I am not quite sure how I feel about The Muse. It was not a bad story at all and there were elements of the story that drew me into the story, but I just found that the overall response I have is “meh”. The writing, atmosphere, and characters are well crafted. It is a short and easy read, but I just found that I have read this sort of story before and felt that it was not memorable enough to keep my interest after I finished the last word of the story.
The Muse is fun filler to take up some time before you choose another novel. It is definitely not the author’s best work, but you won’t come out of this feeling like you wasted any time.
Decadence, freedom and illegal activities…
Everything a sheltered debutante in the mid-1920s could want. When Hyde Park socialite Susan Leland meets up with Evan Forrester for the second time, she makes no excuses for their first meeting—an auto accident in which she broke the young artist’s wrist. She finds the handsome Evan both infuriating and intriguing, yet not quite as intriguing as sultry torch singer Holly Winters, a performer at Susan’s favorite supper club.
A chance to make amends…
By posing nude for Evan to paint. When Susan balks, Evan, not wanting to deal with an innocent, sends her away but not before the arrival of his next model, Holly Winters. As Susan’s preparing to leave, the beautiful and talented singer convinces her to come back the next day—so they can pose together.
Will Susan find happiness in the arms of Evan Forrester—or another?