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Release Blitz & Review ~ The Art of Love by Leslie Pike

Title: The Art of Love
Leslie Pike
Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 23, 2019
Posing naked in front of strangers isn’t the worst job.
Besides, artist Oliver London doesn’t have the luxury of being shy.
Being a figure model is how he keeps his artistic dream alive.
He’ll do whatever it takes.
Get naked, exist on bare necessities, live in a dingy apartment.
A relationship? Not likely.
The only woman he ever loved was sixteen the last time he saw her.
Stori Ryder’s unstable childhood has given her a drive to succeed.

She’s laser focused on Whiskey River, Manhattan’s hot speakeasy.

Distractions? They don’t fit in her five year plan.
But the truth is your first love lasts forever.
You don’t forget the one who changes the way your heart beats.
When old friends invite them on a French Riviera wedding cruise, it all comes rushing
Her kiss, his touch, the love that’s been sleeping deep in their hearts.
The Art of Love is a standalone and was previously released as
Sexceptional. There is a new cover, title and blurb but no new content.

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Author Bio
bestselling author, Leslie Pike, has loved expressing herself through the
written word since she was a child. Her passion for film and screenwriting led
her to Texas for eight years, writing for a prime time CBS series. Leslie lives
in Southern California with her Pom-Poo, Mr. Big. She’s traveled the world as
part of film crews, from Africa to Israel, New York to San Francisco. Now she
finds her favorite creative adventures taking place in her home, writing
Contemporary Romance.
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3 1/2 stars

Am I the only person who can’t find this book on Goodreads? Anyway….

Oliver London is a struggling artist. Really struggling. He lives in a run-down apartment barely making ends meet. His best friend, Fig, comes back from Italy with his new girlfriend, Zarah, and they get together for a friendly dinner. What Oliver doesn’t know is that his high school sweetheart, Stori, is invited as well.

Turns out that Zarah is best friends with Stori. She wants Stori and Oliver together. There were circumstances in high school that drove them apart, and neither of them know what happened. I would complain that this part of the story was way too easily forgiven and forgotten.

Right before Oliver reconnects with Stori, he meets a benefactor, who gives him a lot of money. I didn’t love this part of the story either. Her name was Piper, and to be honest, I don’t feel like she added much to the story other than to be bitchy toward Oliver.

The story itself was fine, but it could have been more of a second chance romance, but said above, that opportunity was pretty wasted. Where I didn’t like Piper, I really liked Zarah and Fig and the other characters in the story, mainly Caroline and Luca. They were enjoyable to read.

This book was good, but had the opportunity to be a 5-star read. It just fell a little short with some plot holes.

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