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Years ago, Dieter Krumpf’s grandmother died and left him everything, including a photo album containing pictures of the art collection she left behind when her family fled the Nazis. Now, Dieter is calling on the services of a lawyer, Gerald Young, to determine whether his family’s legacy might be returned to him.Gerald doesn’t hold out much hope that the paintings will beYears ago, Dieter Krumpf’s grandmother died and left him everything, including a photo album containing pictures of the art collection she left behind when her family fled the Nazis. Now, Dieter is calling on the services of a lawyer, Gerald Young, to determine whether his family’s legacy might be returned to him.Gerald doesn’t hold out much hope that the paintings will be returned, but Dieter’s earnestness speaks to him and he agrees to help. At first he concludes that while Dieter has a case, suing in Austria isn’t practical. But Gerald is a good lawyer, and as his feelings for Dieter develop, so does his determination to win the case. Together, Gerald and Dieter navigate research, hearings, and a dysfunctional family in the pursuit of fine art—and discover the art of love along the way....

Title : Legal Artistry
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ISBN : 9781613721148
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Number of Pages : 230 Pages
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Legal Artistry Reviews

  • Denise H.
    2019-04-28 10:30

    *** A beautiful story and a gentle, flowing, romance between a lawyer and a client. *** Gerald is a lawyer, from a family of successful people,and he's been recommended to help Dieter.Dieter is a younger, 24, blonde, blue-eyed man who has lost his Gramma who raised him. In that wake, there is a need to get artwork back that was taken by the Nazis.Vienna's Belvedere...Gerald's boss was friends with Dieter's Dad, and assigns Gerald to his case. Thus begins the friendship, the attraction, the deep feelings, and the conversations they have. Both men are gay, but Dieter has never even kissed a man, nor any had other sexual act. We get a gentle wooing, and a new opening world for Dieter, who has led a sheltered life.He and Gerald are wonderful together, and they fall in love. Sizzling sexy scenes are for us to enjoy, and the story of the art recovery is very interesting, totally absorbing, and captures our hearts. There are interactions with friends, family and co-workers, and we get a marvelous feel for the beauty of these men's true love. We watch the men progress, which includes a trip to Vienna, and then back for the court case. Wonderful story ! I highly recommend this well written romance. ENJOY ! =============================

  • Karen
    2019-05-15 05:28

    It seems that what started out as being good in premise...failed for me in the execution...I've been wanting to read this one for a while. I liked the blurb, it definitely intrigued me and I like Andrew Grey, so quite honestly I thought things were golden with this one. 'Legal Artistry' had all the making of an awesome romantic/mystery/thriller story. I mean come on stolen Nazi treasure, a lawyer who falls in love with his client, brothers on opposing sides of a court case that had international ramifications...potential so much potential...and then fail.In summary this story is about one man's struggle to recover stolen artwork that is his families heritage. When Dieter's grandmother dies and leaves everything to him. He discovers that he should own several pieces of artwork that were stolen from his family by the Nazi's and in turn became the property of the Austrian government. Turning to a family friend for legal help brings Gerald Young into Dieter's life and together they begin to unravel the mystery of how Dieter's heritage came to be in a museum in Austria. Sounds good right?So why the fail? Where did it happen? Let's start with the court case because truthfully in some ways it was my favorite part of the story but I was left feeling more than a little disappointed and skeptical about things because of the fact that part way through I had the thought that 'if I was a lawyer this would be my dream case not only because yes, it would make a lawyer's career but mostly because I'm pretty sure every lawyer who has ever passed the bar would agree that they could only hope and pray for the evidence they need to win their case to fall into their laps with the ease that it did in this story. I mean it bordered on magical how easily things came together for this case. Add on to that, the fact that while Gerald Young is totally on top of this case and knows the case inside out, he is facing his brother, Angus, as opposing counsel...his brother, who is suppose to be the star of the family law firm but really only came off as being a bully. Who does't really bother to prepare for court, he just figures he can steamroller his way over anything...so this totally resolved the mystery of why Gerald didn't work for the family law firm for me and toss in every lawyers dream judge, fair, impartial...see what I mean? Sometimes...things are just too good to be true.However, what really did me in on this one was Dieter or more accurately Dieter along with his and Gerald's relationship. I'm usually ok...even good at times with MCs who are kind and sweet and basically seem to still have their rose colored glasses on...I don't mind a bit of naivete in my characters because hey there are people like this n the world so, it's nice to have them appear in a story from time to time. But Dieter...well his level of naivete was just too much. I just couldn't buy it. Him and his delicate, tender feelings...nope, sorry one can still retain some innocence and naivete and be a grown up and for me that just wasn't him, nope, Dieter felt more like someone who was silly and immature and at times simply clueless than he did a sweet young man who'a a bit naive.Oh and the sex, let's not forget about the sex...because there was sooooo much of it and at times if felt more like it was impeding the story than enhancing it...It just didn't work. My least favorite thing here was Dieter and his whole "I'm the client and if I want to kiss my lawyer, I will." are you f*ing kidding me? Wrong on so many levels this was wrong.Ok, last thing on the list of what went wrong...the narration. Again I thought I was safe. John Solo was the narrator on this and for me usually does an ok job as long as there aren't any children involved...oh, lordie my ship has sunk. The first part of the story takes place in Dieter's childhood...need I say more? But hey, it's only a few minutes and then we move to the adult years so it'll be ok from here...right? No, so many of these voices were much closer in how they sounded than what I've come to expect from this narrator and they all seemed to have a superior, pretentious quality to them that just...I'm sorry but they irritated the hell out of me and maybe this was just me, so let's leave this part on my shoulders. Whether it was me or not at the end of it all this one did not work well for me. I want to give the second book a shot and hopefully things will be better...but maybe I'll just read the book and skip the audio, whatever...the one thing I know for sure is what I got with this one ended up not being what I was expecting it just didn't work for me so I'm moving on to the next one.********************An audiobook of 'Legal Artistry' was graciously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  • R * A Reader Obsessed *
    2019-04-29 06:13

    3.5 StarsAn interesting set up for a romance, this story nicely brings art, law, and love into the mix.When going through his beloved grandmother’s belongings, it’s a surprising and amazing find when Dieter discovers that the paintings in his old family photos are currently hanging in a prominent Austrian museum. His great grandfather had commissioned several works from a popular artist of that time, but had to leave them behind as he and his daughter fled from Nazi persecution. Wanting to regain his family’s legacy, Dieter inquires whether it’s even possible to get the paintings back, setting in motion a battle he never expected. Gerald is an up and coming lawyer ready to prove himself. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have high hopes for success regarding Dieter’s case, especially when he finds out the museum is directly supported and maintained by the Austrian government itself, who deems one particular painting a national treasure. It would be nigh impossible to win due to various laws, treaties, and legal stipulations, but Gerald agrees to fully investigate the matter. Luckily, an important piece of evidence is found, and the significant implications of such implies the possibility of setting a new legal precedent for how people could proceed in retrieving priceless lost items now owned by various governments and entities. Gerald knows such a case would make his career, not to mention bring an invaluable amount of notoriety to his firm. It also doesn’t hurt at all that he’s extremely attracted to the guileless Dieter, an interest that is fortuitously mutual.What ensues in and amongst this legal fight, is the slow romantic progression between Dieter and Gerald, as they work together to build Dieter’s case. Dieter is young and at times, a lot naive to the cutthroat cynical world, but it’s his very innate kindness that lures Gerald in, as he works tirelessly to return what’s rightfully Dieter’s. The process of how they go about trying to obtain the paintings was interesting, and the romance attached to it was very nice, as their love grows slowly and steadily with plenty of sweet sexy interludes to fill in the gaps.Funnily, this is exactly the second book from Andrew Grey that I’ve listened to, coincidentally both having been narrated by the same person, John Solo. This time around, I enjoyed both the story and its audible rendition so much more, as Solo executes quite an impressive read. Overall, I liked this unique tale. Its ending seques very easily into the sequel featuring a supporting character, as the fallout from Dieter’s case continues. Have no worries - the conclusion to Dieter and Gerald’s journey is complete, but other developments are set in motion, making me curious to see just how this series plays out and evolves.Thanks to the author/publisher for the audio in exchange for an honest review

  • Roger - president of NBR United -
    2019-05-05 04:17

    I loved this book set in Milwaukee, My hometown. As A native I felt like I was taking a trip though a familiar place even if some of the business were fictional there were a lot of familiar landmarks mentioned and place correctly. The Dialogue had some unique Milwaukee trademarks also. the plot was believable and the family dynamics of Gerald struck true.

  • rameau
    2019-05-09 04:05

    It's true this book is fifth in theBottled Up series, but it can be read as a stand alone. The reason this book earned the series warning mention was, because of a certain plot twist towards the end of the book that came out of nowhere. Its only purpose was to set up a sequel later in the series.Truth be told, I can't remember why I picked up this book to read. It might have had something to do with the cover (which now looks shoddily made because of the picture of the woman) and the above four star average on Goodreads. I'm aware of some people gaming the rating system, but Goodreads has rarely mislead me this badly. I might have not liked the author's style, but I don't think I've ever thought a well rated book poorly written before. And strictly speaking, it's not the case here either. The grammar is good, the writing is intelligible, and the storytelling is perfunctory. Perfunctory. That's the word. Carried out with a minimum effort or reflection. It took me about two hundred pages of the two hundred and thirty to come up with that word, to pinpoint my problem with the text and the story.From the very beginning something felt off. I struggled to explain why I couldn't get into the story or really connect with the characters. Dieter felt a tad too guileless for my taste, but that really isn't the character's fault and I could overlook it. I didn't really have any problem with Gerald, but I was distracted by his curious interactions with the people he works with. I don't know anything factual about the American legal system (courtroom dramas don't count) or the people working in it, but I couldn't shake the feeling that this wasn't how they were supposed to act. Or maybe it was just that I didn't agree with the characterisations given to people around Gerald. Then again, were they give any characterisations? Apart from one unexpected scene I don't think they were. It's possible that the relevant information was buried under one of the many, many infodumps. Especially the beginning of the book was filled with these huge chunks of information that were difficult to digest, but they disappeared after the initial introduction when things started moving forward at the speed of light. It turns out that this book is, basically, a published porn without plot, though, the erotica isn't that well written. The framework for all the sex permeating the second half of the book was sketchy. The juridical procedures and the art aspect were vaguely described at best, making me doubt had the author researched this book at all. Or if he had-instead of inventing it all-the research must have been cursory. For example, when the two men start dating Gerald mentions several times that there's nothing unethical about it as long as they behave properly. What does he mean by that? Does it mean that they don't appear in meetings half dressed with sex hair or does it mean keeping their distance at all times in public? It couldn't have mean the latter, because later Gerald takes Dieter out on a date, but at that point, in the very beginning of their relationship, I needed someone to clearly articulate the ground rules. I wanted Gerald to give examples on behaviour that other firms would frown upon on and how it differed from the rules of his workplace. He never did. This is just one example of things that weren't elaborated appropriately. Some details were offered, but more often than not they were irrelevant information whereas relevant (I felt) information was withheld. The further into the story I got, the more I felt like the book needed another more round of edits. All this contributed to the dire emotional disconnect with the book. I wanted a plot but instead I got a diverse collection of sentences strung together in the most superficial way intended to titillate. I did like most of the things they were saying, I just didn't like how they were said.I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.

  • RondaTutt
    2019-05-23 05:17

    Brilliant Writing!Wow, what a fantastic story woven to capture the reader immediately right from the first page. Andrew Grey’s brilliant writing is smooth as it connects with the characters emotional feelings and brings the story to life as if you were watching a movie. The story was such a heartwarming, passionate, suspenseful, and deliciously hot romance story.I am literally smiling as I write this review I totally love Gerald and Dieter’s story. Such a absolutely wonderful story of an ordinary man “Dieter” who learns of a painting that made his great-grandmother a legacy of his family and not realizing how important or famous they were. With the help from Dieter's friends and a new beginning of finding love with Gerald, the legal battle of obtaining the portrait of “The Lady in Blue” from the Belvedere Museum, Austrian Government and the suspenseful drama in court literally breaths the enthusiasm and excitement of winning right down to your inner core as if you were there and a part of it all.The erotica romance was so passionate and tender that I found myself melting madly in love with both characters and the sex scenes were beautiful and HOT! HOT! HOT! So get ready for a cold shower after this hot little number or go find your better half for relief – LOL You know when a story is brilliantly written - the characters come alive in your head and you can literally hear their voices as you read.GREAT READ!

  • Tyra Berger
    2019-05-02 09:27

    Dieter is devastated over the loss of his Grandmother,so he takes some time before he decides to clean out her house. While going through the attic with an antiques dealer friend he finds her old photo album. Tyler recognizes a painting that is hanging in the background of one of the pictures and when he learns that it is of Dieter's Great-Grandmother he sets Dieter on a path to reclaim his family's legacy.When Gerald hears the story of the Lady in Blue he is intrigued by the case but doesn't think anything will come of it. After meeting Dieter and hearing more of the story behind the painting he finds himself wanting to help Dieter reclaim the painting for more reasons the the prestige of winning an international case.The odds are stacked against them, but they aren't going to give up without a fight.Andrew Grey weaves a beautiful love story around an intriguing complex storyline. While this book started out slow I felt the background information gave the overall story much more depth. The amount of research that must have gone into this story gives it a very personal feel and made the story come alive for me. I found Dieter's vulnerability sweet and Gerald's sense of integrity refreshing. Most lawyers are written as villains so this was a nice switch. Watching the relationship grow over the course of the book instead of the often used insta-love was enjoyable and a nice change. It was great that there are cameos from all of the character's from this series, and they added to the continuity of the book. Since Dieter had no family and Gerald's family is dysfunctional with a capital "D" the addition of the secondary characters gave it a sense of community. So if you like captivating story lines and sensuous loves scenes and are looking for a real love story then you need to purchase this book.

  • Barb
    2019-05-15 05:14

    Another good read by AndrewGrey! This book involves theft by Nazis, cover up by the Austrian, lawyer/brothers in conflict, and a sweet love story between one of the lawyers and his rather naive and sexually innocent client. It seemed like there were a LOT of sex scenes in this book, (not that I enjoy a good sex scene as much as anyone) but I would have enjoyed more description of Vienna and the courtroom battles fought to recover the stolen artwork. But considering this was written for the male/male romance genre, I should probably look elsewhere for my history and travelogue fix! In any case, I enjoyed the story a lot, and I'm sure I'll continue to read everything Mr Grey publishes!

  • Jacq
    2019-04-24 09:24

    Love the beginning. Andrew Grey, places great framework, that leads you right into the storyline. I had a hard time with one of the MC's Dieter, he was a 24yr old male so childlike and naive it truly got the better of me. Also the smexy scenes were done in a very forgetful, glossed over way, until 61% but even then I could not find the spark. The relationship was not balanced at all. I also wish Andrew Grey would have put real Art research in this read. Truly I went on the net to get a glimpse of the ART mentioned, it was just not there :(. This was a smooth fluff mystery.

  • Wax
    2019-05-21 08:26

    I have to admit I got more caught up in the legal side of the story than the romance side of the story. Despite a bit of a hiccup at the beginning, the relationship was actually pretty smooth without any major bumps in the road. I have a suspicion that the legal side was actually not that realistic, but it appealed to my sense of justice. Giving it an extra bump up because of that.

  • Janeylou
    2019-04-28 11:09

    3.5 stars

  • Nic
    2019-05-02 04:15

    I go into the books in this series with eyes wide open, hoping and knowing that I am going to get a sweet story with warm and loving characters and a totally happy ending. Admittedly I need to be in the mood but when I need a comfort read, I can turn to Andrew Grey with confidence.Apart from a brief bit of confusion in the first chapter or so, when I realised the story had jumped ahead 3 years, this book delivered exactly what I expected and was a nice, gentle read.The story centres around Dieter, a young man who was raised by his grandmother but who is now all alone in the world. He is a quiet, gentle man with a passion for dancing but is very inexperienced with relationships.When Dieter finds out that paintings belonging to his family were confiscated by the Nazis and now reside in a museum, he engages a law firm to assist in getting them back. Gerald is assigned to the case and the two men hit is off immediately.The story weaves the romance together with the details of the legal processes being undertaken to bring back the artworks, including the two men traveling to Austria. All the background information about the war, the family and the artist plus the legal intricacies could have bogged the story down but I actually found it quite interesting. I assume the author did an awful lot of research to provide the facts here, but even if he didn't, it felt really believable and fact based.The romance between Dieter and Gerald is interesting. Dieter is innocent and adorable in Gerald's eyes, not his usual type but he is immediately drawn to him. The sex scenes are interesting as Dieter is shy and blushing, reluctant to say what he wants but he wants it all - there is quite a bit of passion! The only issue I had with the sex was the pillow talk afterwards which kept returning to the court case - it was too business-like and a bit strange given that it was usually instigated by Dieter who was also concerned that "he was just a case to Gerald."Gerald has his own issues with his family and finds himself facing up against his older brother. This case becomes an opportunity for him to make a name for himself and show his brother and father what he is made of.The tension in the story is provided by outside influences, with Dieter and Gerald largely getting on, apart from some minor worries from Dieter. And of course there is the happy ending that I always knew was coming!I now publish all my m/m reviews on my blog so if you want to see all my m/m reviews in one place come visit at Because Two Men Are Better Than One!

  • Kerrysullivan
    2019-05-20 05:00

    This book was reviewed for Musings of a bookwormThe BlurbYears ago, Dieter Krumpf’s grandmother died and left him everything, including a photo album containing pictures of the art collection she left behind when her family fled the Nazis. Now, Dieter is calling on the services of a lawyer, Gerald Young, to determine whether his family’s legacy might be returned to him. Gerald doesn’t hold out much hope that the paintings will be returned, but Dieter’s earnestness speaks to him and he agrees to help. At first he concludes that while Dieter has a case, suing in Austria isn’t practical. But Gerald is a good lawyer, and as his feelings for Dieter develop, so does his determination to win the case. Together, Gerald and Dieter navigate research, hearings, and a dysfunctional family in the pursuit of fine art—and discover the art of love along the way.My ThoughtsWow what can I say......This is a beautiful love story based around a mans quest to get some art returned to him that was looted during the second world war.The plot is simple and it's beauty comes from the relationship that grows between the lawyer and client. Even though there is a lot of graphic sex in this story there is also an innocence to it that just makes you want keep reading. This story also has the hottest tie up I have read and it left me wanting more.

  • Mary Gresham
    2019-04-22 09:26

    Well, he's done it again, Legal Artistry is another excellent example of Andrew Grey's talent. He always brings you right into the story, makes you feel as if you are actually right there in the book with the characters. I love his work and always look forward to his next one and he never fails to meet all my expectations. Thanks again, Andrew!

  • Minerva
    2019-05-20 09:26

    it was sweet. But a little unbelievable at times. I highly doubt the head honcho is okay with you sleeping with a client.

  • Anita
    2019-05-08 12:18

    Hmmm. This was tough to rate. Typically I read romance for the romance between the MCs not for any sort of subplot. In this case, I found the suspense and some mystery around the legal ramifications of the paintings in Dieter's family far more interesting than the relationship developing between Gerald and Dieter. Their relationship was sort of overly sweet and saccharine. Dieter as the wide eyed virgin and Gerald as the more experienced man and the two just fall in love with little to no angst. I am embarrassed to say that though there are scads of this author's books on my Kindle, this is the first I've read. Ooops. I can't say if this book is indicative of his style of writing but if it is, I am in trouble LOL. I can say this because I am a woman of a certain age but the author appears to be of a certain age. He uses a few careworn terms like "full to the gills" and a few other somewhat old fashioned terms you wouldn't necessarily hear from the mouths of someone between the ages of 24-30. The smexy bits were a little too sweet as well. Guess I am used to gritty wall banging love like Santino Hassell!! Anyway, this was lovely and I enjoyed the art/legal bits much more than the romance. And can't believe I just wrote that!!

  • Barb ~rede-2-read~
    2019-05-20 11:05

    Note: This audiobook was provided to me through Hearts on Fire Reviewsin exchange for an impartial review. This was a great story of both romance and adventure as Dieter Krumpf discovers that the famous Woman in Blue painting, hanging in a museum in Austria, might be the original commissioned by his great grandmother to give to his great grandfather. It was seized by the Nazis and then later by the Austrian government where it hangs in their museum today.Dieter hires an attorney, Gerald Young, on the advice of a family friend who deals in antiques and he’s impressed by more than Gerald’s mind. It’s actually a very sweet romance that takes place over the course of the story. I was impressed by the depth of the research the author must have done for this story and the intricate details of the trail of ownership presented, including the legalities of attempting to get the painting back to its now rightful owner who happens to be a US citizen.I generally enjoy Andrew Grey novels but this one is right up there with the best. Add in the narration from John Solo who provided a variety of vocalizations, making the audiobook easy to follow, and it’s one I definitely recommend.

  • Paul
    2019-05-23 10:27

    DNF at 72% - It's not me, it's you...

  • Elisa Rolle
    2019-05-13 09:09

    The story starts in the best possible way since it gives the reader a perfect idea of the environment in which Dieter grew up, so that you don’t find it strange he became a man who is a mix of innocence and coquettish. Dieter is really young, pampered and very sheltered; orphaned at 4 years old, he is raised by his grandmother and by her housekeeper, a woman old enough to be his great-grandmother. But Dieter was also very loved, and when he came out to the old housekeeper, he received only support and more love. So much love that maybe he didn’t need to find any outside, at least not until the day both women die and Dieter is suddenly alone, in a big empty house.This is the man Gerald meets, an adult for ordinary standard, but very much like the Sleeping Beauty of the fairy tales, someone who is more than ready to be plucked, but who will let it go only to a very high price, that is love. Dieter doesn’t ask, it’s not that he set out to find his Prince Charming and only in that case he will let the Prince kiss him, it’s only that he doesn’t expect nothing else. Dieter has always received love and for him it’s natural that things will continue like that. Dieter is also a very lucky man since he meets Gerald, who is basically a gentleman, a little older than him, and so ready to take the challenge that is courting Dieter, someone who doesn’t need immediate satisfaction and that is able to understand that, if he is able to wait, what he will gain will be much more than what he can immediately obtain.Gerald and Dieter are also moving in a middle class environment, made of art collectors, art gallery owners, artists, lawyers, and many other upper middle class jobs; nor Gerald or Dieter have to worry about things like paying a rent or finding a job; they are not extremely wealthy but they are for sure well-off. This gives a certain atmosphere to the novel, a mix of old-fashioned romance and European flavour. This is first book in a new series, but it's also the spin off the Bottled Up series by the same author, so that some of the supporting characters will be familiar.http://www.amazon.com/dp/1613721137/?...

  • Gavin Stephenson-Jackman
    2019-05-21 08:26

    Fine art, stolen in WWII by German forces in Austria found in a museum in Vienna. Dieter is the last remaining member of the Meinauer family after the death of his grandmother. As he goes through an old family photo album with an artist friend the discover that paintings in the background of the photos are significant works of art that had been confiscated when the family fled Austria during WWII. This discovery leads Dieter to the offices of Gerald Young, a lawyer who he hopes will be able to help him recover the family legacy from the Belvedere Museum.Gerald is intrigued with the case as well as the man seeking his help. The case could take Gerald’s from junior associate to partner in the law firm. There are significant difficulties in store as Dieter is in the United States and it could mean suing a foreign government and there really is no family money to make that happen. Gerald is also a little more than over the moon for Dieter which could very well compromise his ability to take on the case let alone see it through to fruition.The characters and the story both engage you from the first chapter and kept you turning pages as quickly as possible. Mr. Grey has created a very wonderful story and I can hardly wait to start reading the next book in this series.

  • Angela
    2019-04-24 08:20

    Andrew Grey always writes great books with believable characters and has done so again with Legal Artistry. This is part of the Bottled Up series so we got to revisit a little with Mark, Sean and Bobby, but this story focuses on the relationship between Dieter and Gerald. At first I didn't think they would work as a couple since Dieter is so shy and innocent and Gerald is a lawyer trying to make a name for himself, but then I realized that's exactly what made them a great pair. In helping Dieter recover stolen paintings Gerald brought him out of his shell and showed him unconditional love and understanding from someone besides his late grandmother and aunt. I can't wait to read Brian's story so I can learn more about him, but to also get a little peek at how Dieter and Gerald have settled in with each other. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who loves a great romance as you will not be disappointed.

  • Zanara
    2019-05-02 09:05

    I enjoyed this book. Dieter is a sweet, sheltered man brought up by two old fashioned women. His Grandmother and Aunt Kate. When his Grandmother dies he discovers that he is the rightful heir to painting being held in Austria by the Belvedere Museum. He decides to pursue his claim and this brings him to Gerald. The lawyer becomes fascinated by both the case and Dieter. Together they fight their way through the legal system but the ultimate prize is their love for each other. Andrew Grey has written a sweet book with an ending that is just right.

  • Becky Condit
    2019-05-02 06:28

    While the plot is not entirely resolved by the end of the book, the relationship between Dieter and Gerald is a bullseye HEA. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and will continue to consider Mr. Grey’s work an auto-buy. Please see my complete review at http://www.blackravensreviews.com/?p=....

  • Melissa
    2019-04-27 08:06

    Loved this story. it was so well woven that I actually went looking in the history archives for a couple aspects of the story. Very well done.

  • Gennie Gee
    2019-04-25 12:22

    I LOVE Andrew Grey! This book is yet another reason why. I never thought reading about art and law could be sexy and sweet, but this proved me wrong :D

  • Janean
    2019-05-14 06:27

    Everything I have come to expect from Andrew Grey. I always come away with my HEA. The world of art and family legacy and history was intriguing and kept me entertained. All in all, a great read.

  • Kristie Crawford
    2019-04-30 10:09

    Another great read from Andrew Grey, excellent start to a new series. Thank You Andrew Grey for all your hard work to entertain us readers.

  • Mollien Fote Osterman
    2019-05-02 08:10

    Title: Legal ArtistryAuthor: Andrew GreySeries: Art Stories, Book 1Narrator: John SoloPublisher: Dreamspinner Press LLCReviewer: MollienRelease Date: July 17, 2017Genre(s): Male/Male RomanceListening Length: 8 hours and 25 minutesPage Count: 230 pagesHeat Level:3 flames out of 5Rating:4 stars out of 5Blurb:An Art Series novelYears ago, Dieter Krumpf’s grandmother died and left him everything, including a photo album containing pictures of the art collection she left behind when her family fled the Nazis. Now, Dieter is calling on the services of a lawyer, Gerald Young, to determine whether his family’s legacy might be returned to him.Gerald doesn’t hold out much hope that the paintings will be returned, but Dieter’s earnestness speaks to him and he agrees to help. At first he concludes that while Dieter has a case, suing in Austria isn’t practical. But Gerald is a good lawyer, and as his feelings for Dieter develop, so does his determination to win the case. Together, Gerald and Dieter navigate research, hearings, and a dysfunctional family in the pursuit of fine art—and discover the art of love along the way.Review:This is the first book in the Art Stories series by Andrew Grey. My review is on the audio version of this book narrated by John Solo. This story is set in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Austria. I have read a few books by this author and have found them all to be enjoyable reads. This story begins when Dieter is a young boy. He is being raised by his grandmother and aunt after an accident took both of his parents. The plot of the story is about Dieter’s quest to obtain a famous portrait of his great grandmother that was left behind when his great grandfather and grandmother left Austria before the Nazi occupation. Not having much money to pursue the case, the law firm agrees to look into the case and Gerald Young is assigned as the attorney. When the two meet, Gerald is attracted to the innocent man that he will be representing. When they accidentally meet in a gay bar later that night, the attraction grows. The pacing is very upbeat. It moves along quickly as the story takes us to a museum in Austria to gather evidence to support Dieter’s claim, then back to Milwaukee where not only do they build the case together, but a relationship as well. The ending is a very happy ever after all tied up in a nice little bow. This is a very easy story to listen to. There is not much in the way of angst, except for Gerald’s family that consists of some domineering characters. Including Gerald's brother, who is the lead attorney representing the museum and the Austrian government. There is very strong character development in this story regarding both Dieter and Gerald. This was a light story that should put a smile on your face. The narration was the best part of this story. I don’t think I have ever been disappointed listening to a book narrated by John Solo. He was able to bring these characters to life giving each character a distinct voice that gave an honest portrayal of these characters. A strong, confident Gerald, a shy but smart Dieter. Even the secondary characters, and there were quite a few, had their own voice.PLOT: 4 StarsCHEMISTRY: 5 StarsPACING: 4 StarsENDING: 4 StarsCHARACTER DEVELOPMENT: 5 StarsNARRATION: 5 StarsReview Copy of Legal Artistry provided by the Dreamspinner Press LLC I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. Reviewed by Mollien from Alpha Book Club

  • L.E.Olteano
    2019-05-07 08:00

    Originally posted at Butterfly-o-Meter Books on Nov 26 2011:We’re here to talk about some very sweet, fluffy romance, guys. It may be one of the fluffiest reads I’ve done in a while, actually. You’re totally curious, aren’t you? I know you are, so I’m obviously beating around the bush (that always sounds kinkier then intended, doesn’t it?) just to increase the anticipation. Because we all know half of the charm is the anticipation, right? Well, not really, I mean, I wouldn’t say so personally, I’m all about the delivering part, but, you know… :DSo, this is a part of a series, of which I obviously didn’t read any other books. Why it’s so obvious? Because I’m a spaz reader like that, and rarely start reading any series with book #1, I’d have to have been collecting them books since the first came out and be well into collecting the series before starting to read them in the right order. Anyway, details right? I’m speculating about the others here, since I didn’t read them, but I’m guessing they’re based on the same principle; basically the book stands alone very well, and from what I’ve stalked on the author’s site, other books revolve around the action of the previous, with characters that were briefly introduced before. But I think you just might as well read them as stand alones, because this one at least was totally awesome on its own.The characters were interesting to me, because they were slightly conflicted, each of them. And lovable, each of them, and more so together. I really liked how they were built, I can’t really point out what it was that was so different about them, but there was something very unique and yet pleasurably comfy about their structure as characters. It felt like I’d read dozens of the author’s books before, somehow, though I’m pretty sure I haven’t (though I do generally suck with names, so I might have?? Another mystery for the ages, lol.) You know the feeling? The story just flowed in such a way that I felt at home reading it, I dunno.The plot was very interesting, too, and it allowed for diverse scenery and such gorgeousness as historical inserts (but not the thick, sturdy, a day in school sort of history inserts, the brief, intriguing, cool ones – did I ever tell you I never liked history while I was in school? Never was a fan; I’d learn the lessons real well, but made a point of pride of forgetting everything about the previous one when I was studying for the next. Unfortunately I had history each year, up until the last year of high school, so despite my better efforts there’s enough of it floating around my brain. I never liked history teachers, I think that’s my biggest issue. Omg, huge, rant, sorryyyy!!!)So, I had a lot of fun reading this book. It’s a really cool romance story, with some steamy loving of course, but quite moderate (says the pervy reader, lol) I’d say. That’s why I said earlier it’s fluffy, it has this really sweet emotional note to it, and very little of the usual angst I find tucked in some romance novels (and I do love angest too, never fear, lol!), in fact almost no angst at all, and I still loved reading it. Being slightly infamous for my less then 100% enthusiasm about fluff, this was a really surprising reading pleasure, you know?I think what I really liked about is that somehow the world view felt very authentic, not stretched out thin, know what I mean? I mean, fluffy as the love story might have been, I never had one of those “Pffft, yeah, right!” moments, and I really love a book that can give me that kind of reading experience, where no “Pffft, yeah, right!” moments show up.I also feel the need to express my quivering delight about the cover, it’s sort of gorgeous isn’t it? I’m starting to get annoyed at covers that showcase a half (or entrirely, at times) naked hunky muscle bunny (loved the muscle bunnies bit of the book, btw, you’ll lol your pants off when reading that bit, I mean I did, lol.), that is obviously cool to see, but I’d like the covers to be more…I dunno, about more then just the guy’s hotness, you know? Don’t get me wrong, I love a studmuffin just as much as anyone else, but it gets old after a while, and it has gotten old for me for a couple of months at least. Ranting, again, sorry.So, if everything was so cool, why have I gone with a 3 butterflies rating and not one higher, you might ask. Honestly, it’s more like an almost 4, but not quote. Well, by now I know myself well enough to tell you that I always get more emotionally involved in tense, angsty, twisted sorts of characters and relationships. It’s not this mandatory must-have thingy, but with fluffy sort of love stories, and lovable sort of characters I just rarely get that high, that excitement I need to go all fangirl, you know?I wasn’t gasping and tossing and turning in my comfy reading spot, all on edge from wanting to know what’s gonna happen next. It was a calm, lovely read, a pleasurable romance read. It’s well written, and lovely, but not entirely my type, you know? Like trying to date someone that has best friend material; I’m gonna love you to bits and love spending time with you, but there’s never going to be that wild spark, that giddy excitement. God, I’m so wacky with this review, somebody stop me.All things considered, I really liked reading it. I say try it out, it’s a lovely, interesting read, with a sweet love story.

  • Brooklyn
    2019-05-23 12:07

    I liked this book and I am slowly finding that Andrew Grey is a comfort read author for me. The story was interesting and it kept me wanting to know more, but I couldn't seem to connect with Dieter and Gerald. I never really felt their relationship. Dieter had a very sheltered childhood, so at times he appeared childlike, and it was hard to reconcile that with the working adult fighting for his family legacy. But the whole fight to get the paintings was really interesting.