Monday, August 7, 2017

Book Review - First Ten Pages - Bootleg Broadway by Diana Rubino

As a reader, if my interest isn't stirred in the first ten pages of a book, it's most likely I won't take the time to read the rest of the story. First impressions do matter...

So, what exactly is the point of a ten page review? Obviously, it's not the story itself, the effectiveness of the plot development, the quality of character development, or the overall talent of the author. What I'm reviewing is the author's ability to draw me into their story in just a few pages. Can they give me a sense of place and time, set the tone of the story, make me care about their protagonist, and give me an impelling reason to keep reading. In today's competitive market, an author only gets a few pages to make all that happen for a reader. The rating reflects my view on those elements. It doesn't reflect on the whole book, since I haven't read the entire story. So I encourage those who read these reviews to keep that in mind and to peruse other whole-book reviews to help make your buying decisions.

Title: Book Two - Bootleg Broadway
Author: Diana Rubino
Genre: Historical Romantic Suspense
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Review Rating: 
**** Intrigued - Taking This Home

Review Comments: 
How would you like to be walking in the rain thinking about love when suddenly, out of nowhere, a car hits you, leaving you crumpled in the street while it speeds away. Well, that's how this book begins. This author believes in making it hard on her protagonist right from the beginning. But could any reader just walk away? Not likely! We all know there is a backstory here, a reason for why Billy McGlory is marked for death... Intriguing to say the least!

Quote from Book:
Terror seized him and chilled his blood. He shivered. “They’re after me, Greta. They found out what I did and they came to get me!” 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Lynda, glad you enjoyed it so far! Diana