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Author: Ruth Clampett
Pages: 394 pgs
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 1st 2013
Review Source: Author
She seemed far beyond his reach…could love draw them together?I thoroughly enjoyed this and I'm so glad that I got the chance to read Ruth's debut novel! Animate Me was fun, hilarious, and romantic.
For years shy animator Nathan has carried a torch for Brooke, the beautiful and dynamic Director of Development at their animation studio, even creating B-Girl, a comic-book heroine in her likeness. When a new project throws the two of them together, lovestruck Nathan finally seizes his moment – only to find Arnauld, head of the animation studio, claiming exclusive rights to Brooke’s affections.
But Nathan, it turns out, is not giving up on his dreams so easily. With inspired determination, he sets out to be the super hero of wooing his girl. Threatened by his persistence, Arnauld plays dirty – only to spark an uprising at the studio that unleashes the sort of havoc only a building full of frustrated animators can create. While Nathan pulls out all the stops to win his B-girl, Brooke has to choose. Should she pursue the sparkling career that has taken her years to build…or follow her heart?
Ruth did a fantastic job of creating and establishing great relationships for her characters. Throughout the book you could see how and why they all seemed to flow together. Especially Nathan and Brooke, our two main characters. They had a great rapport with one another and I could feel their connection just dripping off of the pages. Nothing was forced or instantaneous, it took time to work up to and I really appreciated that.
Not only were there descriptions of different drawings throughout this novel, but we also got to see quite a few of them, too. I think that was my favorite part. Getting to see what they were describing and enjoying it for ourselves.
Animate Me was a fun, sweet romance, and brought me as a reader into a world that I previously didn't know very much about. Cartoon animation isn't something I've really ever thought about, I've just reaped the benefits of some pretty amazing shows. Going behind the scenes, so to speak, was a lot of fun and seeing that world from fresh eyes.
I had so much fun reading this novel and found it almost impossible to put down.I'll definitely be checking out more from Ruth in the future.