JackieW

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Smashwords book reviews by JackieW

  • Undeniable on Sep. 09, 2011

    "Damien Chevalier, Viscount Edrych heard the loud pounding on the front door. He eased his swarthy musculature up, off the white sheets, and was raking his hands through his unruly hair as he called out, “Bloody hell. Come in.”" And so is the first paragraph of one of the worst books I've ever read. Swarthy Musculature???? Really????? Wasn't worth the time to download. Don't bother, it starts out bad and doesn't get any better.
  • The Advent of Lena, a tale of Beauty and the Beast on Sep. 09, 2011

    VERY boring...and slow. The 'hero' is a complete ass, the 'heroine' is a doormat and the friends...even worse. Couldn't finish. I got about halfway through and just couldn't care about even one character in the book.
  • In the Garden of Temptation (The Garden Series Book 1) on Sep. 09, 2011

    This was a good story and had great characters. I completely enjoyed it and felt pulled into the story. One of my problems with the book was the fact that our heroine is married...I just couldn't cheer for our couple because of that. Second, once again someone supposedly deeply in love jumps to the wrong conclusion about their soul mate...seemingly just for the plot's sake. Lastly, our evil-doer just didn't seem that evil. It was hinted at...but never really confirmed that the evil really did exist. All-in-all, a good book and worth the read. I will look for this author in the future.
  • Lucky in Love on Oct. 06, 2011

    I'm sorry I can't give this book lower than a 1 star. It was truly awful. The ‘Hero’ sobs and whines for the ‘Heroine’. Puh-leese! In the home of the ‘Villain’ no less! Add to that the incomprehension of simple grammar and spelling, well, it’s a completely horrible book and not worth your time.
  • His Robot Girlfriend on Oct. 24, 2011

    The story line and dialogue is rather juvenile; not well formed and rather on the bland side of the master/slave relationship. As a sex slave she had the words correct, but as a master he was rather uninspired and boring…kind of like watching paint dry. The story isn’t bad, per se, just plodding and unimaginative. I finished the book, but can’t see myself seeking out this particular author again.
  • The Bride and the Brute on Jan. 31, 2012

    I wish I could give this romance more stars, but it was just too short to develop a plot. It felt hurried along and cut off in places. Several plot developments started but were never heard from again...and I really wish the author would have investigated those developments, they looked interesting. The book stopped suddenly and much too easily. I'm all for love conquering all and such, but in the span of five minutes? Another problem I had is our hero held himself from consummating the relationship through all sorts of scenarios, and THAT is how he does it? Really? He showed he didn't care about her at all, no matter what the author wanted us to believe. Lastly, I resent looking for, and thinking I found, a BOOK, only to find a short story! The story was 60 pages, with 150+ pages of previews of other books! All in all, this author could be rather promising, I did enjoy the story (what there was of it), but with so little to go on it's hard to know.
  • An Unsuitable Occupation for a Lady on April 10, 2012

    This was so bad I couldn't get through even half of the book! The two main characters are antagonistic with each other for no discernible reason. The heroine is a child and acts like it... there is no way anyone that idiotic could be a spy. The hero is pig-headed, which can be a good thing but here it isn't. He's supposed to be this intelligent, capable spy and yet he insists its his way or the highway even when he is clueless about the situation...even when it is obvious that the heroine is the expert. And, the conversations! My 6 year-old niece comes up with better conversations with her dolls! Don't waste your time.