The artist who's lost her inspiration...
Cheyenne Burns is stuck. There's no other word for it. She hasn't created a new piece in over a year, and it's putting her career (and her identity!) in serious jeopardy. No matter what she tries, she just can't seem to shake free of her baggage and create. Needing a change of scenery to jumpstart her inspiration, she takes a sabbatical in the gorgeous artists' enclave of Laguna Beach. When she meets her sexy landlord, though, she realizes she might just get more out of the trip than she bargained for.
The writer who's lost his mojo...
Griff Hudson has been "working on his novel" for almost a decade, but the truth is, he's finished more bottles of Jack Daniels at his writing desk than he has pages. Guilt over his past has stolen his voice, and he sometimes wonders if he'll ever get it back. It's not until Cheyenne walks through his front gate that he thinks he might have finally found his muse.
Can Cheyenne and Griff let go of their pasts long enough to embrace their future—together?
What a great summer read, a story that is fun and sexy, makes you smile, sigh, swoon, and yet had enough juice that made you stop and think for a minute too.
I adored the story, the pure happiness, and joy it exude. There's no conflict, no unnecessary drama, and the struggles the characters have, is deep in them, and they help each other to find a peace, a way to live with the baggage and leave some of it behind and move on.
For a novella, there's just enough story to entertain and enjoy, just enough to get to know the characters and root for them. The story has a little different tone to the other Melanie Shawn's books I have read lately, but I'm assuming it was the 'Kindle world' that set the tone. At the beginning of the story, there's some language that stood out. I honestly don't even remember if the author normally uses that kind of language in their stories, since I usually don't pay attention to it, unless it stands out, as of, doesn't really fit like it did here in the beginning.
But beyond that, you are going to enjoy the story, the summer sun sets, the lightness of life and love, the glee and delight of falling in love, and the passion of the creative process, and that lovely epilogue that gives the story a perfect wrap up.
~ Four Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me