The One (A Pen and Paintbrush Short Stories #1) by S.L. Dearing

the one Kate Flannery is a successful author. She has a loving family and amazing friends, but she has never had good luck with men. Then one night, while supporting her best friend, Kate meets the man of her dreams. A cocky artist, with razor sharp wit and a dazzling smile.

When he extorts a date from her, Kate begins to have her doubts. Will things turn out differently this time? Or will he break her heart like the others? Only by seeing the date through will Kate discover if she is… The One.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16

This is a very short, but sweet read.  I loved Kate, there was just something about her that gave her a very realist feel towards her.

Matt’s character was so sweet and cute! I was really rooting for him right from the start.

The chemistry between the two was just off the charts, and I really loved how Dearing was able to pack an emotion filled story in such a short amount of pages.

Overall, I would recommend this story to anyone who is looking for a quickie lunchtime read that will make you feel good!



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Although she grew up in Arizona, S. L. Dearing was born and raised in California and considers the Golden State her home. Shannon attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, studying biology, then moved to Los Angeles where she spent several years studying at Los Angeles City College’s renowned Television/ Film program. She learned the art of storytelling from her father when she was very young and has been writing since the tender age of five. As an author of many genres, she is always hoping to learn more by exploring the world of story. Her first novel The Gathering: Book One of the Lia Fail Chronicles and a collection of shorts From the Gathering to The Bridging: A Lia Fail Short Story Collection (A Wish, A Touch, A Kiss, A Birthday and A Storm). She is currently working on the next book in the Lia Fail Series, The Bridging, due out later this year. A firm believer in short stories, she has released several as individual works: The Pen & Paintbrush Series (The One & The Gift), Drawing Heat, True Fodder, Affliction and Shelf Life. Several of these can also be found in collections and anthologies. She hopes to release a Sci-Fi Romance novella in the next few months, Captured. Shannon currently resides in Los Angeles.


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