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Verdict: Kamm draws the reader into Chloe’s spinning world, keeping us guessing as to whether the epistolary lovers will ever make their relationship real. Though the lovers’ texts and emails get tedious at times, readers will be captivated by Chloe’s journey into her own heart.

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4.5

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Chloe Kassidy is a budding young photographer–a Natalie Portman lookalike transplanted from Georgia to New York City. At the onset of the novel, her life is suddenly transformed by two unexpected events.

After attending a book club meeting with a friend, she’s contacted by a mysterious and romantic stranger. Shortly thereafter, she’s invited to take part in a prestigious art exhibit, “Love Through Light.” But just one problem; Chloe has never been in love before (unless you count her infatuation with Manhattan) and is afraid to open her heart to being hurt.

As Chloe struggles to come up with a theme and photos for the show, she strikes up an email relationship (soon followed by phone and texting) with the enigmatic but charming Christoph, and before she knows what’s happened she’s immersed in a heady, cyberspace love affair.

Kamm draws the reader into Chloe’s spinning world, keeping us guessing as to whether the epistolary lovers will ever make their relationship real. As Chloe’s frustration, disappointment and suspicion grows, she begins to learn what it really means to love. And as she evolves as a woman and an artist (surrounded by a small circle of supportive, wise-cracking dear girlfriends), she finds her true vision and voice. Though the lovers’ texts and emails get tedious at times, readers will be captivated by Chloe’s journey into her own heart.

Reviewed by Kathryn Livingston for IndieReader