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Posted July 8, 2011
Thought-provoking - touches on the issues of age gap in relationships
Twenty-eight year old Dylan Bradley is an artist and an art professor who has just moved back to Nashville, Tennessee after losing his job due to an affair. Thirty-four year old Caylor Evans is an English professor who writes novels when she is not lecturing. Unbeknownst to them, their grandmothers are scheming to bring them together. When their paths cross, they are attracted to each other but push away those feelings due to their hidden pasts. Both Dylan and Caylor must learn how to face the pasts that they are ashamed of and overcome them if there is ever going to be any hope for a relationship. Kaye Dacus did a marvelous job in creating an aura of mystery surrounding Dylan Bradley and Caylor Evans. Reading THE ART OF ROMANCE was enjoyable as little bits about the characters of Dylan and Caylor are slowly unfolded throughout the book. Just as it seems that a reader knows everything that needs to be known about Dylan and Caylor, a surprising event happens and the plot takes another twist. But, some scenes in the book seemed over-narrated and certain descriptions are only understandable to those living in United States. For example, the scene in which Caylor decides to take a certain highway route might be confusing to those not living in Tennessee or United States. THE ART OF ROMANCE is the second book is the Matchmakers Series. Many helpful hints and explanations were given when issues touched in the first book, Love Remains, were dealt with in THE ART OF ROMANCE and I did not need to refer back to Love Remains for more information. I found THE ART OF ROMANCE a thought-provoking read as it touches on the issue of an age gap between partners in a relationship, especially when it is the female character being older than the male character. Although I am not an avid fan of relationships whereby the female character is older than the male character, reading THE ART OF ROMANCE has been a pleasant experience for me as the grammar and descriptions were good. There is a third book in the Matchmakers Series, TURNABOUT'S FAIR PLAY, and I am looking forward to reading it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.