Defiant Heart, by Marty Steere- Five Star Review

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“Defiant Heart” by Mart Steere is an extraordinarily well told story that takes you back to the times of the second World War. A romance stands at the base of the story, but it does not encompass the entirety of the plot. You are immediately drawn into the story, and you can’t help but feel bad for Jon Meyer right from the beginning. The poor kid really has been given a rough hand in life,yet he takes it all and moves forward, always striving to be better, do better… Then there’s Mary. Mary is the quintessential small town ‘nerd’ girl, so to speak, and I loved her. She does exactly what she thinks is right, no matter what the costs may be. You feel bad for her multiple times through the story, because despite not having quite as bad a hand as Jon, her lot in life quickly becomes…

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Today I would like to talk a little about something I’m calling Sexpectations. The things is, that while I enjoy writing some fun Chick Lit from time to time, it seems that I’m not really meeting the reader’s sexpectations with my material. For the most part, I’m okay with that. I can’t please everyone and whether I like it or not, not everyone is going LOVE my style of writing.  And while I sometimes can’t help but feel like I’m missing the wave when it comes to the current popularity of steamy NA Fiction, I find it more frustrating when readers go into my stories with high sexpectations because of it. It’s because of this that I think it’s time to set the record straight –

It’s not that I’m a prude. Not by a long shot. I’ll pretty much talk about sex whenever and with whomever…it’s all the same…

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