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All posts for the day June 12th, 2013

On with the next

Published 12/06/2013 by leannecrabtree

So today I’m going to try and finish the first chapter of my second book in the “Shifter Romance Novella” series (*Shifter Romance* now called “Cat’s Wolf” being book 1). I haven’t really thought about a plot but I have wrote notes on what I want the first chapter to go like. All of about 6 sentences.

I admit I have a weird way of working!

It’s going to be based on Brent and Misha and if I’m going to called it “Wolf Claimed” then I really need to think this one out. How is he going to claim her? Sexually? As his? Both?

I also need to bring Tito back into it since he never reappeared in the first…I’ll admit I forgot about him :/ Let’s say he went and licked his wounds from the ass-whooping he received from Rhys??

Maybe get Raoul to appear and figure out who he was working for…

And maybe Shanae could be in Rhys’ pack now having left the main one…and be my third story??

Possibilities…hmm…

Well as you’ve probably gathered, I haven’t thought this through at all so it may take me a while to write–another 6/7 months like the last one?

Book Review – Point of Retreat

Published 12/06/2013 by leannecrabtree

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Name: Point of Retreat

Author: Colleen Hoover

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Release Date: 25th February 2012

Rating: DNF

I received this copy in exchange for an honest review.

I can’t really write a synopsis of the story with me not finishing reading the book. So I’ll copy it from Amazon:

“Hardships and heartache brought them together…now it will tear them apart.

Layken and Will have proved their love can get them through anything; until someone from Will’s past re-emerges, leaving Layken questioning the very foundation on which their relationship was built. Will is forced to face the ultimate challenge…how to prove his love for a girl who refuses to stop ‘carving pumpkins.’”

So last night I was lying in bed wondering what to do about Point of Retreat. I was at 31% and not into the story at all; we just don’t gel together. So should I continue–though I’m not enjoying it–or mark as a DNF.

(That’s probably blasphemous to Colleen Hoover fans but personally for me, it’s how I feel.)

In the end I decided to mark as DNF. It’s not my first Colleen Hoover book, I’ve read Slammed and Hopeless, and if I’m honest I didn’t particularly like those that much either.

With all the 5 star reviews I thought I’d give this a shot and found myself still not gelling with the story. That’s not to say the books are bad–look at the reviews and number of fans she has. Her stories just aren’t for me.

You should definitely give them a try before making a decision about these stories.

Next review(s): Full Blooded