- Series: Greenpoint Artists (Book 1)
- Paperback: 152 pages
- Publisher: Exeter Street Books; 1 edition (December 17, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0991093321
- ISBN-13: 978-0991093328
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.4 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 108 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,123,370 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Talia Quinn began her writing career as a screenwriter but switched to prose after she started writing an online journal for fun. This led to writing fiction. Which led to writing romance. She is a two-time finalist for the prestigious Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® award, and won the Golden Heart in 2012 for No Peeking. She now lives in New York City, her childhood hometown, with her husband and son.
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I liked the beginning of this story (it had potential). I liked the end of the story but the middle just fell apart IMO. Raven is an artist who moves to NYC. Without any notice or money she is desperate for a place to stay. Lucky enough to get a job her first day in the city, she meets Finn. Finn is a handsome, successful business man who she shares an instant attraction with. The biggest thing that I had a problem with was the fact that she picks up a set of his keys, never gives it back and he allows her to continue to squat at this factory without EVER addressing the key issue!! I am going to continue on to the next book because I am curious to see what the author can do with a full length novel.
Not so in this book. Raven and Finn captured my interest right away and the feelings, thoughts, and layers that made them up were demonstrated through their actions with each other and other people, specifically Finn with his parents and coworkers. I always appreciate an author that has the ability to show characters through actions and interactions rather than stating, he was a handsome young man who due to previous experiences had trust issues. I find being shown makes the characters and story stronger.
I liked Raven's fears, I liked how they were demonstrated, even if predictable and I liked Finn's reactions to them. He wasn't a pushover who opened his heart and was content to sit and wait for Raven to get her life and mind in order with what she wanted. And Raven, after a time and shown Finn's true feelings, didn't simper or beg, but fought and offered herself to Finn, asking him to accept her as she was, faults and all with the understanding that she wanted to work at being more as he had become from knowing and being with her.
It was a short, but very delightful read. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.
And as an artist I have to say that if someone burned my art in a fit of rage I wouldn't have just run off into the sunset so calmly they would have been left bloody and maimed at the very least. That non-reaction is what left me not believing in "Raven" (also known as Rae Ann) as a character. It was like the destruction didn't matter to her at all, not even her internal monologue was outraged.
And this same non-reaction is seen in Finn when his accountant/lover Alison steals $12,000 from him and that line of plot never gets resolved at all. It just kind of floats in the background and comes up as filler or as the reason why no one trusts Raven. Plus there are Finn's family members who start out as major players in the storyline but just fade out randomly just when you think that they would come in as support when Raven disappears and Finn seems lost.
So there are my complaints about the story and it's 3 stars for me because other than that I enjoyed myself immensely and I will definitely be reading other books from this author. She seems to produce some fun and engaging reads as long as you can overlook some missed plot points throughout.
As an added plus all of these books can be independently read from each other so no annoyingly priced serials. I'm sorry but pricing a short story of 15 - 60 pages at $0.99 or sometimes $2.99 is robbery. And that is why this rating is bumped from 3 stars to 4 stars.
The characters really drew me in (no pun intended). Nothing generic or stereotypical here. They are real and flawed and relatable. People I found myself rooting for. I enjoyed everything about this short novel. It left me with a satisfied smile on my face and excitement for the Greenpoint Artist series.
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Great characters that you love to love.Great props and smooth sailing.Read more