About The Art of Loving
Some people have a way of seeing someone who has been broken; as a piece of fine art.The Art of Loving
Sheila Summers grew up in the public eye. Her family spent a lot of time in fashionable social circles. Appearances were extremely important to her mother. On the outside, the Summers family had it all. They had wealth, prestige, and a beautiful penthouse on the Upper East Side of New York City. But something lurked below the surface.
Love was elusive to Sheila. She never felt like enough for her family, society, or herself. She dreamed of one day finding her handsome prince. But that was only in the books she read. . . She grew up and moved to Dallas, Texas. It was a new life away from her family and the emotional baggage she carried since childhood.
What happens when east meets west? The strikingly handsome Brody Carrington moves to Dallas to work for Carrington Enterprises. He is a very wealthy bachelor determined to help Sheila find her way. He shows her that she is worthy of love. In the process, he begins losing his heart to her. Sheila takes a leap and has to face deep emotional scars. She discovers a hidden family secret that’s been kept for years. How will this impact her life? Follow her journey to hope, love, and a little redemption in this sweet novella.
*This book can be read as a stand alone or as part of the series.
I love a good contemporary romance. This one by DM Drake is really good. I enjoyed the characters, and the plot. I can’t stop thinking about Sheila’s family situation, and how it could have been better.
Sheila is the main female lead of this one. She is living in Texas, purposefully away from her family in New York. I thought it was interesting how her family seemed to not care too much about what happened to her, but they wanted appearances to be perfect. They were super pushy and unkind to her at every turn. That was really sad to me.
I loved Brody. He obviously cared for Sheila and he wouldn’t take no for an answer on any of his date ideas. What was funny was that she didn’t really want to say no, but she sometimes did any way. My favorite part what when he showed up to save her. I really wish we had seen some of the story through his point of view. But it worked.
This is a great novella. I enjoyed the love story. It’s short, so it’s a quick, easy read.
I was sent an e-copy of The Art of Loving as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.
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