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A mini review of One Size Fits All

June 1, 2011

I have just had the pleasure of reading Gary Scott’s (AKA Scott Fitzgerald Gray) novella, One Size Fits All.

Now, I must predicate this mini review with the fact that I know the author, Scott, though we have never actually met face to face. Scott has story edited a number of my screenplays, though only the ones I deemed ready for him to read & critique, of course. And though I highly value him as a story editor, I have never read any of Scott’s work.

So… One Size Fits All is a charming tale of love at first sight that hits all the right story points to effectively resonate with a [little bit twisted?] romantic like me… there is a magnificent ballroom action/chase sequence where our hero’s fundamental beliefs are shaken and toppled, some fantastic interaction between father and son, and a nicely executed dose of “the meek shall inherit”. While this is a love story, love however is not the cure for all the ails the hero, but it is the cause, the reason he begins his transformation, and ultimately the reward.

I found the beginning a bit slow and it took me a number of pages to get into the flow of the story… I began liking the story when the hero’s father came into play, and, even more, when the love interest showed up, but the story really began to shine as all these elements were gathered and, literally, placed in the same room. Then the “battle” commenced and I was pleased with the payoff.

I don’t wish to give the wrong impression with the above dramatic rendering of the plot. This my own take on a quiet, with-a-little-bit-of-crazy, sweet story of finding oneself, making a choice, and living happily ever after.

Delightful is a word that comes to mind.

Rating: 4 stars

Why only 4 stars? There is nary a vampire, werewolf or zombie to be found, and I would’ve liked to have seen more of the love interest, even though it wasn’t her story and space is limited with a novella.

I have Scott’s next novel queued: Clearwater Dawn, and I am seriously looking forward to reading it!

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