Rochelle Marks is working hard to build a name for herself that has nothing to do with her pinup-girl curves. She's made mistakes in the past, and now she's trying to stop her little sister, Stacy, from making worse ones. Rochelle's done with being nothing more than someone's good time. Even if that someone is the one-night stand who turned her life upside down before vanishing - and who's just arrived in Paradise, Idaho, looking to pick up where they left off.
Tech mogul Travis Cochran's hard-won new priorities have brought him to town as a university lecturer, but he's come for something else, too: the smart, sassy, gorgeous woman who's been in his head for months. When Stacy's choices draw her big sister into a web of down-home crime and cold-blooded murder, Travis's mission gets a whole lot more urgent. Now convincing Rochelle to trust him isn't just about winning her back. It may be the only way to keep her alive....
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"Only So! So!"
This one was not as good as the other two- Did not like Claire Blocking at all for this book. I enjoyed her so much in the Australia series but not this one. Some of the scenes in the book were to unbelievable.
"Excited by Her Bruises"
In the first 2 books, I liked Zoe's best friend Rochelle - smart, sassy and independent. She didn't seem like the pathetic type who would allow a man to slap her around and not kick him to the curb. It's so annoying when an engaging female character becomes stupid the moment she meets an attractive man.
It was disturbing when Travis got excited by seeing the bruises he'd left on Rochelle's body during "rough sex". What kind of man enjoys knowing that he caused a lover pain? Travis was portrayed as a devoted son and brother, yet he casually hit the woman he claimed to love. Travis even lied to her father, swearing that he would never hurt her.
Except for several incidents of physical violence, the plot was an interesting mix of romance, family drama and suspense. Unfortunately, the happy ending was contrived and unrealistic, since Travis's actions didn't match his supposed character. Perhaps Rochelle should have asked Kayla (book 2) about the dangers of domestic abuse.
"Loved this book. Not your typical romance."
I liked this book. I am a romance genre fan and it is hard to stand out in the crowd. This one does. There was suspense and the resolution worked for me! I tend to shy away from too much suspense but this book walked the fine line perfectly. It had intrigue romance and humor.
It is third in the series, yet can easily be listened to alone or out of order. A lot of books say you can do that, but with this one it's true.
I don't like it when I am interested in a book, only to realize I need to read a slew of others before I can understand what's happening. Kudos to Ms. James for making that happen with Turn Me Loose.
The story focuses on Rochelle, who is assistant to the Dean of Engineering and Travis, a part time professor and tech mogul. They have a quick, intense encounter in the past and the heat is still apparent when they meet up again. But it is not just about their relationship. It covers a crime ring with a premise that I hadn't even thought of, yet it makes complete sense. Rochelle's sister Stacy has gotten herself into its web and the complexities are intriguing and very entertaining.
The ending was a surprise for me and I loved the relationship development as the characters grow throughout the book and finally reach the dramatic conclusion.
I listen to a lot of audio books and I am in awe of Claire Bocking. Each of her voices is distinct in tone, dialect and cadence. She does what other books would need 3 narrators to accomplish. She could read my bills and I would enjoy them.
It is a great book with outstanding and one I will probably listen to again, which is rare for me.
I received a free copy in return for an honest review. It would have only cost me $1.99 and I wish I had bought it so it wouldn't shade someone's opinion of my honest review.
"Amazing book under $8.00"
In Turn Me Loose, we return to Paradise, Idaho for another suspense filled adventure.
We meet Rochelle (she also appeared in Books 1 & 2 of the series) a hard working 30 something who has pulled herself up by her bootstraps to make a good life for herself. She is also trying to help her college age sister, Stacey. Rochelle gets a shock when Travis, a one-night stand from 9 months earlier, appears in her life after promising to call and then disappearing.
There are two stories going in Turn Me Loose, there is the romance between Rochelle and Travis and a murder of a young woman in the community. Ms. James does a fantastic job of weaving the two story lines together and tying everything in with Rochelle's commitment to her family.
I enjoyed Rochelle as a character. She's a fantastic example of someone who battles the social stereotypes to carve out the life she wants. Life hasn't always been easy, but she is making progress to get where she wants to be. I also appreciated that even though her attraction to Travis was present from the moment he stepped into her office, she made him earn the second chance.
Travis is a fun guy and it was fantastic to watch him woo Rochelle and make the effort to do things right for her. He had some fantastic romantic gestures, both big and small.
The suspense story line is intriguing and keeps you guessing right until the very end. As we moved through the story, I think I had at least different theories on what was going on and I was completely wrong!
Turn Me Loose is a well written story with great characters and a good balance between romance and suspense so that both story lines are evenly represented. This is another great installment to the Paradise franchise!
Claire Bocking was very good with the delivery of most of the story. However, she did tend to pause for during the narration a lot which became a little annoying, but she still did a good job.
"Great story, lousy performance"
I am extremely disappointed with the performance given to a very good story.
The reader is not credible at all, has the voice of a 5-year old, no feelings coming through. She reads as if she is bored to death which makes it ver difficult to follow the story. The characters all have the same intonation so you don't know if its a female or male reading the line.
The first two books had wonderful readers which prompted me to buy the third one in the series which reading is failing to keep interested in the book.
If I could ask for a refund, I would.
"Another great addition to the Paradise series."
Great story and series. This narrator did a great job, however, repeatedly mispronouncing Spokane, WA. was rather annoying.
"Wow,it's a read with twist and turns!"
Romance, murder ,greatnarration lol combined to get point!
I like to think they all posed as a favorite in a certain way!!
I loved how after Stacey,was drugged,Rochelle,and Travis how they team up and find the murder and protect,Rachelle sister!
I did listen to 80% at once and very ending next morning! I would have finished if husband didn't have to be up at 4am
Rosalind James once again captured,the romance and Love in a book,all the while educationing a topic that's so needed, this book spoke of thousand of woman who are drugged in college ( also else where),and the repercussions of immature behavior and having the invincible portion that college students seem to have these days. Travis and Rochelle came together very well to try and find the murder, along the way they found themselves and a happy ever after in many ways. Where shall learn to trust again and that all men are cheaters and Lulu and losers,this is definitely a great read wonderful summer read this is book 3 in the series it was one that I wish was put out at the same time 1 ,2 3 but then again I wouldn't have anything to look forward to and the excitement of the new book coming out. The narration by Claire blocking was off the chart she has to be one of the best narrators, dealing with multiple characters, personalities, and sexes her narration leaves you with the imagination of it being played out along with the great rating of Rosalind James. She has become my number one author has her book stay true to themselves, and she has yet to let down. She has listens to the readers and reaches for what the reader is actually looking for and tries to put that in perspective in her box, not many writers these days would do that !
Massive hats off and many pats on the back for a great ending to a series a trilogy to Rosalind James, and Clara blocking and those who helped with ideas to come together. This author has amazing things in her head that I cannot wait for her to put on paper. I would definitely recommend this trilogy. Yet another great summer read.
"Love the Paradise series, especially on Audiobook!"
Turn Me Loose is book number 3 on the Paradise Idaho series by Rosalind James. I have loved all the books in the Paradise series because they all have romance, suspense, and amazing characters. It is so easy to identify yourself with some of the situations in the books and even share traits with the characters. Rachelle is the responsible sister who is looking after her younger sister. Travis is a professor at the University who met Rachelle before and then looks for Rachelle in Paradise. As always I look forward to reading Rosalind's books as she portrays her characters as "humans", with great qualities and flaws.
I recently started jogging and biking, what a great way to pass the time if you are able to listen to Claire Bocking narrate Rosalind's "Turn Me Loose"
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.
"Take Me to Paradise!"
I love this series! This book was very well written by Rosalind James. I love this genre of books. You have suspense, romance and steam...... What more could you ask for. I love the characters in this book and I love how the very talented and amazing Claire Bocking brings Rochelle and Travis's story to life. You never want it to end! Once you start reading/listening, you won't want to stop. I love reading books, but hearing it on audio takes it to a totally different level. I definitely recommend this book and the audio book experience.
* I received a free copy of this audio book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.
"Romance and a little bit of suspense"
I feel as though both the audio and print versions are amazing. Claire Bocking did bring a wonderful element to the narration of the story and brought the emotions of the book out perfectly.
I don't want to give away the ending to the book, but of the most memorable moments is in the end when Rochelle helps get the bad guy. She may not have a college education but she's smart and she protects her family and herself.
The elevator scene was great, I feel as though Rochelle and Travis learned a lot about each other.
This book made me laugh and cry. Ms. James is an amazing storyteller and Claire Bocking does a wonderful job narrating her stories bringing the characters to life!
This is romantic as well as suspenseful book. The suspense is just right it's not too much and Ms. James brings up yet another important topic that a big concern in our world today. I love how she brings genuine characters to life through her writing and she doesn't shy away from hot topics.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated I any way and was not required to write a positive review.
"You just never know what your getting in life"
Slightly disappointed in this story as it started off as a thriller type story which I expected then turned into a romance and the thriller part was lost. It came back periodically until it surfaced properly in the last 20% of the story. Overall it's a good well written book and was worth listening to. Narration spot on .
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