Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Book review: Roman Holiday: The Complete Adventure (Roman Holiday #1-10)

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Available now!
ebook provided by Netgalley and Loveswept for a honest review.

The wait is over with this eBook bundle that includes all ten episodes of Ruthie Knox’s steamy, irresistible serial, Roman Holiday. Like all the greatest road trips, Ashley and Roman’s journey is full of unforgettable twists and turns. But what’s their final destination?
Ashley Bowman has always been impetuous, but even she is a little shocked when she chains herself to a palm tree in the Florida Keys hours before a hurricane is due to blow in. It’s all with the hope of saving her childhood home from a heartless Miami developer. But the moment she meets Roman Díaz she realizes he does have a heart—it’s just encased in ice. Ashley’s determined to get Roman to crack . . . even if she has to drag him all over the eastern seaboard to do it.
Roman can hardly believe he’s been talked into driving across the country with this brazen wild child in a skimpy bikini. He tells himself he had no choice—Ashley insists he meets the elderly snowbirds whose community will be displaced by his career-making development deal. But in truth he knows that there’s something about Ashley that makes him want to get a little wild himself . . . and the closer they get, the more tempted he becomes.

This was released initially as a serial but in quick bursts. I reviewed episode one when it came out and enjoyed it and now that's it's become available as a whole book i wanted to see where it went. Ashley Bowman finds herself alone and adrift when her beloved grandmother passes away. Her grandmother didn't tell her she was sick and she didn't leave her the resort place she grew up at. In fact she sold it long before and didn't tell her. Now Ashley in a fit of grief has chained herself to a palm tree where property developer and the owner Roman Diaz finds her. Roman on the other hand has had a rough life and he's to the point where he thinks he might actually reach his goals but one scantily clad woman is in his way. Ashley convinces Roman to take a road trip with her if she can change his mind about knocking down her resort home by taking her to see all the people she swears it's meant the world too she might be able to save it. Roman feels he has no choice so he goes along with it. It's kind of a love hate relationship at first but each of them is actually on their own little journey of discovery about who they are and what really makes them tick. This is a longer book at over 500 pages but it's  manageable if you break is down by episodes. IF you can manage to set it down that is. I really enjoyed this. The characters are all so different. Nothing is predictable and I love how at first Ashley seems to be the one with it all together but slowly she realizes nothing is exactly as she thought and Roman realizes he doesn't have to control everything and Ashley is the one who shows him that. They both grow together but on the way there are tons of laughs from secondary characters. Even the bad guys in this story aren't what they seem. Ruthie Knox knows how to keep you interested and invested the story. I don't think i have ever read anything quite like it.

Find out more about this book and Ruthie Knox on her website here www.ruthieknox.com

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