Work of Art by Ruth Clampett Review 4.5**** REVIEW by Stephanie

Work of Art

In a life driven by passion, famed artist Maxfield Caswell lives in a world of brilliant color and drama, pushing his art and affairs to his emotional edge. He’s stunning, charismatic and celebrated in the art world, but are the trappings of fame also destroying him?

For years intelligent and bright-eyed Ava Jacobs has worked diligently toward a career in the art world. Ava is swept off her feet when she meets the passionate artist. She soon realizes, however, that he’s on a destructive path—one she doesn’t intend to join him on.

In the decadent world of patrons, art groupies, and predators, feisty and beautiful Ava knocks Max off his pedestal. A stunned Max sees something special in Ava and offers her an opportunity she can’t refuse. As their lives and passions collide, will he realize that she alone has the power to heal him? Can their hearts come together to create their own work of art?


Review by Stephanie

Work of Art: The Inspiration is the first book in a series; Work of Art by Ruth Clampett. So I was immediately intrigued by the synopsis of this book. I don’t know a lot about the art world per se but the passion of an artist is completely interesting especially when art, love and passion collide. Ruth did an amazing job at making the interest points real and almost tangible to me as a reader. I found myself mentally locating the exact places she was describing.

The character Max was very engaging to me, I really connected with the character because he wasn’t just your average Alpha with issues. His issues were complicated and real. I believe many couples can relate to the issues that Max and Ava faced in this first installment and the rest of the series.

I was so eager to finish this book but also read the next installment as well.

Rating Scale 4.5 stars

Hotness: 10

Storyline: 10

Money Well Spent: 10

Alpha Male Scale: 4

Would you recommend the book to your girlfriends?  Definitely!


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About the Author

Ruth Clampett, daughter of legendary animation director, Bob Clampett, has spent a lifetime surrounded by art and animation. A graduate of Art Center College of Design, her careers have included graphic design, photography, VP of Design for WB Stores and teaching photography at UCLA. She now runs her own studio as the fine art publisher for Warner Bros. where she’s had the opportunity to know and work with many of the greatest artists in the world of animation and comics.

Wet is Ruth’s sixth book, following Animate Me, Mr. 365 and the Work of Art Trilogy. She lives in Los Angeles and is heavily supervised by her teenage daughter, lovingly referred to as Snarky, who loves traveling with her mom with a sketchbook in hand.

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