I have just recieved a 1 star rating on 'Goodreads' for my novel ' A Strange Encounter, and a written "review" that states "Bad Language!".
The novel is 91,076 words, the 'F' word appears in it approximately 50 times, this is the only "bad languge" word used.
The novel deals with both military and police personnel in stressful situations, and I used what I considered to be realistic language. I really don't think these types of characters are going to say 'Oh, good heavens' in the circumstances they find themselves in, in my novel.
What do you think?