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The Unveiling (Work of Art #2)

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Famed artist, Maxfield Caswell is missing.

Three of his major paintings have been savagely defaced and his house left in ruins. As his friends search for him, does his muse, Ava, hold the key?

Before the hope of love is lost, secrets will be told, spirits will be broken, and a price will be paid.
From the cave dwellings of New Mexico to the shores of Malibu, Max and Ava’s jou
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Paperback, 260 pages
Published January 5th 2015 by Clampett Studio Collections (first published November 20th 2014)
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"The Unveiling" was another compelling addition to Max and Ava's journey. I was captivated throughout, loving every single chapter. With this book, I was expecting more of the drama that was present in the first book in the series, however to my surprise it had a calmer and m
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TeriLyn
Jan 05, 2015 TeriLyn rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

**The Unveiling generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**


4 Angel Stars

The Unveiling comes as book two in Ruth Clampett’s Work of Art series picking up right where book one left us slightly hanging. Just as in the first book of the series, The Unveiling tells the reader the story of Max Caswell and Ava Jacobs through Ava’s voice in a seamlessly fluid way. The plot thickens even as reader questions from book one are dutifully answered. Clampett once again writes very op
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Cullenboyz
Jan 05, 2015 Cullenboyz rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone. unless you only like westerns.
Once I started the first page, I couldn't put this one down, and when I finished the book, I immediately started ticking off the days until the release of Part III. I can't get enough of these characters! In this book, Ava and Max's passionate love makes me think of the soaring romance of historical novels set in more colorful times, yet their modern day passion rings true as Clampett takes us through the couple's continuing struggles and triumphs. While there's no doubting the depth of their lo ...more
Habiba Hasabo
Dec 19, 2015 Habiba Hasabo rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
*ARC PROVIDED AS -WORK OF ART THE COLLECTION- FOR AN HONEST REVIEW*

Love is -truly- in the air.
Wow. Its intense. The story progressed really good, sometimes a bit slow for my taste, but I loved.
Max is finally trying to change and somehow he is succeeding.
It was boring at times and I just wanted to skip towards the end but suddenly all hell breaks loose and I am on alert again.
Max needs to trust Ava, he wants to give in but he is hesitating and it hurts Ava, because she is trying to trust him
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Nadine
Nov 20, 2016 Nadine rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Intriguing follow-up on the first book. Curious how this will end with the third one...
Sandy S
Dec 31, 2014 Sandy S rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 5, 2015

Famed artist, Maxfield Caswell is missing.

Three of his major paintings have been savagely defaced and his house left in ruins. As his friends search for him, does his muse, Ava, hold the key?

Before the hope of love is lost, secrets will be told, spirits will be broken, and a price will be paid.

From the cave dwellings of New Mexico to the shores of Malibu, Max and Ava’s journey tests them to their limits. As they render passion and pain in br
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Rhiannon St. Clair
Dec 26, 2014 Rhiannon St. Clair rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014, favorites
** I received an e-Book ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review**

I need to start this review by saying that Max is officially my new book boyfriend. This sexy, tortured man has jumped straight off the pages of Ruth’s books, won my heart, and I am fully prepared to ride off into the sunset with him.

Now that I got that off my chest, let’s get to the good stuff, shall we? ;)

Clampett’s second installment in the Work of Art trilogy is nothing short of brilliant. The story picks up right
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Aubrey- CGSR
Dec 16, 2014 Aubrey- CGSR rated it it was amazing
Shelves: female-pov
Ok....all aboard!! All aboard onto the crazy, emotional, lust-filled, what the heck just happened train!!!!


So, last book we were left with a missing Max and a distraught group of friends looking for him. This was after he had his huge mental breakdown regarding Ava. Of course Ava feels like she is part to blame for his disappearance but she also feels like Max is a big boy and he makes his own decisions. I like the fact that she continued to date Jonathan even though she really wanted to be wi
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AnnMarie
Dec 12, 2014 AnnMarie rated it really liked it
I wish I could look into his head and see what he sees.
Maybe I'll never understand him, but because I love him, I'll never stop trying.


Work of Art Book #2, The Unveiling just completely wrenched my heart!

The growth that both Max and Ava experienced had me just hanging on their every word. That doesn't mean they didn't make me just as crazy as they did in book 1, but this time around, the journey was a tad bit gentler, drama not as high. Which I personally appreciated!

We left off with Max missi
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Lisa
Jan 20, 2015 Lisa rated it really liked it
Recommended to Lisa by: The Reading Room Blog
4.5 out of 5

I received a copy of this story for an honest review for The Reading Room Blog.

Work of Art: The Unveiling picks up right where Work of Art: The Inspiration leaves off, with tortured artist Maxfield Caswell missing and his savior Ava left piecing together the mystery of where he vanished to. As Max fights his demons Ava must decide if she should focus on supporting Max or protecting her blossoming art career. Will love their love for each other be their salvation or will their love of
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Lisa Karafa
Jan 04, 2015 Lisa Karafa rated it it was amazing
Ruth Clampett has a way with bringing characters to life. As she delves further into the lives and careers of Max and Ava she shows us just how vulnerable they both are. Max continues to battle the demons of his past while Ava faces a huge betrayal from a place she never expected.

The level of passion between Max and Ava accelerates to incendiary.

~I slide my hand between his legs and slowly tease upward. "You know, it's not fair that I have to deal with getting scorched from all that heat. It's
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Michelle Cornwell-Jordan
Simply breathtaking! I could not wait for the second book in this installation, and I was not disappointed! Ms. Clampett has once again drawn me in and takes me on a roller coaster ride emotionally!! I cannot help but loving Max with all his torment and passions! The book picks up where the first one ends with Max having disappeared and a few of his paintings defaced. In Book Two, the search continues with all his loved ones, and Ava who feels guilt for his disappearance, in the forefront. On th ...more
Wennie
Jan 02, 2015 Wennie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult, romance

An e-copy was provided in exchange for a review.
Warning: Material is suitable for adult audiences.

The Unveiling, book two of Ruth Clampett’s Work of Art series picks up immediately from where book one leaves off, and we find Ava unsure and uncertain about the status of her relationships.

In the second book of her series, Ruth Clampett gives us a glimpse into the broken psyche of Max and the unraveling of Ava’s relationships. The evolution of the series in book two gives me a bit of hope for bo
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Nic
Mar 16, 2015 Nic rated it really liked it
*Do not read The Unveiling if you have not read yet read Work of Art book 1*

Finally, I had the chance to dive into Ruth Clampett’s, Work of Art book 2, The Unveiling. I’ve been dying to know how Max and Eva’s story would continue after the major cliffy in the first book. Fabulous! So much angst… Love angst! And O.M.G. Ruth Clampett what did you do with the Jonathan storyline!!! WOW! Don’t you love when you think a story is headed one way, only to have the author take it in a different direction!
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Julie
Dec 28, 2015 Julie rated it really liked it
Work of Art: The Collection by Ruth Clampett was originally published in 2014-2015 as a trilogy (The Inspiration, The Unveiling and The Masterpiece). The trilogy has been bundled into one long book PLUS bonus scenes from different POVs and add ons! The best part is that you don’t have to chew your nails over the cliff hangers of books one and two, because the final book of the series is published and included in this new offering.

Ruth Clampett’s writing in Work of Art is incredibly detailed and
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Lisa Karafa
Jan 13, 2015 Lisa Karafa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition





Ruth Clampett has a way with bringing characters to life. As she delves further into the lives and careers of Max and Ava she shows us just how vulnerable they both are. Max continues to battle the demons of his past while Ava faces a huge betrayal from a place she never expected.

The level of passion between Max and Ava accelerates to incendiary.

~I slide my hand between his legs and slowly tease upward. "You know, it's not fair that I have to deal with getting scorched from all that heat. It'
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Michelle
Jan 12, 2015 Michelle rated it it was ok
I was on the fence already when I read this book. Having already read the first book in this series. It was ok for me...
But, I really had my doubts about it. Now having read this book... I know with out a doubt... That this series is just not for me.

Ava and Max's story is incredibly slow. All the back be forth and the whole "friendship" thing is just to much for me. They admit that they like each other but want to take it slow.
Ok.. I get that... But they were the same way in the 1st book too!
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Rachel
Dec 12, 2014 Rachel rated it it was amazing
You need to add this to your TBR list. It's sooo good and you will love Max.


Ruth Clampett delivers the second part of this stunning trilogy and it’s a page turner.

It picks up directly after the events of the last book and straight away launches into the search for the missing Max. I admit to stamping my foot in a huff because I had to wait to find out the fate of my favourite tortured artist.

We get resolution quickly and in doing so it moved the storyline along without feeling like we’ve missed
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Nickcole
Jan 07, 2015 Nickcole rated it it was amazing
Stars: 5

Overall: This story picks up where the last one left off. Max has disappeared and everyone in his life is worried about him. After Dylan gets a text from Max letting everyone know that he is alright, Jess and Ava start on a mission to find out where he is. Once they locate him and Max sends Ava a letter, she makes the journey out to see him and see if they can mend their friendship. At first Ava wants to take things slow, but once they all take a trip together Ava and Max get closer than
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Elli~iris
Dec 13, 2014 Elli~iris rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Love this series!!! Work of Art-The Unveiling by Ruth Clampett.
The Unveiling is the second book in Ruthy’s Work of Art Trilogy. This is the continuing story of the artist Max and Ava the writer. They have completed the book they were working on but their love story took a huge hit at the end of the first book when it had not had a chance to fully start. Max has disappeared and Ava and his friends are left wondering if he is okay. "I roll the window down and lean my head out into the ocean breeze
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Katherine Davis
Jan 09, 2015 Katherine Davis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
loving this interesting art-world series

Ruth Clampett's writing talents have blossomed with this second book in her 'Work of Art' series. The love between tortured, emotional artist Max, and up and coming Writer and burgeoning media figure Ava blossoms with flourish...and a goodly share of weeds in the garden of their love- which makes for a nicely tense and fascinating read. Clampett's vast knowledge of the ins and outs of the world of the working and successful modern Artist and all the strata
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SD
Jan 06, 2015 SD rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed Work of Art #2 - The Unveiling! Ruth Clampett delivered a story that is intelligent, fun and clever. There's so much to absorb in the story arcs of Ava, Max, and Jonathan. Even the secondary characters were compelling and memorable.

In book 2, we get to understand the main characters more. I, for one, am glad that Ava is not sitting around for her one true love to come around. I found her to be a strong character. She gets to enjoy the actions of an attentive lover, but alas, be prepar
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Irene
5 stars

Work of Art ~ The Unveiling was such a good read!

This book had so many feels for me, from frustration to laughing out loud, then heart melting moments with the sweet and tender side of Max, a very engrossing read.

I loved watching the relationship between Ava and Max evolve, they took the time to get to know each other and to explore the strong attraction they shared.

By the end of the book Max owned my heart and seeing him once again struggle with all the emotions running through his head
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Amazeballs Book Addicts
Jan 04, 2015 Amazeballs Book Addicts rated it really liked it
Work of Art book II The Unveiling is the second book in the Work of Art series. It can not be read as a standalone. You must read Work of Art book I, The Inspiration, first. The Unveiling picks up where The Inspiration left off. After The Inspiration, I couldn't wait to get my hands on The Unveiling. I definitely was not disappointed.

In the beginning Max is still missing. Max is a famous artist, he's sexy and seems to be a tortured soul. I was glad to see that Ava wasn't ready to give up on Max
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Jessica
Feb 22, 2015 Jessica rated it it was amazing
**Work of Art Series generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**

Famed artist, Maxfield Caswell is missing. Three of his major paintings have been savagely defaced and his house left in ruins. As his friends search for him, does his muse, Ava, hold the key? Before the hope of love is lost, secrets will be told, spirits will be broken, and a price will be paid. From the cave dwellings of New Mexico to the shores of Malibu, Max and Ava’s journey tests them to their limits.
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SD
Jan 05, 2015 SD rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoy Work of Art Book 2 - The Unveiling! Intelligent, fun and clever writing by Ruth Clampett. There's so much to absorb in each of Ava, Max, and Jonathan; and others. We get to know more of the main characters and Ava continues to be profound and strong in facing her challenges. Ruth can really be funny and even with those cringe-worthy embarrassing moments. Scenes after scenes are engaging, I can't put the book down!. Ruth's writing is relatable and very entertaining, brings out the romanti ...more
Liz Donatelli
Jan 02, 2015 Liz Donatelli rated it it was amazing
I've added Ruth Clampett's name to the short list of authors who are capable of delivering a superb sequel. I loved THE UNVEILING just as much as THE INSPIRATION. Clampett crafts prose that are alternately heartbreaking and hopeful. The fragility of Ava & Max's burgeoning love affair is extremely relatable, not at all forced or inauthentic in nature. Absolutely engaging! And, I very much enjoy the sneak peek into an artist's life. Clampett's descriptive passages on the "inner sanctum" of the ...more
Daisy
Dec 12, 2014 Daisy rated it it was amazing
Oh, Max. I have all the feelings after reading this second installment in the Work of Art trilogy. Ruth takes us on a rollercoaster of emotions from swoony, happy sighs, and laughs to lip wobbling, WTH moments that will have you turning the pages and staying up late to get to the next revelation.

Loved Ava's strength as she navigates the rough path of loving Max and staying true to her own self. Max is both tempest and safe harbor. His happy moments are worth the angst.

The writing is gorgeous a
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