Romance-Looking For Stories To Review

Review Policy:

I review the first episode of a story. If your story has less than three episodes, please wait until it’s longer.

I post the review here and on my Instagram page for published reviews only so please be ok with that when requesting a review. My Instagram page is @penspaperanddreams. If you want a shoutout, please include your Instagram.

I don’t evaluate cover art or special art as I feel that’s too subjective.

Genres Accepted: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery and Romance. I have the right to deny any story that I feel I’m unable to give a proper review.

Published: I previously accepted unpublished stories, and I’m now only accepting published stories. I accept limelight, ink, classic and spotlight styles.

Following policy: I follow all authors I review regardless of the score they’re given. My instagram is public, so if you’d like to follow me, you can.

Ratings: I only post public reviews for stories that receive a 8/16 or higher. If it’s lower, I send the review via private message.

2nd Review Request: I only accept second story review requests when posted. Otherwise, stories are only reviewed once.

Story order: I Stories in the order requests are received in the following genre orders (fantasy, action, romance and mystery) I select the oldest request first for each of those categories.

Contest Entries: I will be accepting contest entries in a separate review request category and those will receive priority reading order over non-contest entry stories after the H & V contest ends.


I’d really appreciate if I could get some feedback on my unpublished story, “Switched Royalty.” I’ve been working on it for well over a year (I write a lot more than I transfer to episode), and I just want to make sure that I’m heading in the right direction. I’ll include the “basic” summary just to give you a better idea of it. There should be some rough edges (such as small grammatical errors and extras not named) as I still haven’t completely finished editing, but I want to know your general ideas on it.

Summary: Thrust into the life you were suppose to live, into the middle of a revolution, and romance- can you save your nation?

Thanks for your time!
-Robin Bennet

Hey thanks for this opportunity.

Title: Filling a void
Author: Amber Thompson
Genre: Romance

I’d love a review! :blush:

Title: Gang Affiliated
Author: Annie K.
Genre: Romance

Hi! I’m Soe Jaded, just published my first story this… morning I guess. It’s 12am where I am right now. It’s the first three episodes but I really hope they are interesting enough for anyone to want to continue reading. It’s called Not SO Beneficial, about the struggles of avoiding a Friends With Benefits relationship when you have standards.

Tagline: All-Too-Honest Tracy has standards. No-Games James wants her to break them. Who will teach who a lesson?

Here’s the link:

Hopefully I will get some feedback from anyone. I need to know if I’m on to something good.

Thanks again!

Mine is a Romance/Fantasy! Thanks for doing this!

Title: H & V: In Too Deep
Author: Sweet stories
Style: Limelight

Working on everyone’s stories now!

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Hi! I would appreciate an honest review <3 thanks!! :heart:

Form: Ink
Username: ltxo
Author Name: Lara
Story Title: From Girly to Manly
Genre: Romance/Fantasy/Adventure
Description: Ever since the new queen’s reign the kingdom has been divided. There is a barrier between men and women. What happens if you have to pretend to be a boy, but then start to fall for the guy you deceived? [CC]
Published: Yes, Episode 6 so far

Title: H&V: Your Silhouette
Summary: You live in Firea and you’re a part of elite Firean troops. You’re a Shade. Help your country, save your friends’ lives and find your love!
Style: Ink
Episodes: 3 (on-going)
Genre: Action, fantasy, romance

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Hi @Minichomp
I tried to open the link for your story and it said it was invalid. Could you repost or DM it to me?

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Oh I’m so sorry about that I don’t know why that happened. This one should work
sorry for the mix-up!

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Hi @Minichomp

Here is the review for your unpublished story. Since it’s not published yet, this review won’t go on instagram nor will I use the full story rubic points for every section but instead give a total score, since it’s not published.

You have a common trope but you’ve added enough twists to make it interesting. I’m interested in both the main characters and Keith and seeing how that continues to develop. I would say that you would need to really work on pacing. The first episode felt like 5 episodes and although I was enjoying the story, I kept double checking to make sure I wasn’t reading more than 3 episodes. So I would recommend cutting some of the episodes into multiple ones because they’re really long.

Choices: I didn’t really feel that they were super significant but still fun to be included. So I think you’re ok there.

Visuals: Great job here! Directing, backgrounds and characters are all well done. I would say that try to make Skye’s parent’s complexion match what the character chooses unless you wanted biracial options.

Language: Mostly good, although you had a few spelling mistakes. I think the dialogue is realistic and fresh. Great job here.

Overall, I recommend it and give it a total of 14/16. Thanks for letting me review your story!

Thank you so much for the review it really means a lot to me! I’ve been contemplating splitting my first episode into 2 and your review has given me more motivation to do that. As for the choices–some of them are actually super significant, especially the ones with Keith! Depending on your choices with him, you’re thrust into completely different scenes and scenarios.
Thank you for your feedback!

Hi, @Penspaperanddreams1!

Thank you very much for creating this thread, this is very kind of you! Constructive criticism is exactly what I am looking for!

If you are interested in reading a story with several mini-games and where CHOICES REALLY MATTER then, please, give my story a try. This is my first story ever but I have put a lot of effort in it and would highly appreciate any feedback! I promise, the story will keep you hooked :blush:

My story details:

Name of story: H & V: Fate
Author: Alex Af
Genre: Thriller
Episodes: 4 (completed)
Summary of story: Young ambitious journalist hunting down a powerful tycoon who has made a fortune based on lies. But who really is a villain here? Choices matter.
Link to story:

Hi @Alex_af,

I’m not able to read past episode 3, regardless of the content being bonus content or an alternative ending. As you mentioned previously, I don’t want to mess up your user engagement so I’m not sure I’d be the right person to review your story. If you’d like me to still review your story (3 episodes only), I would be happy to do so, but if not, I understand and wish you the best of luck.

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Dear @Penspaperanddreams1,

Thanks a lot for your reply. Of course, I completely understand. Actually, my score already isn’t the highest in the contest and I will hardly rank somewhere at the top, so now I am more after the number of reads to get exposure.

Therefore, if you would still be happy to review my first 3 episodes then, please, do. Who knows, maybe you would eventually want to read chapter 4 just for yourself. But no pressure though!

Name: Art of Desire
Author: Joqueena
Genre: Romance
Summary: A love for art but a stronger desire for each other. Will they be able to quench their thirst or will mishaps break them
Style: ink
Published: yes
Instagram: Joqueena_stories
Forum: Joqueena
Episodes: 3
Focus on: Story too long?
Is the plot interesting enough?
Should I allow readers to generate name/ create avatar
Is the story set up good for the reader to understand
Additional notes: Hello people this is my first story on episode so if you have any questions comments concerns and most of all advice I’m all ears thank you
Link: Art of Desire

Hi! I’d love to get a review for my story. The story is almost done (I’m going to publish the final episode & the epilogue later today), but I’d love to read your feedback so that I’d have a better idea on what to change/add when I do the second editing after I complete the story.

Title: Heading South
Genre: Romance
Published Episode: 18
Instagram Handle: @jasminelilac.episode

Thank you!

Hi! @Amberlyn

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Hi! @anby
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