Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Book Review: Of Course I Try

Of Course I Try

By:  Seleste deLaney

Published By:  Decadent Publishing, LLC

Publish Date:  August 2010

Format:  eBook, 15pgs

Genre:  Urban Fantasy Romance

Series:  Prequel # 1 in Blood Kissed series; Short Stories ~ 0.1 ~ Christmas in Chains, 0.2 ~ Devil's BargainShort Story 0.3 ~ What Have I Done, 0.4 ~ The Cost of Love

Recommendation:  Yes, to see the haze Jocelyn lives in while remembering how her and Max meet and the strong woman underneath it all.

Love is a wonderful thing.  Unless you don't get a choice in the matters of your own heart.

Jocelyn has loved Max since the day she met him.  Even when he scares her enough to leave, she can't resist going back.  No matter how many times she tries to break free from him, she ends up in his arms and bed again.

Not this time.  Jocelyn needs to be free, and Max isn't going to stop her from walking away -- no matter how hard he tries.

First Sentence:
When I came to his house tonight, I'd come to say goodbye.

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My Thoughts and Summary:
Jocelyn visits to say goodbye, but the time turns private and heated between them and the reason she came flies from her mind.  Jocelyn wakes to a love note from Max on the pillow along with a blank in time.

We go with Jocelyn with all intent and purpose of breaking it off with Max, then things turn intimate and forgotten.  Jocelyn remembers how she meet Max and even though he has the bad boy look, Jocelyn finally learns he's more inside and maybe someone for her, her type after all?

Then we jump to a time when Jocelyn has left Max two weeks prior and is on a date, but can only think of Max.  The date sounds like a dud, but another man asks her to dance, and he sounds like a possibility.

Max seems like a drug Jocelyn tries and tries to give up, but find her way back to his loving, warm feeling embrace.  Yet there is always something missing in her memories.  He's always gone when she wakes and she's weak from love making and always a vague memory loss.  Deja vu, we've done it again.  Jocelyn feels the need to leave as not her home even though told she is always welcome

Jocelyn never seems to get to say goodbye, but does get to do something else instead.  Good girl.

**I read this novella for my own enjoyment.
**The thoughts shared in this review are of my personal opinions.


  1. Sounds good as always..oh and nice cover ;)

    1. This was good Blodeuedd. At times I might have been confused with the thoughts from Jocelyn, but by the end you realize it's the state she's in too. And yes, love that cover. lol.

  2. I'm wondering if these will all be condensed into a pre-novel? Sounds like a good start to a nice UF series.

    1. Melissa (B&T) well, you never know what might be done with these... ;P

      It is a nice UF Romance series thus far.

  3. it's impressive to see so many short stories like that, I don't think I ever see something like that.

    1. Melliane, this one is a very short novella. And is worked up to with the short stories that I read before. I actually really enjoyed these. :D


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