This review is for the first three books in the "Golfer's Dream" series.
I found one of these books listed as an author's favorite and decided to read it. The story encompasses nearly a decade in the life of a young man who excels at golf and hockey. He chooses to pursue golf as his dream and the story evolves as he goes from his young teen years to his young adult life.
For plot, I give the story an A (8). It develops characters decently and has a good overall mix. There are times it will leave you laughing and other times you may cry along.
For technical score, I give the series a C (6). It has a few chapters that are close to an A+, but too many of them have more than enough errors to offset that. Most of the errors are the normal then/than, woman/women, etc. types. A few are added or missing words. A good editor could make this a more pleasurable read.
For personal appeal, I give this a B (7). I have stated in the past that sometimes the sex gets in the way of the story. I feel that happened in this story. Some of the sex scenes are necessary for character development, but I felt others were simply excessive. That, combined with the grammatical errors, brought the appeal down for me. A B score is still a good read, at least in my scoring model, so feel free to give it a run-through. The series is lengthy, but not a bad read.
This is book three of the story of Dave MacDonald, the Canadian boy who has a dream of becoming one of the world's best golfers.
SOL has no option of reviewing a series. Choosing the final of the three is pretty much a toss of the coin; all three parts are as good as the others.
In Book 3, we find Dave going to college. While he was separated from his on again / off again girlfriend (but full time best friend) during parts of the first two, now he's really separated since he's in the US and she's in Canada. Plus, she has a guy of her own and he has his women. This is a major source of the conflict in part 3. Plus the fact that Dave has a hard time making up his mind about women.
The story is well written. It's one of those tales that make you put sleep and life aside for another chapter or three. Dave is the perfect teen. Too perfect in some ways. But, what the heck, that's the way heroes are supposed to be. He can talk to a girl who's ready to cut off his balls for a couple of minutes and he has to stop her from dropping to her knees. All of the women are multi-orgasmic, come at the touch of a clitoris and love to swallow.
I found the last chapter to be rushed. There was a mystery that forced things to be unsaid, but it was quite a change from the way the story had developed over the previous 85, which just flowed. I was relieved when I read the add-on story about Jennifer. Whatever you do, don't read that one before the others. You'll never speak to yourself again.
I highly recommend this series. It's not perfect, but it's close. I know you'll enjoy the time you put into it.