Reviews?

If you would like to submit a romance to be reviewed, here are my guidelines.

What I like:

  • Funny, witty, snarky even! Sweet and full of that silly smile because you just can't help it. 
  • Clean, fade to black, closed door, or simply implied. If there is one or two short scenes I'll skip and keep reading, but lots of over the top detailed sex scenes make me quit reading.
  • All the time--Romantic suspense, science fiction romance, YA, contemporary
  • Occasionally--Paranormal, historical, dystopian (dystopian is not my favorite genre though and I'm more likely to quit reading than some of the other ones)
What I don't accept:
  • Erotica, GLBT, bondage, graphic sex scenes dealing with abuse of men, women, and especially children.
  • Lots of swearing. I can handle a few here and there, but they are distracting to me. If you use the "F" word, please don't send me the book.
Thanks! Hopefully this will help you know if I'm the right reviewer for you. I have a rating scale you can check out below. My reviews are honest. If I can't give at least a 3.5 I won't review and will let you know privately my thoughts. Most 3.5 ratings are more about the story not being my cup of tea rather than the actual writing. If that's the case I will clearly state that in the review. 


1-5 scale and what it means:
1: I couldn’t even finish it / just plain bad
2: I hope I didn’t pay for this / disappointing
3:  I didn’t hate it, but it was still missing something / forgettable but inoffensive
3.5: On the line between good and ok / like, not love
4: Solid mind candy / worth reading
4.5: So very close to perfection! / must read
5: I could not put it down and I’m still thinking about it! / a true treasure

Movie Ratings in relation to my review:
Clean--Hallmark movies, some kissing, no nudity, no sex on or off "screen"
PG--Some innuendo but nothing kids don't hear every day, sex is all closed door
PG-13--some language (swear words not related to sex), more talk about sex, heavy petting, removal of clothing on screen, but sex is closed door.
R--swearing (F bomb), sex is "on screen", sometimes feels like the whole story is about the sex and not the relationship or some other plot

I'll post the review on my blog, Amazon, and Goodreads.

To submit, email the following to charity.bradford @ gmail.com
  • Subject line: Review request [Name of book]
  • Your name
  • Link to book on Goodreads
  • Blurb
Thanks!