The Art Stories Series, Book 3
Publsiher: Dreamspinner Press
Date Published: February 2012
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Publisher
For FBI agent Frank Jennings, this case is not just about lost windows but about redemption. For Interpol Agent Leslie Carlton, it’s about finally nailing the SOB who is buying the stolen Tiffany items. For both of these men, finding that love is knocking on their door scares them to pieces as their one night of passion has them moving in separate directions the next day-Leslie back to Europe and Frank back on the job. Until Frank gets a break in the art theft case that has Leslie back in his life and now the time is of the essence as these two figure out how to trap a thief and listen to their hearts.
Andrew Grey is one talented author. He pushes the envelope with his latest Art series story with ARTSITIC PURSUITS and delves into the world of art theft, Interpol and the FBI. I loved how he told this latest story in the series and the action that he added gives a whole new dimension to it, which I absolutely loved. He creates a visually stunning story with his writing, like an artist paints a picture; you see the beautiful canvas in your mind as his words stream across it. This is an author with a gift of storytelling and one who is my absolute favorite to read. With captivating characters, fast paced storylines and simmering sexual tension between his main characters, we are sucked into a world where art thieves are in the shadows and love is there for the taking-if these two hard working, stubborn detectives can just admit it to themselves first.
With the characters center stage, Mr. Grey lets them shine right from the beginning. Frank is aloof, seeking a way to fix his reputation in his bureau after a sting gone badly on his watch and he feels tremendous guilt over it. Leslie is trying to get the goods on an elusive thief who it seems is always one step ahead of him. When these two meet, sparks fly and the action-in and out of the bedroom-heat up. Mr. Grey does a wonderful job in creating characters you can enjoy and relate to. Both Leslie and Frank have issues from their respective pasts but it doesn’t stop them from trusting one another. Frank has some intriguing co-workers I wouldn’t mind getting to know more of in future books and they helped move the story along nicely.
ARTISTIC PURSUITS is more than a character driven story it also had some mean action that had me on the edge of my seat eager to see the final result of Frank and Leslie’s investigation. We got to see the characters pop in from Artistic Appeal which made me extremely happy as well. If you enjoy a little bit of action to your romance, then try ARTISTIC PURSUITS and settle in for one entertaining ride. Andrew Grey has another winner on his hands here and I cannot wait to see what else he conjures in the future for his readers.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of the book.