Sunday, January 26, 2014
I read story on my Kindle App. The formatting, typesetting, and overall composition was excellent. The author Lacey Silks does a wonderful job in this short story with just two characters. The plot was simple, the plot points was set properly. This short story was written with all the elements necessary to be called a romance story.
The story was told by the main character, Rose, who became widowed two years earlier, and at this point in time she was confronted by the man she gave her virginity to as a teenager.
Rose tells the story from the present, to the past, back to the present. Both character's true feelings are revealed, and the author throw in an erotic moment shared by the couple.
I seen that other reviews on this short story are mixed. Many readers found it to be too short. Granted it has the potential to be a full length novel, but it's a short story and the author did a great job in bringing all the necessary elements together to produce a complete thought.
I gave this S.S. 4 stars. If you like erotic-romance stories, this is a nice one. It reads fast, smooth, and a little tingly.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
It taken me a good minute to write this review because my, was spinning over the details and situations within this novel. It turned out I read this series out of order, I somehow read "Torn Between two Lovers," before I read this one, which left me rereading and buying the audio versions of both novels so could put the contents of the two novels and two audio books into a perspective view.
Big Girls Do Cry was an interesting read since I had already read it's sequel before hand. I first read the hardcover version, which as I mention, left me somewhat confused because I just knew, "Torn Between two Lovers," were was the first installment. Notice I said first... Yeah, yeah, I was all messed up on this series. That's what happens when you fall behind in your reading, and there was no indication within it's subtitle as to the volume it was, so I flipped-flopped the series.
Carl Weber is an excellent story teller. The Storyline was well developed, as with all the subplots, and their plot points. For new and young writers a novel is created by the mechanical skills the author processes and is used to craft their vision, Carl Weber has those skills. --Character development was excellent, no one was out of place, missed used, or under-developed.
The audio version was narrated by Teresa Floyd. She does a very good job driving you through all the twist and turns of these crazy ass characters for 11 hours and 22 minutes, or 352 pages of nothing but deceit and betrayal to feed upon.
The novel is primarily centered around Isis psychotic butt, and her psychosis will have you spinning with mixed emotions from the things she does to her sister Egypt, who in my moral consciousness was wrong for getting married, and that's an underline issue for the mess they're twined within. -But you judge it for yourself. The next problem comes between Loraine, Leon, and Jerome, Loraine's close gay friend and former lover. Yes I said former lover that's now gay. Loraine has no trust for her husband, minuteman Leon, and believes he's cheating on her, this woman turns her unstable, sexually deprived world upside down when she's reacquainted with a gentleman from her past.
Now last but not least is the proud and gay, Jerome. He loves turning straight guys out, which is like any man, always looking for a virgin, and for the life of me don't understand why. The whole desire and concept of fooling around with virgins is just asinine, but maybe that's just me. Getting back, this thing with turning straight guys out leads him to find The One, and learns you should never dip and flip The One.
Big Girls do Cry - 5 stars out of 5. It's full of drama, and I like drama. I liked it because it had a lot going on, and the author did a wonderful job keeping it under-control. Book 2 of the series is a must read.