Tina Radcliffe from the October 7, 2013 issue
Tagline: Annie ran into Patrick, and it turned out to be the first day of their life together
In A Nutshell:
Observations: I'm going to do a stream-of-consciousness critique today where I just type what I'm thinking as I read the story.
Hm. She literally runs into him. Seems a bit cliche, but I'm willing to see if the author makes me forget about that.
I like the phrase "hard wall of man." Of course, what red-blooded woman wouldn't? LOL
I like his name, Patrick Murphy. Hers...she has two first names. :/
He is helpful and very nice.
I wonder at Annie's business acumen. She's got her grand opening on Saturday and she's just now thinking about hiring some extra help? Hm. And obviously, Patrick won't be sending anyone over to help her out. He's going to go himself. And maybe ask for a maple bar in payment.
Oh, there, she out and out offers him one. LOL
And here's Annie chiding herself for not getting help ahead of time. Yeah. What were you thinking, chickie?
Aha! I was right. Patrick shows up as the helper, but I wonder why he was late. I'm suspecting it's so the author could build the tension.
I like him flipping the sign on the door.
All in all, it was a so-so story. I liked Radcliffe's "A Match Made In Winter" much better.
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