He lives and breathes expressive art.
She has no time for his type of fluff.
A struggling artist tries to get his recycled mixed-media art pieces displayed at a local art gallery now run by the owner's daughter who has zero appreciation for his folk art.
You are reading ASK YOU LATER, the prequel to five of USA Today bestselling author Jan Thompson's collections of romances and love stories set in the same story world: Savannah Sweethearts, Vacation Sweethearts, Protector Sweethearts, Seaside Chapel, and Seaside Cottages.
A freelance technical writer who writes obscure user guides that nobody reads and engineering manuals for little-used heavy machinery, Sophie Kowalski's career is filled with black ink on white paper, legalese and technical stuff that few people care about--except for proofreaders and publishers.
When her dad has a nasty fall outside his art gallery and breaks his leg in several places, Sophie is forced to run Simon's Gallery for a couple of months while Dad recovers from his unfortunate accident.
The first thing Sophie does is remove what she considers "junk art" in the art gallery and cancel several exhibitions by lesser-known artists, replacing them with more famous works that showcase clean lines and minimalism...
A poor and struggling mixed-media local artist, Leonardo "Leon" Watts thinks he has finally turned a corner in his career when Simon Kowalski of the reputable Simon's Gallery on River Street decides to display his recycled sculptures that showcase everyday life.
That is, before Simon tumbles on the cobblestones, ends up in the hospital, and takes two months off to recover. Standing in Leon's way is Simon's daughter, Sophie, now running the gallery however she wants and in whichever way she pleases.
She says that Leon's displays are "garbage" and shouldn't see the light of day. Well, technically, he only uses discarded materials he finds in junkyards and recycling centers...
Still, who is she to judge his art?
When Leon decides to educate that unimaginative Sophie on the value of his brand of everyman artwork, he gets more than he is prepared to handle, as his heart begins to express itself in unexpected ways...
If you enjoy ASK YOU LATER, you might enjoy the rest of the Savannah Sweethearts romances set in the beach town of Tybee Island and in the coastal city of Savannah, two of the most romantic coastal towns in the world.
- Book 1: Know You More
- Book 2: Tell You Soon
- Book 3: Draw You Near
- Book 4: Cherish You So
- Book 5: Walk You There
- Book 6: Love You Always
- Book 7: Kiss You Now
- Book 8: Find You Again
- Book 9: Wish You Joy
- Book 10: Call You Home
- Book 0 (Prequel): Ask You Later
The Vacation Sweethearts novels are a spin-off of the Savannah Sweethearts series. Fans will recognize familiar faces from Riverside Chapel. In fact, we might visit old friends and beloved families there from time to time.
- Book 1: Smile for Me
- Book 2: Reach for Me
- Book 3: Wait for Me
- Book 4: Look for Me
- Book 5: Cheer for Me
Seaside Chapel is a sister series to Savannah Sweethearts. Set on St. Simon's Island, Georgia, the novels in this series chronicle the lives and times of a group of Christian friends attending Seaside Chapel, a sister church to Riverside Chapel.
- Book 1: Share with Me
- Book 2: Step with Me
- Book 3: Sing with Me
About Jan Thompson
USA Today bestselling author Jan Thompson writes clean and wholesome multiethnic contemporary Christian romance, Christian romantic suspense, and inspirational international thrillers with romance. Celebrating the grace of God and hope in Jesus Christ, Jan's books are for readers who enjoy stories of faith, hope, love, and happy endings. Always.
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3 stars I received a free copy of Savannah Sweethearts book 0: Ask You Later by Jan Thompson and this review was given freely. Ask You Later is a Savannah Sweethearts Prequel/ Prelude to Savannah Sweethearts but also the cornerstone for Vacation Sweethearts, Protector Sweethearts, Seaside Chapel, and Seaside Cottages. A full length complex Christian romance featuring the Simon Art Gallery owner's daughter Sophie and artist Leonardo who are attracted to each other but are opposite in every way other than their faith in God. This novella has a good plot but is slow somewhat repetitive.