Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Novella
Published by Inkspell Publishing on February 16, 2014
Source: Author, Tour Host
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In Manhattan’s glitzy gallery scene love and art are perilous games. Will Sienna dare to play?
All too soon, artist Sienna Karr will graduate art school and be flung out into Manhattan’s glamorous but cutthroat gallery scene. Luckily, she’s just met Dave Hightower, heir to the hippest gallery ever. He’s asked her on a date, and offered to introduce her to the gallery owner, his intimidating aunt Lydia. Sienna’s excited! Now she’ll be able to climb the ranks and make those all-important art connections.
Trouble is, she’s falling hard for the sexy live drawing model, Erik, whose sizzling green eyes seem to pierce right into her soul. Dare she risk losing those potential art contacts for love? Erik insists that Sienna is a real talent and her painting stands out above all the others. But she worries that he whispers this come-on line to every pretty art student who flocks around him during breaks. And her friends worry, is Erik up to her pay grade? What kind of guy chooses modeling for a living? Who is he, really? Her choice may be her ruin—or not—but she must decide fast. Everything in Sienna’s super-organized life is turning to terrifying yet sweet chaos.
Model Position tells the story of graduate art student Sienna Karr. Sienna is on the verge of graduating, but she is no closer to landing an art showing in any of the prominent art galleries in New York. This is where fellow art student Dave Hightower comes in. Dave’s aunt, Lydia Hightower, owns one of the most prominent art galleries in the city, and Sienna is itching to get a foot in the doorway. Dave shows interest in Sienna, and he seems willing to wine and dine her, as well as get Sienna the interview of a lifetime with his aunt. An interview that would put an artist like Sienna on the map, and allow her to get her art shown at the prestigious Studio Hightower art gallery.
However, there are a couple of problems: Sienna is not interested in Dave romantically and is only using him as a way to make connections. An even bigger problem arises when Erik walks into her art class. He’s handsome and charming, but he’s only a model. It appears he can’t give Sienna what she truly wants: a showing in an art gallery and financial stability. But the more time Sienna spends with Erik, the more she realizes that Erik might be more than just a model.
One good thing I can say about this book: it was short; therefore it didn’t take me very long to read. Although, I admit I could have finished this book faster than I did, if I was a little more interested in the story and the characters. Truth be told, I didn’t like Sienna, which was very unfortunate because she was the narrator of this particular story. I found her to be shallow, judgmental, and for someone who was in her mid-twenties, she acted more like a teenager. I can’t say that there wasn’t any growth for the character, but it was too little too late.
The way Sienna went on and on about how good Erik looked was overkill. Not to mention her very low opinion of Erik due to the fact that he was a model. But apparently he was attractive enough for her to gush about his extraordinary good looks. I’m not sure why either character fell for the other as they didn’t spend a lot of time together, and they moved to the boyfriend and girlfriend stage rather quickly.
All in all, I have to say that I didn’t enjoy this book. The story was boring, the characters, both primary and secondary, were one-dimensional, and the romance fell flat. (Reviewed by Quiana – The Book Lover)