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review 2017-05-19 23:58
Not as bad as I'd expected
Tender Wings of Desire - Colonel Sanders

I read this fully expecting to hate this.  I figured this would be just a hilarious hate read.   A Colonel Sanders romance?   How could it be anything but a hot mess?   The truth is that the writing was technically good; they picked an author who clearly cared about both grammar and creating a plausible story.   I did have issues, such as while this used a bunch of romance tropes, they felt exaggerated enough to be hilarious.   However, I feel like much of this was done tongue-in-cheek.   I also think at one of the big reveals at the end, the author realized there was no way to do this without being absolutely ridiculous and was just like 'okay, that's how you're gonna be gig?   Fine.'   It wasn't mocking, or overly ridiculous, but I wouldn't expect the author to poke fun at the franchise paying them, either.   They just wrote it with aplomb, as seriously as possible, but I ended up giggling throughout this part.   (I got the impression that the author knew it was going to be laughed at, but again, just rolled with it as best they could.  Or maybe I just hope that's the case?)

 

Again, either the author was gently poking fun at romance tropes, or didn't write romance, but some of this felt eye-roll worthy.  I also never really cared for either the heroine or the hero, despite being given detailed histories about both of them.  I didn't feel this was a fiery passionate love story, either.  I just felt kinda 'meh' about it all, and I think this might be part of writing for a franchise that you don't really care about.   (If you read media tie-ins, or comics, it's likely that the authors are passionate about the whole medium.   Not always, but most of the time, and that shows.   I felt like the reason these characters weren't as richly developed, though, was that the author was writing for money.   And hey, maybe I'm wrong.  Maybe they love nothing more than Kentucky Fried Chicken and dream of marrying the good Colonel.   I just got the feeling that not so much, and it was more of a good natured 'let's do this.'   What is more odd to me is the obvious care given to the character histories, the plot, and the world given that the characters were so lackluster.)

 

I couldn't stop reading this.   And it was only half morbid curiosity this time.  I actually found myself enjoying this a lot more than I thought I would.   I think part of this was unintentional comedy, but I figured it would be all that.   I read on because I was intrigued by where the plot would go, too, and that sure was a pleasant surprise.   Would I read another KFC/restaurant romance?   Yeah, sure, after this I would.  I'd be hesitant to pay for it given the issues I had; I downloaded this for free, and while my enjoyment, and the technical merits, gained it a three star, I doubt I'd pay for another one of these. 

 

I wouldn't mind some KFC, though, and may go for some tomorrow.   And I suspect that KFC would be happy for me to read another free story if it got me to eat their food, so I also suspect it's mission accomplished for them.

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review 2017-05-06 20:13
Review: Tender Wings of Desire
Tender Wings of Desire - Colonel Sanders

When Lady Madeline Parker runs away from Parker Manor and a loveless betrothal, she finally feels like she is in control of her life. But what happens when she realizes she can't control how she feels? When she finds herself swept into the arms of Harland, a handsome sailor with a mysterious past, Madeline realizes she must choose between a life of order and a man of passion. Can love overcome lies? What happens in the embrace of destiny, on the Tender Wings of Desire?

 

I came for an absurd love story that had something to do with that obnoxious cover, but what I got a decently written novella where I was forced to read lines talking about how sexy the Colonel was.

 

Quite frankly, this is the best thing I've read in a long while. It's cliched, and the synopsis makes it sound way more dramatic than it actually is, but I wasn't expecting a masterpiece. A good chunk of the "conflict" in the romance comes literally at the end of the novella, so it's not something that's really built up over the course of the story.

 

Good job, KFC, you made me read a romance novel for the first time since my freshman year of high school.

 

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text 2017-05-06 18:50
Reading progress update: I've read 69%.
Tender Wings of Desire - Colonel Sanders

First - Haha, 69% *wink wink*

 

Second, his name is Harland and why is he a sailor? Sir, you could be in the military, it's reasonable. You're the Colonel, but okay, Sailor Harland.

 

Third, we're getting the romance :D.

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text 2017-05-06 07:14
Reading progress update: I've read 31%.
Tender Wings of Desire - Colonel Sanders

You know what. I was expecting something absurd and humorous, but wow, this is actually a good story.

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text 2017-05-06 06:57
Reading progress update: I've read 6%.
Tender Wings of Desire - Colonel Sanders

"He looks like a fairy-tale prince."

 

"He looks like a vanilla biscuit," Madeline had replied.

 

Oh, I'm cackling.

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