i've done it! after nearly 4.5 years as a published writer with ten books out there, it has finally happened. today, i received my first ever 1-star review on amazon for my latest novel the secret to happiness. no, what irked me was that amazon have changed their rules around reviews. i obviously missed the memo about this and i still believed that it was not possible to just give a rating; words had to accompany it. not anymore. now a reader can simply give a rating with no explanation whatsoever and this is difficult to swallow.