Reviewed: 2008-01-07 - (Review Updated: 2008-01-09)
In "A Bettered Life", we have the story of a Nobel prize winning author that has found he can't write after striking literary gold with his first book. Forced to travel to Knoxville for Thanksgiving with the family at his brother's place, he meets a very nice woman who owns a bookstore. Subtle sparks fly as the writer deals with family and romance. Read along to find out how it goes.
The sex in this story is very limited in scope. The story is more about the developing romance between the main characters, and the events around the writer's family as they deal with life. As such, there is minimal stroke value to this story.
The plot itself is excellent. The depth of the characters and their interactions is handled with a deft touch. You feel like they are all people you know, and would like. The story deals with the twists and turns of life very well.
Technically, I can't recall a single flaw.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this story. The author has shown a great skill with dialogue and character development. Unless you are looking for stroke, this story is a great read.