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If You Want Sweet and Gentle, Don't Read My Book


"Into each life some rain must fall" 

 ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

Got my first 2 star review.

As much as I want everyone to LOVE my story, it is implausible. Tastes and attitudes vary so greatly from one person to another … and I know this.

The reviewer said she read the beginning and didn't care for the language or characters, and therefore did not finish the book. I take no offense to this review. It sounds like she wanted something gentler than what "Saving Toby" offers. 

If you want sweet and gentle, please don't read this story.

I put a 'Graphic Content' warning within the book's description on Amazon because I wanted to warn potential readers:

 

Saving Toby isn't gentle


I wrote it to evoke strong emotions. There are scenes that are sweet and a few that may make you laugh, but it is often harsh, and, at times, sexual but then, so is life and love. I tried to write an honest portrayal of a contemporary love affair. 

That said, the good reviews I have gotten, are frankly FANTASTIC! People I know who have read my story want to talk to me about it… It's an amazing feeling to be able to touch people in such a way.

I hope "2 Star" gets lonely. 


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