About the Book
For Emma Trinket, life is a delicate balancing act between loving her family and pursuing interests they don’t understand. When the opportunity arises to finally impress them with her job as a computer programmer, she jumps at it even if it means immersing herself in a world she’s despised since childhood.
Unfortunately the one man who could crush her prospects is also the best person to help her navigate the lessons she needs to be a success.
Artistic expression is both Carter Anderson’s safe space and his livelihood, but his fading inspiration has him worried about his place in life. His encounters with Emma spark a passion to create that he hasn’t felt in years and he isn’t ready to let go of his new muse even if she’s threatening the sanctity of his art world with her digital technologies.
As each tries to gain an advantage from the other, Emma and Carter discover they actually might be more compatible than they thought. Will that be enough to unify their opposing missions or will the real differences between pixels and paint tear them apart?
In My Opinion
In Pixels and Paint, Kristi Ann Hunter steps away from her regency roots and into a contemporary romcom, and I enjoyed this book as much as I did Hunter’s Hawthorne House series. But if I had to choose one era over the other, the regency books win out.
I loved how Carter’s interest in Emma stemmed from him wanting to figure her out and how, as he got to know her better, he saw the real her and not the costume she wore for her family. At the same time, on Emma’s end of the story, I can’t imagine how exhausting trying to be someone different for her family and her co-workers had to be.
This story is a more light-hearted, palate-cleanser read that might be a good choice after you’ve finished something that leaves you with an emotional hangover. Or if you’re just in the mood for something with a little more fluff and a little less depth (but there is definitely growth in both characters through this one)
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