Apr 10 2008
Dear Mrs. Stuart,
The description of this novella at Fictionwise caught my attention and induced me to buy it. Too bad that that description has F-all to do with the actual plot. I don’t blame you for that. But it’s lucky for Fictionwise that I enjoyed the story anyway.
The actual paranormal elements here are a little hazy. In the end, I didn’t care. Was Gideon in heaven or hell? Was he paying for past sins or getting a second chance at redemption? Was he supposed to succeed in seducing Sam out of her virginity at a demon’s behest or was his post seduction decision the main point of the whole setup? Gideon can’t remember his past in too great a detail but he knows that he’s finally fallen for the one woman he can’t have and who deserves better.
Sam’s casual acceptance of her world famous model beauty was refreshing. No false modesty from this girl. She knows she’s gorgeous, she realizes that this beauty won’t last so she’ll work it for what she can get then gracefully retire and go be happy doing something else. She’s kept her virginity by choice and only decides to yield it to someone she loves. But does she believe in love at first sight? Not really so she’ll go with her grouchy dog’s judgement on this stranger.
With the short length of the book, you need to make every scene count, every description meaningful and be able to convey the life altering emotions these two feel. “Blind Date from Hell” manages very nicely. B
available as an ebook (Just ignore the description here)