Three-Year Rule

Rated 3.22/5 based on 9 reviews
When renown psychologist and best selling author Elizabeth Stewart first noticed Joshua Miller standing at the back of her audience she thought the tall, muscular man dressed like a lumberjack was in the wrong room. Little did she know, Joshua would defy everything she ever wrote about relationships. Little did she know, he was also the key to her survival. More
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Words: 52,070
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301313648
About Alaina Stanford

I have one of those brains that won't turn off at night. Many nights I would distract my intellect by revamping a movie, book or TV show in my mind. I would twist and turn the plots and characters to achieve the ending I preferred. That developed into side stories about my favorite minor characters. Each night I fell asleep in the midst of a grand adventure.

It wasn't long before I began to create stories of my own and put pen to paper.

I love a good adventure. I love a good romance. As the mother of seven children I also learned to love to play video games. One day it occurred to me to write an adventure that flowed like a video game and I added a touch of romance. Thus, Hypnotic Journey was born.

The HJ characters are like a family to me. They are foolish, daring, resourceful, passionate and dedicated to their friends.

My love for Science Fiction gave birth to the Treborel Series. Paranormal romance adventures featuring a psychotic villain and a multiple layer of hero's fighting to survive the chaos.

I write about how friendship and love can carry you through situations that you might not otherwise survive. You will find my stories exciting and steamy, but I am not an erotic writer. My stories fade to dark when the steam begins to rise, but take it from me, the steam does rise and emotions do soar.

My website is http://www.AuthorAlainaStanford.com come and visit me! .

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Review by: zen on May 13, 2014 :
i thought this book was a great read
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Review by: Rob Stevens on March 21, 2014 :
Loved it! Brilliant protrayal of a regular Joe just trying to get laid and falling head over heels with a strong willed, sexy gal. The story was filled with suspense and intrigue. I couldn't stop reading once the stalker aspect came into play. I loved the play between the side kicks. Well written, great plot, good flow!
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Review by: FrankieC1 on March 10, 2014 :
I am not one for romances but I like this author. I thought it was well written and the hunting/wilderness scenes were very realistic and full of suspense. The plot was indepth and the stalker aspect was thrilling.
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Review by: Sara Smolarek on Nov. 12, 2013 :
I'm very glad this was a free book, because I would have been upset if I'd actually paid money for it.

To begin with, there had been little to no proofing or editing. The story was riddled with typos, punctuation and grammatical errors - multiple errors per page, in most cases. (Who capitalizes "Orange Juice" for goodness' sake?) Another reviewer had commented on the lack of editing, and there was a reply in September 2013 which said the book had been recently re-edited and the errors removed. I got this book in November 2013, and it was still full of issues. If it had been re-edited, I'd hate to see how bad it was before!

The plot of Three Year Rule was very thin. I'd figured out who the protagonist was, and what he was after, by the time I was 1/3 of the way through. I kept reading though, thinking there might be a twist at the end. No, I was right from the beginning.

I found the entire storyline to be very much without depth. Details that could have added to the story were glossed over. The timeline was erratic - In some places it dragged out minute-by-minute, and in others whole months were skipped over. This made the development of the relationships difficult to follow.

The characters themselves were also without depth or detail. Life events that should have had some attention paid to them were only mentioned in passing. Attacks that would have severely traumatized most people were barely paid attention to by the main characters. The dogs had more sense and responsiveness than the people did!

All in all, the entire book read like an extended summary that a high school-aged teen would write - brief and hitting only the high points. I can't recommend it at this time. Perhaps if Ms. Stanford went back and fleshed it out to add detail and depth, and got herself a competent editor, it could still be a good book. That's what the two stars are for: the potential.
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Review by: hrhsophia on Nov. 05, 2013 :
Not a bad read, a few continuity issues and the bad guy was pretty obvious from the beginning.
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Review by: mayna saunders on Oct. 17, 2013 :
it was just okay for me. I really struggled to keep reading it. a disappointment because i thought i would enjoy it.
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Review by: Evalyn Githina on Sep. 14, 2013 :
Very well done. I really fell in love with the charachters.
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Review by: Kevin Townsend on Sep. 05, 2013 :
Sexy without the porn, refreshing. Well written, I couldn't put it down. The mountain setting was inspiring. Word the read!
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Review by: asjahstrina on Sep. 02, 2013 :
the story was okay in terms of plot but the flow was could be improved a lot and the characters were not well expanded .
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