Wednesday, November 03, 2010

An Innocent Heart by Heike Freudenmann and G. S. Binkley

A fire has to be feed to keep burning, if you stop the input of fuel or remove the oxygen, the fire will burn itself out, flames will disappear and not even an ember will remain. One would think that the same would be the case when it comes to love, but if we are to trust Heike Freudenmann and G. S. Binkley you can go on loving someone forever, even if that love is never nourished even by a look or just an innocent touch.

“An Innocent Love” is one of those “First Love that Last for Ever” kind of stories that makes you wonder just how a never recognized teenage love can live on for years without nourishment, but I guess it really doesn’t matter it’s fiction and it’s kind of romantic, so who cares?

So let me introduce you to the women central to the storyline. The youngest is Kim, she was born in Greece but lives in Germany with her family, she works at a local bookstore and when she’s not working or writing her stories, she spends time with her boyfriend Sandro or fights off the none too subtle questions by her parents if perhaps it might be time that she and Sandro got married. The big question is if Sandro is really the love of her life or if perhaps she has someone else in mind.

If Sandro isn’t really the one that Kim wants then you might ask who is? If you tag along you’ll be able to get a glance at who she had in mind when she was a young girl hanging out with her cousin Yasmin and Yasmin’s friend Robin with whom she has lost touch years ago.

A chance meeting and a break up with Sandro at the local movie theater put’s Kim in touch with Robin again, and soon they a not just catching up on old times but breaking grounds for a renewed friendship.

Robin Hart is an American living in Germany, she’s 28 years old and a bit of a loner, working two jobs just for the fun of it, missing her deceased parents and keeping a lock on her broken heart, but meeting Kim and seeing her old friend Yasmin again do put a bit of smile on Robins face. The question is who is really putting that smile there?

You might have guessed that we got a bit of a triangle love story on our hands here, but there is no reason to worry it’s really all kind of innocent so even the tender-hearted can enjoy it.

If you are very picky as to the quality of the stories that you spend your reading time on you probably shouldn’t read this one as I’m not too impressed with the writing style, but if you can overlook this the story is catching enough and it does have a number of scenes that I found to be well put together.

I’ll also point out that this is the only online romance, apart from “Campus” by Anik LaChev, that I’ve come across that takes place in Germany.


  1. Really! Poor quality in the writing style? Quite a few fans loved it and the style of writing, along with several awards and you think you know about writing... won't even say who you are. I'll be an anonymouse as you are.... challenge you to see how well you write. Your review was a bit sloppy on the quality style itself.

    1. Thanks for taking time to comment on my review.

      I'm an avid reader of online LesFic / F/F FanFiction, and the reviews I write is just my thoughts. What I find to be a good story might very well be just a wast of your reading time!

      So You might ask why I chose to share my thoughts on the stories I read and the reason is quit simply that I found the recommendations of other readers to be a great help when I first ventured out into the world of online fiction. So You can say that I'm just "paying it forward"

      As to the quality of my writing - you are quite right ...English is not my first language, and I'm sure that the writing style, grammar and spelling show just that ! You could say that this blog is a bit of a writing exercise for me as I was never really taught written English.

      Hope to see you back and please feel free to share your thoughts on my reviews ... maybe you can put me right and help other readers find the good reads they look for!