An Artful Lie is the third book in The Art Of Love series by Holly Newman. I enjoyed the vivid characters in this book; however, I like the first two books better. Aidan and Bella were in love three years ago and were torn apart. Now the lies have been uncovered, and Aidan and Bella find that deceit destroyed their love. The couple must decide if love is enough to begin again.
There was a disconnect in the plot for me. The content was intriguing, and the characters were memorable. The writing was descriptive and emotional. The medium pace of the story moved well. I enjoyed Aidan and Bella’s journey. I felt there was something elusive missing. A feeling of urgency was absent in some of the more intense scenes. That being said, this was an entertaining, easy-to-read, engaging romance.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through BookSprout. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Publication Date: March 21, 2023