Lady in Red, Book 1 (The Rise of the Queen) by Harddaysknight

Author's Description:
Steve and Gwen meet at the beginning of their senior year. He has no family and she has a large one. They are drawn to each other and become the stuff of legends. If you can suspend your disbelief and enjoy reading about heroes, Navy SEALs, football, surgeons, pirates, actors, and even honest politicians, you may enjoy this story. I hope to post a chapter every week, give or take. This should be a long and amazing story, filled with drama and some melodrama. Read on.
Size: 1720 KB ( ~ 326,163 words)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Sex Contents: Minimal Sex
Tags: Ma/Fa, Consensual, Heterosexual, Fiction, Violent

Review by woodwiz   [other reviews by woodwiz]

Reviewed: 2014-02-08

Steve and Gwen meet at the beginning of their senior year of High School and what a year it is. They make friends, sing, dance, save lives, fight terrorists, influence world affairs and build a romance, the like of which the world has never seen.

This is a fantasy. The heros are strong, handsome, talented, brave, and brilliant. The Heroines are beautiful, smart, talented, brave, and caring. The bad guys are BAD. When reading this long tale you won’t have to wonder who’s good and who’s not. The main cast is well described and you get to know and like them.

I had a lot of fun reading it. My only caution is that it can get a bit repetitive feeling at times when yet another falls in love (emotionally not physically) with Steve or Gwen or when they get another accolade from politicians or media. Fortunately there is plenty of variety in their adventures so you probably won’t get bored and you will definitely want to see what’s around the corner.

Technical quality was great. I was never distracted by mistakes. It has sex but not the graphic kind so really isn’t a stroke story. (R rating)

Overall, a long, fun read. I recommend it highly. The author has promised a book two and I'll be looking for it.

Plot: 9 | Technical Quality: 10 | Appeal to Reviewer: 9