Review by ParadoxicalWoman -- Heartaches 3 by H.M. Irwing

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Review by ParadoxicalWoman -- Heartaches 3 by H.M. Irwing

Post by ParadoxicalWoman » 26 Sep 2018, 10:41

[Following is a volunteer review of "Heartaches 3" by H.M. Irwing.]
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Are you a fighter or a runner? When you are having a problem, would you face it? or would you run away from it? Keep the answer to yourself.

To be fearless is to face your fears to the very roots. Once and for all. Committing the so-called small crimes to avoid your problems will lead you to nowhere but to the bigger crimes like what Brian Simmons did to his stepsister, Anna Simmons.

Heartaches 3 is the third novel in the Bad Boy Vibes series where the missing pieces of puzzles found their place, and your questions arising from the previous two books of this series will be answered.

I enjoyed reading the complexity of this book in dealing with issues like family drama, traumatic experience (in this book is the rape case), LGBT, and the illegal drug dealership. The way the author weaving these complex issues in an orderly way is amazing and I find it to be a pleasant read.

My favourite character in this book is Suzi. I am amazed at the character of Suzi for being such a risk taker and she is willing to help others with what she can by helping Anna and Rafe to stop the wedding of Aunt Bella (Rafe's aunt) with the villain named Peter Preston. Suzi's willingness to help Anna and Rafe comes with the string attached which is to take revenge against David Seaton for abandoning her. There is a saying that "you reap what you sow"; Suzi's effort of helping Anna and Rafe turned out to be the solution to Suzi's problems that she had been concerned about.

In reading every book, I have this tendency to look for takeaway(s) or for a lesson learned. My takeaway from this book is we need to be grateful for the small victories that we have won as our way of appreciating all of our efforts that we have put into, but that should not be the reason for us to be complacent; The opposition is always on the move. Thus, we must always be on guard.

Aside from what I enjoyed and liked from this book, it is also fair to point out my dislike of this book. While I was reading this book, I noticed that I only know this book is set in Victoria, Australia. I wish the author to write more of the name of the places and streets' name that associated with the characters. Nevertheless, my dislike did not affect my reading enjoyment because I only noticed this after reading this third book and I was more overwhelmed in reading the point of views of the different characters. For these 2 reasons, I would not remove 1 star from my rating.

I would like to rate this book 4 out of 4 stars for the good character development, the plot twist and turn, sex scenes at minimal which is not more than one paragraph, and the author had skilfully weaved this tale with complex issues in an orderly manner.

I recommend this book to those who are into the romance genre, LGBT, and mystery genre. If you are one of those who doesn't tolerate to read anything with the traumatic experiences like rape case, and not into LGBT related book, then this book is not for you.

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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 04 Oct 2018, 09:04

Thanks for an interesting review! I am not into this series myself but it's always fascinating to see what others make of it. The Australian setting is one thing I like - there are some passable descriptions of the landscape and I love that they have tea like we Brits do! It's good that those descriptions left you wanting to know a bit more about those locations in Australia.

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Post by ParadoxicalWoman » 04 Oct 2018, 19:55

ButterscotchCherrie wrote:
04 Oct 2018, 09:04
Thanks for an interesting review! I am not into this series myself but it's always fascinating to see what others make of it. The Australian setting is one thing I like - there are some passable descriptions of the landscape and I love that they have tea like we Brits do! It's good that those descriptions left you wanting to know a bit more about those locations in Australia.
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Post by Fozia-Bajwa » 07 Oct 2018, 08:45

You have given an honest answer to the story in your review by pointing out all the merits and demerits of the book.

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Post by jcoad » 07 Oct 2018, 18:32

I am not a big fan of romance novels but all the reviews I have read on this series make it sound very good. Not sure I will pick it up but thank you for your great summary of this story and why you feel it deserves 4 stars!

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Post by Noraine Alissa Poria » 07 Oct 2018, 19:16

This sounds like a really good book, I would like to make a review of this book someday. I honestly love romance novels, this is the kind of romance novel with a little bit of action on it which makes the book even better. Great review by the way. I will be grateful if you read my latest review, and comment your thoughts in it.

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Post by ea_anthony » 08 Oct 2018, 21:59

I just jumped in here and I must admit this is an amazing review, I read it three times, it was that good. From this review it seems this third installment is not a stand alone. I do enjoy more than the odd romance though I apparently enjoy some genres more. Your review tempts me, but I might pass or maybe not.
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Post by Julie Green » 09 Oct 2018, 01:56

Congrats on an excellent review. I must admit I was a bit lost with this book, and found it all very confusing - but your review lays it all out quite clearly!
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Post by Samisah » 09 Oct 2018, 05:27

Having review part one of this series myself, I can understand the reasoning behind the rating by the reviewer. Mr. Irwing is an excellent writer. The sorrows and challenges of Anna and Rafe finally came to a peaceful end.

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Post by Debjani Ghosh » 09 Oct 2018, 08:07

It's good to know that the author has tied up all the loose ends in the final installment of the series. Thank god! the author has kept the erotic scenes to a minimum. I had read the first book and had found it to be enjoyable. Thanks for the review!

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Post by stacie k » 09 Oct 2018, 10:11

I haven't read the first two books in the series, so I would not benefit from this one either. I'm afraid I wouldn't enjoy reading about the characters with such traumatic pasts. I appreciate your balanced review. Good job!
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Post by CommMayo » 10 Oct 2018, 14:16

I enjoy how you list out your takeways from the book. That adds a nice depth to your review.

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Post by teacherjh » 11 Oct 2018, 17:27

I'm not a fan of romance and tragedy, so I have avoided this series. It sounds well written though and I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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Post by Cotwani » 16 Oct 2018, 06:45

The dark themes in the series make me hesitant in picking up the book. However, I'm glad you enjoyed the book. Great review!
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Post by SABRADLEY » 22 Oct 2018, 17:43

I've read several reviews about this series and find that each reviewer has their own unique take on it. I'm glad you enjoyed it, even if it's not the book for me.

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