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Author, May I? by Aden Lowe ~~ New Review ~~

Posted September 2, 2017 by Lisa Marie in blog, Book Spotlight, contempnew, Contemporary Romance, ebook, Ebook Priced at $3.99 or Less, Free On KU, new, Newest Reviews, newfav, reviews, Romantic Comedy, The HUB, Uncategorized / 2 Comments

Author, May I?: A Novel Based on Real Experiences with the Book World by Aden Lowe
on August 29, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Humorous, Love & Romance, Psychological, Romance, Standalone
Source: Amazon, Author
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This is the second book that I have read from this author and I will be honest, I wasn’t impressed with  the first. However, I have heard nothing but good things about  his other novels so when Author, May I? came through my feed I decided to give it a go and I am glad I did. The writing, the structure, the character development is light years ahead of the previous book I read and the story itself is a not miss.

Author, May I? is intriguing from the first page.  An author, who calls himself The Author and remains anonymous to the book world, finds that his assistant has been harassed by a model at a book signing.  So being the creative guy that he is, he sends his most lethal and outrageous character to watch over her at  the next one.   Johnny Quick is the enforcer  in The Author’s Dixie Mob series and is all you would expect. Foul mouthed, hair trigger temper, all around badass.  He also knows that he is fiction and operating in the real world.   Now this fiction/real world twist could have turned the plot into a cartoonish parody but Aden Lowe handily made it quite believable to both  the characters inhabiting the story and the reader.

The story primarily takes place at the indie author book signing event and features the shenanigans and drama that anyone who has been to, followed on Facebook, or heard the consequent rumors afterwards about that occurs at some signings.   There are the catty authors, the arrogant models, the infighting, and the over the top (or is it edge?) fans.   Lowe takes all the dirty laundry that can (and has) come from these events and boldly shakes it out for the neighbors to see.   Interwoven through the book world antics, is a well done lust turned love story between  fictional Johnny and real life author Scarlett.  How Lowe managed to make that believable is beyond me but it works.  And the ending? It is out of this world while making everything fall into place.

A great read which will definitely ruffle some feathers.

 

 

four-half-stars
Rating Report
Plot
five-stars
Characters
five-stars
Writing
four-half-stars
Pacing
five-stars
Cover
four-half-stars
Overall: five-stars
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