Writers have a love/hate relationship with reviews. We need, I would even say crave a good critique. A well written review, one which points out weakness as well as strengths, is, for me at least, a gift beyond measure. I treasure a good, honest review from someone who understands the complexities of the written word. The very last thing I want is for someone to blow smoke up my skirt. (Where did that phrase come from? )
Yes it is painful to be told the story that you have spent hours writing and rewriting sucks. but how else can you improve? I love constructive criticism, especially when it comes from a knowledgeable source. The key word here is constructive. Please point out scenes that do not work, characters that are two-dimensional, writing that appears forced. I may not always agree with my critiques, but I always, always appreciate the fact that they took the time to read my work and comment on it.