Although what originally drew me to this book was the cover image, what made me stay was the excellent story content. In terms of the former, the image does a great job of representing the nature of the heated parts of the story. Not only that, but the appearances of the characters on the cover appear to match their actual descriptions within the story itself, which is excellent attention to detail that I applaud.
While I do consider this book deserving of the full five stars, there are still a number of things I should point out. I'll admit that I actually nearly gave up on this book when I first tried reading it (but, of course, I'm glad I ended up seeing it through to the end). Part of the reason is the curse words: I think this story could have really done without them. Using strong language in place of legitimate descriptions of emotions just feels like filler and makes otherwise excellent writing look more amateurish. In that same vein, while the writing style is certainly very detailed, it feels somewhat cluttered at times. For instance, I found that the overly detailed descriptions of the characters' eyes at times distracted from the all-important dialogue. All of that stuff could be put aside if it weren't for perhaps the biggest reason I almost stopped reading—the punctuation. It could just be me, but even during the times I enjoyed the book, I felt like I was constantly fighting with the punctuation, making it a struggle to read quickly. Clearly, the author did put in the time edit their work; the effort is there, so without making any assumptions, I'm not sure what could've gone wrong. When I learned to just completely ignore the punctuation, at least then everything became a hundred times more readable.
Although it may have its flaws, the aspects of this book that are done well are done extremely well. This story is much longer and has a more complex plot line than some of the others I've reviewed on here, but it's done very well, and I had no trouble following it. The back-and-forth flow of events, from problem to resolution, makes the story unpredictable in a way that always made me want to find out what happened next, especially during the moments of high tension. As is the case with some other stories I've read, the characters here are developed nicely, and their backgrounds are integrated skillfully into the storyline. All of those things are great, but of course, where this story really shines is in its descriptions of deep romance; there's no doubt about it—the hot sections of this book burn with raw passion and will arouse anyone with even a semblance of a pulse.
To put it short, this is an amazing story that is definitely worth your while to read if you're any fan of romance at all. I really wasn't particularly surprised when I saw that the author of this story has work that achieved bestselling status. The content quality is absolutely there, but nonetheless, this book would tremendously benefit from a high-quality editing job. For a story that's already this good, it just means it could be at the very top of the romance genre.
(review of free book)