Love Lettering (2019)
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You follow a woman named Meg. She's an artist who designs and creates planners in the heart of New York. Meg has a successful career in this despite having a bad habit of placing hidden messages in her work. None of her clients have ever caught on to her secret until one day; she commissions a piece for Reid Summerlin, a serious, numbers-driven guy. Meg is in the middle of an art block and turns to Reid for guidance. Meanwhile, Reid, still getting used to the big city, seeks out Meg to learn the patterns she sees in the world. Despite seeming like complete opposites, they find commonalities in their passion for hidden codes and patterns.
It was a quick and entertaining read overall. Clayborn’s writing style is fluid and easy to read, making this book very easy to pick up. I enjoyed Meg and Reid navigating through the city and through the hardships of being truly honest. This book includes a big twist (that I won’t spoil here!) which I didn’t expect. However, I think the twist was unpredictable because it was so disconnected from the main story. It felt like it came out of nowhere and didn’t add anything necessary to the story. If the twist had been left out, everything would’ve still ended up the same way.
The biggest problems I have with this book are that the characters fall in love far too quickly and that I find the story quite cheesy — which I’m not a fan of; it’s just not my taste. I love a slow-burning romance with lots of build-up, and this book is not that! This book is supposed to be a charming rom-com, but I didn’t find any parts of it funny. To conclude this review segment, this book just wasn't for me.
If you’re a fan of Kate Clayborn’s other books, you’ll likely love this one too. If you're looking for books similar to this one, I recommend you check out some of Sally Rooney's books.
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