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    This highly original book features Meg whose work life is all about lettering and Reid who is definitely a numbers man. They are incredibly different individuals who seemingly have little in common yet connect by chance. It was difficult at first to see why Reid chose to help Meg get over her mental creative block however does make more sense near the end. The story is gentle, more about interaction than action and it’s good to see Meg develop herself, It would have been nice to see things from Reid’s perspective and discover more about him as he is something of an enigma however it would have spoilt the story development. Overall this is an enjoyable and very quirky modern romance.
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    An interesting book that I will remember

    I've only just recently read my first book by Kate Clayborn, but enjoyed it so much I couldn't wait to read this book, especially as it sounded really unusual. Meg makes her living by designing hand lettered custom journals etc. and after a piece in The Times has become quite famous and known as The Planner of Park Slope. But supposedly she can also read signs in relationships that other people miss and last year wove a secret sign into some wedding invitations as she knew the marriage was doomed for failure. The first chapter of this book is when the bridegroom comes back to the shop and asks how she knew - he'd found the secret code! In the end the ex-bridegroom, Reid (maths whizz) and Meg start a stilted sort of friendship, each quite awkward characters and set in their ways. A lot of the time they are out and about finding lettering inspiration for Meg, with Reid being very closed off about his job, which he seems to hate, along with New York. Meg tries to persuade him otherwise, and their relationship slowly (very slowly!) starts getting easier, but they are both quite quirky characters. I really loved the hunt for the different lettering around the city, I love old signs and that part of the story really interested me (and even made me go out and buy a journal and some pens to start my own bullet journal!), but whilst I did enjoy the story it didn't quite live up to the fabulous start, where I was expecting really great things for the rest of the story. So I loved the very beginning, lost interest a bit in the middle... but then towards the end something completely unexpected happened and Meg and Reid's lives were completely turned on their head, which reignited my interest. I definitely warmed to the two main characters as the book went on and really liked them by the end, but it did take me a while getting there. But an interesting book, and one that I definitely will remember.
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    Loved this lyrical romance

    Kate Clayborn just keeps getting better with every book she writes! Her books are filled with so much heart and intense feelings, yet they are quiet books that don’t need overwrought plots to score an emotional bullseye. On the face of it, Meg and Reid don’t seem to have much in common. She’s a brilliant artist who expresses herself through exquisite calligraphy (lovingly and meticulously described in the book) who is inspired by everyday signs, letters and fonts throughout bustling NYC while Reid is quiet and introspective, a true “numbers” guy who takes comfort in patterns and regularity and is feeling worn down by the neverending energy of the city. Yet somehow, they come together to form a beautiful whole. They complete and inspire each other to be their best selves, and really, isn’t that what we all deserve in our partner? This was such an great romance to end my year with and left me with a lovely warm glow. In addition to the central romance, I also loved the way Meg was presented as a complete person. So many times in romance, the only well developed relationship is the one between the two leads, but in this book, Meg was also dealing with the apparent withering of her oldest friendship as well as the start of a new one and both were perfectly depicted and added depth and maturity to the basic plot and to the character development. I highly recommend this romance. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book from Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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