Monday, July 9, 2012

It's Not So Bad

Remember last week's post about my "what if" anxieties regarding "Rescued Love". I was so afraid that the book hadn't improved any. Well, it has! I send out the book for review and I got a good one. The reviews I had gotten for the old version were complained about dragged out scenes (something I hate too), extreme characters, and the writing itself. After I had went through the book and found all the typos and brought it my editor's attention, the book still released with those errors. 

This time, I'm a lot happier with this story, and I have this great review to make feel good about my writing.

Here is the review: 

This was a tough book for me to read. I'm one of those folks who treats my dogs like children and reading about them being viciously murdered/used in dog fighting was hard. But I appreciate the unique story the author came up with, especially in a time when there are billions of books released every day it seems, and all of them the same blasted story line.
There are three stories here. Jordan and Nate are one. Jordan did him wrong sorta (she didn't mean to) long ago, and now Jordan, upon running into her in his new hometown, is doing her wrong...but he doesn't want to. There's a story here I don't wish to reveal as it would spoil things.
Petra and Dan are another story, and I thought Petra sorta stole the show. I found myself more fascinated with her than I should be with a secondary character. Her situation in her marriage, her inner turmoil...
The dogs are the heart though. Someone is abducting them and returning them mangled and battered...sometimes dead.
It's entertaining, unique, and I'm hoping that book two is not only about Petra, but about the dogs who made it through. I see a fantastic opportunity here for the author to now show us how a fight dog is rehabilitated and show the serious repercussions of the crime. I see great opportunities here.
Quibbles: I actually wanted more of Nate's POV. I was fascinated by his situation and felt it and what he felt warranted more ink. I also was slightly dissatisfied with the villain's motives. It wasn't enough for me, but then again, I had a hard time fathoming that kind of cruelty to pets to begin with, but it doesn't mean it doesn't happen. It does. Will we ever understand their motives?
Four stars. I recommend it. This was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.

I'm vary happy to get a good review for this story. 

You could find the review here


  1. Makes it all worthwhile, doesn't it? :)

    Well done.

  2. Congrats! It sounds fabulous - with many layers! Definitely a must read for me, even though it's difficult with the dog storyline.

  3. I love the new cover! And congrats on such a lovely review. I'm sure it will be the first of many. :)

  4. Congrats, Angelina. Sounds like a great story, too. Well deserved praise.