The line from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens came to mind with this title. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” and the quote goes on to speak about despair, epoch, foolishness, and hope. The story covered many of the same feelings in a fun kind of way. A short Halloween story meant to be scary, sexy delightful was all that in a nutshell. The short novella featured Savannah and Lincoln on a weekend trip to Vegas before their mutual friends pending nuptials. Derek, Jennifer, Jasmine, Ariel, Lincoln, Savannah and crazy man Rod had a fun filled weekend with a few spooky events in the mix. Derek and Linc were cousins, and Jennifer and Savannah were old friends. In the story, readers will experience Rod’s despair, his foolishness, his hope of getting the woman. You’ll see. Also, in the story, I loved the way Savannah downplayed her skills as an athlete. Savannah was a decorated athlete and former track coach in her own right. And the accolades bestowed on her daughter Lani, wow! That had me feeling proud as a peacock, strutting around filled with pride and feathers perched high. But the story was about Savannah and Lincoln, and the tale of the two (namesake) cities. Linc wasn’t afraid to shoot his shot, even with the distance they lived from one another. He was smooth. The trip to the haunted house had me laughing in the way the trip unfolded. Later, the mention of an R rated event sent all kinds of ideas in my head. Man, that would be a fun thing to experience. Makes you wonder where the author came upon this idea. The next parts for the weekend went by with Linc and Savannah making a love connection. And afterward, the pair fervently started planning for what next looked like as a couple. Even though this was a short story, it felt complete. The story was fun, funny and it was a nice Halloween treat. Epoch 5 Stars!


Review – A Tale of Two Cities: A Halloween Novella, by Alexandra Warren

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