Mar 4 2008
Dear Ms Arkins,
I adore finding romances set in unusual times or places which is why I jumped on “Don’t Fence Me In” when I saw it listed at Fictionwise. I’ve read some great short stories that managed to completely convince me of the couple’s HEA. And then I’ve read some that just didn’t quite do it for me. And this is why, despite the fact that I think you managed to give the book a good period feel and I like your writing style, that I feel I have to grade it a C+.
I did feel the attraction between Jeremy and Lizzie. I did feel Lizzie’s sense of loss over the death of her older brother. I did feel Jeremy’s guilt about thinking he let his best friend down and that Seb died when he, Jeremy, should have been on that patrol. But I just didn’t feel that these two had fallen in love enough to sustain my belief in their HEA. Maybe if they had corresponded for more time or if the story had ended with them just getting together and starting to date it would have worked better for me. I see that you have several other titles available from Fictionwise so maybe I’ll try one of them.
Available from Fictionwise