Bohemian by Kathryn Nolan

My review of Bohemian by Kathryn Nolan


Calvin is a shy, introverted, self-proclaimed nerd that inherited a long-standing, hippy bookstore from his grandfather.  Completely out of his element in running this eclectic bookstore, Calvin decides to keep the bookstore going until the fulfillment of the last contract his grandfather signed.  That obligation…a contract to have a fashion photo shoot in the bookstore.  Lucia, a famous and social media addicted supermodel, and all the craziness of a fashion shoot descends on this quiet, quirky bookstore where there is no internet or cell service for a week.

While on the outset they seem very different, the beauty and grandeur of Big Sur has both of them questioning who they really are and what they really want out of their one precious life.  They may be more alike than they think.  Calvin is very endearing.   He is so adorable in his awkwardness.  There is a vulnerability and realness about Lucia that you wouldn’t normally associate with a supermodel.

This is such a captivating and beautifully written story.  The sex scenes are very well written, but this book doesn’t rely on an overabundance of sex because it’s a solid, smart and thought provoking story.   There are many, wonderful literary references that make me want to find these books and poems and delve into authors that I’ve never read before.  While you are enjoying Calvin’s and Lucia’s journey, the author gives you lots to think about in your life.  The book hangover from this book is very different.  It makes me want to do more, learn more and be more.  I definitely recommend this book.

This is the first book I’ve read of Kathryn Nolan, but it won’t be my last.

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