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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 handA 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, an empty bed, and an empty heart. She's still reeling from shock and devastation when graduate student Boone McCrea walks into her office...and into her bed. Boone might only be twenty-four, but he is, quite simply, one of the most attractive men Elizabeth has ever seen, a work of art that stirs wild sensations she has long repressed....

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A Fine Work Of Art Reviews

  • Karla
    2018-12-05 10:29

    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 he is everything she could want and need in a man. I understood her questioning herself and Boone's attraction to her. She was his professor, so ethics also came into play here and I rather liked the way the author brought all of these issues to the forefront. If I were in Elizabeth's shoes, I would have felt the same way. Once she realizes that he is true in his intentions and that losing him would be her biggest regret, she pulls herself together and does what she needs to do to hold on to the man that makes her feel like no other! This a sweet, steamy, well thought out read. I would have loved a little more in the end, but looking back, it was rather fitting to end it where it all began!

  • Baba
    2018-11-19 03:28

    First half of the story: 3.5 stars, second half of the story: 1 starPlease 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 incredibly needy and weepy all the time! I wouldn't have been surprised if Elizabeth started to pout like a little girl. *rolls eyes* "I'm not the one who left you," he said firmly. "Touch me out of love, out of caring, because you want to bring me pleasure. Because it brings you pleasure. But not to get back at the people who've hurt you."Hot tears squeezed between her closed eyelids and she swallowed hard. "You're no different. No better." *rolls eyes again* When Boone wanted to show her that he was different Ms. Bitch flat out refused. Seriously? Such a stubborn woman. Hell, at that time she didn't want to accept that he was different. I think it was just easier to drown in self-pity. Gah!Oh, here's a good one:He'd gotten his hair trimmed some time in the last few days, and the idea filled Elizabeth with an inexplicable resentment. How dare his life go on without her? WTF? What the hell is wrong with you, Elizabeth?About the attribute "childish" Boone said:"Funny how childish people can be, no matter how old they are."Clingy. Possessive. Bitchy. Weepy. Needy. Annoying. No, correction. HIGHLY ANNOYING. Childish. Immature. Jealous. Well, I just described the heroine. Sometimes I couldn't believe that Elizabeth is 36. Darn, act your age, Ms. Bitch! The young hero, Boone McCrea, was pretty mature for his age and I liked him. Boone is 24. I think he definitely deserved a "better" heroine. Further, I didn't appreciate it that the ILY's came so soon - waaaay too soon! It did not ring true to me. I'm not familiar with US law but I think it is not legal what these two did and she could have been reported for immorally fraternizing with a student. I know this happens in real life too but please, be more careful!! They acted quite reckless and IMO Elizabeth was the driving force. Maybe not in the beginning but later on she was the one to push. I did not like the ending. It was too rushed and abrupt.Overall I was hoping for a better read and I have to say that I am quite disappointed.

  • Michelle(Chelle) aka Nightshade - Cake Whisperer
    2018-11-14 05:34

    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 amazingly sexy graduate student who comes into her life at the exact right time. As I've stated this was a quick story but Ms. Reed managed to cover all the bases. The chemistry between the 2 lead characters is hot and sexy. Boone was just absolutely delicious and Elizabeth was a character that anyone can relate with and root for. Another great read. First read 8/10/12-8/11/12.Second read 8/28/13-8/29/13Just as good the second time around. I have to say it again.....Sensual with a capital SSSSS!!!Third read - I had to bump this to a 5 star read. I love everything about this book. Boone is just too perfect for words.

  • Rosemary Rey
    2018-11-19 05:17

    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 inexperienced and insecure because of her marriage and age. As a newly 40-year-old, I wouldn't think I could start over, but this character made me feel like there would be hope if I were newly single. Boone was hot and sexy, and made Elizabeth feel desired, without the gorilla behavior that many erotica books portray the male. I loved their love story and Ms. Reed inspires me to write believable characters with a simple story line that keeps a hold of you from cover to cover.

  • Rustye
    2018-11-16 03:25

    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
    2018-12-07 02:06

    Brilliant

  • Iza
    2018-12-12 02:08

    An excellent author I've just discovered this year, while I had one of her books on my to-read pile for years... But now, I'm catching up !The characters had depth, they felt real, the story is very well written and though it's a novella, I was completely delighted and couldn't put it down.Highly recommended !

  • SaturNalia
    2018-12-12 06:11

    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 him to his soccer events and become irrationally jealous when she sees him with females. Short, silly with an irritating female lead.

  • Berenice Rodrigues
    2018-12-02 02:31

    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!

  • Ruby
    2018-11-22 04:18

    3.5 Stars

  • Rehab
    2018-11-30 06:20

    3.5 Stars

  • Paula (Poll) Conway
    2018-11-14 03:26

    A short sweet read