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-Mary Wortley Montagu
Twist on a common whodunit
The opening was intriguing, with colorful characters brought to life by the skill of the writing. I enjoyed the banter between them...for a while. I'll get back to that.
The oddities bothered me
First off, it wasn't poorly written, but it was the writing style that annoyed me somewhat.
Not a bad book, but...
...there were some things that really annoyed me when I was reading it.
Weird Writing Style
First, the formatting in which the dialogue is part of the paragraphs.
A lot happening, but...
...the author did a good job making it all cohesive.
I didn't quite know what to make of this.
Book Cover Amazing
The writing atrocious.
Plot good but...
...the way it was written was weird.
Positives and Negatives...
...which is why the 3 stars
Interesting But Rushed
A typical near-first-meeting romance but with a little more involved story with Silas and his step-brother.
I wrote a review demonstrating how terrible this book was written, but Amazon rejected the initial review because I used an abbreviation of the foul language used in the book. So, here I go again with a less detailed review.
A Bit Confusing
Maybe it's the fact that there are four sections broken down into more lengthy sections to explain the characters from each dynamic and a fifth section to quickly summarize the previous book.
Shorter Story Than You Think
Even though the ebook is only 46 pages, the last 18 pages are a sneak peak at another of the author's works. So, this is really a short story.
Two business partners. One murdered, the other accused and on the run. An explosive opening moves to a slow burn that builds until you are fairly chomping at the bit to reach the end.
I Wasn't Certain...
...how to put everything down succinctly about this book because there are just way too many issues that need addressing before this can be a book worth reading. Where to start?
No biting to transform into a Vampire in this book, rather the main character, Cole Sterling - a military doctor during the 1918 conflict with Germany - is transformed through a vile of blood injected when he's near death.
Easily 4 Stars with a Few Adjustments
The synopsis is difficult to flesh out.
Mechanically well done, dialogue exceptional, plot believable and tense (in just the right places)...but for me, it was the character development that really shot this one through the roof. When you love and hate (Ramirez) the characters, you know the author has done what it takes to make them feel real.
The very first sentence I thought it was an adult speaking to a child, then the author writes: 'The three-year-old had just...'.
The reason for the three stars is because the writer, while doing a great job with plot, character development, and overall mechanics, tends to jump tenses on occasion, which threw me off, primarily using 'has' when 'had' should be used.
Since When Did Foreign Terrorists...
...speak as if they were born in the good old U.S. of A?