Saturday, April 15, 2017

*Review* Something Wonderful by M. Clarke

Genre: Erotic Romance
Published: February 8, 2014
Pages: 316


Sometimes falling in love means letting go of the past…

Jeanella’s confidence and trust in Max continues to grow, and life seems to be on track. Then Crystal decides to pursue a sexual harassment lawsuit, and Jeanella’s world turns upside down. Once again, she wonders if she will ever be enough for Max. Jeanella is forced to make a decision; stay and fight for her man or leave him for good. 

Becky's unexpected friendship with Matthew continues to blossom, as they try to define the boundaries of their relationship; but a one-night stand threatens to ruin it all. As Matthew’s feelings for Becky grow, he’s torn between guilt and heartache over his deceased fiancée. Can Becky break through his wall and help him heal?


I was hired to proofread this book. The only aspects of the story that I influenced were the spelling and grammar. If you feel that my connection to the book makes my review untrustworthy, so be it, but this is my honest review. 

If this review seems even more disjointed than normal, I apologize. You see, I read this book back in November, and I have since proofed later books in this series and the spin-off series, which can make some detail specifics a bit more fuzzy in my mind (even though I can still remember the major plot points no problem.) 

This book made me mad. First of all the shit that Crystal is pulling is some straight up bullshit just in general. Women who falsely accuse men of sexual harassment make it harder for women with legitimate cases to be believed, and that pisses me off. My inner feminist just loathed that whole situation, which left me feeling mostly angry for most of the book. I appreciated the way the characters handled it, it was a much more mature response than some of Clarke's characters from other books would have displayed I'm sure, so that was a nice change of pace. But my overall feeling at the end of this book was still anger. 

One bright spot in the story was the developing relationship between Matthew and Becky though. There was a lot of will they or won't they going on, but it was just building pleasant anticipation until it seemed like maybe they'd screwed everything up. That made me more sad for them than mad at them though, and I didn't feel quite as strongly about their relationship in the first place. 

Overall I give Something Wonderful 4 out of 5 stars because it inspired such strong emotions in me. - Katie 

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About the Author

International Bestselling, Award Winning, Author Mary Ting/M. Clarke resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children's chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.

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1 comment:

  1. Yeah, the fake sexual harassment would have rubbed me the wrong way too.