*UPDATE* Good news, the story got all of the edits that had my undies in a bunch… so the good is still good and the not so good is infinitely better!
This is a four-star story with a two-star editing job, so we’ll split the difference.
The plot and structure are solid, but spelling and grammar errors sprinkled throughout the book are, quite frankly, a problem.
The characters are created in a way that immediately makes you care about what they go through. I felt a little like there are some inconsistencies in the behavior of the female lead and the way in which she described her own condition. There isn’t enough emphasis or description about the anxiety going on inside and the behavior on the outside was not strained enough to make her condition truly believable.
A writer writing about a writer is always a risky move, but in this case, it was done well. I think a little conflict in her perfect sales record would have added some believability so as to make her character more relatable.
The comic relief is well placed and effective. I always love to see a little comedy in a story, especially one with drama.
The story is well told and the progression is very natural.
Overall I really enjoyed the story. The characters are wholesome and they have a lot of depth. The story is compelling and I am happy to have had the opportunity to read it.
Trauma, isolation, courage, love. . . Anxious Love
Hopeful about his future after overcoming loss, Ryan Ware is living his dream life as a first round draft pick. He’s enjoying every crazy minute of fame, fortune, and gorgeous women.
Despite being the most sought-after writer in romance, severe anxiety keeps Leah Jones isolated. Having a regimented life keeps the triggers at bay that could put her back in the hospital, perhaps permanently.
A chance meeting in New Orleans, Leah’s brown eyes capture Ryan’s heart, and he vows to learn more about this reclusive beauty.
Can Leah’s anxieties withstand Ryan’s crazy life? Can Ryan learn enough about real love to be the right man for Leah?