Falling For Forever by Charles Raines
This completes my reviews of the Charles Raines's stories currently available - I bought my copy from Amazon.co.uk
In my system, stars represent the grading of my overall enjoyment of the story; which is based on, characters, plot, heat level, errors & omissions, technique, readability, and the 'x' factor. My reviews are honest and unsolicited. I do not charge for reviews. The review is my own opinion and is not endorsed by The Carter Seagrove Project LLC.
As expected, the plot is laced with just enough intrigue, always posing the question and keeping you guessing without being distracting. Just like the other stories written by Charles Raines which are set in Marseille, this one uses the city to great effect - the sounds, flavours, colours, danger and romance provide a perfect backdrop. I really enjoy Charles's story-telling, it has a timeless quality; plot and characters have depth and you can't help but to engage, in fact, you feel that you have to 'own' the story.
Why not five stars?
Good question. The intrigue unwinds - highly imaginative ending - but a little rushed for me. That's the only thing I can say to its detriment.
Compelling, captivating, evocative and very enjoyable. Not a quick read nor should you rush it - savour it like I did.