Valentine’s Day – otherwise known to some of us as Single Awareness Day – is this week. Now while this day may cause some to have the fleeting urge to throw half eaten chocolate bonbons at happy couples, Valentine’s Day does make us wish for that perfect love. It’s a love we all dream about: finding the one that completes you, makes you feel understood, like no one else has ever seen the real you before this time. No, I’m not talking about your real life trash partner.
I’m talking about finding the perfect romance novel.
I discovered Kate Clayborn’s Love Lettering and you, guys, I think we’re in love.
The story opens in a New York City print shop where letter artist Meg Mackworth is attempting to overcome her current state of artist block. She’s talented, creative, and because of a New York Times’ profile, in demand for her hand lettering custom journals and invitations. But Meg is hiding a little secret: she can read people and through her work, she weaves clues and patterns about her observations. She doesn’t think anyone will ever catch on to her secret. That is until mathematician Reid Sutherland walks into the shop, holding his wedding invitation and demanding to know how she knew his wedding was doomed from the start.
With a lucrative deadline hanging over her head, Meg enlists eagle-eye Reid to help her break away from her creative block and discover the signs she may be missing around the city. What transpires are two unlikely people, who are both broken hearted in their own ways, coming together and discovering not only the signs around them, but the connection to each other. Meg and Reid’s impending romance is a true slow-burn that begins with awkward and intense exchanges that steadily grows into passion and love.
Love Lettering isn’t just a simple love story about Meg and Reid’s growing connection. It’s a love letter to words and the artistry and beauty behind fonts. The novel shows how, just like two people falling in love, letters connect, move, and flow. Each letter is its own entity yet is a part of something greater than itself.
This Valentine’s, fall in love with Kate Clayborn’s Love Lettering
Julie believes great books should be read more than once and prides herself on finding the "dirty part" in any romance novel under a minute. Loves red wine but loves it more when shared with friends. Has an (embarrassingly) extensive knowledge about all things Brooklyn Nine-Nine and New Girl. Is currently curating the perfect playlists that ALWAYS include a song from one of the Twilight soundtracks.