Today's stop on my blog tour is at Once Upon A Book. I need to share with you all an awesome review. This is not only a great review but probably the best 3 star review anyone has gotten. I am using all of this as a learning tool. Some constructive points have been made.
Here's a few highlights:
"I’m not usually the type for romance novels, but this one actually held my attention. I could see a lot of myself in Jordie, the protagonist."
This statement right here is fabulous!! This tells me she just enjoyed a hamburger when she doesn't even like beef! Also, she see's herself in Jordie!?
Winning X's 2
"The story keeps getting grander and filled with more twists and turns until a shocking ending is revealed. I would give away more than that, but really, the novel speaks for itself."
Again, awesome. I'm thrilled she loved the characters and the plot so far.
This made me squee! Seriously, I was so happy. She loved the character, loved the story, it had plot development, a quick read with passion, just the right balance and fire! I mean it doesn't get better that right!? Because Romance novels are not her cup of tea. She liked a book she doesn't generally like at all, and reported it was quality.
The things she didn't care for were still complimentary. LOVE it!
"In the novel, Nathan happens to be a famous Hollywood actor. Jordie was apparently not aware of this, which I found a bit unbelievable. In this day and age, even if one doesn’t want to be inundated with celebrity, it is almost impossible to not be. If that one fact can be put aside, then Jordie and Nathan’s love story is both captivating and passionate at the same time."
"Sometimes I find the story to go a little bit too far and to stretch beyond the levels of credibility but it still is an entertaining read."
Ok, so she felt it wasn't believable at some points. I totally respect that, but at the same time people don't escape from everyday reality with the business section of the New York Times, they grab the funnies. :P At least I look for the reality escape when I read.
"I would give the story 3 out of 5 stars."
For all of the reasons above is why this 3 out of 5 stars is gold to me.
What I see is a person who doesn't even like romance enjoying a romance book.
And for that I Thank You!!