Reviews for Already Published Books

REVIEW: An Odd Little Girl by JM Dabney


47808087._SY475_Publisher: Self-pub (as part of the Dirty Daddies anthology)
Release Date: August 30, 2019
Received From: Review copy from the author

Donavan Chase had his eye on his best friend’s secretary for a year, but the odd, little girl seemed terrified of him. He couldn’t change his rough looks or guttural voice. How the hell was he going to make her his if she hid every time he was around? Desperate times called for desperate measures. All he had to do was convince his best friend to let him borrow her, just a week and he could convince her to be his.

gender sexuality romantic pairings

GENDER: cisgender
SEXUALITY: presumed heterosexual
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION: presumed heteroromantic

tropes tags warnings

TROPES: age gap, smol x tol, mutual pining, alpha male
TAGS: adult, contemporary, romance, fat character
WARNINGS: sexual content, kink (daddy kink, Daddy/little play), pregnancy mention, anti-native language, drug usage, alcohol, ableism


This was a cute, fun story, if severely lacking in the editing department.

Dabney’s books are a guilty pleasure for me, so I knew I would pick this one up, even as it’s in an anthology with 11 other authors I don’t know, haven’t read, and would be cautious of, because that’s the nature of guilty pleasures. 

And I received exactly what I expected: a straightforward plot, unique characters, kink, an alpha male hero, and a couple hours of mindless pleasure.

But in keeping with receiving what I expected, I also got the typically poorly edited story. Terminology is overused (“baby girl” is said over 70 times in less than 60 pages), the same sentiment is repeated over and over again, sometimes in consecutive paragraphs, and time is so warped and flips around so much that it’s often difficult to keep up with what’s actually happening. The poor editing, while still noticeable in longer stories, was more detrimental to AN ODD LITTLE GIRL because of the short length, making everything more glaringly obvious.

The story was, however, fun and cute, and certainly fulfills the needs of a guilty pleasure.

rating3 STARSabout the author

5217349J.M. Dabney is a multi-genre author who writes Body Positive/Diverse Romance and Fiction. They live with a constant diverse cast of characters in their head. No matter their size, shape, race, etc. J.M. lives for one purpose alone, and that’s to make sure they do them justice and give them the happily ever after they deserve. J.M. is dysfunction at its finest and they makes sure their characters are a beautiful kaleidoscope of crazy. There is nothing more they want from telling their stories than to show that no matter the package the characters come in or the damage their pasts have done, that love is love. That normal is never normal and sometimes the so-called broken can still be amazing.

The author is Gender Nonconforming are uses the preferred pronouns They/Them.

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review by nicky tyler

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