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4.0 out of 5 starsGood story
Reviewed in Canada on February 11, 2019
Great information on the abuse of prescription drugs and how pervasive it is however, had a hard time getting into the characters. I feel like although this story is well written with good character development it seemed to be missing the cheekiness that usually is found in James' books.
4.0 out of 5 stars4.5 star romantic suspense that keeps you on the edge with intriguing mystery and a romance between two refreshingly strong and
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 17, 2016
Turn Me Loose is the first book in the Paradise, Idaho series that I have personally read and despite being a fan of Rosalind’s Escape to New Zealand books, I wasn’t sure entirely what to expect from this romantic suspense. However, I was pleasantly surprised and thoroughly enjoyed the book and is completely different to the other books by Rosalind that I have read.
Told from various perspectives, sometimes even unknown perspectives which was cleverly incorporated when necessary, we are introduced to the feisty and strong Rochelle. I found her to be a refreshing type of heroine character - not perfect and lived a challenging life for various reasons but you can’t help but take to the character instantly. The role of her younger sister Stacy and their interactions from the very start of the book adds to the development of Rochelle’s personality and shows her true strength of character.
When we are introduced to Travis, whom Rochelle has a very brief history with, you get to see a different side to Rochelle and her interactions. The chemistry between these two characters is clear and definitely heats up but rather than feeling like ‘insta-love’ and an obvious HEA, the development of the relationship is well built up, giving the book a very real feel. Everything about the way it was written just felt fresh and unique.
The book is originally told in two parts; the romance and the murder mystery. The split writing style worked really well and eventually the book all culminates into one. While the ending was as I had predicted, it was never obvious until the actual outcome with all the twists and turns, and the circumstances and events that result were definitely not predictable! I haven’t read all this series yet but I can reassure you, you can definitely follow this book as a standalone without feeling lost or that you have missed half the background to a series.
Overall, this romantic suspense that keeps you on the edge until the very end has a well rounded HEA and can either be read as part of a series or as a standalone. Definitely would recommend you give this book a read!
5.0 out of 5 starsLove, emotion,suspense and hot romance
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 17, 2016
Great relationship building, social observation, work ethic and fun! Another hot couple but a fresh dynamic - so much to like in here! For me, this book is all about letting go and taking that chance. But it can be hard to hold that belief when life experience has delivered some knocks along the way. Rochelle is determined to hold her own. She's wrapped in a physical package that has attracted male attention from an early age - along with that attraction comes small town attention, judgment and prejudice - apart from everyone knowing your messy marriage failure. So Rochelle isn't into short term, however good it looks. And Travis looks spectacular... Along with the developing relationship (which sucks you in) there are some tough messages in here, small town dark moments, poor male attitudes, recreational drugs, enforced life choices, it's a rich mix. Travis has made mistakes too and they rear their heads at inopportune moments. Well there's rarely the right moment to parade our faults is there? Is not saying the same as lying? I leave you and Rochelle to decide! My favourite lines? "It's hard to jump in with both feet when you've got one foot out the door"' . Not a bad lesson for life or love.
4.0 out of 5 starsRates higher because of the ending
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 20, 2016
For over half of the book I found myself reading in fits and starts, the plot was nothing special, the characters fairly strong, but the pace was very slow and the villains didn't look too impressive. I'd have given it three stars and felt like that might be generous. But the ending boosted both plot and pace. That part was a page turner.