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Review #1: Review by K.C. Finn

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K.C. Finn 

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Reviewed By K.C. Finn for Readers’ Favorite

Four Bittersweet Romances & A Four-Act Closet Drama is a collection of short stories and dramatic works penned by author Lawrence G. Taylor. As the title suggests, this work takes on a romantic theme and presents realistic romances with both the highs and lows of emotional sentiment. Centering especially on the cultural differences and intricacies of Caribbean characters, Afro-Americans and those living in and native to Sweden, an interesting set of personalities find themselves in situations ranging from holiday romances being continued to arguments between friends, clashes of culture, and friends-turned-lovers scenarios. The work is better suited to the mature reading audience owing to complex themes and strong romantic but non-explicit content. 

Author Lawrence G. Taylor presents a really interesting mix of stories that unify to tell a tale of all the different, difficult facets of romance and dating many of us may face in our lives. For me, the most poignant tales were certainly Binky’s Reverie, and the drama Tell Me Who My Enemy Is as I felt a deep emotional resonance with the pain, disappointment, and conflict in these tales. Balancing this against the romance genre makes for some very exciting reading that will leave you thinking long after closing the book. All of the stories offer something fresh and different for readers of varied tastes. Overall, I would certainly recommend Four Bittersweet Romances & A Four-Act Closet Drama to fans of quirky, realistic romance tales and those who want to be able to engage with an enjoyable quick-read and still take a poignant, satisfying message away from it.

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Review #1: Review by Natalie Soine

Reviewed By: 

Natalie Soine 

Review Rating: 

4 Stars 


Reviewed By Natalie Soine for Readers’ Favorite

Darker Than Blue: This Mortal Coil by Lawrence G. Taylor is a dystopian story set in the year 2030 and tells the tale of Boy Blue (BB), who is in a mental asylum on Atlantis Island. BB was considered a “giant” due to his size, struggled with his looks, and lacked self-confidence. One of the caregivers, Sam, befriends BB and believes that BB has been unfairly imprisoned in the asylum. The two hatch a plan for BB to escape, which may have a devastating effect on the community if successful. Atlanteans believe that the social and economic injustices would continue, along with the pain and trauma caused by discrimination. “President DeeDee is expected to make Babylon great again, the fulfillment of a glorious dream.”

Darker Than Blue by Lawrence G. Taylor is well written and transports the reader through an imaginary world that certainly gives us food for thought. The story highlights how most of us have been victims of discrimination which impacts our lives and stays with us forever. Through many interesting characters, Darker Than Blue explores various forms of discrimination and how some benefit at the expense of others. The scenes and characters are vividly described and easy to understand, keeping the reader’s attention from start to finish. We dream of a future free of all forms of discrimination; however, we are the only ones who can make that dream a reality. As highlighted in Darker Than Blue, we have to work together if we want positive change in our beliefs and values.