Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn
Kensington Books 2019
From start to finish this book just BLEW ME AWAY. The emotional depth. The learning to be brave and the raw honesty. The connection and INTIMACY… an intimacy that starts long before anyone’s clothes come off. (But don’t worry. Clothes do come off !) Love Lettering is creative writing at its best and a legitimate work of art.
*blows dusts off Eng Lit degree/expired Language Arts license*
Really though. Really. From a Literature with a big L perspective this book is so impressive. I think it moves the bar for romance as a genre and pushes the limits for what it can be and where it can go. The way she uses the letters and font like living things, like characters themselves…it is CAPTIVATING. Like book magic.
And the way KC uses POV… I’m trying to put my finger on it…she crafts this story if we are literally watching Meg’s thoughts. It’s sometimes not entirely linear (just like actual human thought) but it’s never for a moment disjointed or awkward or confusing. It’s wonderful. Such unique, skillful storytelling.
Also. I’m grateful for the psoriasis rep. I was recently diagnosed with a form of psoriasis so this was nice to see.
Do not miss Love Lettering. I am officially seeing the world in whimsically swirling letters and fonts. And it’s a glorious, happy thing, indeed.
Thank you to Kensington Books and Netgalley for the chance to review an advanced copy. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book and all thoughts and opinions are my own.