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ARC Review | Brush Strokes

Hey everyone! Today I am sharing with you all my views on a really amazing, cute, fluffy gay romance!

I received a free copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion from Netgalley. Receiving the book for free does not affect my opinion.




Todd Navarro is halfway through college, trying to juggle his art studies with extra hours at work and finding time for his friends. Things aren’t exactly easier with the feud going on between the gallery he works at and the one next door. Or the fact that his dad just doesn’t seem to understand that art can be more than just a hobby—not everyone can be an accountant, dad!

So when his best friend Mela invites him to a frat party, he only accepts because he needs a breather from everything regarding his future. So, really, he doesn’t expect to meet Daniel Berger, who might just be his future. Well, until he finds out that Daniel has a lot more to do with the future of the gallery than Todd would have ever guessed.


I really enjoyed this book! It was a fun, light-hearted contemporary that was easy to get through.

I loved the relations among the characters in the book and how each one had been expanded on.
Todd and Mela’s relationship is one I really enjoyed reading about and also Todd’s relationship with his family. It was a relief to see parents who were invested in their kid’s life for once!

Todd was a fun narrator to read about. I loved how humanistic and relatable he was. He was hard working and he did as much as he could to save the art gallery. I understood his emotions, even though he frustrated me at some times.

Daniel was hard of hearing. He seemed untouchable and perfect at first but as we got to know him, I fell in love with him and wanted to know as much about him as possible!

I especially loved the scenes where either of the two stayed over at the others’ houses.

It was a coming-of-age novel where Todds goes through many hardships and comes out of them stronger than ever. I loved how he kept working even when odds weren’t looking too great!

I love how Todd tries to fix things between Daniel and himself and also tried to learn sign language in order to make it easier for Daniel.

This book is one of a kind and one I truly enjoyed! I am so glad I read it!

Anyways, what did you all think of my post? Are you all going to read this book? Have you already read it? what did you think about it? Tell me in the comments below. Will be waiting to hear from you all, it means a lot to me.

-Jayati xx


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