I wrote a review for With A Twist by Heather Peters a while back. I got a copy from netgalley. It was super short only 40 pages and erotic romance.
I let netgalley know I had reviewed it and that was that I went and did other things.
I had requested another book from netgalley but have since canceled as reading on the computer is not something I enjoy. So a 40 page read is quick and not a problem.
I sadly didn’t like it. It happens no big deal. Well now I’m second guessing myself and the reason for this is that Heather Peters herself left a comment on my review. This is what she said.
Heather Peters said…
sorry you didnt like With a Twist; sadly, you were the only negative review Ive received; hope you read and like my future efforts. My characters are not cardboard cutouts, nor was my story a simple one; I think Ava/Shane were very complex for the amount of time and pages they were given. This is what erotic romance is all about.
March 25, 2011 3:13 PM
So now what? I was the only negative review and therefor I am wrong. Her character were not cardboard cut outs because she said they weren’t and I said other wise???
I get an author not wanting a negative review but I am now seriously questioning myself over my review. Should I have checked what others were writing in their reviews first and then written similar? Should I not have been so negative?
I genuinely am confused now about my reviews. I’m shocked anyone reads them at all. Thanks peoples But that authors themselves read them has me a little terrified now that I know they do. At least some anyway.
Should I filter my reviews or just say what I think. I don’t think I will change I mean if I don’t like something I’m not the kind of person who holds back. But this has thrown me for a loop.
I do need some advice here so if anyone wants to chime in please do.