Writing is a craft, and it requires a certain amount of effort for it to be the best it can be.
That being said this book was funny and sweet, but not the caliber I was expecting from this author. For me I loved the Seattle stuff as I lived there in the 60s and 70s and could picture the areas in my mind (course I am sure it is very different from when I was there. )I might have gotten into it more if the romantic tension was built before they pulled all these massive gestures of affection. Maybe if they were wagering something much bigger than a small declaration on a bar table? How does a party planner rake in so many favours (this town must love parties)? But what I cannot get past that is the very simplistic writing style, as well as the multitude of writing errors that I could find.
It is a novel I would recommend due to it being humorous and part of a fantastic series; although, it will never be one of my favorites. Loved the plot, cute, fun, touching, just plain like this mans writing. On one hand, it was a page turner with clever devices in the plot that depended on the characters having existed for some time before the story began for us. Without reading another word of reviews, I will buy the next book in the s I had a love/hate relationship with this book. I’d only Let’s make a drinking game and take a shot whenever the main character plays with her ponytail. And why do all the characters have this savvy bartering skill like I don’t know one person in real life that does this but there are at least three of them in this book??? Grammatical errors, sentence construction, punctuation... made me feel like I was writing something from a middle school English homework and not from a professional writer.
The narrator changes her sexuality as if she were changing her blouse and everything is possible because she is a successful PR event organizer with a lot of markers/favors to cash in. Actually, it felt like it's been written by a teenage girl. the main character - I don't even remember her name, Crystal was it? like jane would have blown her away the first date.
People in these kinds of stories fall "in love" at the first kiss, date or meeting, and then a ridiculous lack of communication causes the main trauma of the story, and one character has to "pull out all the stops" to show just how string her love is. but i was surprised at the dates reasoning and silliness of them just wantin to be together. i believe you know where the stash is Crystal and Riley (aka Jane) meet at a lesbian bar and begin their relationship on a bet.
However, I spotted quite a few of them in this one.
Perhaps the author needs a better editor, otherwise, it's hard to get into the story.In no way, shape, or form will it keep me from continuing to one-click purchase Erik’s work. On the other, there were several times when I felt that the characters were being unnecessarily cruel to each other, or at least callous. On one hand, it was a page turner with clever devices in the plot that depended on the characters having existed for some time before the story began for us. Without reading another word of reviews, I will buy the next book in the series. Writing is a craft, and it requires a certain amount of effort for It literally pains me to put a so-so rating to this book.On the other, there were several times when I felt that the characters were being unnecessarily cruel to each other, or at least callous. I'm confident that the author can write what I like to read. The story is funny and cute, and I admit I enjoyed it for what it is.The two bet each other that they could take the other on a better date, the loser has to humiliate themselves at Ballyhoo. There was this one sentence 'I simply love watching that eyebrow'. You love- I repeat - love, watching someone's eyebrows? I should've read the first but I really don't care, the blurb of Dating Game really caught my eye more than anythin"Admit it, you were just sent from the heavens as a cruel joke to torture me. Not even remotely fair.""Feelin' kind of bendy lately," I said to myself under my breath.In a battle of escalating seduction the girls take each other on a series of dates where the lines between the game and their hearts are blurred. This is the first book I've read from the Music of the soul series and if everything is as good, which I assume is, as this then certainly this wouldn't be the last.I’m a huge fan of this type of romance and Erik Schubach’s MOTS series. I’d only expect to see people go that far if they were planning a proposal, so it was a touch inappropriate for the first two dates. There’s more: They bring up new favours three times a chapter (I don’t even think I’m exaggerating). It literally pains me to put a so-so rating to this book.