My name is Lynne Stringer and I love writing! Of course, that’s not all I love. I also love reading books, especially ones that take me out of the every day and into a new world. It doesn’t have to be a completely imaginary world, either. Anything with fascinating characters and interesting storylines will do. My first young adult novel, The Heir, was accepted for publication by Wombat Books and released on 1 June 2013. It is the first book in the Verindon trilogy. It’s so exciting to have a real copy of my book in my hands.
** spoiler alert ** I enjoyed A Bid for Love, although I admit I do have a problem when a book set in the normal world has characters doing things that I don't think they'd do in real life. For example, if you find a statue with diamonds in it, most people would automatically take it to the police, rather than run away from everyone (including the authorities) and become convinced that delivering it to the purchaser was the best course of action. The reader knows exactly how that part's going to go down long before the characters do, and while I don't always mind a predictable storyline, I don't think it worked because that course of action never seemed like a logical one to me. I can understand why Jared didn't think it would go down the way it did, but still, contacting the police is the option all of us normal people would go with in these situations, and as these characters are normal, I felt it was illogical for them not to do that. Of course, they had to do that or it wouldn't have been much of a story! :-)
I liked both the protagonists and warmed to them, although I felt a bit less time could have been spent on all their doubts about each other. Other than that it was a fun, easy read.