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Pixels and Paint

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I wanted to love this book. I adore Kristi Ann Hunter's regency romances. Unfortunately, this one just failed to catch or hold my attention. I found the FMC weak and whiny and I had a hard time connecting to her.

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Unfortunately, this story wasn't for me. It was really hard to get through and I had to force myself to finish it. I really wasn't a fan of Emma's dynamic with her family; her sister, her mother and aunt were just way too pushy towards an adult like Emma. I couldn't relate to her, she seemed like a pushover and could barely speak up for herself. I prefer strong, badass FMCs. Carter, the artist MMC, came off very rude at times to Emma. That plus their miscommunication was a no go for me.
Thank you to NetGalley for the book in exchange for my honest review. I really wish I liked this one better than I did!

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It's a cute story but I find the story development quite slow for me.

A huge part of the story deals with the toxic relationship Emma has with her family. Emma lacks boundaries and is a serious people-pleaser when it comes to her family. Whenever Emma is with her family, she has trouble saying no and tends to hide some parts of her identity from them. With that much focus on her family, I feel there's not enough closure in that aspect. But perhaps there will be more in future sequel from the sister's perspective.

Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for the advanced copy. All opinions are my own.

Content notes: kissing only

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I didn’t enjoy this particularly. The characters were a miss and i couldn’t connect with any of them. The story just didn’t pan out as well as could have been. The FMC was also very eh. She gave a little “pick me” vibes in the start.

Thank you to the publishers and NetGalley for the ARC.

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Beautiful amazing gorgeous fun


Thank you soooooo much netgalley, the author and the publisher for the advanced review copy if this book💗
"I voluntarily read and reviewed the book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.”

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I found Pixels and Paint very boring and I had trouble motivating myself to finish it. The FMC seemed obsessed with being a slob as a means of rebellion against her fashionista mother and sister. I am not particularly interested in characters who spend so much time in their own head. Although I don't find it hard to believe the MMC would be interested in the FMC romantically or otherwise, I did wonder if any man, or artist, would spend all that much time caring about educating anybody with so little interest in their interests.

This story just did not work for me. I appreciate the opportunity to review it, but will not be posting this review on Goodreads or Amazon.

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This story was so sweet! I loved the characters and how the author brings two very different characters to life. I loved the artist vs. someone very analytical view points.

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I love reading Christian fiction and have found that RomComs have really been my favorites lately (very much comfort reads for me), and so I was excited to see this one. I feel like there are just not a ton of Christian RomComs out there... not nearly as many as I'd like anyway. As such, I had really high hopes for this one. Unfortunately, I really struggled to get into this one at all. I did find the pace seemed to be a bit slower than I typically find in the RomComs that I've been reading lately, or perhaps I just didn't relate to the main character... or perhaps it's even just that my expectations were TOO high... but whatever the reason, I just couldn't get into this story at the moment. I've seen MANY other great reviews for this one, so perhaps its just my current mood and I can come back and try again later and fall in love with it... but for now, it was just an okay read. Not wow, but not a bad story... just not my cup of tea.

**I received a complimentary copy for consideration. All opinions are my own.

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I loved the relationship between nerdy, techy Emma (who I read as autistic coded, not sure if that was the intention) and artist Carter who has lost his muse, and finds inspiration in Emma and how she interacts with the world around her - especially her disdain of the art world!

Both characters develop through their relationship and acceptance of each other - Emma learns she doesn’t have to mask to be accepted by friends, family and co-workers, while Carter learns that alternative experiences and ways of seeing the world are valid and worthy of celebration.

This was a bit of a departure for me as I don’t normally read clean/religious romances - but I really enjoyed it!

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I saw so many loving this book and I am trying to read more Christian Fiction but I found this extremely hard to get into. I couldnt make it past the 2nd chapter. It was boring and I hated the overall language of this book. I felt like the writing was intended to be sophisticated to fit the whole artsy vibe but I did not like the writing style at all. I tried multiple times to give it a sincere and honest effort but I just couldnt force myself to continue. Every book isn't for every reader and unfortunately this one was not for me.

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This book was a little hard to follow in the beginning. I’m not computer savvy, so all the computer programmer/designer, bidding for a project stuff was confusing to me. I also felt like the multiple meet cutes were dragging. I didn’t like Emma’s relationship with her family, and wanted more of a redemption with them. I thought the concept was cool, and I will read other Rom-Coms by this author, this one just wasn’t for me.

Thank you to the author and Netgalley for an early copy of the book for review. Ask thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Ooh this was a fun read. I have long been a fan of Kristi's so when she announced a brand-new book and her first contemporary story, I was all in! I loved pretty much everything about this book-my only complaint was at times I absolutely wanted to throttle Amy and Carter. Emma was such a quirky and complicated character; it was interesting getting to know all the sides of her and how that affected her relationships and everything. There was a depth to this story that was super cool. I can't wait for Amy's story!

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I was really sad about this book. I wanted to like it so badly but it just did not fit me. Pixels and Paint is written by Kristi Ann Hunter and it is a contemporary romance.
I had a harder time connecting with the characters and so I was unable to really get into the books. The characters frustrated me a little bit because I didn't really understand them. However the storyline seemed interesting and the characters can be relatable to others. Unfortunately this was just not a good fit for me so I was unable to finish the book.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.

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This is a nice book about the clashing world of art and technology with a romance setting. I liked how two completely different people were brought together, one being an artist and the other being a totally practical person working in technology. Emma was likeable, I could relate to her on her view about art, but sometimes it made me crazy that she couldn’t stand up for herself against her family. I liked Carter, too, although he was a bit prejudiced about people who don’t feel the way about art like him. Eventually, both of them realized their mistakes and brought their worlds closer to each other.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me a copy of the book.

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Thanks to the author, publisher and Netgalley for the ARC I received in exchange for an honest review.

Pixels and Paint is a beautiful story between a girl who doesn't know how to appreciate art and an artist who can't understand the girl.

I binged this book whenever I got time. I don't remember reading a rom-com in my life before. This book had me laughing like crazy for pages.

Everyone need a Jason in their life. Richie, my goodness, he was so... philosophical 😂 all I did was laugh whenever he spoke! Loved the banter between Emma, Amy and Jason. If I don't say Maddox and Gloria may have had me tear up a bit, I'd be lying.

The author did a good job of keeping me laughing between the pages. Loved it!

Here are my 4.5 shining stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐✨ ( rounded off to 4)

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This book is a battle of traditional vs. modern, and while I don't typically go for sweet romances, I'm glad I gave this one a chance. Our FMC's family doesn't quite understand who she is - and her experiences with the MMC give her the opportunity to help put that into terms everyone can understand.

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THIS BOOK WAS SO CUTE!! I loved reading this so much! I loved the concept and the characters. The romance was really cute as well and I would definitely read from this author again!

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I loved this book from the opening pages. The colourful characters, witty dialogue, and the humourous trope of opposites attracting...perfect!

I've been a huge fan of Kristi Ann Hunter's Regency romance novels, and was so excited to see her next book was a contemporary romance. Pixels and Paint is a delightful rom-com that I devoured in two days. I couldn't stop reading it, staying up long into the night, eagerly wanting to know what happens next, while also dreading finishing the book as it's so fun to read. Kristi Ann Hunter has proven she can write knock-out Regency stories AND rom-coms! I can't wait to read the next book in this series!


Many thanks to NetGalley and the author for a copy of this book to review! All opinions are my own.

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Step into the world of Art and Love with Pixels and Paint by Kristi Ann Hunter! This is a delightful Christian contemporary romance that effortlessly combines the worlds of art, technology, and personal growth. We have GREAT engaging characters, a nice faith element and so many cute and funny moments! This book truly captures the essence of following one's passion and finding unexpected connections. I really related to our main character of Emma – her relaxed style, people-pleasing tendencies, love for video games and other personal interests – so relatable.

In this book, Carter Anderson has been struggling to find inspiration for his paintings – until he sees Emma at a local art showing. Emma’s not too thrilled to be there and he can see it immediately. He is so fascinated with her, and she becomes an inspiration for him to create new art that he hasn’t been able to create in 2 years! She is truly an answer to his prayers.

Emma is a TRUE people pleaser who tries to make her mom, sister, coworkers -everyone happy! Whether it be through her mom and sisters’ art events, her fashion choices, or her home décor – she is constantly trying to appeal to their wishes. We see Emma really grow in this book and start to realize it’s ok to just be who she is, regardless of what everyone else wants. She wants her family to be proud of the work she does in her job, so she ends up getting sucked into a project for the art museum that she really isn’t prepared for. That’s when Carter Anderson comes in as they talk all things art appreciation – while getting to know each other on a few dates along the way….

I am so glad I read this one – it was a great time! If you love a good rom-com, STEM romance and a sweet, lighthearted read, this is it! Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for a copy to honestly read and review.

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Thank you netgalley and the publisher for the arc!

It was so hard to get through; it was really slow, and yet nothing really developed till the end. I didn't find any chemistry between the main characters; it just went flat and boring.

Carter was so judgmental towards Emma and I feel like it would be so much better if we didn't have his POV because reading it irks me so much. He's kind of a jerk and rude.

Emma was just there; her character isn't doing much for me; she's under control by her family so much and even at the end she's not really doing much about it so there's not much satisfaction about it.

The two are a mixed pick me girl and pick me boy with very stressful miscommunication that makes me want to pull my hair.
The story was so confusing and all over the place, with so much unnecessary information.

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