Thursday, November 14, 2013

Book review: Roman Holiday: Chained (Roman Holiday #1) by Ruthie Knox

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Meet Ashley and Roman—complete opposites who can’t hide their attraction—in Episode 1 of Ruthie Knox’s eBook original serial, Roman Holiday.
Ashley Bowman is having a bad week. Reeling from the death of her beloved grandmother, she returns to the Florida Keys only to learn that a heartless Miami developer has gotten hold of the crappy vacation rentals she calls home. Ashley has one day to clear out before Roman Díaz destroys the only place in the world that matters to her. Chaining herself to a palm tree in the bulldozers’ path seems like a good way to stop him . . . until she realizes she should’ve brought food and water. And pants. Also, it would help if the evil developer weren’t so ridiculously hot.
The last thing Roman Díaz needs is some sun-kissed blond protester getting her picture in the newspaper and messing up his plans. He bought the property fair and square, and the resort he wants to build on the site is the key to realizing his highest ambitions. But when a hurricane blows through, Roman has to hustle Ashley to safety if he wants to protect his reputation—and that means giving in to her unreasonable demands.
Roman needs to learn a little compassion, and Ashley’s decided to teach it to him . . . even if she has to drag him all over the Eastern Seaboard to do it.

This is a interesting new serial by Ruthie Knox. For the month of November there will be a new episode each week. Then that's it until March of 2014 when it continues with 5 more episodes.  I'm not sure how i feel about this yet but I'm going to give it a whirl and see where it goes. Episode one opens up with Ashley Bowen chained to a tree. Her grandmother sold her childhood hang out and safe place two years ago and then died without telling her about it. Now she's protesting the company that wants to tear it down and build a resort. Roman Diaz is that guy.  Thank god for him. For although he's a jerk he's a jerk who gives her water and a umbrella to block sun. UNTIL... It starts to rain and a category 3 hurricane is coming in. That umbrella doesn't do much then. This is a introduction into the serial and really just a tiny glimpse at only 58 pages. You get a small bit of background on both Ashley and Roman. Just enough to wet your whistle and make you want a little more to drink. I was both intrigued and ticked off when it ends of course with some drama and the thought of what next!! You have to tune in next week to find out.  This episode is available on Amazon right now and at 99 cents it's not a bad deal when you figure out the price for the whole series is going to be about five bucks.  Lots of mystery here to keep you on edge. 5 out of 5 stars for Roman Holiday: Chained by Ruthie Knox.

Find out more about Ruthie Knox and the serial on her website. There is even a  excerpt of chapter 1 if you want to try it before you buy it.  Find it here

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