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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Terry Wilson Finds Redeeming Features in Steamy Novel

Title: Girl on the Half Shell
Author:  Susan Ward
Author’s website link: www.susanwardbooks.com
Genre: Romance Novel
ISBN: 978-0615975924
Reviewer’s Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed by Terry L. Wilson originallyfor Amazon 
 
How can a senior citizen male enjoy a romance read about an eighteen year old girl? It’s easy… Girl on the Half Shell is a well written work pulling the reader into feeling the emotions of an insecure and messed up young  lady who is entangled in an affair with a rock-star. Susan Ward effectively uses first person present-tense to open the “lock-boxes” of her main character’s mind. The plot is solid and holds the attention of the reader.

I typically would not finish a book containing the extent of steam encountered in this novel, but because of its importance in the character’s mindset and how well it is handled, I not only finished the novel…. I enjoyed it. The only caution… although there is an acceptable ending, there is a bit of a cliff-hanger set up for a sequel.
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MORE ABOUT THE REVIEWER
Terry L. Wilson is uthor of The Blanket Hill Insurgency.

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