t try… things just tend to not go her way at first. So she runs away.
I loved how the cultural aspects were brought into this book so well. It was almost like I was in Tokyo. I have never been outside of the U.S. so that was a very nice experience. With the sharings of history and about the restaurants, I really enjoyed that. The diversity was shown between each town/city they went to as well and the difference between the people that lived there. I found that fascinating, rivating even.
Since this was my first book by Hilaria Alexander, I feel like she really outdid herself. I loved this book and thought the ideas that she came up with for her characters to draw in their comic books was great! I will MOST DEFINITELY be reading something by her again.