“Actually the story wasn't bad. I could even care about the characters to some extent. And I guess I was over-expecting from an author who apparently acquired her knowledge of angels from movies. But even Hollywood was too wise to use God's name profanely in a story about angels. Unless they are fallen angels, which didn't seem to be the case here.” ~ Reviewed (1 star)
Now here’s a case of a reader who was expecting less “grit” from the book and because I didn’t fulfill her expectations and deliver what she wanted, she took that disappointment out in her review. Now, if she had read the book description ***Think 'Highway to Heaven', move forward in time to 'Touched by an Angel' and then to today's 'A Gifted Man' - add some spice, a lot of romance and a great deal of humour, and you'll have a good idea of what you'll find in 'My Cheeky Angel' *** she would have noticed the warning that the book wasn’t for the faint-hearted. I made reference to the shows about angels. Unless I’m mistaken, I can’t see where a truly honest author can get their ideas of angels from anything other than books, movies and TV entertainment. I’ve never seen one, but I’ll admit that if one ever came to visit me personally, I hope she’s just like my angel character, Celi.
She’s also accurate in the spelling mistakes and my having changed one of the character’s names. Of course, these errors have now been corrected and it was because of this review, plus some friends who gave me the head’s up, that I had the book re-edited.
“Overall I really liked this book, the only reason I didn't rate it higher is because I had two problems with Liam, the first is in how he treated his dad over something I didn't consider serious enough to warrant yrs of such treatment and second, considering he was Special Forces he should have been able to take control and make short work of a later situation. But on the flip side, I loved how the female characters were written, more than once I found myself laughing out loud.” ~Reviewed (3 stars)
There were so few poor reviews that I had to pick this one, which I truly didn’t consider so bad. This reader seemed to have it in for my hero. Thank goodness she liked the ladies!!
"Enjoyed the story, but I do have a problem with the finished product. How I wish that books for the Kindle were properly edited or proof read. This is one of the many that have disappointed in that respect.” ~Reviewed (4 stars)
I had to add this review because quite a few readers have taken exception to the sex scenes in my romances. I promise that I try and write these passages with good taste. To reflect an honest emotion from the characters when they finally find themselves expressing their feeling through actions. In my own defense, I’ve always enjoyed a well-written sensual scene and couldn’t imagine an honest-to-goodness, true-to-life romance without at least one.
~Reviewed (3 stars)
***Next post: Based on my personal experience, I'll touch on the variations in reviews when dealing with different genres.