Moments in Maplesville Bundle by Farrah Rochon Release Date: September 9, 2015 Publisher: Nicobar Press Books #1 and #2 in the Moments in Maplesville series Number of pages: 212 A Perfect Holiday Fling 99 pages A Little Bit Naughty 113 pages Kindle Edition Source: Amazon free download Contemporary Romance M/F Rating: XXX Read 11/17/16 to 11/18/16
I read A Perfect Fling a few years back and enjoyed the story. It is a short and sweet holiday romance. At the time I gave it 4 stars noting that it did its job. It was a super quick read that gave me a break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays. I recently downloaded this bundle pack of the first two books in the series so gave the first book a reread as a refresher. Although this time through I found a few other issues with the writing, I decided to let the 4 stars stand. It still works for what it seems to be meant for.
Unfortunately, those little writing issues from the first story carried over and multiplied in the second book. While reading A Little Bit Naughty I couldn’t help but wonder if the author even had anyone else read the story before it was published. The actual story and characters are lovely and fun, but when an author writes “that faithful night” when she means “that FATEFUL night” it just takes me out of the story. And that’s not the only issue. The writing just didn’t flow and the language was elementary and these issues kept jolting me from the fictional world Ms. Rochon had created. Honestly this book was only finished because it was so short. I can only give this one 2 stars.
As much as I enjoy the stories this author has to tell, I have too many other books I want to read to slog through the mediocre writing.