Emily’s Art and Soul by Joy Argento is a very light-hearted contemporary romance that left me with a good feeling as I read it. This is a coming out and a coming together story, first as friends and later as lovers. I also like the fact that the main characters are in their middle age, so this is a late coming out for Emily.
The novel had several elements that I enjoyed including a sometimes subtle and sometimes goofy sense of humor. To me this made the characters seem more real. The pace of the story is good, and though the story line is mostly about the coming out and the budding romance, it kept my interest and was an entertaining read. My favorite character was Mindy, Emily’s younger sister who has Down Syndrome. Ms. Argento did an excellent job creating this character, and I enjoyed seeing her every time she appeared in the story.
If you want a sweet, feel good romance that will leave you with a smile on your face, this would be a good book to choose.
I received this book from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review. You can find it at Bold Strokes Books