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Smashwords book reviews by Karsen Max
- Dating A Cougar (Book 1 of the Never Too Late Series)
on Oct. 11, 2012
I downloaded the book based on the many favorable reviews but after struggling part-way through, I am going to beg to differ. The 'plot' was boring, the characters unrealistic, and the constant reference to mutual but unrequited lust tiresome.
- Mud and Gold (Promises to Keep: Book 2)
on Nov. 02, 2012
After reading the first two books in the series, there is nothing more I can really add to all of the other 5-star reviews. It's gratifying to find the type of reading I prefer in the the deluge of action, vampire, sci-fi, and apocolyptic that is available. Well-written, with attention to formatting, spelling, and punctuation, which, as a new Kindle owner, I have discovered is a far bigger issue than I would have thought. Will be purchasing the third in the series.
on Nov. 02, 2012
After reading other reviews, I had high hopes for Sagebrush but I became skeptical early on by the deus ex machina manner in which Michael survived and lived undetected until his unlikely introduction to the Indian tribe. It lost me completely when he apparently became fluent in their language within a matter of days and used the phrase "Thank you for sharing that information". It had the sappy, syrupy overtones of a Disney Indian portrayal.
- The Stolen Valley
on Feb. 26, 2013
I found the book tedious and the characters contrived and lifeless. The predictable outcome seemed puerile and melodramatic. I would have liked some exploration of the emotional impact of losing a home to a mandated water project but the goal seemed to be finding a way to place together the heroine and the nefarious scoundrel so he could have his way with her.