I love to read and to talk about books. I review many of the books I read. I do not accept any author/publisher submissions for reviews. I do not read or review ARCs. I do not enter any giveaways or contests. I obtain the books I review by purchasing them at the same price they are offered to the general public at the time of purchase. My reviews are intended for the use of my fellow readers. They are not advertising or promotion. They are not beta reads or constructive criticism or editing or advice to the author. My only obligation to the author is to pay the price charged for the book at the time of purchase. My reviews are sometimes critical and I will not stop posting critical reviews just to spare delicate authors' feelings. I am happy to make new friends, but friend requests from authors or promoters who have few or no books (and/or friends) in common with me and write or promote categories I do not read (especially new adult) will be ignored. I used to read more self-published books. After recent meltdowns by self-published authors, I now only read self-published authors I've previously read or who have been recommended to me by fellow readers I trust. I also used to read young adult/new adult books but rarely do so now.
So, thank you, book. But after reading a couple of reviews I am not sure why I bought you.
You're set in Bowie, Texas. Having spent some time in Montague County and having lived in an adjacent county, I'm going to be hypercritical of the way you present Bowie, north central Texas and it's citizens. You've got a heroine who leaves Bowie, Texas because her boyfriend done her wrong. That's not why people leave Bowie, Texas. You've got a hero who takes a three week vacation from being Sherrif so he can moon over the heroine who left him and Bowie 10 years ago. I don' t know if I can fully express how stupid that is. Sheriff is an elected job in Texas. There was a lot more stupid outlined in the reviews I read. I haven't read you, book, so I won't rate you or officially review you but I do think I'll keep this little reminder to myself why you are on that desperation shelf. Sorry, book.