Shelly LeCompt

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Smashwords book reviews by Shelly LeCompt

  • The Light Tamer on May 06, 2012
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    I would give this book somewhere around 3 stars, maybe a little more. The story had an interesting and very original concept. A different kind of plot with some interesting twist. Nice love story with some sexiness wrapped up in it. I think the characters are my favorite part of the book. They are all teenagers dealing with their own personal tragedies & yet they are strong & resilient (more so than most adult book characters). I liked the heroine. She seems to be a genuine and strong person with a good sense of humor. I adore Caleb (the love interest). He seems strong, devoted, driven & quite sexy. I loved his adoration for our heroine! Then there is the quirky bff. Hilarious, eccentric, brave, witty and strong. The supporting cast were all interesting & enjoyable. The interaction with all the characters was very believable & fun. I think my only complaint is that the story itself seemed a little raw & jumbled. I felt like the editor should have put some more time into the story. There was some confusion in development at times, where I just got lost with how certain events & understandings of said events even came about. There would be points where I had to back up & try to reread sections to see if I missed some explanation or development that lead to the situation I was reading. That said, I feel like there is some definite potential here. As a new writer with the right editor this series could really shine.
  • The Light Tamer on May 06, 2012
    star star star
    I would give this book somewhere around 3 stars, maybe a little more. The story had an interesting and very original concept. A different kind of plot with some interesting twist. Nice love story with some sexiness wrapped up in it. I think the characters are my favorite part of the book. They are all teenagers dealing with their own personal tragedies & yet they are strong & resilient (more so than most adult book characters). I liked the heroine. She seems to be a genuine and strong person with a good sense of humor. I adore Caleb (the love interest). He seems strong, devoted, driven & quite sexy. I loved his adoration for our heroine! Then there is the quirky bff. Hilarious, eccentric, brave, witty and strong. The supporting cast were all interesting & enjoyable. The interaction with all the characters was very believable & fun. I think my only complaint is that the story itself seemed a little raw & jumbled. I felt like the editor should have put some more time into the story. There was some confusion in development at times, where I just got lost with how certain events & understandings of said events even came about. There would be points where I had to back up & try to reread sections to see if I missed some explanation or development that lead to the situation I was reading. That said, I feel like there is some definite potential here. As a new writer with the right editor this series could really shine. Looking forward to the next book in the series.