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review 2016-07-15 18:53
Let Not the Sun Go Down by lexicale
Let Not the Sun Go Down (Dawnbringer!verse, #1) - lexicale

4.5 stars. A beautifully conceived, engaging fanfic bringing together 35 year old alpha werecat Jensen and runaway 19 year old werecat Jared. The teenager has been raised by humans and is unaware of his true nature. I have had this fic on my shelf for ages not realising how good it is. I admit to skimming over certain passages of introspection in order to get to the action but I am now seriously hooked (there is a whole series of Dawnbringer.)

'That other person, the ailure that Jared should have been, wouldn't dream about that space inside of him, worry about it anxiously, wondering, waiting.
The other ailure would be more like Jensen, someone Jensen would admire. Someone who wasn't turned around in the woods like an idiot cub.
Someone who knew what his place in the world was.'

Source: archiveofourown.org/works/524050?view_full_work=true
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review 2015-03-10 01:21
Let it Come Down - Paul Bowles

A story of descent, Western obstinacy unraveling on a foreign landscape. 

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review 2015-02-02 19:12
Review: Never Let You Down by Joely Sue Burkhart
Never Let You Down (The Connaghers) - Joely Sue Burkhart

A copy of this book was provided by the author for an honest review at Night Owl Reviews.

Review Excerpt:

Much like the unconventional relationships highlighted in each of the previous Connagher books, NEVER LET YOU DOWN also features an unconventional way of telling the multi-layered story of Virginia and Jeb’s romance. We have a view of the present day as Jeb returns to woo the woman he’d never stopped loving. We also view the past, as all the questions about how he is inextricably linked to Virginia and Ty are eventually answered in full. And then, as the past and present wind their way around each other toward the anticipated HEA, a third voice enters the story in the form of a book within the book -- a slightly over the top erotic western romance with a more than passing resemblance to the love story being told in the rest of the book. This manner of storytelling is risky with the danger of confusing the reader, but I was able to easily keep the three portions separate while appreciating how they all fit together as closely as Virginia, Ty, and Jeb did by the end of the book. It’s a beautiful love story in all its combinations, and a wonderful addition to one of my favorite erotic romance series.

Source: www.nightowlreviews.com/v5/Reviews/Mharvey-reviews-Never-Let-You-Down-by-Joely-Sue-Burkhart
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review 2015-01-10 23:31
Feminists and Hobbits..
Let Down Your Hair - Fiona Price
First of all, let me just start with a few words for whoever it was who decided to label this book as a fairy tale retelling:


Here's the thing, you may think that you were helping this book in having the attention it deserved, but in fact what you did manage was just to "flaunt it" at the wrong audience, subsequently hiding it from the people who could or would enjoy it! *shakes head*

People who requested this book _upon reading its very misleading blurb and seeing the cover _ will probably be extremely disappointed with its end result:
This doesn't have a single "funny bone" in its body.
The "romance" is extremely undeveloped and lacking, especially when one considers Sage upbringing.

What one does have in this book, is a twenty two year character who has grown up emotionally stunted _or at least, one that in real life would be _, one could even talk about emotional abuse, because the way Sage was raised by her evil grandmother is just unbelievable.
A girl who was abandoned by her mother as a child, who ends up being raised by an old guard feminist who believes all men are evil, would never have behaved the way Sage does.

However despite this not being the "milk chocolate" story I thought this would be, I kept on reading it, because the writing is actually good.
However, after a while it seemed as if this had fallen into a "soap opera dimension".

Characters became more stereotyped by the second...
Despairing and "you've got to be kidding me" situations kept being thrown with casual indifference, and after awhile, and for a few pages I had to use the diagonal reading skill...it was that, or plainly DNF it.

Bottom Line: An original concept, with an above average writing skill, but whose results _for me _ ended up in one big mess...

And don't even get me started on the fact that the grandmother offered her a vibrator _typical feminist grandmother gift! _ but apparently didn't explain to the girl the concept of safe sex!
I can't even... o_O

Oh, and last but not least, this book taught me a very important anthropological lesson! ;)
Apparently feminists come from a long, and distinct line of..Hobbits! :D

No, really, here, read this:

"(..)the hems of her linen pants flapping around her hairy white ankles as she cycled to the campus."

"Feminists were hairy-legged, man-hating monsters, who were bitter because no one would marry them."

(..)because I was a plain, hairy feminist(..)

 
 
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text 2015-01-10 00:48
Let Down Your Hair - Fiona Price

 I am already reading a book that I am not enjoying, so, according to my logic _aka lack of it_ I decided that right now was the perfect time to start reading another book that doesn't have anything to do with what it promised to be!

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So instead of a fairy tale retelling I am going to be stuck with a literature fiction "piece" that tries to escape the usual sexism stereotypes...

 

Really?

Because it really doesn't sound like it :/

 

"Her jaw was square, and her hair was thick and iron-gray, not only on her head, but on the inches of ankle emerging from her pants."

 

Because one is not a feminist without the appropriate amount of body hair.

 

 

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