Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas came early

By Pat Cromwell
Christmas came early for me this year. On December 17 I received via email a copy of my first review. The Romance Studio gave 5 hearts to my debut novel Behind Blue Eyes. It was wonderful to read the review and I was very excited and thrilled at the knowledge that I had actually garnered such gracious and admirable remarks.
The Review reads as follows"

Seine Simmons had loved Michael O’Neal for years. At 20 years of age, she finally seemed to catch his attention. Michael, 10 years her senior, was her father, Lawrence Simmons’s, number 1 man. Her brother, Rafael, technically was second in command, but Michael was the one Lawrence relied upon. There was only one thing Lawrence refused Michael and that was Seine. Unfortunately, that was the exact thing Michael intended to have.

Seine and her best friend (who had lived with them for years), Lynda, had been based in Paris since her father was determined she would get the best education possible. She was to be the black equivalent to a Princess. She, however, resented that she was forced to go all the way to Paris and leave her mother and father. She could not forgive her father, but she continually tried to gain his approval.

A lot can happen in 5 years. When next the author, Ms. Pat Cromwell, takes up the story, Seine is 25 years old. Michael has used his annihilation to take over everything that Simmons, the media conglomerate, held dear. And that is the rest of this dynamic story.

Ms. Cromwell has created vibrant characters who were not only full of life but who also moved with the big dogs. Michael’s personality was forceful until he had to deal with Seine. His entire life was affected by his feelings for her. Seine, a beautiful woman enthralled with Michael’s whole distinctive package, especially his beautiful blue eyes, did not care that he was a white man. They seemed to not even notice their differences.

The sub-characters were well penned and the entire story flowed well through their interactions. The sensual aspects of this story were smoking hot. They were frequent but they did not detract from the well explored plot. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it. It, literally, was impossible to put down. I think this story is one which truly gives the readers the love, excitement and sex that we’ve come to expect.

Sensuality rating: Explicit

Overall rating:

The link to my very first review is:

With that said, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. I hope that Santa's as good to you as he has been to me.

Happy reading,

Pat Cromwell
Behind Blue Eyes at

1 comment:

Marly Mathews said...

That's a fantastic review, Pat! Thanks for sharing!