The Color of Love
Daisy has dreams of being a big-time artist, but in the meantime, she is making ends meet by working at The Spot, a popular dive bar. The first time she meets Mike, a talent agent, she soundly rejects the advances of both him and his friend, but she has no idea how persistent Mike truly is. Mike soon learns that Daisy is in a committed same-sex relationship, but that doesn’t stop him from making a bet with his friends that he can get her in bed. The two embark on what starts as a friendship—Daisy believing Mike is the key to making it as an artist, Mike wishing only to sleep with Daisy—but it doesn’t take long before the two discover a sizzling mutual attraction. Daisy, however, is torn; she truly loves her partner, and cheating is completely out of character for her. How will Daisy come to terms with herself?
Ty Mitchell’s The Color of Love is a fantastic, relatively quick novel of love and lust, integrity and confusion, dreams, and ambitions and distractions. It’s a twist on the classic boy-meets-girl-girl-plays-hard-to-get story, with distinctive, diverse characters and a hip Southern California setting. Readers will be torn on whether to like Daisy; on one hand, her drive to succeed as an artist and her unique sense of self make for a fun reading experience, but on the other hand, it doesn’t take long for her to start lying to her partner and sleeping with someone else, compromising that integrity she has worked so hard to build. Mike, meanwhile, comes across as a fairly typical bro, arrogant and overly self-confident, set apart only by the fact that he does genuinely develop feelings for Daisy. Whether readers love or hate the main characters, the fact remains that The Color of Love is an enjoyable story.