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Making the Cut (Sons of Templar MC, #1)

by Anne Malcom

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Before I get into my review of this... cough...book...cough...I feel I should explain how I try to handle rating and reviewing books. Rating a DNF book is always tricky. After reading other reviewers' guidelines I've decided to adopt the following guidelines when dealing with DNF books: If I make it more than 50% and still feel the need to DNF a book I will leave a rating. If a book is still crap halfway through there is still not a lot of hope for it and I have no problem assigning a star rating to it. If the book has not pissed me off so completely that all I want to do is crawl into a hole and forget I ever opened it I will take the time to leave a review telling readers why I DNF'd it. That's only fair, right? But if I don't make it very far into the book I don't know how fair it is to rate a book. Maybe it got better, how would I know? I might still leave a review sharing my thoughts, but that is unlikely. If I don't want to take the time to finish the book I certainly don't want to take the time to type out a review. So if I were to follow my own guidelines, [b:Making the Cut|25440989|Making the Cut (Sons of Templar MC, #1)|Anne Malcom|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1431391476s/25440989.jpg|45206169] (which I barely made to the 25%mark) would get no star ratings but maybe a brief review.

But guidelines are not rules, and thank God for that, because readers need to be warned about this train wreck and the author needs a swift kick in the tush that only a one star can give her.

I tried so very hard to read this book. In fact, I tried three times to read this book because so many readers said it was pretty good, even with the horrendous editing. The story sounded like one I would really enjoy, were it not for the editing nightmare. So I got my hopes up when I noticed the book had been pulled from Amazon to be re-edited. With a few clicks I was starting the book, Take Two. I made it one chapter further than last time before I called a time out. Went back and read more reviews, still thought the story sounded good, and began Take Three. But nope, couldn't do it. All I can say is I am glad it was on Kindle Unlimited because I would be livid had I paid for this book. Considering I only have one complaint about this book (the editing) you probably think I'm going a bit overboard here. But I. Am. Not! I highlighted almost 100 errors in the first 25% of the book and that was just errors involving commas.

Honestly, it all boils down to this: no matter how creative the story, I can not stay engaged if I am constantly thrown out of the story by punctuation, grammar, spelling mistakes. By words used incorrectly. I simply do not understand how any writer can expect to put out a product so clearly unfinished and not expect to see a ton of one stars pop up. Even my kids get graded on editing when turning in their work and they are not even expecting payment for their final product. Writing a book may be a creative endeavor but selling a book is a business. If this writer hopes to make a living at this she needs to splurge on a good editor. ( )
  AddictedReader28 | Oct 19, 2017 |
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