Daily Archives: 03.23.2017

Review: Long

Long
Long by B.B. Hamel
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

Oh, I hate putting a book on the DNF shelf (did not finish)…but at that 33% mark, I had to.

The voices of the characters were fun. The way they spoke was friendly and calm and I enjoyed it. What I didn’t enjoy was the constant repetition on what seemed like every page I read. Gibson was a cocky jock and a jerk and so full of himself…And she…(I cannot remember her name right now)…well he liked her but she was annoying…and they kept saying those things just over and over and over. For a few pages, it felt like I had never flipped over to a new page at all.

It got so redundant, I couldn’t get into the story, though I liked the premise…a footballer baby daddy. Also, the language warning…yeah. Take heed in that one. Definitely something I had Captain America admonishing, “LANGUAGE!” in my head often. LoL.

And one tip: When reading this at work, beware of co-workers reading over your shoulder…because they will abscond with your kindle and read it to everyone else in the vicinity. UGH.

I’m not even going to give this stars…I’m just sorry I couldn’t read more.

*A SPRING TRAINING READ* ~ MARCH 2017

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Review: After the Rain,

After the Rain,
After the Rain, by Mary J. Williams
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

More like three and a half stars for me.

Logan Price is a man with a plan. Until a football career ending injury took those plans away. He skulked back to his tiny Oklahoma hometown and worked at his Dad’s bar, knowing life and football were done. Enter Claire Thornton, a friend of his old QB on the professional Seattle team. She has a masters in physical therapy and wants to help Logan back into the game.

And so is this part of the story. Logan and Claire working towards goals and goals, hoping that their goals will keep them together and not tear them apart.

I enjoyed the story. It’s one of those “right up my alley” romances I adore. But, two things got to me while reading this.

One was the omniscient style of this third person tale. It was like there were no secrets and sometimes it felt like the story wandered because of that. Not only did you have the two main character’s thoughts, you had the minor characters interjecting. It’s really a me thing, here. With what I usually read, I don’t get the whole kit and caboodle. That took some getting used to for me.

The other thing that got to me was the major jump in the timeline. I get there are only so many pages allowed in a book. I understand the story needs to move. But one moment they’re meeting, the next they’re in bed, the next they’re dating. It went so quick, I kept thinking I was daydreaming and missing the story. I felt lost until the story line slowed to a pace I was more accustomed to.

Other than those two things, I enjoyed the overall story. The events and people made it great. I could see this as a movie on the big screen…or Netflix since that’s how things are going these days. Definitely worth a read once you get into the pattern of the tale.

*A SPRING TRAINING READ* ~ MARCH 2017

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