IndieWritersReview’s Spotlight of Work of Art ~The Inspiration by Ruth Clampett

Hello everyone today I wanted to share my thoughts on a awesome read! Work of Art ~The Inspiration by Ruth Clampett check it out below!


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Ruth Clampett, daughter of legendary animation director, Bob Clampett, has spent a lifetime surrounded by art and animation. A graduate of Art Center College of Design, her careers have included graphic design, photography, VP of Design for WB Stores and teaching photography at UCLA. She now runs her own studio as the fine art publisher for Warner Bros. where she’s had the opportunity to know and work with many of the greatest artists in the world of animation and comics.

The Work of Art Trilogy is Ruth’s third publishing endeavor, following Animate Me and Mr. 365. She lives in Los Angeles and is heavily supervised by her teenage daughter, lovingly referred to as Snarky, who loves art and visiting museums as much as her mom.

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Work of Art ~The Inspiration

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In a life driven by passion, famed artist Maxfield Caswell lives in a world of brilliant color and drama, pushing his art and affairs to his emotional edge. He’s stunning, charismatic and celebrated in the art world, but are the trappings of fame also destroying him?

For years intelligent and bright-eyed Ava Jacobs has worked diligently toward a career in the art world. Ava is swept off her feet when she meets the passionate artist. She soon realizes, however, that he’s on a destructive path—one she doesn’t intend to join him on.

In the decadent world of patrons, art groupies, and predators, feisty and beautiful Ava knocks Max off his pedestal. A stunned Max sees something special in Ava and offers her an opportunity she can’t refuse. As their lives and passions collide, will he realize that she alone has the power to heal him? Can their hearts come together to create their own work of art?

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I really do not know how to express how much I loved this book! After turning the last page, I physically was breathless as I read the last few words.

The story tells the tale of Ava and Max. Ava is an Art Assistant who meets and is instantly attracted to the bad boy of the Art world Max Caswell. He is beautiful, passionate and seemingly a womanizer. But surprisingly, after helping Max out of a delicate situation which could have harmed his career. He insisted that she write the text for a book based on his life. During this process they grow closer to one another and she sees the opposite of the playboy, someone sweet and fun. But try as she might, she cannot deny the feeling that she has for him. He also seems affected by her, but pulls away right at the moment where she feels them become closer.
This continues until finally they no longer can deny their attraction and express their feelings. But the time and place makes Ava feel like another one of his conquest and she stops become things become to far. The couple fights and the separation causes an explosive breakdown in Max, Ava is not sure their bond will survive.

Work of Art is a very well written read full of passion and romance. I along with Ava felt as if I were on an emotional roller coaster ride flipping between the sweetness and the darkness of Max Caswell. He is everything I love in a character dark, passionate, edgy and intense. I hated when the story ended and I searched frantically for the second one in the series!

Due to suggestive imagery, language and subject, I suggest for mature audiences. Love it!


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