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The House Across the Street by happyhugo

Author's Description:
Angie is in the hospital recovering from a beating she received from her husband. Apparently she shot and killed him when she roused up and he came for her again. Jack bought the house across the street from her. So begins a new life for both when he agrees to put her life and body back together again.
Size: 184 KB ( ~ 34,892 words)
Genre: Romantic
Sex Contents: Minimal Sex
Tags: Ma/Fa, Consensual, Romantic, Heterosexual, Fiction

Review by Jetcrash747   [other reviews by Jetcrash747]

Reviewed: 2016-08-15

'happyhugo' a widowed retired factory worker has been posting stories since 2008, and doing an excellent job. In his story 'The House Across the Street', 'happyhugo' has two secluded houses in a cul-de-sac facing each other. Jack Summers has just moved into one of the houses, he notices across the street a group of people who appears to be returning from a funeral. A couple of weeks later Jack meets the attorney George Johnson from the group across the street and finds out about what happened at the house.

In the story Jack, a quiet unassuming bachelor, working at his two uncles factory as an engineer. He has very laid back working hours. We meet Angie Simmons the abused wife / murderer of the husband. As the story unfolds Jack and Angie's relationship evolves, along with moms, dads and various other people into what life is all about.

'happyhugo' has created an endearing story about Living, Death and Love. A story worth spending time reading and hopefully enjoying.

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

Review by Xalir   [other reviews by Xalir]

Reviewed: 2016-08-14

I really enjoyed this story. It's bittersweet in places due to the circumstances of the characters, but really enjoyable. There are a few places early on that I wondered at some of the things that were said, but rather than turning out to be continuity errors, they get explained later on and add to the enrichment of the story rather than detracting from it.

The story was very well written. There's a couple of quirks of language that made me suspect that the author is from the UK or spent enough time there to adopt some of the language choices, but overall, I found it easy to stay in the moment as I was reading the story. I definitely recommend it for anyone who enjoys a story that's relatively low on drama, but still delivers a romantic story rather than a pornographic experience.

Plot: 9 | Technical Quality: 8 | Appeal to Reviewer: 9