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Venus Rising by Celia M Kennedy
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Venus Rising

by Celia M Kennedy

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1) Book cover/title - This is a very beautiful cover. I’ve had my eye on this book, and the cover is what made me interested in reading it. The picture and title are appropriate to the story. 5 feathers

2) Characters - The characters are extremely well-developed. Akshaya and Jared are not one-dimensional paper cutouts. Celia does a fabulous job at keeping the dialogues fresh and fun and I I loved the flirty banter between them. Both characters are believable and I felt their pain and their joy. Even the secondary characters, like Tim Owens, Jared’s friend, and Akshays’s family members, were exactly who they were meant to be. 5 feathers

3) Plot/storyline - As this is a romance story, we all know how it’s going to end. After all, 99% of them are HEA. But, it’s the journey getting there, which counts. And journey we do. I thought at times the story line went longer than it should have, but both characters had to find and face themselves. In Akshaya’s case, it was all the way back to India. I really enjoyed the different cultures that Celia brought into the book. I love learning new things. There’s plenty of drama and emotions, so you’ll have some teary moments. There is definitely a progression in Akshaya and Jaed’s personalities. Both had scars, whether physical or mental, but I felt Akshaya did the most growing, as she had to learn to overcome both. 5 feathers

4) Editing/formatting - Unfortunately, this was an issue. There were no chapters, so if I wanted to go back to a specific place, I couldn’t. The formatting was terrible, at least on my kindle. There were no paragraph indents, most of the time double spaces separated them. But sometimes, those double spaces became single, and when there was conversation, it made it confusing to know who was actually doing the talking. I had to go back several times and reread part of a page just to find out. There were also some proofreading problems, but those didn’t detract from my enjoyment. 3 feathers

A very enjoyable story, and I highly recommend it. My rankings come to 4.5, which I’ll round up to 5 feathers. ( )
  saharafoley | Aug 2, 2015 |
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