Sunday, December 9, 2012

Bittersweet Revenge by Monroe Scott

This is a very impressive story, especially for being such a short story, I have to say I didn't expect what I read. I really enjoyed the author's style of writing, and the fact that there weren't any boring parts of this story and there definitely isn't any part that makes you yawn or think about setting this book down! Which to me, is rare, seeing that the author only has so many pages, and yet was able to convey some very interesting characters, an original plot and an unexpected ending.
 Of course I wouldn't personally do what the main character of the story did, or planned, but there are people like this out there. Allison, made the story all the more unusually good.
I am a fan of psychological thrillers and off the wall and out of the ordinary books, and well, pretty much everything, lol. So, this was a hidden little treasure of a book in my recent stack and I would love to read more from this author! I think a few more short stories would be excellent.
 I have always been a big fan of V.C Andrews and this story and this author, reminded me of her books. Her writing style is clever, very inviting, and she doesn't wait for a few chapters to start the actual plot. It starts right from the first page.
 Allison, and Rick, are also 2 unique characters, which brings me to the next reason I would compare this author to early V C Andrews, is because the characters are always intriguing, mysterious, and described very well. Even if they are not necessarily a person we know personally, or a person we can relate too. I believe that the great lengths Allison, went to , in order to pay back the person she loved, were very vividly detailed and made the book all the more mysterious.
 I have to disagree about the ending of the story,according to other reviewers. I actually thought it fit very well! I didn't expect it, not in the least, and it was a shocking surprise to me.
 Short stories say a lot about an author. It's kind of like, Twitter. It really is hard to try and get story, or something you want to say, out, explained, understood, and interesting, all at the same time, but be able to capture all of this in a very limited amount of pages, or characters.
I would love to read more stories like this one, and be introduced to more characters this author has in mind. It would be very cool if in the near future, she would release a book of short stories, and/or a mini series.
 I recommend this book to anybody who loves short psychological thrillers, romance with a twist, and fast paced books.

 ** I was given a copy of this book in return for my honest review **

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