Hello Everyone! Today I wanted to throw the spotlight on a recent release Author Ruth Clampett’s Work Of Art Trilogy‘s! Guys if you haven’t read any of this series, well drop what you’re doing and head over to Amazon and grab your copies now! I love all three which tell the tale of the tortured and handsome artist Maxfield Caswell and bright eyed newbie to the art scene Ava Jacobs!
All three books are packed with passion, heat, drama and dashed with mystery and intrigue, yep I believe I will need to go back and re-read the entire series, it’s just that good! Lol okay now that I’ve given ANOTHER review, check out the books and my reviews below!
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.
The Work Of Art Trilogy
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?
~Each book in this trilogy will be released 8 weeks apart~ Contains mature content
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!
Famed artist, Maxfield Caswell is missing.
Three of his major paintings have been savagely defaced and his house left in ruins. As his friends search for him, does his muse, Ava, hold the key?
Before the hope of love is lost, secrets will be told, spirits will be broken, and a price will be paid.
From the cave dwellings of New Mexico to the shores of Malibu, Max and Ava’s journey tests them to their limits. As they render passion and pain in broad strokes, will their all-consuming love rise from the debris?
Simply breathtaking! I could not wait for the second book in this installation, and I was not disappointed! Ms. Clampett has once again drawn me in and takes me on a roller coaster ride emotionally!! I cannot help but loving Max with all his torment and passions! The book picks up where the first one ends with Max having disappeared and a few of his paintings defaced. In Book Two, the search continues with all his loved ones, and Ava who feels guilt for his disappearance, in the forefront. On the fringes, is Johnathon the almost too good to be true publisher that is wooing Ava. We find out as readers there is a reason for his excessive charm. (Wow! Don’t want to spoil it!).
Max does come back and the two (Ava and Max) attempts to re-build their budding relationship from scratch by taking it slow. But Max is a “Take All” personality so struggles with insecurities and jealousies related to Ava. She attempts to care for his fragile feelings, while also dealing with her own self doubts, and fear. But in the mix of this is a passion which is so profound it threatens to engulf both of them.
There will be tears, and mouth dropping surprise within this book, there is a cliff hanger at the end, and so now the torture begins waiting for the third in the series!
I fully recommend this incredible series!
Has the bad boy of the art world, Maxfield Caswell, been tamed just as his girlfriend, Ava’s star begins to shine? Anything can happen in Los Angeles, a world where heroes become villains and the rogue saves the day.
An unexpected plane ticket leads our heroine to a meeting that will change her life.
What happens when what’s most precious to you slips out of your grasp? How fiercely will you fight for the one you love?
Join Max and Ava for the dramatic and passionate conclusion to the Work of Art Trilogy.
Mature content of sexual nature 18+
I absolutely love Max…love Ava…love Max&Ava! Truly two of my favorite couples! The story picks up where book 2 ends and questions we were left hanging with in the previous book is answered. But the reader cannot rest, because there so much more that kicks off for the pair! As Ava begins to grow into her own with her new job, Max is faltering a little, afraid to lose the woman he loves and…or course…acts in Max fashion! But you cannot help but love him and he does surprise Ava and the reader in supporting her. I love the fact that no matter what, the two, even down to the breaking point, will not give up on the other. Plus the incredible heat and passion between the two leaves me swooning! Lol.
I read the first two books and I am extremely pleased with how the Author has wrapped the story up. Now I will miss them and will have to re-read the entire trilogy! Just a fantastic read that I highly recommend!