Author – Craig Dawson
Genre – Action
207 Pages and 74,500 words
Rating 2 stars out of 5 Posted 5/13/2016
When I saw the cover for Wayward Tendencies I suspected the story would be farcical. It is
Casey is the main character. He's a man of many talents, a few of which may be legal.
Sheridan is Casey's girlfriend.
Jessica is Casey's childhood friend he hasn't seen in several years.
Jessica turns to Casey for help when she leaves her drug boss husband. In her haste to escape, she overlooks his shipment of drugs and money stashed in the back of her car. Mario, her husband, wants them back and her dead. The plot revolves around Casey and the girls' friendships and the conflict with Jessica's cocaine snorting husband.
Most of the characters are people who use drugs, steal and kill when they feel it's necessary. And those are the good guys.
The story is set in Australia and is full of Aussie slang. Examples:
They got into a blue early in the piece.
He stopped by the billy on his way round and sucked an adequately thumb-screwed hottie then another.
If you don't mind cursing there's plenty of it plus abundant f-bombs.
And if you seek page after page of graphically detailed sex with the three main characters in a swimming pool, it's there too.
The editing is extremely poor with many missing, misspelled, extra and wrong words plus comma issues.
Character development is thorough to the point of being overdone.
Sentence structures are too long, wordy and often poorly constructed. There are many long run-on sentences and many of those make little sense.
The plot is interesting, but there are too many character names especially at the final confrontation.
The writing style is wordy, wordy, wordy.
Internal thoughts need to be in italics.
There are other structural problems too numerous to list.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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