A Tragedy: The Short Story of Fox & Tango

Rated 4.67/5 based on 6 reviews
Hot and heavy declarations of love. Color coded separation of M&M's. Sprinkles of sarcasm here and there. A typical day in the romance of Fox and Tango. When disaster rips Tango from her arms will she survive the ocean of her emotional torment or will Fox drown in the waves of tragedy? More
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Words: 3,950
Language: English
ISBN: 9781311970718
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Review by: Adonis Mann on June 16, 2015 :
With a blurb such as that and a book cover that said little to nothing about the contents of the story—except perhaps for the M&Ms reference—I simply had to pick up this book. Out of intrigue, if not for any other reason.

The fact is that this would not be a book which I would normally be attracted to. However, there was this underlined mystery that sort of caught my attention and pulled at my consciousness, telling me that I should give it a read.

Perhaps it was the title, more than anything, that spoke to me. Also the fact that this is a short story. With a title, cover and blurb such as the ones that this story have, I simply could not comprehend how the story could be told in such a short amount of time. It seemed too complex, and in knowing C. Desert Rose's style, I knew that her stories are naturally rich in content.

I'd finished reading the book in about 10 minutes, and to my shock and delight, I was ravished with it.

"A Tragedy: The Short Story of Fox and Tango" relates the love affair of a teenaged girl, by the name of Felicia (Fox for short) and young man, Tyler. Tango, being his nickname. They are very much in love. Tango is spellbound by Fox's feminine wiles, also more than a little bit smitten by her take charge temperament.

Suddenly, something completely unexpected happens which sends their world tumbling down. Fox thinks she's losing her mind, but is she really?Let's just say that you'll have to find out for yourself.

I was pleasantly taken by surprise at the methodology in this story. In a matter of just a few pages the author managed to tell an intense and intriguing story, with a plot twist that isn't expected. For a genre that I would not normally read, I am happy to announce that I enjoyed this story and would recommend it to the lovers of dark romance dramas.

My score is 4.5 stars. The only reason that this story isn't getting the full 5 stars is because I felt as thought it may have needed a little more backstory to balance out the plethora of richness that was the plot.
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Review by: Synful Desire on April 08, 2015 :
Looking at all those M&M's made me hungry. I'm a fan of the dark brown myself, but I'm getting off track.

Besides liking the cover concept a whole lot, I also applauded the unique nicknames of Fox and Tango. Also, in most stories, the female is meek and the guy is a bit aggressive. Yet, in this light, the female is a bit alpha and the guy is a bit more laid back.

I know in most cases, extra spacing is used to depict a separation in scene but there were moments where I was a bit confused. Was the action happening that instant? How much time had passed between scenes? In addition, I felt as if the pace was accelerated a bit too quickly after "the tragedy" and the author could have taken a little more time with Fox, the anguish, and the surroundings.

This short story goes along well with the author's catch phrase: "Happily Ever After is Subjective."

Ranking: 3.5 but rounded up to 4.
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Review by: Carol Cassada on Oct. 02, 2014 :
This is a heartbreaking story of young lovers torn apart by tragedy. The author does a wonderful job of capturing Fox’s emotions as she deals with her grief, and at times I found myself wanting to reach out and comfort the young girl.

There’s a plot twist at the end that’ shocking, yet also touching.

Word of warning, you may want to grab a box of tissues before you start reading.
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Review by: A. Lopez, Jr on April 25, 2014 :
From the names of Fox and Tango, to the M n M's, I found the pre-read blurb interesting and intriguing. Then the story unfolds and you find a powerful love story caught in the middle of, as the title implies, a tragedy. The way the author works the story into a twist at the end is done very well. The short story has a good pace and flow and for anyone wondering...the M n M's on the cover will be explained - you will just have to read. Definitely recommended.
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Review by: Y Correa on April 24, 2014 :
Although it's a YA read, I enjoyed this story. I was a little surprised at the twist at the end. For a short story, it's entertaining and is not a cliffhanger, which is hard to find in most short stories now a days.
It may not be something that adults may enjoy, but teens/YA's are sure to like it.
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Review by: Queen of Spades on April 24, 2014 :
Note: There was a weird blank page in the middle of the work. It didn't deter my enjoyment of this work but I wondered why it was there.

The cover did make me wonder. What in the heck happened to the M&M's especially the blue ones! Those are my favorite.

But this wasn't about M&M's at all.The blurb kept me wondering about what happened with Fox and Tango. So I dived in.

Fox and Tango's interaction with each other mirrored the connection of teenage love. I found Fox's aggressiveness quite entertaining--a welcomed switch from the guy being dominant in the relationship. The action sequence was well thought out and it moved like a play-by-play recap. The mystery element caught me a bit off guard but I dug the sneak up effect. I definitely look forward to reading more from this author.
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