|Reviews for Quandaries of a Quirky Romantic|
| Alicia yes chapter 5 . 9/23
This is really good! I only stumbled upon this today (I read WYOTU about a year back, gosh all your works are really good) and half of me wants to finish this in one sitting while the other half wants to drag this on for years, but yeah, this is so good that I get mammoths, not even butterflies anymore, in my stomach with each line I read. Kudos to you.
| Classychik chapter 1 . 7/28
Hi! So...I'm reading your story again and I just wanted to stop and drop a review to let you know that I seriously would love to read anything new that you have. This has got to be my most favorite story on this site. You are such a strong writer, with good character development, good plot, good everything! I read your story when I was like 15, years ago, and I'm back reading your story now at 23 and am still in love with it. You have a gift! Please let us know once you get published, I would really like to see your work on the book shelfs at Barnes& Nobles.
| starry eyez chapter 17 . 7/27
Just needed to explain one thing. Nicola means Nicholas in Italian. So for a girl it would be Nicoletta. Also we dont answer the phone saying saluto but pronto or ciao. Im liking the story so far and kudos on the title.
| agentdolly chapter 11 . 1/15
wow, angie's a total jerk. really love the story so far~~
| somersaultkick chapter 26 . 11/3/2015
Gosh this hurts so much. Uhggigcjjnsxjczjznsjsnd
| xXxslayqueenxXx chapter 11 . 6/28/2015
haha-Meghan's basically my equivalent. I love matching people up, and I will jump down their throats relentlessly until they try going on a date. Only problem is, I don't have a Kale...*sadface* I completely heart Nadine's quirkiness & Thatcher is...OH MY GOD. Can you buy a Thatcher on Amazon?
| Silently Singing chapter 18 . 6/17/2015
I got so worried when I read the title for this chapter. I was afraid that Thatcher somehow got Nadine pregnant, but then I realised that they weren't that reckless. All in all this was a pretty fluffy chapter.
On another note I pretty much cried when I read about the abortion. I'm pro-life and totally agree with Thatcher.
Anyways keep on doing what you're doing and good luck!
| Guest chapter 8 . 2/17/2015
Just a language correction, in Italian, grammatically -iamo means us so when you said torniamo, you said we will return. For what you want Thatcher to say, you would say "Nonna, è solo io, ritornare a letto. " That translates to Nonna it's only me, return/go back to bed.
| Guest chapter 1 . 8/31/2014
I don't know if you're aware but a user named CassieStrauss1106 is posting this story on the PLL section of Fanfiction under the name 'Playing With Fire'
| Julietish chapter 2 . 8/31/2014
Hi! It's Juliet from A Drop of Romeo. When your story was featured on ADoR, a judge wrote this review for it: Once again the legendary Secretive/Analytical Calico has come out with yet another brilliant story in Quandaries of a Quirky Romantic. The town’s feared matchmaker pairs up the slightly crazy good girl Nadine and bad boy Thatcher and they agree to the match mainly to get her off their backs, but as their relationship develops, it starts to become more real.
Nadine isn’t your typical sarcastic know-it-all protagonist, instead she’s refreshing and just a little bit mad so the comments she comes out with make you snort with laughter at your screen. She loves romance stories, but fears falling in love (and Thatcher). I found her loyalty to her best friend heart-warming, despite Nadine’s tendency to allow her to walk all over her given her best friend has also been paired up by the matchmaker, Megan, and is really condescending about how Nadine does not have a boyfriend.
Thatcher is made likeable the instant you learn of how loving and protective he is of his grandparents, Nonno and Nonna and that he will pretty much do anything for them. The poor guy rally earns your sympathy when you find out about his traumatic past, which comes back with a vengeance at the end of the story.
All the supporting characters are vibrant, particularly Nadine’s family (and her demonic cat) and Thatcher’s best friend Huey, and are well fleshed out. The drama too is realistic and gives our story its bittersweet ending that leaves you shouting ‘why?’ at the screen. Secretive’s writing is excellent as usual, and it really lets you connect with the characters, with only the odd spelling or grammar mistake, that don’t really detract from the flow of the story.
One point to note however is the sequel which carries on where the ending leaves off, hasn’t been updated since 2010. But don’t let that stop you, the story is a good read all on its own too!
| 4gnez chapter 26 . 7/7/2014
| Guest chapter 26 . 3/1/2014
Nadine a slide for dating skyler! You NEVER date the enemy after you break up
With your ex . That's an unspoken rule it goes along with family members and friends . That's just spiteful & thacher a idiot all he had to do was tell Nadine he had plenty opportunities .
| Aretice N. Treader chapter 22 . 12/1/2013
I didn't really see that one coming. I actually found myself enjoying the philosophical stuff, but I'm kind of wondering why Huey and Nicola were in Thatcher's house, though Hey could have been visiting Thatcher and discovered Nicola. There were a few mistakes, but this chapter was still good.
| Aretice N. Treader chapter 21 . 12/1/2013
There were a few mistakes, such as verb tense issues, in this chapter, but I enjoyed reading about Thatcher meeting part of Nadine's family.
| Aretice N. Treader chapter 20 . 12/1/2013
So, there were a few mistakes in this chapter, but it was still okay. It's funny how well Huey knows Thatcher.