“rainbow goddess” said “horrible writing and lack of punctuation”. What? Which book did she read? The copy I have has no lack of punctuation. I didn’t find a single instance of incorrect punctuation except for a single “close quote” which was missing. Does this lady actually know what correct punctuation is? And I loved the writing. The characters were realistic and the plot was riveting, and the setting was dramatic. Where is the “horrible” part?
Yes there was a power imballance between the women, most of her romances contain exactly that situation, one which she makes work quite well. What’s the problem with that? If a reader doesn’t like it, read a different author.
“they have no problems whatsoever”? Huh!?! Does “rainbow goddess” miss the part where Kassidy ALMOST DIES?
“The falling in love overnight part was disappointing”. Oh, my. This reviewer isn’t going to like any of Ms MacLeod’s books, is she? The premise in Prudence MacLeod romances is that letting go of the past and clearly stating your needs and speaking positively CAN and DOES call love to one and that this can and does happen immediately.
“doggy delight” said, “This author is confused over styles”. I don’t see it. I think “doggy delight” is confused over styles. And she clearly does not comprehend the concept of review. Give examples, state specifics, vague claims of confusion are not acceptable reviews.
Cristo Webb said, “overdone, stiff and lacked any substance”. I don’t know what book she read. I really don’t. I think that the plot of a hitherto-heterosexual woman making what some would think of as a devil’s bargain and agreeing to a homosexual relationship in return for food, shelter and clothing is pretty significant “substance”. And I further think it was WELL-WRITTEN.
“Bealer “bealer”” said, “excessive use of terms of endearment and stiff dialogue”. This slays me. Do readers today have no concept at all of formal English? Is there truly so much literature published in slang, jargon and vernacular that formal English is now considered “stiff”? And how hard is it to comprehend that two people who have given their word to deliberately give loving companionship would naturally and quickly gravitate to terms of endearment as part and parcel of “speaking positively”?
Now let’s read the review by “pmmysuz”.
She says, “I knew that the book probably wasn’t going to be great because of the price but it was worse than I thought. Starts out with a great premise then gets all sickening sweet and gooey. A good idea turns into nothing.”
I’m sorry, but all I can say in response to that is WTF?!? “Gets all sickening sweet and gooey” is what romance novels are SUPPOSED to do. And that is the only comment she makes at all. That is her only premise for a one-star review, the book performs as advertised. Well, exc-u-u-u-se me!
My review: I love the book and I strongly recommend it to anyone.”