Thursday, August 24, 2017

Book Review - First Ten Pages - Jinxed by Sharon Horton

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: Jinxed
Author: Sharon Horton
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Review Rating: 
***** Totally Hooked - Can't Put It Down

Review Comments: 
I loved the first ten pages of this book! By the fourth page I was totally hooked. The author put me, the unsuspecting reader, in a comfortable chair where I fully expected to relax, then, she gave the chair a spin...

Her character's, their mixed up set of circumstances, and the sure knowledge that this was going to be a fun read made me want to stay in that spinning chair, never mind the dizziness.

Quote from Book:
"...I can’t sleep or eat or…and knowing no one would believe me is what’s kept me from saying anything. But it is the mayor…our mayor who is doing this to me. I swear I’m not making this up. I have no reason to.”

1 comment:

  1. Thank you SO much for the rave review on Jinxed, Lynda. So happy you enjoyed the first ten pages. :)