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Smashwords book reviews by Shannon W
- B-Sides and Broken Hearts
on Jan. 02, 2012
Caryn Rose's book is well-written, and engaging. My problem with it was the large amount of profanity, including liberal use of the F-word. I found it distracting to keep running into it, mainly because I don't talk like that myself (and try to avoid it around my children). Since there was so much of it, it was like constantly getting hit with water in the face, and for me, making it difficult to follow the story line. Lisa's story is good, and I enjoyed her trying to find herself and figure out her life in relation to her memories of music. Be warned, though, that if liberal profanity bothers you, this is not the book for you.
I received this as part of a Goodreads giveaway.
- Someone Else's Fairytale
on Jan. 02, 2012
I had such a fun time reading this book. It's clean and entertaining, but it's pretty much a beach read type of book (hence only four stars). Chloe is a college student who doesn't have time for entertainment but gets convinced by a friend to be an extra on a movie set. From there, she meets Jason, who recognizes her likeness to her half-brother and sister. The story has some complexities to it that make it a little more than the "normal girl meets famous guy" story. Chloe has never had the perfect life, far from it, but she's come out all right. I didn't feel like it was overblown or overdone in that respect at all. I liked the problems they had as a couple and the way they figured them out. Tippetts has a realistic but clean style that appeals to me when I'm in a mood to relax. I hope to read more from her in the future and was glad to find this free copy to try.