I just wanted to explain my ratings. For my reviews, I do not rate on editing. Sometimes I will mention it, but I’m not an editor, so I don’t rate on that. My rating is on how much I enjoyed the story line. I mainly review about the relationship of the main characters and review on what I like to know about a story.
I review as I read. If I read the 1st chapter and it doesn’t interest me, I put it down. If I know going into a book that it has too much of what I don’t like in it, I don’t read it. Why should the authors have to get a negative review from me if I know I’m not going to like their book? That’s my thinking anyways. I usually do not rate less than a 3. So here’s my scale:
5- Perfect read for me. Kept my interest all the way through. No skimming.
4- Great read, but it either has no epilogue, a separation, or something else that I’m not a huge fan of, but the story line was still great.
3- Liked it, but wasn’t one of my favorites. Has one or more of things that I’m not a fan of.
Anything less than that, I usually know at the end of the 1st chapter and I put it down. I’m not a good writer, but I’m a great reader. My reviews are just my opinions.
HEA for me is marriage and kids. If they are engaged, I don’t call that a HEA, it’s a HFN to me.
Hope you check out my reviews and I’m always up to talk about books.