Book Review: Painting Kisses by Melanie Jacobson

Painting KissesTitle: Painting Kisses

Author: Melanie Jacobson

Publisher: Covenant Communications

Release Date: Oct 2, 2014


Book Summary:

Lia Carswell is good at what she does, even if it isn’t as glamorous as her old artist life in Manhattan. The popular waitress works hard in a small Salt Lake City diner, with the goal of easing her sister’s financial strain. And with her witty personality and good looks, she’s something of an enigma to the male customers who vie for her attention. Ever the professional, Lia keeps her distance, with one exception. Aidan is a breakfast regular, and his gentle, clever teasing draws Lia’s attention and builds an easy rapport between them, though Lia would never let their relationship get serious, especially since he’s not the only one trying to catch her eye. Her handsome neighbor Griff has been hinting that he wants more than a neighborly relationship.

Then her old New York artist life comes knocking, and an offer is made for a series of commissioned paintings. Lia knows it would ensure financial security for her family, but she doesn’t know if she wants that life anymore. When she undertakes one final project, she reawakens her heart and soul. And as she finds herself falling in love and needing an outlet more and more, she realizes her paintings might be her saving grace.

Cheryls review

Cute, clever, and fun. This is a somewhat light read at first. I laughed out loud a number of times. As the story goes on there is more depth. Interesting to explore the art world a little bit. Also interesting to learn how the main characters connect eventually because of their life experiences. I enjoyed how they were both determined not to let the world define who they were.

4.5 Stars

Rating: 4.5 Stars – Highly Recommend

Content: Clean

Source: ebook for review

This book can be purchased at Amazon.


  1. I am always looking for a nice light hearted read for myself! I love a clean book, which is what I find hard to find sometimes. This sounds promising for me!