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The Artist's Muse Kindle Edition
Colette has no idea if Lise would return her affections, and when she finally gets up the courage to ask her out, their connection is more than she’d ever hoped for. However, a few days later, Lise introduces her to Marcel, her former fiancé. They seem intimately involved, and Colette is devastated. Will her dreams of Lise be unrequited?
Previously published by Bold Strokes Books. Contains new material.
About the Author
- ASIN : B086YYYRD5
- Publisher : Alyssa Linn Palmer; 2nd edition (April 9, 2020)
- Publication date : April 9, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 3143 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 60 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #659,775 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This was too irritating to keep, however. And it's not exactly the writing... it's the content. Competing with a dude is an ify theme for me... who likes that anyway?! But being a BSB product I figured it'd be downplayed, a miscommunication, oh I'm so confused blah blah blah... all working out in the lesbian's favor and leading up to my expected happily ever after. And it tried to go there, it really did. Instead, I still finished with the feeling that the straighter lead was kind of a douchebag. I kinda just checked out on this one toward the end and didn't care for it at all. I thought the lez lead deserved a better person.
Basically, it's about a lovely red-haired bartender in Paris who takes a side job as a nude model to make ends meet. Colette is a lesbian and still on the mend from being dumped for a guy by her last girlfriend. She's pleased as ever to find her artist is a female and even though they appear to only spend a matter of days together, Colette develops a u-haul infatuation for her artist. She spends her long, nude hours dreamily staring at Lise and entertaining fantasies. It was pretty strong up until this point, even if Colette fell pretty fast. When Colette finally risks finding out if the attraction might be mutual... things get hot and promising... but THE VERY NEXT DAY Lise flaunts some dude in her face. Innocently? REALLY??
That was some mean and dirty crap. I'm not into her insensitivity at all. Why would you bring your ex to your lover's work? Or let him sleep over?? pfft. For a story this sensual it was an awful contradiction and spoiled the mood for me. I just hate women being that awful and hurtful to each other.
And the "miscommunication" AND lack of communication was stupid. I think the incident spoke for itself. And I hate it when authors use that weakass, unimaginative miscommunication excuse to create conflict. It only makes the leads seem like lame children. I don't want to altogether discredit this story or the author because the writing is quite good. I left it at 3 stars for the writing alone. It's written in first person and Colette's longing is palpable and well done... enough that I easily forgot how quickly she's in love. Her longing gave the story a very sensual feel. This author can do sensuality superbly and that is very, very hot. But there was a deal-breaker here for me... meh.
I would also like to add that the context of artist and muse was interesting and sexy. I get the allure of artists... I've dated a couple. It's easy to be forgiving and suckered in the face of incredible talent. However, I didn't find anything sexy about Lise outside of her work. Terrible description on her. Her talent made her appealing, but she could have been drawn more interestingly. And maybe that's just a limitation of first person point of view. And did I say she has unresolved stuff with the man she was going to marry? Not too appealing for a lesbian.
Nope. Just... Nope.
Something else this story didn't have working in its favor, and really, this may be just random coincidence... but this story shared an excessively similar sex scene as the last short story I'd read (Pearl by Kelly Rand). Hand up skirt, word choices, club, gin fizzes and all. They could be the same author, really. Both Canadian and editors. Weird coincidence. I guess. But it was so hot the first time... it kinda turned me off the second time for lack of originality. Sorry if it's just a coincidence... but it messed up a key scene for me.