Review: His Work of Art by Shannyn Schroeder (Hot & Nerdy #4)


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

As far as Adam Hayes is concerned, he and Reese Carter would never work as a couple, even though they have a shared love for comics. He's seen what an interracial relationship could be up against and simply doesn't want either of them to have to go through all that. When Reese asks him to be the illustrator for a comic book anthology that she's putting together for her senior year project, he only hesitates until he reads the story that she's come up with. They prove to be the kind of creative tandem that works perfectly together professionally. Now, if only Adam can see just how well they would work on a personal level too.

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 of a factor, but race continues to be a hot topic in many countries, especially when it comes to politics and society in general. Adam comes off as a bit of a jerk for a good portion of the book, but after his parents' relationship ended, you can see where he's coming from.

Reese was an admirable heroine, especially when it came to handling the outcome of her time together with Adam. He may see her as somewhat naive, but I prefer to think of her as open-minded, refusing to let personal prejudices color her way of thinking. There's an abrupt shift in how Adam behaves near the end of the story and it almost feels as if everything suddenly is being rushed to get to that happy-for-now ending that appears to be the norm for the series. Overall, I liked the idea of both Adam and Reese being comic book geeks and that Reese wasn't some simpering damsel in distress. His Work of Art gets 3.5 stars. ♥

Release Date: 27 October 2015

Date Read: 23 October 2015

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