Love Lettering

Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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Meg Mackworth's hand-lettering skill has made her famous as the Planner of Park Slope, designing custom journals for her New York City clientele. She has another skill too: reading signs that other people miss. Knowing the upcoming marriage of Reid Sutherland and his gorgeous fiancee was doomed to fail is one thing, but weaving a secret word of warning into their wedding program is another. Meg may have thought no one would spot it, but she hadn't counted on sharp-eyed, pattern-obsessed Reid....

A year later, Reid has tracked Meg down to find out how she knew that his meticulously planned future was about to implode. But with a looming deadline and a bad case of creative block, Meg doesn't have time for Reid's questions - unless he can help her find her missing inspiration. As they gradually open up to each other, both try to ignore a deepening connection between them. But the signs are there - irresistible, indisputable, urging Meg to heed the messages Reid is sending her, before it's too late....

Contains mature themes.

©2020 Kate Clayborn (P)2019 Tantor

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Slow burn love story

This was my first time reading from this author but I was hearing about this book weeks, months perhaps before release date! I knew I had to read this.
I must say the physical book was almost an experience on its own with the capitalizations and the different fonts to play into the heroines life work.

Hero and heroine form an unlikely bond after the hero had hired work from the heroine in hand lettering his own wedding invites but when the groom catches the hidden signs within her work he knows he must call the wedding off.

The hero and heroine start building on their unlikely bond thru her love and his hate for NYC. They begin playing games thru letters and numbers playing to both their strengths. Until they realize they’ve built something together that’s undeniable.

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Beautifully Written

An exquisitely crafted love letter to hand-lettering and type, New York City, and two sweet, thoughtful, somewhat lonely people.

Meg is a calligrapher who sees words and thoughts in type and hand lettering. I easily pictured this as a movie with type and letters surrounding her whenever something profound happened to her. Reid is a numbers guy - a mathematician working on Wall Street who is charmed by her view of the city and its signs.

Originally Meg does the lettering for Reid and his fiancee's wedding, but they meet again almost a year later when she learns that they never married. He stops by the shop where she works to ask about a possible hidden message in their wedding program. And yes, Meg did hide a message there. It's a quiet, sassy quirk she has and has vowed not to do again.

Meg and Reid start out as friends. He dislikes NYC and she invites him to walk with her through Brooklyn to see a different side of it - all the beautiful hand-lettered signs that people don't normally notice. He is outwardly formal and wooden but she sees behind that to his real self. Gradually they become more than just friends.

Clayborn's writing is so thoughtful and evocative, I found myself cherishing every moment of the book.

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Slow, slow , slow

This book was so terrible, I couldn’t finish. I tried and had to return it. I didn’t care what happened to any of the characters and do not understand why it got the review it did. Trust me, you will be disappointed. It’s like reading some high schoolers diary. Just no. You’ve been warned

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EXACTLY what I needed today

So cute. So sweet. Sometimes you just want something with relatively low stakes. It is like a rom com with a little extra heart & complexity. My first from Kate Clayborn but def not the last.

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Enjoyed this book

This is a good book..I loved the narration.
The story is fun if maybe a little heavy on the ‘lettering’ aspect. After a while I had a hard time listening to every word being described in Meg’s head. Overall I would recommend this!

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it was ok

Is was a well written story although the conflict of the story was highly unbelievable and no way that serious. It was laughable.

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Sweet and sensual.

Great read right before Valentine's Day. Good lessons in communicating with a spouse, friend, colleague.

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Sophisticated Romance

I truly enjoyed this book. There was good character development. The romance naturally progressed. Sex was sprinkled within but did not dominate the story..I would recommend if you like romance with some meat on its bones. Woman narrator did a good job with the male role.

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Sweet story of romance budding and lettering

As a newbie calligrapher I enjoyed the The semblance of the main characters use of letters and colors to relate to relationships and feelings. But overall, I enjoy a lighthearted page turning story of which this story is. I hope you enjoy it as well.

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Lovely in every way

This book is made up of dozens of tiny moments of seemingly insignificant contact, building and building. Like Darcy flexing his hand after touching Lizzie's skin for the first time (Pride & Prejudice, 2005). Tiny moments that resonate so deeply. Every set up has a meaningful payoff. Every plot line is carried through passionately and believably. And I adore how in love with lettering Meg is, and how we come to love it to. I couldn't adore Reid more. I intend to foist this book off on all my friends and have already bought my first paperback copy in order to do so. The audiobook is wonderfully performed.