Book Description from Bella Books
“To win a spot in an elite workshop for studio photographers, Leonora Westcott must put together an extensive portfolio. Her efforts—and inspiration—get a boost when Claudia Galloway, a teacher intern in town for only a few months, volunteers to model.
For Claudia, the sensual poses offer one last chance to flaunt her independence before settling into the scripted life her wealthy fiancé has planned for them in California’s exclusive San Simeon community.
Leo has always seen her subjects as objects of shadow and light on the other side of her lens—until now. Every photograph of Claudia brings her feelings into sharper focus, feelings she fears Claudia will never share. As their series of sessions come to a close, Leo decides to risk her heart. But Claudia has declarations of her own.
Art transforms passion into love in this timeless tale by bestselling Lambda Literary and Golden Crown award-winner KG MacGregor.”
Review:3.5 out of 5 stars
Initially when I started reading this book I had difficulty tracking which parts of the story where flashbacks versus present day. After the first 3 or so chapters I got into the flow of the story and was better able to make the switch from present day to flashbacks.
In many ways, for me, this did not feel like the traditional romance in part because the story is flows between present day and flashbacks and because there was at least one interesting plot twist that I did not anticipate. In fact I thought the story was being told from an entirely different perspective than it actually was.
I also enjoyed that the character development was built around Claudia modeling for Leo so she could apply for an exclusive workshop.
This turned out to be a fun read and I would recommend it for anyone looking for a good beach/vacation read.
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