This was the first book I read by Ms. Wade. I really enjoyed the storyline and felt that the story was real. I sympathized with Catrine, and felt the same anxiety she felt in having her child kidnapped. Even though I never actually experienced that situation, it was one of my biggest fears when my daughter was that age. The story also raised the awareness of mental illness and situations that one who is suffering from the illness may experience. I am late in writing this review on smashwords, but wrote one on amazon.
I also read her book of short stories "When One Door Closes" and really enjoyed the follow-up story of Brhin as an adult. KUDOS to you Ms. Wade!!!!!
Ms. Wade, you continue to hold my attention with your stories. What I admire about you is that you take everyday life as a foundation. This story of five women was true to form. You displayed how in everyday life women continue to do what they need to do to maintain their families. I experienced both tears and laughter while reading.
I was happy to see those who succeeded in finding happiness, while feeling sorrow for those who lives met with tragedy.
What you bring to the table is what I look for in a good read. I will continue to read your work!
D.N.A. was another example of excellent writing by Ms. Wade. She was able to bring a fairy tale ending to a story full of tragedy.
Debney was a teenager living amongst a dysfunctional family. Though her father truly loved her, he lacked the courage to stand up for her until it was too late. Her mother, a typical "gold digger" put that child through things no 17 year old should experience.
With all that Debney had to endure while attending school, her pregnancy, and after finding out the truth about her parentage, I'm really surprised she did not have a nervous breakdown.
There was a cloud with a silver lining for her at the end and I was glad that she had true friends (one who may have shunned her in the beginning and one who was in love with her) stood by her through the whole ordeal. I enjoyed the ending very much, like I said in the beginning, she had her fairytale dream come true.
The Sandman Cometh
on May 19, 2012
This was my first read from L.L. Reaper and I am telling you, I plan to read more. I love suspense stories with a little or a lot of sex thrown in (with a big cheesy smile). Roman seems to be an Alpha male and me likes Alpha men in stories. This prequel makes me want to read the whole series, and I plan to do just that. Also, I noticed that there wasn't an icon for the number of stars that you want to give the book. So, I have to indicate it here.......(((5 STARS))).
Thanks Deatri for a good read and plan on seeing more positive reviews from me!
Birth Of The Black Widow
on May 19, 2012
This was my second read from this series. As with the first, I was impressed, the writiing was attention grabbing and left me wanting more.
I am anticipating a good partnership between Jeanette and Roman in the next book, and look forward to reading it! I give this story (((5 STARS)))
Again, Thanks Deatri!
Deatri, you have become another writer whose work I will always read. Jay and Dueces' story was truly a fairytale. But I enjoyed it. Duece serving time all those years, for killing her rapist was honorable, even though he lived the thug life. And Jay was crushed when she felt he had abandoned her, which in actuality he did, but for what he thought was the right reason.
I also liked that he was able to leave the drug game, after gaining a vast amount of wealth while he was incarcerated. He came home to be with her, and yet, he found out that another thug wanted the woman he loved. He was again put in a situation where he felt the need to defend her honor.
Having them resolve their issues and come together again was a nice ending to the story.
Again, Thank You for A Great Read!
Sylvia, as usual, I really enjoyed this book, and I'm glad that Cheyenne and Evan ended up together. Even though his character changed from a dark cinnamon skinned brother with short reddish brown hair and black eyes (in the first story) to a nice chocolate brother with sexy brown eyes, I ain't mad (LOL). You always make your men sexy in whatever shade.
Also, I knew there was more to Stacey than was let on in the beginning, and I'm still unsure how I feel about her (but that's ok too). Sometimes you need the pot to be stirred up to mix all the juices together(wink).
Evan's determination to find the student was intense, and Cheyenne's need to keep her fantasy her's was paramount. I also liked that she rocked his world to the point where he moved hell and high water to find out who she was.
The Lotts, the Lotts, the Lotts, that's all I can say about them (sad face). And yes, Sylvia, I'm waiting patiently for your next novel.
P.S., For the people who complain about subtle differences in names and actions, if you are reading the story, you know what she meant and who she was talking about!!!!
Sylvia, I am giving you a standing ovation!!!!
As usual, you produced a work of art! I read this when it was Live and held my breath throughout the story and can't tell you how happy I was to see that it was completed.
Jen, what can I say, she truly was done wrong, and her husband was a piece of crap! Her meeting Xavier was her salvation. I like that you added that he had seen her before she and Jesse went to his property on that very cold night. He developed feelings so deep for her that he wanted to take her out of the misery that was her life.
I also enjoyed his duo personalities, Xavier's persona was aggressive, and noncaring. Jen was the first person to break through this shell, which was a result of his being abused. And even though Xhan wanted to have Xavier'slife, he knew that he was just a personality Xavier created to help him survive the abuse he experienced at the hands of his father and mother.
I really enjoyed the ending a WHOLE LOT!! You gave me more insight into the war between Lethal and King by elaborating on Paradise and Nevada's situation, and introducing a new character, which I hope to read about in Lethal's story (Katana). You also shared a little about Armando Bellini, another story I hope to read. Sylvia, I always enjoy reading your work, you make me feel like I'm a part of the story and this story definitely had a happy ending.