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Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn

Meg Mackworth’s hand-lettering skill has made her famous as the Planner of Park Slope, designing beautiful custom journals for New York City’s elite. She has another skill too: reading signs that other people miss. Like the time she sat across from Reid Sutherland and his gorgeous fiancée, and knew their upcoming marriage was doomed to fail. Weaving a secret word into their wedding program was a little unprofessional, but she was sure no one else would spot it. She hadn’t counted on sharp-eyed, pattern-obsessed Reid.

A year later, Reid has tracked Meg down to find out—before he leaves New York for good—how she knew that his meticulously planned future was about to implode. But with a looming deadline, a fractured friendship, and a bad case of creative block, Meg doesn’t have time for Reid’s questions—unless he can help her find her missing inspiration. As they gradually open up to each other about their lives, work, and regrets, both try to ignore the fact that their unlikely connection is growing deeper. But the signs are there—irresistible, indisputable, urging Meg to heed the messages Reid is sending her, before it’s too late.

Before diving into the review, I’ve got to say that the main character of this book has the most interesting job!! Kate Clayborn did a marvelous job putting something so visual – like lettering – and described it in such a way that the letters came alive in your mind. It was so unique. 

The entire story is told from Meg’s POV and it often got annoying being in her head because her character is so darn relatable. The loneliness in a new city, the hard work of chasing your dreams and the struggles in a relationship wondering what you did or what went wrong. I loved that Meg’s character used the artistic side of her brain so strongly while Reid was the complete opposite. But most of all, I appreciated how much inperfection was in this story. Between the mistakes made and fights that were had, I enjoyed struggling with Meg and watching her come into her own. 

★★★★☆

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The provided summary of Love Lettering can be found here

★★★★★: Unforgettable, one of a kind. A book that will be hard to forget.
★★★★☆: A good read with little to no flaws.
★★★☆☆: A decent read, but not one I would put on the top of your “To Be Read” pile.
★★☆☆☆: Needs major work, did not enjoy but was able to finish.
★☆☆☆☆: Did not finish.

Book 11/50 for 2020

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