The continuing story of a billionaire heiress and a boy who grew up in the slums.
For plot, I give this an A+ (9). Excellent character development, with introspection thrown in, not only by the main character, but by just about everyone his life seems to touch.
For technical score, an A (8). There were enough missing words, extra words, misspellings or misused words to average somewhere around 5 per chapter. Not enough to really detract from the story, but just enough to bring the score down.
For appeal, I give this an outstanding (10). The author ends the story with a promise of the continuation of the tale in 2018. If the continuation is as long as this story was, I can understand why it might take so long, but it doesn't mean I have to like waiting. This story had everything that I enjoy reading. Some romance, drama, heartbreak, life lessons and more, all tied into a novel of the perfect length. Not so short that it seems like a stroke story, nor so long that it seems interminable.
Jay Cantrell has created another master piece in 'Unforgettable Weeks'.
The story revolves around Andy Drayton's final weeks of high school and his interaction with Regan Riley. From meeting her in the first book in this trilogy 'Unending Night', we follow along interacting with moms, dads and even British royalty of sorts. As Andy and Regan experience blossoming love and pitfalls.
It is an enjoyable read that I strongly recommend.
If you haven't read "Unending Night", the first story of this series, go read it. Then read "Unforgettable Weeks." It's one of the best stories to appear on SOL in recent years, IMHO.
This is a coming-of-age story about two teenagers, Regan and Andy. She's a rich girl, he lives in the projects. They meet and become somehow drawn to each other. This is the story of their lives after their initial meeting.
The character development is good, not only for the protagonists but also for the other cast members. The plot draws you in and immerses you in their world. There are a few circumstances that seem a bit far-fetched (some characters are simply TOO good), but it's easy to overlook them in the flow of the overall story.
Technically it's well-written--not perfect, but the flaws are minor. The material just flows from one paragraph to the next. The author and his editor(s) have done a great job.
I really can't think of a story that had me anticipating the next chapters more than this one. This story has certainly earned the high scores it has received. My only major complaint is that we have to wait more than two years for the sequel, but then again, the author is entitled to a life. We'll just have to find other things to read in the meantime.
I highly recommend "Unforgettable Weeks."
This story is 100 chapters so far and I have some suggestions on improving it. Jay is posting two chapters at a time a few times a week. That is simply not working, he needs to post three chapters at time at least five times a week. This of course means that the two papers I have due the Monday after Thanksgiving are not going to be handed in on time. Let's face it, An Historiographic Analyses Admiral Zheng He and An Hiistoriographic Analyses of Prohibition is nowhere near as interesting as the characters in "Unforgettable Weeks." And grad school has a lot less sex than SOL.
The next issue is length. If the story ends with Rita Riley dancing at her SECOND grandchild's wedding from her second child, then I will be satisfied that Jay has completed the story.
Other than those fairly petty complaints it is pretty good. Sadly, I am not allowed to give a number higher than 10,and that is a problem.
I can not believe I read the whole thing in one sitting! Once I got everybody straight...and it is confusing at first...I just kept going and going and going. I skipped Facebook and Bingo Blitz. Excellent. The situations are believable ...the characters are people. Real people. I'd have to say that this is a 10-10-10.
There are times when weeks don't get a lot better than just now.
Stories being posted by several of the best authors on this site give hope for many weeks of superb reading to come.
JC (and Argon, Aroslav, rlfj and a few others) know how to write a long, multi-part story that keeps the attention and leaves the reader wanting the next installment. It's not all about a lot of sex or cliffhangers, it's about good writing, interesting characters and a story that hangs together. A large part is also knowing where the story is going, proper writing that makes the story stand out, and proper respect is paid to development and flow of the story, pace is everything. Many times I've read two page stories here and thought "this could have been brilliant and ten times as long and worth the read", under (and over) writing is a curse.
So I'm not going to give you a precise, read "Unending Night" and then immerse yourself in this one. Well written and with a good team of editors and proof readers it's well worth both reading and waiting for the next installment.
When it's finished I'll write a review of the whole story, until then I'm just going to enjoy the ride.