Romance Weekly

on March 8, 2016

If you’ve just hopped over from the fabulous S.C. Mitchell, welcome!

SC Mitchell

And here is this week’s challenge:

Good reviews, we love them! Bad reviews, we hate them…but some of them are helpful. What was your favorite negative review?

Let me start by saying a five star review makes my day, my week! There is nothing better than knowing someone read one of my books and really enjoyed it.

On the flip side, there are the not so good reviews. Sure they hurt. When I write a book, I put my heart and soul into it and it makes me sad to know a reader didn’t like it.

Then again, some of my favorite bad reviews were too silly to be taken personally. A reader rejected “Texas Summer” because there was too much sex and violence. Really? It’s a romantic suspense.


And another didn’t like “The Defiant Bride” because when the hero was shot with an arrow, the heroine didn’t use proper medical technique to treat the wound. Seriously? It’s set in 1510 England. Another reader was angry because the heroine was beautiful and that apparently made her inherently evil??????


I suppose my soon-to-be released “Hannah’s War” will make someone unhappy since it’s set in the Civil War, a most bloody conflict. But, I hope the message of hope and love will be what most readers remember.


I know there will always be some who don’t like my work. Fact of life. But the good news is, there are readers who do enjoy my stories and that is worth everything. And I am grateful for them every day!

Now, let’s hop over to the wonderful and talented Kathryn Renard and see how she handles bad reviews.

 Kathryn Renard

One thought on “Romance Weekly”

  1. This was really entertaining! I love the “not proper medical technique” comment. You remind me of a reviewer I got from a reader that didn’t like the fact that two guys were interested in my heroine…even though the blurb says that the hero’s roommate also wanted to date my heroine. Oh well. I love my readers, even if they don’t always love me!

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