3 out of 4 stars
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This is a review of the book The Composition of Honey: Book 2 of the Honey Saga by J.L. Branderburg. This is a fictional story about an undercover agent Adam and his lover Joni. The story is a wonderful concoction of expressions of emotions and thrilling adventure.
Joni loses her husband and her son in an accident. She lives with her pet dog in Hampton, Virginia. Adam comes into her life as a casual acquaintance. They start loving each other deeply. Joni finds out a lot more about Adam’s background eventually. What she finds out challenges their relationship. The reader is motivated to find out whether Adam is able to prove his true love to Joni and if they live happily ever after.
The author exquisitely narrates the emotions of Joni and Adam. Also, it’s thrilling to read about Adam’s work-related adventures. The building of Joni’s and Adam’s characters has been done meticulously. Although the overall pace of the story is relaxed, the reader is kept inquisitive because of the several twists and turns. The cover of the book is enticing to a thriller fan. The formatting is perfect throughout the book. The romantic scenes in the story have been kept short so that they don’t affect the pace. An action-packed ending does justice to the painstaking story-building.
However, there are too many knots in the story that could potentially leave the reader confused. I had to remind myself of the sequence of events often to make sense of the story. The author’s choice of third person present tense for the narration is unusual for a novel of this length. The book has not been professionally edited. There are several grammatical and mechanical errors. The most prominent ones are the punctuation errors that put me off every now and then. There are several word usage errors too.
Overall, I found this book a good read for all audiences, especially the thriller fiction readers. This book would make a wonderful weekend read. Throughout the book, the emotions and the feelings of the characters have been expressed beautifully. The nail-biting finish makes the reading worth a while. Unfortunately, proofreading has not been done thoroughly. There are several grammatical and mechanical errors. I was inclined to rate this book 4 out of 4 stars because I felt it is a great story overall. Owing to the grammatical and mechanical errors, I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars.
The Composition of Honey
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