Kayresia A. Bass

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Kayresia A Bass. Writer, editor. Writing started out with my over active imagination, and when I grew, it turned into genius. I challenge you to sit down and read some. I promise you will love it.

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Predictable, but loved it anyway

First, I will say that I cranked this one out in about 3 days (I read on my morning and evening, very long commute). In the beginning, the plot started off as something I haven't read before, which forced me to keep reading. I loved the beginning chapters because it was dark and pretty close to something I would write. Basically, it was real. I could totally see Camille doing the things that she did to the Hightower brothers. It was sad and tragic (my kinda thing).
Camille's fight to hold on to the past was great in the beginning and made for some good storytelling. Her niece and her daughter were great for comic relief. Typical modern day teenagers. So much fun, so smart, and so complicated all at the same time.
Kyle comes on the scene after 15 years and well, things started becoming a little predictable at that point. Tonia, the introduction of two gangsters, I already knew where this was going. As far as Tonia is concerned, I would have changed her end all together (again, my kinda thing). The supporting characters play their parts well, though I think a particular back story should come way earlier in the book. Not sure when, but by the time it does show up, I moved right past it. I didn't care.
The author seems to live in the same part of the country that I do, so I was very excited to see familiar things and places in the story. It totally made me smile every single time.
Well written with a few missed words, and periods. The slight twist in the end was predictable, but enjoyable. I really liked it. I would recommend this read to a mature audience that really knows what it is to love someone. I would recommend this story to siblings who are extremely close.

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Ethan Does It Again!

Again, the author has amazed me. Very good story right from the beginning. As the story begins, curiosity keeps you reading just to find out what is going to happen next. Gabriel is an average guy who finds out later he is not so average. He meets and falls in love with a woman named Tanya. I loved their relationship. The brutal honesty between them made their relationship fun to me. As the story went on their relationship was too perfect and you know what that usually means. If not, read the story to find out.
Gabriel's inner strength slowly grows, and that is part of his appeal. There is a mystery in this novel that will almost cause you to accuse way too quickly. I did. But again, that is what a good writer can do. I loved it.
The one thing that bothered me about the story is the name Dracula was used in a different context. Me being a huge fan of Stoker's story I almost felt cheated. However the author gives you something else to think about so you can move on. The pace of the story is good, but with me reading like lightning, I personally need more than 250 pages. I think the story needed a bit more of something. Not sure what, but maybe a bit more filler for a reader like me. The way the book ended could go either way. A sequel or it can stand alone for all time.
There were a few misspelled/misused words, and punctuation was great. So if you are in the mood for a good vampire novel with a few "dirty" parts, then this is the story for you. You will certainly have a good time.

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Great Idea, but not for me.

OMG! Are you serious? No real reviews on this book so far. Inkitt needs to rethink their latest decision. I came to Inkitt from Wattpad to escape "voting" and "comments". Now on Inkitt we have "likes" and "comments". Oh the insanity.

So let's get on with my review. Heldran - Quest for the King. Don't get me wrong. I love all fiction. Since I have discovered Inkitt, and two other platforms before Inkitt, I have not purchased a book. Fantasy is cool as long as the story moves. Heldran starts off huge. The chapters are short and for the first few chapters, the story if focused. Then comes later chapters. Those of us who are not totally devoted to Fantasy gets lost in long and drawn out descriptions that in my opinion are not necessary. Not going to say what chapters that I started to read and got bored with, but lets just say the author spends and entire chapter on childhood memories. Earlier in the book, the relationship between the two main characters is very well established, so the reminiscing is not necessary. The author needs to find other means to fill the void as the main characters head out on their journey. As of this point, the story has slowed way down. Realistically? I'm no longer interested. The detail is awesome, but it is so detailed, that the story literally stops so some unnecessary madness can be told. I am no longer interested.
Fifty chapters folks and I am not halfway through it yet.
Typing an exciting scene caused the author to miss the "shift" key. So what should have been a normal quote is a single quote, and it is in random places. Missing periods are evident in some places. Weather should be whether, and wow I can't do it anymore.
The story starts off great, but the detail that ensues, is too much.
I will recommend this book to true fantasy readers. I think they would enjoy it. Those of us who just read anything, this may not be the book for you, then again it might be your favorite genre in the world. I gave it the old college try, but I can't move forward. It is just too "Fantasy" for me.

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Amazing!

Loved it. Author did some insane research to bring this story to life. A little short for my taste, but an awesome story nonetheless. A few missing periods, and a few missing ending quotation marks, but not enough to take away from the story.
Keep going. Add more detail to your future stories and keep the writing style that you have now, and you will have a hit every time. Good Job!

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A Half Orphan

Okay folks, let's put a real review out here. I have only read one, and I am about to agree with what was said.
The plot has been done to death, and that is not a bad thing. It is all about execution.
A Half Orphan has the potential to be a good story if it were not rushed. The character names are confusing. You almost need to write them down in order to keep track.
In fourteen chapters, I see a story that has so much emotional potential, but I get more show than tell. This could have easily been a thirty chapter book.
Punctuation fluctuations (read it and you will see what I mean), paragraph errors, non-consistency. The author is not a natural English speaker, so I can understand.
One cannot write a novel on their own no matter how much they think they can. One needs guidance and attention to learn about bad habits, and how to develop new ones.
I am done with this review. Read the book, and you too will be asking many questions.

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Holy Cow

As far as content is concerned, I will say one word. WOW! This author totally captured my attention from prologue to epilogue. The research as well as personal experience that went into writing William's first novel was great. First novel, yes, I did say that. This book is well worth reading. I loved it. Honestly, when I got to the end, I found myself wondering about more adventures with William and his little family. That is up to the author, but I would love to see some more, even just a little.
That being said, there are some serious grammatical errors that need to be addressed. One of them being the ending seems a bit rushed. Once these are corrected, this story will be a contender. Read William Jordan, an Assassin's Tale. I am absolutely certain you will enjoy it.

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Work

I started this story with high hopes. It was a featured story this week, and I thought I would check it out. The Blurb was interesting enough to grab my attention. I have only read two chapters and well, let's just say I am going to keep reading because I want to see where this is going. The author put it in the category of Romance. I'm finding none of that so far (only on chapter 3 at this point). Humping your college boyfriend does not a romance make. Erotica should definitely be a sub genre. There are several grammatical errors. Missing words, things that should be plural are not (missing the "s" at the end of some words). Insane disconnect within chapters. Meaning the story does not flow as it should as far as the beginning goes. However I am going to keep reading.

I will give a full review when I am done. There is great potential here, but the author needs to learn a bit about themselves before they are serious about their craft. If they are serious at all.

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Okay, so I finished the story. I am still convinced that this is Erotica verses Romance. Selena is almost a love slave to Caleb. The author talks about their previous relationship many times, Though Caleb is not the same man he was on the outside, deep down, he still loves Selena. So my suggestion is if the author wants to make this a real romance, it needs a little less bump and grind, and a little more emotion. The story needs to be fleshed out. I'm not sure that I was fond of female bodyguards either.
However, the story still has promise. The plot is good, but still needs some work.

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Good Read

Well, I will say this. It was a good book, that kept me engaged. I don’t mind the genre because really, if the book is good, I will read just about anything. However, for me there were some parts that seemed disjointed. Almost like an original thought started and was completed, but there was no lead into the next scene sometimes. But for the most part the story had a good flow. All the characters are likable. Though I wish I would have gotten to know more about Barney. The punctuation and grammar was good, with nothing standing out that hinders the reading of this book. All in all, it is a pretty good read, and I enjoyed it.

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So Much Potential

Wow. A good story with so much potential. Insanely slow with flat characters, predictable, with absolutely no twists at all. I know what I just said makes no sense, but it is absolutely the truth.
In the midst of a divorce, Marigold has no friends as far as the book goes, and the only one she has to lean on is her daughter's teacher. He falls for her, she falls for him, and well she let's her cheating husband go for a chance at a better life.
Her young daughter is so sweet it is almost unrealistic. Her new suitor is a man who wants what he wants, and is way more patient than a real man would be. Would have learned to know a bit more about her husbands mistress and how they dealt with him being married.
To be honest, I got bored at chapter 20. I usually do not give up on books. This one however I could not go on. Not sure what happened in the end, but my guess is Elliot and Marigold got married, and it was a happily ever after. Not that is not what isn't supposed to happen, but I was expecting more drama in the story.
The punctuation and grammar were very good, which is surprising coming from an Inkitt author. It is usually not so great, but the story itself is amazing.
I would recommend this story to those of you who believe that romance is always romantic. I personally believe in romance, but it is not always perfect. If you believe that there is a bit of conflict in falling in love, this story is not for you. That is it, and that is all.

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Yay for Dominic!

Cost of Revenge is a fast-paced whirlwind novel that is very hard to put down. A lot longer than most of the novels on Inkitt, but still worth every page. The fight scenes are very well detailed, all the characters are very well defined. I was in love with Dominic from the beginning. It was very easy to see how Dominic and Cassidy felt about one another right from the start. The question was, after they separated, was either one of them going to be able to admit it.
As far as the technical, I noticed a few missing words, and maybe a missed period. The pacing in some places is so fast, that sometimes scene transitions mesh together. I had to go back and re-read quite a few times. Perhaps the author should read this book as a reader, to see what I am talking about. The ending didn’t turn out the way I would have liked, but still in all a well thought out story, and I enjoyed it.

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Brilliant Plot, Needs Work

A Ghost's Addiction was my very first book club read. I had no idea what to expect, but I thought I would read something that was outside of my comfort zone. What I found was a story filled with questions. Who is Damian really? Who in the heck are these three girls that stick to him like glue and why? What is going on in the town of Chiminal Hill? What is going on with his dad? Why does one of the girls seem to live alone? Holy cow, just a bunch of questions. Not that this is a bad thing. It certainly kept me reading in hopes to find the answers to my questions. I get to the end of the book and I find one answer that I will not reveal, but there are many others that are still a mystery. However, I still enjoyed it.
The first ten chapters basically lack focus. I could almost see the ideas formulating in the author's head, so I kept reading. Starting at chapter eleven, the story grew legs and focus, and finally took off. It was much better at that point.
There are still many disconnected sentences and random thoughts throughout. This to me does not say bad story, this to me says the author needs some help with focus and a bit of help on story telling in general.
The ending drops you off a bit too abruptly. Almost like someone has slit your neck in the dark, you have no idea who it is, and left you to die. That just made me mad. There are ways to end a book on a cliffhanger, and this was just too brutal. Perhaps the same result but maybe ease your readers into it, might be a bit better.
Grammar and punctuation need work (as does everyone's). However unless you are an avid reader or an editor, it doesn't hinder the plot. Read A Ghost's Addiction, and you will get it, but you might be a bit mad at some points.

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Dang it! Need More!

I usually stray away from YA fiction because usually they are stories about giggly high school girls all attracted to the bad boy in school until one of them lands him. Then he proceeds to treat her badly and in the end she somehow changes him. Yup, done to death. However, Hleo was none of that (except for the high school girl part).

It is a very well written story with a very unique story line. It isn't often that a story grips me to the point that I can't put my phone down even at work. This was one of those stories that I sat at my desk and scrolled along as I was working.

Hannah is a very likeable, strong, character. She goes along in life as if she were much older than her years suggested, and I think that is why I actually connected with her. Her emotions just jumped right off of the screen, and I felt everything she felt.

Ethan is a man of mystery. For me, that was most of his appeal. You could also tell that he was fighting with his emotions for almost the entire book.

The supporting characters were also well written, and those closest to Hannah were fleshed out enough so they fit perfectly with the flow of the story. I did want Hannah to have more interaction with her father (maybe that will be in the next book).

There weren't any punctuation errors that I saw, but some of the paragraphs were just too long. In some places, the tense was off, and I had to go back and read a sentence or two to ensure I was not reading about anything that happened in the recent past. But I pressed on because I was dying to see what was going to happen next.

Read this one folks. I cranked through this one in two days, and it left me with a good feeling, and screaming for more. Loved it!

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Cedric is my boo!

The plot has been done to death. Sexy, powerful man ends up with a mild meek young girl. They end up falling in love. However, it is all about the execution. Cedric has a very demeaning name for the woman he has chosen, but it is kinda sexy at the same time. I'm not sure if the relationship between Cedric and Angeline should have been expanded a bit, because at times it feels a bit rushed. Perhaps Cedric's back story should be just a bit closer to the front of the book, but it works if the author wanted to keep us reading to eventually find that out.
I did have an issue with Vladimir. I am not going to say what it was so as not to spoil it for others, but Vladimir's story is very familiar.
All in all, this was an amazing story. Read and enjoy.

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Vestige

First let me say that I am a real reader. I read books like I listen to music. In my music library, you will find Chopin, Meatloaf, Marilyn Manson, Michael Jackson, Duke Ellington…You get what I am trying to say. I read books like I listen to music. Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Action…Whatever it may be, but all that matters to me is that I am entertained. No matter the genre, if the book is good, I will read it.
Here on Inkitt, I have found good stories that need a little work, I have found those who need lots of work, and yes, there is some real garbage out there (that is my own opinion).
Let's get to it, shall we?
Vestige. What does the word even mean? Merriam-Webster gives two definitions. Look it up. LOL!
The story starts out exciting enough, you have no idea what is really going on, but you keep reading because the author wants you to. The monsters…the cure…What the heck is the author talking about? You read on, hoping to gain some answers.
I went through all thirty-three current chapters enjoying them the whole time. Shep is a mystery. Though now knowing his connection with Aurelia, his mystery is slightly less as far as his personal connection is concerned. Still would like to know what his true abilities are. We get that he is strong, but need more.
Hate that a main character dies before we really get to understand his role and his feelings towards his peeps.
I could go on for days about this story, but I will not ruin it for everyone.

Thirty-three chapters of greatness. The occasional (and so slight if you are in the story you will miss it, occasional) grammatical error is there. There is a disconnect in the beginning between past and present. But it does not take away from the story.

I now sit and wait until Kassidy figures out where she wants to go with this. Thirty-three chapters of OMG! Then silence.

Amazing story, could use some grammatical fixes, but loved it nonetheless.

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Reminded me of a few stories

The Hunter Series - Penelope reminded me of several books that I have read. One being a series that I read on Wattpad. It was a good book, but it needs to be fleshed out. There are things that I would have liked to see happen. Mainly the relationship between Issac and Penelope. Since Issac is her soul mate, there should be a connection that we as readers must feel. Their relationship was rushed, as were so many other things. Though Penelope is twenty-one, some of her dialog and relationships come across as she was a teenager. I had to keep reminding myself that she was twenty-one. Eleanor was a character that needed to be fleshed out. There is an extreme disconnect between her in the beginning of the book, and her in the end of the book. Without giving anything away, her change should have been a little more gradual.
The grammar and punctuation was good with the exception of an occasional missing word.
Overall I enjoyed the book, just wish it was a little longer.

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Too Easy!

The fifth John Sutherland novel that I read was set in modern day. I was excited. John is a very good story teller, and I was looking forward to something totally different from his period pieces. Though the story is readable and very easy to follow, there were no unpredictable moments. I'm not sure why that was. A modern day story from this caliber of writer should have blown me away, but it didn't. The writing is so formal; it read more like a period piece out of place.
There was a bit of excitement with the bear. It broke the story up enough to get a different perspective, but when the bear was out of the picture, the story was more of the same.
The love that is shared between the two main characters is so sweet; it comes across as desperation in some parts. It's almost like they would die if they weren't in each others presence for more than five minutes. Yes, there was a reason they were so attached to each other, and there was just a bit of conflict in the beginning between the two, but after that initial conflict, there was nothing left but sugar.
Love isn't always sugar, and I think that is where I had a problem with this story. With the story being focused on both struggle and attraction, there had to be some conflict that came with the struggle, and there was none.
So, Loss of Innocence is an okay tale, that is lacking a few elements (unusual for John). I personally prefer his historical romance after reading this.

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Hmm....

The fourth John K. Sutherland novel that I have read, made me just say, hmm. I said this throughout the book. Why was the question that ran through my head several times. But I later found out why. Did I always like the why? No. I thought that this book could have gone in a different direction with the same ending. Don't get me wrong, it is an entertaining read, but there are some things that I would have done differently.
Multiple characters will keep you on your toes. Three different stories eventually come into one, and it is magical. That I definitely liked.
The grammar and punctuation in this one was great as usual, very few mistakes. I will say that though this is an earlier novel (I am reading another J. K. Sutherland as we speak), the same holds true as with the other three I have read. Main characters tend to talk way too much when they should be holding a conversation with the person, we as readers know, are in the room with them. I still haven’t figured that out.
But I will not hold anyone back from reading this one. Not as good as the other three I read, but still worth reading.
John is amazing.

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Five stars for Selena

This was a very good story. However, one of the characters just really got on my nerves. I am not sure if the author intended the character to be that way, but she was insanely annoying.

I was happy that particular character didn't have too many scenes or I wouldn't have been able to finish the book. The main character, however, I really liked. There are some bits of dialog that are repeated in back to back paragraphs, only written slightly different. Didn't notice it until the one character that annoyed me just kept going on and on. Ugh! I digress.

This historical fiction romance is well written (you know it is because of my feelings towards one character). John's books generally are well written, and yes, this is the third one of his I have read. If you are a fan of historical fiction, he is a good author to read.

In the beginning of the book, I would have loved to see more interaction between the main character and his brother, but that is not what the story is about, and I understand that. For the brothers to be twins, I guess I was just expecting a bit more interaction between them, but again, that is not what the story is about.

I literally only caught a few missed periods, and that's it as far as grammar and punctuation go. Because the author is so good at it, anything missing stands out like a sore thumb. But like I said only a few missed periods. Everything else, dare I say, perfect.

The story is an awesome read. You will be curious about what is going to happen, then cheer for the main character when he returns from his journey. The last few chapters of the book will make you want to know how it is going to turn out. I'm not going to say anything other than, read it, and find out.

Now, I am on to the next John Sutherland novel. Hopefully I will be just as entertained as I have been with the three I have read.

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John Does It Again

Of course I might be a little bias. I love historical fiction. The Caroline takes place just after the Civil War; though through most of the chapters you may forget that if your mind is anything like mine. It just flows naturally, as a story should.
Wyatt is a man who lost his love. Caroline lost her love as well, though the loss is different in each others eyes. For one of them, love lost is possibly recoverable. For the other, love is just a memory.
I am so not going to give up the plot on this one. But I will say, it will drive you nuts. You will keep saying, "OMG! Why?" LOL. You thought I was going to say something, but not!
John has the ability to bring two young people together like no other. The romance in this one and his other story that I have read, The Belvedere, is true storybook, historical romance. I will continue to read this author, because he has a tendency to hold my attention on my long commute to work. I read everyday, so I read quickly (well it is a normal pace to me, but peeps say I read fast).
John Sutherland will say to you that he is not brilliant. I know. I have had this conversation with him. To me, he is brilliant.
Read, The Caroline, to judge for yourself. Do you have an author that you will read anything they write? I did until my favorite author passed away. Slowly but surely, John is taking their place.
There are very few flaws as far as grammar, however, in this one paragraphs tend to be a little long. Easily remedied.
Loved this book as well as the other I read. I will recommend this to anyone who loves period pieces. It will make you smile.

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Brilliant!

I loved this story from beginning to end. I don't think I have ever read anything quite like it before. I totally got caught up in Tom's mission. I loved the meticulous details that he went through to find the twins. Then his woman gives him the best idea. I giggled and thought, "yup, just like a woman." I was quite shocked to find out that Tom as careful as he was to keep to himself, he was being watched the whole time. I know the story is about Tom and Sacha finding the twins, but I would have liked to see the relationship between the twins and thier mother.
The paragraphs are way too long. They need to be broken up into smaller paragraphs so it is easier to read. Also I noticed that you started the beginning of a sentence with a number instead of being written out. When number are at the beginning of a sentence, they should always be spelled out. Twelve, and not 12. The ellipsis is three dots, if that was your intention.
Other than that, this is some good stuff here, I can't wait for more!

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Interesting Characters

Mike Remmes' first romance is filled with sex, memories, and emotions. His main character, Brooke, is a young girl who has more than a fleeting obsession with sex. At seventeen, she seems to enjoy the thrill of being caught doing something dirty, than the act of sex itself. This makes you wonder what or who she is going to do next, and what is the reason.
Brooke has lived the last three years of her life dead set on revenge. I will not spoil it and say why, but it seems to consume her throughout the entire book. Brooke goes through a lot. She is a foster kid that has been in the system for a long time and she has a hard time trusting. Eventually she finds someone to trust (again, not telling who that is). Brooke could be fleshed out a bit, but I really enjoyed the story.
Now for the technical. Grammar and punctuation need work. There were some cases where a letter made all the difference in the word. What bothered me most? Sometimes there is disconnect between chapters. The disconnect sometimes it makes it hard to continue the flow that you had going. Basically, you read a chapter, and then the next chapter you have to start off with something new.
With a good editor, Remmes' first romance could be amazing. Right now it is a good story that needs some work.

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Hoorah for Alex!

Another winner with Live Again! I picked up this book simply because it was written by Alex. I read her other novel, and loved it as well. This short novel is filled with action, along with deep rooted pain. The scenes are well written and very descriptive.
The main character, Jack, is young and troubled, and because of the way Alex works her magic, you feel every bit of what he is going through. Grammar and punctuation are almost perfect (Very hard to find something wrong).
The only thing I had an issue with this book is it has a sub-genre of romance. Sadly there are one or two chapters where Jack is with his love interest. Not necessarily qualifying this as a romance in my eyes. Perhaps if it was longer, and we got to know more about the love interest, the sub-genre would work. So perhaps I would re-categorize the sub-genre to action and not romance. But other than that, great work once again Alex!

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Hooray for James and Harriet!

I became interested in this book because it was written by a man. I thought no way could a guy write romance. Well, I was proven wrong. I loved the innocence of Harriet and the patience of James. The author writes with such elegance and his characters just come to life. They are very well defined, so it makes it easy to fall into the pages of this novel. The descriptions of the scenes will put you there if you allow yourself to go.
Harriet's innocence is endearing. I think between her and James, she is definitely my favorite. I would have loved to know more about James' mother and sister. Mrs. Ward seemed to be a woman who loved her children, knew what they were capable of, and wouldn't waste anytime chastising them if they were in the wrong. It was refreshing to meet James' mother. I liked her. This is an amazing story of innocent love that just doesn't happen in this time.
In some chapters, thoughts, or spoken dialog repeats itself. Almost like the author was reiterating what was already said. I'm not sure why that was, but it was only a minor inconvenience as I wanted to move along with what was going to happen next. But if you want to travel back in time where women were polite and demure, and men were gentlemen all of the time, read The Belvedere. Fantastic work.

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Wow.

This story has sooo much potential! The plot is amazing. Almost makes me want to write a story with a similar plot.
This one, way too short. With the way the author set up the story, so many things could have happened. There could have been an ultimate betrayal all the way through the story with Leon making good on his threat was one thought. In my head, the story would have ended sadly, but it would have been an incredible read.
Another character (who I will not mention in order to not to spoil the story) could have finished his thought, as deranged as he is.
Two men vying for the same woman is always an incredible read, and I'm always excited on who finally gets the girl.
I have no idea on how to say this, but I will try. The story started off with an explosion and ended up flat. The build up was huge, but it actually ended up very disappointing. What this story needs is a huge fleshing out, and well it was not there.
The only way to explain this is the author got lazy, or bored. Written correctly, this story should have been no less than thirty chapters, but it did not happen. So angry that I opted for this and not something else.
The title says one thing, and you get something else. Looking for real Bulletproof Kisses? Look somewhere else.

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Good, but not great

The Enforcer. Wow, powerful title. Gets 100k peeps insanely interested. Is that what the author wanted? The fame? This book will keep you engaged. The main character has no clue what she wants. At least that is the way I felt. She constantly fights with herself and her wolf. Cool at first, it sets the tone, but after a while not so much.
Her potential mate is tall, buff, and sexy. Does she want him? It may seem so, but it never comes to pass is fifty-three chapters.
This book has insane potential if the author could just focus on one thing at a time. I mean it could at least be a three book series if the author could just focus. Yes, the story is good but it lacks patience.
The relationship between the main character and her best friend is the most defined in the book, and even then it falls flat at times.
The main character is so stubborn for a woman, it is almost unnatural. What does she really want in her life? In fifty-three chapters, I still have no idea.
Okay, enough said. Romance is one of the genres that this book fell under. I don't get romance from this. What I get is a spoiled rotten, extremely stubborn grown woman who can't get away from her past.
I can see ideas in the author's head that were brilliant; only to be distracted by whatever struck her fancy at the time.
The humor is great and perfectly timed, but still missing the focus that would make those scenes even more powerful.
Basically there are scenes left unfinished in my mind. Does Hill love Hercules? I mean come on. You think she does, after all this time, but she is so busy being a selfish stubborn bitch, you want to slap her.
With all of that said, read the book. Help the author. The story has an insane amount of potential if there was some real focus.

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The Hurting Game

Well, first of all, for those looking for dystopian, look somewhere else. The title is close to a familiar series, but no. This story, written by an amazing author, is unique, and extremely engaging.
The beginning of the first chapter will have you wondering, should I continue? The beginning of a story is, most of the time, questionable to the reader. But we press on.
Many have said, "This is not the type of story that I would normally read…" But how in the hell would you know this is not the type of story that you normally read, if you don’t read it? But many have. They, like me, were quite surprised.
The main character of the story is young, going through something he is not aware of until other things happen to him. Then, all hell breaks loose within him. No spoilers!
He reunites with an old acquaintance, and the two of them go on a ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Happy, sad, pissed, relived, and everything in between. Those are the emotions you will feel, and not necessarily in that order.
This story is amazing…Oh, I said that already. Seriously it is. There are some things that the trained eye can see grammatically. But they are so far and few between, I should have really kept my mouth shut. But without fail, they are there.
I am going to join the crowd when they say the fight scenes are realistic and visual. They are! When you pick up this book, be prepared to be on the street in the rain, or in an apartment watching TV. You will be transported if you have focus. I don’t remember where the story took place, but I am there. Iziah is young and amazing. A bad ass that does not listen. Reward or not, he is who he is. I loved it.
Okay, so I have opened my mouth enough for now. Read the book. Huge story beyond the first chapter. Give this author a read or two. I promise you will love this.

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Speechless

When I started reading, I was like, cool. Plot, straight to the point. Didn't waste any time on fluff. With two main characters in the beginning, I would have liked to know more about both. But that is neither here nor there.
The story starts out interesting enough to keep my focus. Want to know what is going to happen next.
I am not giving away any spoilers here, but, boom! Love interest comes on scene. Tall, good-looking…blah blah blah. At least that is what the author wants you to think. This story is far away from cliché, and I am glad. I continue to read.
By the time I get to the end of the story, I'm like, "Please let there be a sequel." Why would I say that? Ever been dropped off a cliff without knowing if you are going to land?
Well, that is the way that I felt at the end of this book. By the way it is good. However, the ending will leave you just pissed off. I kept swiping my phone going, this really can't be all. But it was.
The grammar was not professional editor standard, but it was almost flawless. The story keeps you engaged because you want to know what the hell is gonna happen next. For 21 chapters you are like cool…oh crap!...what the hell? Then the last chapter happens. A sequel has to come. Must come. Because the way this ends? It might have you throwing your phone across the room.
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