Behind the Smile, the story of Lek, a bargirl in Pattaya

The Story of Lek, a Bar Girl in Pattaya
'Daddy's Hobby'

Unsolicited Reviews of
'Behind The Smile'

~ The Story of Lek, a Thai Bar Girl in Pattaya, Thailand ~

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by Owen Jones

unsolicited testimonials

ABNA Expert Reviewer

Amazon Breakthrough National Award

What is the strongest aspect of this excerpt?

The strongest aspect of this excerpt was the narrative, describing what life is like for a prostitute in Pattaya with all it's dangers and also some of the rewards. The way the author shares with us the thought process of Lek during and after a "date" shows how she deals with the life that she is thrown into by lack of money when her father dies.

What aspect needs the most work?

Some of the grammar, whether intentional due to the language differences, or not was a little difficult to read and possibly could use some editing.

What is your overall opinion of this excerpt?

The story kept me interested and reading and feeling a great deal of sympathy for Lek. I didn't expect the Arab to be as agreeable to paying for her meal and extra money that she was able to get out of him because of the problems the night before. I would have guessed it would turn out a lot worse. It illustrates the dangers that a person as young as Lek has to deal with in order to survive.

ABNA Expert Reviewer II

Amazon Breakthrough National Award

What is the strongest aspect of this excerpt?

The writer starts off with a strong first sentence and appears to know the fundamentals of the romance genre. He or she pays off the promise of the pitch in these first few pages.




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BTS3: Maya - Illusion
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BTS5: Stepping Stones

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