I have a confession: As a writer, I love Goodreads. I discover new books and authors by reading what everyone else is reading, and it’s interesting how honest readers can be, especially when they dislike a book. Sometimes so honest you have to gird your author loins to even dare check reviews for your books. Needless to say, as an author, I’m terrified of Goodreads.
But tonight, while entering my name in a giveaway for a free book by Aidan Quinn (go do it now; it ends tomorrow!), I found this review today for Loving Ashe. I actually noticed she marked it as Reading a week ago and I quaked. Loving Ashe is so not of the usual contemporary romance genre fare, and so people either love it or hate it.
Anyway, it didn’t make my author heart quake. It actually made me smile:
When choosing Loving Ashe I honestly did not notice that there were supposed to be more than one book. Meaning that it was supposed to be a series. Well, when I discovered that fact it was already too late and I had started reading it.
So all the time I was afraid that I would be left with a cliffhanger of epic proportions as the story continued in such a way and at such a pace that I felt it could only end THAT way.
Then I discovered that the author really had a lot of plot that she packed into this one book – it was really a “WOW – I SO DID NOT SEE THAT COMING” read for me. And I could even live with the way she left the readers at the end of the book.
Why can’t all authors be like that?
Where others struggle to come up with enough plot to fill one book Ms. Durano almost had TOO much to tell for this one book. I almost got a whiplash a certain points and several “wait what?” moments.
All of this plot packed in a very intriguing writing style that captured my attention from the first to the last page are guarantees that I can hardly wait for “Loving Riley” to be released…
-Jeri’s Reviews via Goodreads