Model Position By Kitsy Clare
Published February 20th 2014 by Inkspell Publishing
Disclaimer: I received a review copy c/o the Publisher via Netgalley.
Summary: For Sienna, love and art are perilous games. Is she ready to take that gamble?
Sienna is a beautiful, talented artist poised on the precipice of soaring into the glamorous, yet cutthroat Manhattan art scene.
Dave Hightower is a hooked-up, handsome heir to the hippest gallery in NYC, Gallery Hightower.
Erik is the live drawing model with his sizzling green eyes fixed only on Sienna.
Three’s a crowd, so Sienna must make a choice: date Dave and ride the fast track to landing a show at Gallery Hightower and hobnobbing with the art glitterati, or follow her heart and take a chance with Erik, the stunning male model who’s stealing her heart. But Erik has some worrisome secrets, and who in their right mind would make live modeling their career?
Dare Sienna throw away her chances of hitting it big to follow her heart?
I’m always surprised when I find a good New Adult book. I’ve always been so wary of New Adult; not a lot of them are of my taste. But Model Position blew me away.
The first thing that captured me was the writing. The writing was intelligent and I’m glad that the characters were equally intelligent. I’m very fond of the characters: they weren’t silly or busy trying to get themselves laid (only). They were goal oriented and were self-aware of their decisions and its outcomes. They were smart and had charming conversations. It was never mentioned how old the characters are (or was it? Correct me if I’m wrong), though I’m assuming they’re around their twenties.
I haven’t read any books set in grad school nor art courses so Model Position was a breath of fresh air. It was interesting to read about art galleries and talking about Artists I didn’t even know about. Model Position was a good mix of chasing dreams and falling in love, two components which made for a great book.
There is a little bit of insta-love, or rather, insta-lust, but seeing how Model Position is a novella, it does work in their favour. The romance between Sienna and Erik moved at a slow pace, so despite the immediate connection, there was much room for the relationship to blossom. I really enjoyed seeing them chase after each other and the way they called each other their muses.
I loved the ending, it was so sweet and passionate; going into such detail wasn’t even necessary. The connection between Sienna and Erik is enough.
Overall, Model Position was a great book. The romance wasn’t overdone and there was a good balance in between being a student and all that entails with it. Would recommend this for anyone who likes contemporary romance!