Review: Thomas’s Muse by Kris Austen Radcliffe
Posted by brriske
Publication Date: November 25, 2013
Contains Adult Sexual Content. Four years ago, for a brief moment, Sammie Singleton became the muse of an artist she didn’t know. The moment vanished, and now Sammie spends her nights with a different man. Her life is black and white. But she needs food for her soul to feel alive. She needs color. She needs art. Everything changes the moment she meets Thomas Quidell. Brilliant and talented, Sammie quickly realizes Tom is her artist–and the man she’s been fantasizing about all these years. Tom offers her more than a lifeline. He opens her eyes to a new life. Vibrant, loving, fulfilling. But is she strong enough to take a chance?
I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review.
Sammie Singleton is a girl caught in a relationship where she feels that something is missing. She has moments of fantasy in order to survive. Thomas Quidell is a man that has been helping his brother after the brother suffered a broken heart. He is also just surviving, as it is pretty hard to have a relationship when he is around his nephew all the time.
What I really enjoyed about this book was the “one that got away” theme of it all. It is not often that there is a moment that both parties really reflect on as a missed opportunity. I loved how the relationship played out in this book and the idea of second chances. The book had some great steamy moments, some frustrating ones, and some that were very hard on the heart.
I had a difficult time with the excess inner dialogue of Thomas. He sure is a Chatty Cathy. I wondered why the inner dialogue just did not seem balanced between Sammie and Tom. I feel like this book might have been better if it was a short vs full length and some of that excess deleted. I give this book four fangs as it was enjoyable, just did not leave me breathless.