Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thomas's Muse by Kris Austen Radcliffe

Title:  Thomas's Muse
Author:  Kris Austen Radcliffe
Series:  The Quidell Brothers #1
Published:  November 28th 2013 by Six Love Erotic Romance
Page Count:  106
Genre:  Erotic Romance
Shelf:  Review copy
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Four years ago, for a brief moment, Sammie Singleton became the muse of an artist she didn't know. The moment vanished, and now Sammie spends her nights with a different man.

Her life is black and white. But she needs food for her soul to feel alive.

She needs color. She needs art.

Everything changes the moment she meets Thomas Quidell. Brilliant and talented, Sammie quickly realizes Tom is her artist--and the man she's been fantasizing about all these years.

Tom offers her more than a lifeline. He opens her eyes to a new life. Vibrant, loving, fulfilling. But is she strong enough to take a chance?

Adult-content rating: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages.

My Review:

Radcliffe jumps right into the story, immersing you in the main character’s aura and her life right from the very first sentence. Switching perspectives between the two main characters really gives you an insight into the entirety of this story. Radcliffe switches in such a way that it is easy for the reader to keep up while maintaining a hint of mystery. This story is extremely raw and real. There is also a sense of urgency in the here and now sparked by the fact that this novel spends its entirety firmly locked in the present tense.

This author also doesn’t just describe her scenes, but rather uses colours and textures and senses to allow her audience to feel and see them. As a reader, you don’t feel like a member of the audience, but rather a participant who is actively engaged in this story. This isn’t simply a story, but a work of art, weaving the old with the new in a manner unlike any other.

The female lead in this tale has such a vivid imagination that you can’t help but love her. The way that she lets it run wild just heightens the experience. Seeing as part of the story is written from her perspective you get a really good sense of who she is, rather than who she pretends to be for the outside world. Her journey of self-discovery and self-worth is out there for all of us to see, even if those around her don’t. The male lead is equally well developed, although with a different sense about him. Radcliffe’s style of writing switches right along with the switch in perspectives, differentiating between the personalities of the two main characters.

I also found the supporting cast quite captivating. There are a couple that I can’t wait to get to know better, even if they are quite well put together in this novel. At the same time, there are other supporting characters that I can’t help but hate. They are completely developed as individuals, but as shady ones who don’t deserve the time of day. It adds a balance and sense of realism to this novel.

Overall, this was a brilliant tale, written with the same care and intensity as Radcliffe’s other works. This one may just be my favourite yet, and I can’t wait for more.

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