{ARC} Review: Paintbrush by Hannah Bucchin || Cute and swoon are the perfect mix


Hannah Bucchin


Mitchell Morrison and Josie Sedgwick have spent their whole lives at the Indian Paintbrush Community Village, a commune full of colorful characters tucked in the mountains of North Carolina, and they aren’t particularly close–at least, not anymore. Josie wishes she could spend all of her time at Paintbrush planting tomatoes, hiking the trails, or throwing giant communal birthday parties, while Mitchell can’t wait to escape the bizarre spiritual sharing and noisy community dinners. Luckily for both of them, high school graduation is just around the corner.

But when Mitchell’s mother makes a scandalous announcement that rocks the close-knit Paintbrush community, and Josie’s younger sister starts to make some dangerously bad decisions, the two find themselves leaning on each other for support – and looking at each other in a whole new light. Their childhood friendship blossoms in to something more as they deal with their insane families, but as graduation approaches, so does life in the real world, forcing Josie and Mitchell to figure out what, exactly, their relationship is – and if it can survive their very different plans for the future.

Publisher: Blaze Publishing, LLC

Published: July 11th 2017




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“I hang around the fringes of every moment. Not because I’m not included or not welcome, but because, sometimes, I’m afraid I’ll get too deep here. And then I’ll never be able to leave.” 

Yeah…. this post is super late… and we’re just going to skip past that 🙂 . But why was this so cute? Again with genres I don’t really reach for (though I did make an effort for this particular one). Again with no regrets because I smiled so much while reading this. This is probably going to be more of a gush than a review… sorry.

A few weeks before graduation, Mitchell’s mom decides to make a shocking announcement that turns his world upside down. He doesn’t anticipate hanging out with Josie, his childhood friend, as much as he is. And he doesn’t anticipate falling for her. Josie on the other hand, is fine with staying in Paintbrush. Together, they learn about forgiveness and choosing your path.

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Told in dual POV, I realized early on that I didn’t prefer one voice to the other because both were so distinct and I genuinely enjoyed being in both of their headsAnd the side characters. 

I did not expect to sympathize with certain characters, but I did. A lot. And the chemistry between all the characters? It was all so natural, everyone worked so flawlessly together. But let’s not forget about the two main characters— Josie’s no nonsense attitude when it came to her family and her being unapologetically herself endeared me to her. And Mitchell? Was so adorably sweet and awkward? Watching them fall for each other made me smile until my cheeks hurt.

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This book had more swoon than I was anticipating. See, when I started this book I had no expectations at all, that was just a me thing. But I was here for it. And the friendship? If you’re not getting the hint, I really liked everything in this book.

Because everything in this book just made for a perfect contemporary read. This was a a quick read that I’m probably going to buy for my shelves because the cover is beautiful and the story is beautiful and all of it is beautiful.


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