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The Art Of Words

3.59  ·  Rating Details  ·  195 Ratings  ·  29 Reviews
After years of following his activist parents, artist Blu Taylor finally found somewhere to call home. He sees art in the world around him yet is never truly part of it. There's a line that keeps him just on the outside of everything and everyone except his best friend. Thomas Harrington has everything--the money, the car, and the designer suits. But something is missing f ...more
ebook, 165 pages
Published April 14th 2012 by Silver Publishing (first published April 13th 2012)
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Apr 15, 2012 Anke rated it liked it
I just finished reading - 2.5* Sorry Ms. Scott! I'm a great fan of your writing and was really looking forward to a new release. So I interrupted my reading of another book and had to start this one. But I'm sorry to say, this book fell short for me. I totally liked Blu and I so followed his insecurities regarding his dyslexia (especially as my boys suffered the same), but if I take into account the upbuild of the story-line, then in the end it fell totally short. On top of that - the connection ...more
Apr 06, 2012 Chris rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, gay, done, arc, ebook, 2012
Very good m/m romance about an artist with severe dyslexia that he keeps hidden. When his work attracts a wealthy, handsome sponsor, it seems too good to be true...
Veronica /  V
Apr 18, 2012 Veronica / V rated it liked it
3.5 stars
I never bother to read the blurb before I purchased this book, because I like most of R J Scott books.
Imagine my surprise when I read this story and it was about a Millionaire and a struggling artist.
This was for me too much like Harlequin Mills and Boon kind of stories, and I'm not very fond of those.
Although it has a gorgeous cover, and 2 authors combined their ideas for this story, in my humble opinion this story was very simple and sometimes boring.
I must say the character who reall
4.75 stars - I'm always really hesitant to give a book such a high rating because I feel like it has to have something really special to deserve it. The Art of Words was definitely something special, and there's just no way I could rate it anything less purely because of the massive smile I had on my face the whole time I was reading it and the happy feeling that stayed with me even after the last page.

I'd been looking forward to this book for a really long time, so I was praying that it'd be as
Josie Goodreads
Apr 15, 2012 Josie Goodreads rated it it was amazing

I adored this book. I don't thinks any words of mine can do it justice. Its a very gentle story of Blu and Tom. Blu is an artist and Tom a businessman who wants to promote Blu. I really enjoyed the way the relationship between Blu and Tom developed, how it dealt with it each characters vulnerabilities as they opened up to each other, and the angst towards the end is unexpected and works very well for that reason. As for secondary characters Jackson was perfect I found the writing very expressive
Apr 12, 2012 Meggie rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
The story was sweet and had this kind romantic echo at the end. But truthfully Thomas and Blu didn't click for me as a lovers. There was something off with them. Blu was emotionally shy and reserved. And even Thomas behaved reserved and unsure toward Blu. Because of this, we have a couple which didn't feel right. The plot was emotionally strange with to angsty Blu. I didn't like the feeling. Tom was to undeveloped as a character, for my taste. I didn't really feel his love for Blu.
Becky Condit
The Art of Words by RJ Scott and Meredith Russell is the delightful story of two men from totally different worlds. The blurb covers the basic storyline but to really appreciate it, you need to read it for yourself. Anything that I could add would just spoil it. This is definitely a character driven tale with a plot that starts smoothly and flows effortlessly until the end. The characters are very well rounded with diverse personalities that complement each other, with strengths and weaknesses t ...more
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Sep 29, 2012 Pixie Mmgoodbookreviews rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
4 Hearts

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Blu is a struggling artist who suffers with severe dyslexia. With the help of his best friend, Jackson, he gets through life. At Jackson’s insistence, he enters a local art exhibit and is contacted by Tom, who offers him his dream. Tom is a rich and sophisticated businessman who was taught to love art by his mother. When he takes an interest in Blu’s work, he quickly becomes enamored with the artist.

A well-wr
Aug 25, 2015 Amazonaute rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet and romantic. A bit cinderellaish.
Chris Weg
Jul 04, 2012 Chris Weg rated it really liked it
It was cute, and I loved Blu's way of seeing the world. I absolutely loved the title, I think it is very creative. I gave major props to R.J. Scott
Kristy Maitz
Apr 21, 2012 Kristy Maitz rated it really liked it
Good reading material. Main character Blu is really an painter and he is written like artist should be or are (don't know - just thinking) "strange - inside there own world". The writer done really good work.
Jun 16, 2013 Sherry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.25 stars

It's a charming read with 2 MC's that are actually just nice guys.....but my favorite character was the not seen often enough sidekick, Jackson!
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Genre: M/M Contemporary
Rated: 5 Hearts

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Apr 13, 2012 Sagajo rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, m-m
Rich guy meet poor misunderstood artist, classic guilty pleasure. Very simplistic story.
Jun 06, 2012 Idamus rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
Lovely characters, lacked a bit of oomph in the end but overall a good read
Apr 26, 2012 Aggie rated it it was amazing
Love the cover. The story was great also. Blu is a great character.
Marsha Spence
Jun 28, 2013 Marsha Spence rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reread 6/2013
Just as great as the first time!
Apr 12, 2012 Amy rated it liked it
Shelves: own-them
3.5 stars. A sweet romantic read.
Don Bradshaw
Reviewed on Hearts On Fire...

It is often difficult for two authors to combine their writing styles and come out with a good book but Ms Scott and Ms Russell have pulled it off. Blu Taylor is an unknown artist with all of the insecurities an artist has plus low self esteem due to severe dyslexia. He is unable to read or write and relies on his best friend, Jackson, to help him navigate the tough spots in life. Jackson helps Blu get into his first art showing wher
Jennifer Wright
Aug 24, 2012 Jennifer Wright rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
I thought this was a good book. I tend to prefer a little more drama. It kind of felt like the feeling betrayed/dismissed/ hurt on Blu's part was a little more intense than what the situation called for. I liked that, but I wish what Tom had said fit a little better to Blu's reaction. I don't want to make Tom a bad guy, but his talk with Harry wasn't really all that bad, so it didn't fit with Blu's reaction - and I wish it did.
Other than that the story was good. I like the little bits of humor t
Jul 20, 2015 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
I don't know if the story was too short or what the issue was, but something was off for me. I sort of felt some chemistry between Blu and Tom but not really. And Blu's freak out at Tom's parents' house was kind of crazy and ridiculous, I had no idea what he was even mad about. He seriously wanted a grown man to punch his friend because he was telling him to be careful with his new bf?! Blu seemed a little childish to me, and I am surprised that Tom forgave him so easily/quickly.
Edina Rose
Apr 18, 2012 Edina Rose rated it it was ok
The love and romance is present and the general idea of the plot is interesting. However, the plot in detail just didn't grab me. It was very subtle, but the two heroes personalities seemed a bit unclear, their actions and attitude sometimes didn't match their supposed personality. This made a potentially good story a bit weak. A bit like a good Earl Grey diluted in too much water.

This said, in spite of everything the two heroes were cute.
Sep 26, 2012 blub rated it liked it
A good simple read. The two authors worked well together and everything flowed really nicely. I liked that dyslexia was brought up in this book and readers got to read about the difficulties that people with dyslexia have to deal with daily.

For some reason when I started the book I thought Blu was a musician having stage fright and not a artist trying to get noticed.
Apr 13, 2012 Shay rated it liked it
Hated the fact that it was told from first person point of view might have been better if we understood what Tom was thinking.
I kept waiting for more to happen
Mar 04, 2013 Stephanie rated it liked it
Shelves: rj-scott, 2012, amazon-com
Meh. It was alright.
$4.99 on Nook
Apr 14, 2012 ~RMG rated it it was ok
2.5 stars
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About me...I live in the UK just outside London. I love reading anything from thrillers to sci-fi to horror; however, my first real love will always be the world of romance. My goal is to write stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road
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