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A Fine Work of Art By Shelby Reed

At thirty-six, university art professor Elizabeth Gilstrom finds herself facing a bleak, lonely future when her husband leaves her for his young medical assistant. After giving up her own career as an artist a decade before, Elizabeth has nothing to show for their ten-year marriage.only the faded memory of a paintbrush's weight in her hand
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Published January 8th 2008 by Ellora's Cave
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Karla
4 Stars! I love a good May/December romance and this one hit the mark for me!

Boone was absolutely delicious, confident, charming and very mature in his thinking, so naturally he would be looking for someone to meet those needs. Elizabeth is shattered over her husband's betrayal and is having a tough time overcoming the way he's made her feel...worthless! After 10 years of marriage, a cheating husband, it's hard for her imagine that anyone would want her again. Boone is 12 years her junior, but
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Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & Hunter
First half of the story: 3.5 stars, second half of the story: 1 star

Please read the blurb for the synopsis and let me make this short and preferably painless.

I love to read about a younger hero / older heroine. Unfortunately A Fine Work of Art didn't do it for me though. The first half of the story was pretty good but unfortunately my interest petered out during the second half of A Fine Work of Art. I don't think that I have many pet peeves but it seriously pisses me off when a heroine is so in
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Michelle(Chelle) aka Nightshade - Cake Whisperer
This was a a short story. I have now become a huge fan of Shelby Reed. Between this story and The Fifth Favor......I plan to read everything this woman has ever written. The thing I like most about her books is the sensuality that runs rampant throughout the story. Even when the couple is not actually having sex...it feels like they are. Well done Ms. Reed.

Elizabeth Gilstrom is a college art teacher who is in the midst of a divorce after she catches her husband cheating. Boone McCrea is the amaz
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Rosemary Rey
Aug 23, 2014 Rosemary Rey rated it it was amazing
I read this book while on a mini vacation. It only took me a day to read because I was gripped by the story line. I love how Ms. Reed writes real characters, ordinary people going through everyday normal struggles. The main character, Elizabeth, could be your sister, friend, neighbor going through a divorce in a loveless marriage. She battles with the notion of dating a younger man who is impossibly handsome and creative--her ideal man. I loved how subtly it is explained that Elizabeth is inexpe ...more
Rustye
Sep 24, 2011 Rustye rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemp, mf
My first book by Ms Reed and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The book is about betrayal, starting over and finding love. The reader is right there with main characters - Boone and Elizabeth. There is a lot passion and sexual attraction between the main characters that is a pleasure to read - none of it felt contrived. The bathroom scene during an art show is so hot and well-written. The sex scenes are graphic but not at all gratuitous. Wonderful short novel.
Amanda Jayne
Aug 14, 2013 Amanda Jayne rated it it was amazing
Brilliant
SaturNalia
Elizabeth is a recent divorcee and professor, Boone is one of her students. Her car breaks down and he offers her a lift. Elizabeth comes off needy and desperate. After many years of marriage to lack luster lover who didn't like blow jobs or sex in showers (was he even straight?), she is very horny. Boone shows up at just the right time. He was sexually experienced and she was almost virginal in her knowledge of sex. They don't think about consequences, they start having sex. She starts stalking ...more
Berenice Rodrigues
Nov 08, 2013 Berenice Rodrigues rated it liked it
This is a nice book.
I like to ready older women with young men romance books, but sadly I have to say that most books with this theme do not have a deep story to them. Is more about the hot scenes than anything else.
The only exception from this rule is the book "On The Island". That book is just fantastic in so many ways. And I have hard time finding a book that will come even close to that one!
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A short sweet read
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At the age of ten, Shelby Reed wrote her first romance with Prince Charming — literally! — as the hero, and it's been non-stop story spinning ever since.

Despite the idealistic place from which she embarked, she's partial to writing realistic, flawed, multi-faceted characters, lush emotion, and the ever-possible happy ending.

When not pecking away at the computer keyboard, Shelby enjoys creative pro
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