Mrs. Randl has been posting stories on SOL for just over one year (as far as I can see - don't shoot me if I'm wrong!) and has delighted this reader with her work several times.
'Catch of a Lifetime' is well written, well edited and has a credible plot, always a good thing in my opinion. It is a fine example of her steadily maturing penmanship. Is there such a word as 'penwomanship? I don't know and I don't care. I'm old and p.c. is of no interest to me. I will happily agree that a Miss is as good as a male and often quite a lot better. However, I digress.
This is probably her best work so far and well worth reading. The characters are well defined, the writing is crisp, the sexual content is well handled and not over played. I really dislike books where every tiny little detail leading up to the insertion of Tab A into Slot B and the subsequent movement of aforesaid parts is described ad nauseum and one has to wade through pages of bonking before getting back to the plot. A little titillation is fine, after all this is SOL, and Mrs. Randl gets it just right. Thank you ma'am.
Do read this, you will enjoy it. Vote, send her feedback, do anything to encourage her to keep on writing.
Above all, enjoy.
Reviewed: 2016-06-04 - (Review Updated: 2016-06-04)
"Catch of a Lifetime" is a romance about a guy who rescues a girl from drowning in a river. There's a little bit of everything in here; well, maybe not EVERYTHING (for example, there's no military or CIA action, nor is there incest), but there's a lot to the story, considering it's a short story and not multiple chapters.
The characters are three-dimensional, engaging and believable, with their own foibles and faults. I had little difficulty identifying with the characters. The plot holds together well, with no holes and little need to suspend disbelief.
Technically it's very good; I didn't find any problems of significance. I very much like the author's style of writing.
In general I've been impressed with blackrandI1958's writings, and I think this is one of her best, if not her best. This is a story that I'll definitely keep in my library. I'm looking forward to more from her.
I recommend it.