Where Honesty Never Ends.
Without a Word
C. Kevin Provance
Do you believe in love at first sight? Do you think that nonverbal communication is more powerful and influential than saying mere syllables?
If so, C. Kevin Provance’s Without a Word will definitely satisfy your palette.
He sees her in a crowd; their eyes meet. Intensity runs rampant. They communicate in a way only the two of them understand; no one else is aware of it.
Even the lovemaking is silent—filled to the brim with sensual and suggestive movements using eye contact and facial expressions to convey each and every move.
Since no words or names were used for the main characters, Provance had to go the extra mile to describe the action. I do like the pace of the interaction as well as the vocabulary to describe it. I was made to feel as if I was actually there, and I really did appreciate that aspect. I do wish the titles of the chapter were a bit more creative than using the three C’s, however.
Chapters One and Two drew me in, and it made me wonder what would occur with this love affair. Would they indeed find each other and live happily ever after? If one was hoping for that type of happily ever after, then Chapter Three was definitely a big letdown.
He searched for the woman he fell in love with in that one night but couldn’t find her. Yet, he encounters a woman who looks just like her. I almost thought this was a paranormal type read—perhaps it was the mystery woman reincarnated. It was, yet not quite that way one expected.
If Chapters One and Two were like a burning flame, Chapter Three was like a gust of ocean wind, blowing the flame completely out.
There wasn’t enough character development for me to invest a connection, although I do confess to pulling for the two to reunite in some way. The overall resolution was a disappointment, although in this instance, it’s better to have part of the mystery lady than no part of her at all.
In addition, there were a few errors not caught in the proofreading. In Chapter Two, “me head” being used instead of “my head.” It is being used when it should be “its’”. I read the Smashwords version of this, so perhaps these corrections were made in the Kindle edition.
If you are looking for a work that will give you a shot of feel good and more rooted in fantasy than reality, Without a Word can provide that for you.
However, if you are looking for something a bit deeper and realistic, then it would be better to invest in a work that is somewhat more expansive.
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