Saturday, March 28, 2020

Review: Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn

Author: Kate Clayborn
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Crop.
Publication Date: December 2019

Meg Mackworth’s hand-lettering skill has made her famous as the Planner of Park Slope, designing beautiful custom journals for New York City’s elite. She has another skill too: reading signs that other people miss. Like the time she sat across from Reid Sutherland and his gorgeous fiancĂ©e, and knew their upcoming marriage was doomed to fail. Weaving a secret word into their wedding program was a little unprofessional, but she was sure no one else would spot it. She hadn’t counted on sharp-eyed, pattern-obsessed Reid.

A year later, Reid has tracked Meg down to find out—before he leaves New York for good—how she knew that his meticulously planned future was about to implode. But with a looming deadline, a fractured friendship, and a bad case of creative block, Meg doesn’t have time for Reid’s questions—unless he can help her find her missing inspiration. As they gradually open up to each other about their lives, work, and regrets, both try to ignore the fact that their unlikely connection is growing deeper. But the signs are there—irresistible, indisputable, urging Meg to heed the messages Reid is sending her, before it’s too late.

I'll let the synopsis above give you an idea of what this book is about.  I loved the concept of  Love Lettering.  In fact, I loved the letter game that Meg and Reid came up with through texts.  It was really fun and sweet at times.  I did end up liking the ending as well.  I was overall satisfied with how everything played out.  

Despite all of that, this book ended up being just kind of "meh" over all.  The main reason was the main characters.  They were so boring.  It's hard to love a romance when you have two of the most dull and boring people involved.  I never felt really excited about the prospect of these two together.  I was never really convinced they wanted to be together.   I also thought the "fight" between Meg and her roommate was pretty lame when the truth came out.   I guess I'm in the minority here.  I see that this got really good reviews.  I guess you'll have to give it a try and see for yourself.

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