Smashwords book reviews by vt750s

  • A Companion for Life on April 07, 2013

    This is the first book I have read in which the author herself seems to dislike the heroine.
  • Holy Scoundrel (Knave of Hearts: Book Four) on May 26, 2013

    It kind of annoyed me to find that the author has plagiarised herself - there is nearly a whole chapter in here lifted from 'Untamable Rogue'.
  • Lady Ann's Excellent Adventure (A Regency Short Story) on May 26, 2013

    I do love Candice Hern's writing, and can't wait for more!
  • Kitty Bennet's Diary on June 25, 2013

    I liked that Kitty's character was developed and matured - in Austen's original story she doesn't have much of a function. I also liked that Kitty got her happily ever after, as imagined by Jane herself. More please!
  • Viking Rule on Oct. 13, 2013

    The poor spelling and grammar detract from the story, and the tense keeps changing.
  • Jane Austen's Mansfield Park: Abridged on Nov. 15, 2013
    (no rating)
    Reading an abridged version of Austen can be likened to smelling chocolate, but not being allowed to eat it. Eat the chocolate. You won't regret it.
  • Teased on April 26, 2014

    I found this book very confusing, as the author seemed to forget her story halfway through. Simple facts established at the beginning of the book changed towards the middle: e.g, Alex meets Melanie on a commercial flight, but they later both agree that they first met days after that flight. The inconsistencies made me lose interest.
  • Transcendence on April 26, 2014

    I have read this book a number of times since purchasing it, and have thoroughly enjoyed it each time. Putting the story almost entirely from his perspective is genius, as we can extrapolate her reaction to the world she has been dropped into. He is unknown, and infinitely more interesting.
  • A Lesson in Love on May 10, 2014

    I reckon this should have been split into two books, to give each section more room for development. As it was, the book felt rushed, like the author wanted to be done with it.
  • Owning Arabella on May 10, 2014

    I thought the excessive use of the 'R' word put a very disturbing spin on this book. Not at all romantic.
  • A Faerie Fated Forever on March 06, 2015

    This book is disjointed, anachronistic and nonsensical. Don't waste your time.
  • The McKinnon The Beginning: Book 1 - Part 1 The McKinnon Legends (A Time Travel Series) on Jan. 23, 2019

    If you are going to write a historical novel, please do your research properly. I spent most of my time whilst reading this thinking 'Nope...'. In Tudor England, a woman would not be left to her own devices when she came of age - women were considered inferior, and would always be subject to a male. Also, English titles do not pass through the female line, so the the heroine would have been the daughter of a duke, but not a duchess herself. On the death of her father, the title would have passed to the nearest male relative, or would have been passed back to the crown.
  • Reluctant on Jan. 23, 2019

    I wasn't a fan of the characters or style of writing. One thing that kept me reading to the end was finding the wonderful malapropisms scattered throughout the book - e.g. dawned instead of donned, vibrato instead of bravado, and (my favourite) plutonic instead of platonic.
  • Smooched (Blue Collar Boys, Book 1) on Dec. 04, 2020

    I was persevering through this, despite all the niggling inconsistencies throughout, but I put it down for good as soon as the author definitively said that boys/men cannot be raped. Yes, they can, and you do those who have suffered through this a great disservice by just sweeping it under the carpet.
  • Out of the Past (Heritage Time Travel Romance Series, Book 1) on Dec. 04, 2020

    I thought there was too much going on for just one book, and elements that should have been made more of were almost forgotten at times. This should have been two books, in my opinion. One, a contemporary romance where she works out her relationship demons. The other, a paranormal/sci-fi romance covering the time travel element.
  • Knowing Yourself - A Medieval Romance on Sep. 18, 2021

    This book is built on a stupid premise. Why would you severely reduce the guards on an estate which is at risk of attack? It is very obvious that the heroine will be betrayed, and her property claimed.
  • The Decoy Date on Jan. 13, 2022

    The basic plot is a nice idea, but it needs quite a bit of polishing to be a decent read. The spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, etc, annoyed the heck out of me. Also, the author needs to re-read Persuasion in order to get her references correct.
  • Scorned (Torn Series: 4) on Feb. 19, 2022

    The plot wasn't interesting enough to get past the spelling mistakes, and sometimes weird prose.
  • No More Tears on Feb. 19, 2022

    Couldn't get past the spelling mistakes, and stilted prose.