Congrats @AutumnMarkus on the release of The Art of Appreciation!

Abby Reynolds is burned out.

Since clawing her way into a great position at a Boston museum, she’s been saddled with a scheming intern and a nagging boss. She’s scuttled her own painting dreams, her cat refuses to be box trained, and now the most boring man on the eastern seaboard just told her, “It’s not you, it’s me."

Her bestie Sarah offers a much-needed escape: a summer of sand, sea, and younger men in Santa Cruz...

Hot young bike racer Jason is sexy, unattached, and completely ready to spend a summer in uncomplicated flirtation. Since Abby has decided love is off the table, he seems like the perfect match.Then she meets Matt. Sculptor, surfer (and age appropriate), he’s everything she gave up wanting and then some. He’s a grown-ass man with his own life issues.

Abby has to decide whether she’s satisfied with leaving behind the idea of Mr. Right and settling for Mr. Right Now.Grown up love. It’s complicated.

I love that this love story deals with real-life, grown-up issues that come with romantic entanglements. And this is one delicious entanglement. Here's my review at Goodreads:

I asked Autumn one simple question: if you had to pick one song that best captures the essence of The Art of Appreciation, what would it be?  Here's her answer: 

Mmm, so lovely.  Great choice.

Congrats, Autumn!  


Julie Flanders said...

What a great cover and the story sounds like a good one. Congrats to Autumn!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Autumn!
Blechy - funny word, Nicki.

Suze said...

I wonder who Abby'll pick ...

Maurice Mitchell said...

Congrats Autumn and the days are long. We need more snappy dialogue.

Janie Junebug said...

Looks good. I want to set aside more time to read when all the Christmas shenanigans are over. Reading has fallen by the wayside because I'm doing so many other things right now. I sent you an email because you won a t-shirt in my giveaway!


Liz Blocker said...

Boston AND beach AND romance? Sign me up! This sounds like a great read :)