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His Work Of Art

(Hot & Nerdy #4)

3.25  ·  Rating details ·  67 ratings  ·  36 reviews
Reese Carter is definitely not your average college girl. She'd prefer to spend Saturday nights playing Hero's Crusade than attending a wild frat party on campus. When she bands together with Adam, fellow comic enthusiast and illustrator, it appears that Reese has formed a dream team sure to propel her writing into the comic hall of fame.

Adam Hayes has never met a girl lik
Kindle Edition, 118 pages
Published October 27th 2015 by Lyrical Press
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Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
This is a cute little read with some hiccups. Meeting in a comic book store, Reese and Adam strike up a friendship over the development of a comic book. It feels a bit rudimentary in its writing style. It’s not bad by any means; it just seems to be missing that extra oomph. I wanted to know more of the inner dialogue Reese and Carter would be having in terms of the obstacles their blossoming relationship has. And on that note, I really hope the cover changes. The current cover doesn’t fit the st ...more
Oct 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, nerd-love
2.5 stars

This was a cute and sweet nerd romance. Adam and Reese become friends because Reese is a frequent customer at Adam's moms comic book store. When Reese asks Adam for help doing the comic drawings, they develop a working relationship and friendship. They are attracted but Adam doesn't seem to want to make a move on Reese.

While I thought this book was cute, there were a few things that I just didn't enjoy. I felt like this book was really slow and didn't even feel any kind of connection b
Amber .:★Wild Heart Reviews★:.
His Work of Art is a new novella in the Hot & Nerdy trilogy by Shannyn Schroeder. Note that I said trilogy there? Well, after the fact of the first three books, this awesome author decided to write three more in this series. I'm completely grateful for this (I'll explain why shortly!). That makes His Work of Art officially number four in the Hot & Nerdy series.

You may be wondering if you have to read the others before diving into this book, you don't. The first three have nothing at all to do wi
3.5 stars

First of all, I'm usually wary picking a book on New Adult. But since the blurb said it's about geek and comics... there won't be too much angst, right!? And I'm glad I took the chance.

This was a fun, lighthearted story about friendships that evolved into deeper connection. Adam and Reese were both only child of single mom. They met as Reese regularly go to Adam's mother's comics store where he manned the till. Though feeling attracted with the girl who was as much into comics as he was
There is something about this one that had me smiling while reading it. I don't know if it was because so much of the story revolved around comics or if it was Reese herself, so bubbly about things.

Going into this one I wasn't sure about the comic aspect, but it worked really well into the story. In fact it seemed like the comic became another character, one that was important to the overall storyline. It was fun to see Reese and Adam try to act all professional while working on their project,
Sep 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
this book was freakin' adorable

Hot & Nerdy book four by Shannyn Schroeder does not feel like book four, I read it without reading the others so it's fine as a stand alone. This book is so adorable, I love it, it's light and what I consider fluff; it is short not so sweet (wink wink) but it's fun to read and it made me go ahhhhhhhhh. I would definitely go back and read others from this series. I really enjoyed reading about comic book geeks fall in love. I love reading comics but it's
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**

If you guys remember from my 3 reviews of the original Hot & Nerdy trilogy by Shannyn Schroeder, you know that I really enjoyed the was a series formula. First, I love that the books are told in dual narrative between each of the main guys and girls and I think you all know by now that is my favorite story telling narrative method. and Second, the trilogy follows a group of three friends. The books are each of their s
Colie Hathaway
Feb 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Romance and comic books in one story, I will take it. This was a short and sweet little romance that involved a lot of conversations we started having a few years ago. (This is pre- Wonder Woman box office domination). I enjoyed the substance topics of race in comic books, gender stereotypes in fandom, over sexualization of female characters in comics, and interracial relationships. The characters themselves fell a little flat, and if the other issues were not present thought out the story this ...more
» Review can also be found on Orchids & Amethysts.

Title: His Work of Art
Author: Shannyn Schroeder
Rating: 3 - 3.5/5

Thanks to NetGalley and Kensington Books for letting me receive a digital copy of this book before the official release date.

Reese Carter is definitely not your average college girl. She'd prefer to spend Saturday nights playing Hero's Crusade than attending a wild frat party on campus. When she bands together with Adam, fellow comic enthusiast and illustrator, it appears that Reese
Aug 15, 2015 rated it did not like it

The Review: *Groans* *Looks at cover of book* *sighs dramatically* *reads synopsis* *cries*. I’d like to start by saying that I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Believe me, you’re all about to get an honest review. After I read the synopsis for this one I was pumped! I mean, it’s part of an upcoming trilogy titled ‘Hot and Nerdy’. Two comic book geeks uniting for a project and finding love? Right up my alley. Unfortunately, the book that I ended up
Book Reading Gals
May 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Thoughts: I requested this book because it was about nerds in love and comic books, which are two things that I enjoy. I loved that it contained comic books as well as a woman with a sassy mouth.

Reese Carter is not your average joe. She is a girl with a plan. A plan to write her own comic. She has the writing down, but she cannot draw to save her life. Therein lies the problem.

Reese is reluctant to share her baby with someone else, especially after what happened the last time. But Reese needs s
Swanangel15's Book Review
I requested this book because it was about nerds in love and comic books, which are two things that I enjoy. I loved that it contained comic books as well as a woman with a sassy mouth.

Reese Carter is not your average joe. She is a girl with a plan. A plan to write her own comic. She has the writing down, but she cannot draw to save her life. Therein lies the problem.

Reese is reluctant to share her baby with someone else, especially after what happened the last time. But Reese needs someone to d
Shirley Frances
Aug 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Reese has come up with a fantastic female superhero comic book as final project to one of her classes. She not only has to write it, she also has to have it sketched, marketed and published. Reese knows the perfect artist to use, but she's hesitant to approach him. She has a crush on Adam, but their interactions have been few and not that impressionable. However, she needs to hand in a kick-ass comic and she knows Adam can deliver on that front.

Adam is working at her mother's comic book store w
Barb Lie
Oct 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
His Work of Art by Shannyn Schroeder is the 1st book in her second trilogy of her New Adult Hot and Nerdy series. Reese Carter is our heroine, and she is not your usual college girl, as she loves hanging around her geek friends playing rpg games. Reese is also a lover of comic heroes, and is working on her lifelong dream of creating her own comic.

Adam Hayes, our hero, works at the comic store that his mom owns, and Reese is a weekly visitor to buy her comics. Adam is not only a comic fan, he is
Rita Kayla
Oct 31, 2015 rated it it was ok
Honestly I was happy I finally read the book, the last one that I hadn't read yet in the HOT AND NERDY series but I was disappointed. I gave the other books only 3 stars but I thought they were funny, this one, not so much. The focus was more on each of the characters personal life. I felt something was missing while reading it and I think if I have read it first I would have been less interested in and I wouldn't have read HIS NEW JAM and HIS DREAM ROLE. However, I must point to the fact that t ...more
Janell Sutherland
Nov 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed

This novella really worked for me. Adam works at his mother’s comic book shop. Reese is a regular customer, and she prefers DC comics to Marvel, but Adam likes her anyway.

Reese wants to write comics. “She wanted to represent the millions of girls like her who wanted heroes and heroines that were like them.” She’s created a hero and a story, and as part of her senior project she plans to crowdfund it. She just needs an artist.

Luckily, Adam likes to draw comics. He’s always doodling behind the cas
Les Chroniques Aléatoires
Jan 13, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
I was at the same time happy and astonished when I learned that Shannyn Schroeder started again the Hot & Nerdy series for a second trilogy, but from the point of view of boys this time. It is like that which I found myself with Adam and Reese's story between the hands, an adequate reading after my day in the Comic Con.

Adam and his two best friends, Hunter and Free, are true geeks with each his own passion, Adam's being a comics artist. He works in his comics' family store and dreamed to become
Oct 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
I accidentally started reading this series in reverse order, having started with His Dream Role, but luckily that doesn't seem to matter. I thought that Free from His Dream Role would have been my favorite character, what with his fascination with pop culture and the constant costumes that he wore. However, having since read His Work of Art, I think that Adam and Reese are a more interesting couple to read.

Adam had relationship issues from the start because he was attracted to Reese, a problem f
Oct 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
A short, quick, sweet read--with comic book nerds!

From the first page, His Work of Art made me think of the Doubleclicks video and song "Nothing to Prove"

I'm soooo glad that Adam never made Reese feel less than because she was a girl. The fact that she preferred DC over Marvel, though, that's a whole other kettle of fish... ;)

I'm not a huge comic book/graphic novel reader myself, but I've always been fascinated with how they are put together. It was really neat seeing Reese and Adam collaboratin
Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
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First off, His Work of Art is an adorable read. It's a super cute. We have are geeky girl who loves DC comics and has dreams of writing a comic herself. There is one problem, she can't draw. She enlists the help of Adam Hayes. They've had a quirky friendship building after all he likes Marvel comics. Those difference in comic book ideology. However they start working together on Reese's project and draw close to one another. Yet, there is a road-block in the way which w
Oct 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Read the full review on Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous.

Note: This ARC was provided by Kensington Books in exchange for an honest review.

His Work of Art is the fourth novella in the Hot & Nerdy series from Shannyn Schroeder and is the first one in this second batch that features three nerdy guys. The idea of race being the main reason why Adam Hayes is resistant to pursuing anything with Reese Carter is an interesting one because you would think that in this day and age, that wouldn't be that huge
Aug 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Reese is a college girl that loves to write storylines for comic and play Hero's Crusade. She has a crush on, Adam, who works at her favorite comic store. She always sees him sketching so she asks him if he would do the illustrations for her comic. Adam is determined to keep their relationship professional but the more time they spend together, the more they start to feel a stronger attraction to each other.

There were a lot of parts of this story that I really loved. I am a big comic fan and als
Jan 05, 2016 rated it liked it
This is the first book of Shannyn's that I have read, I went into it a little dubious because it's based around a nerdy YA theme but I'm usually attracted by the thought of romance & this didn't disappoint.

Two youngsters pulled together by a common interest of comic books, Reese can magic a story out of thin air but needed someone to help her with the artwork, Adam helps his mum run the local comic book store & he totally 'got' what Reese was trying to portray so they embark on the project toget
Illeana White
Aug 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
"I received this book free from NetGalley and Kensington Books in exchange for an honest review.

Honestly, I finished this book in 3 hours because I did not realize how short it would be. The down side of eBooks, right?

Adam is an artist who works at his mothers comic book shop. Reese is a writer who lives with her mother and works at a coffee shop. Normal college seniors. Reese has a project she is doing a needs Adams help. She wants to make a comic book. Except she can’t draw. So that’s where Ad
Perks Of Being A Fangirl
When I read the blurb, I was absolutely sold. I immediately sent my request to review it on Net Galley and the publishers were very fast and prompt to grant me the chance to review this book.

Despite giving this book 2.5 stars, I really thought there was masses of potential in the characters and the plot. It wasn't that I disliked it, I just found it a bit boring. It was written well but nothing really excited me.

Props to Shannyn for including the comic book concept, I adored it. Even
Laura Hannaway
Sep 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this continuation of the Hot and Nerdy series. I loved the characters of Adam and Reece and the dynamic they had between them was entertaining to read. I particularly liked that the things she was hung up about "does he think she's flat chested? Does he think she's a geek?" are nothing like what he was hung up on "will she care he's mixed race? Can he deal with them as a bi racial couple?" It was refreshing that none of these things crossed the others mind as an issue. I als ...more
Sep 20, 2015 rated it liked it
His work of art it’s a story about two young college student who share the same love for comics. Their association later leads them in to relationship. I must say I was very surprised because the story holds a strong message. It was the first time that I read about such sensitive subject but I was glad that I did and I was glad that the story is written and that has such positive message.
Both characters well develop. We can read the POV from both of them. Reese is the writer and Adam is
Sep 24, 2015 rated it liked it
Adam and Reese know each other from interactions in a comic book store. When Reese approaches Adam to help her with a comic book project, they get to know each other and fight a growing attraction. This is a short book but I thought the relationship between the two seemed complete. A lot of the drama stemmed from the fact that they are an interracial couple and I think it is a good issue to explore. I do think that the cover is HORRIFIC and I hope that it is changed before publication because it ...more
Oct 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Comic book geeks! What's not to love? The customer-clerk relationship starts off friendly yet slightly argumentative as they discuss Marvel vs. DC comics. A school project helps develop this innocent friendship into something a bit more. Can Adam handle this new found relationship? Will Reese be able to work with him afterward? Truly enjoyed the banter and constant bickering over super heroes. This is the first in a new novella series, each about a different friend: Adam, the comic book guy, Hun ...more
Aug 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
This novella is a fast read, but a little slow/dry to start. I understand there needed to be some background history but it seemed to drag on for me. By the time the book was getting good, it was over.

I did enjoy the comic book aspect & the role playing game night. Brings back memories of my uncle's comic book store & the game nights held there. Also reminds me of all the regulars who used to come in for their comic books!

NOTE: I received a copy of this book in-exchange for my honest opinion/rev
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