Jack Rossi is Dare Island's new police chief. The laid-back North Carolina community is just what he needs to recover from a rocky marriage and a big-city police department. He's learned his lesson: no more high-profile women or high-pressure jobs. The last thing he wants is an unconventional alt girl rocking his world.
Grad student Lauren Patterson made headlines when she kept a bank robbery from going bad. She's fled to Dare Island to clear her head and focus on writing her story. However, sexy Jack Rossi is a distraction that's too hot to ignore, and it's igniting an affair too combustible to resist - or quit.
But when their pasts come looking for them, Jack and Lauren find themselves fighting for the future they deserve, whatever the price.
©2014 Virginia Kantra (P)2014 Audible Inc.
passionate reader and vegan
OH FOR PETE'S SAKE!! I have loved this whole series but this book takes the cake. What a wonderful, funny, sweet, romantic, strong, and lovely read. I wasn't sure the story of Jack and Lauren would be on par with the wonderful Fletchers but hot damn!! It's better. There is an added element of challenge and personal angst in this book that, to me anyway, did not appear in the first 3 and let me REPEAT, I loved the first 3. This is a must read for anyone who loves to melt with the richness of the story, the believability of the characters, the SUPERB writing and the familiarity of reconnecting with old book friends.
I stumbled upon this whole series on audible.com while looking for books narrated by Sophie Eastlake, of the BEST audible has to offer. I was SO not disappointed in either Sohpie's marvelous narration but also completely captivated by the writing voice of Virginia Kantra.
Please do yourself a favor and read this series...even better, listen to it. You won't be sorry.
This is a new author for me, but I will be reading/listening to more of Virginia Kanta's stories. I enjoyed Sophie Eastlake's reading as well
I really had high hopes because I found Jack so intriguing in "Carolina Man". This story just did not live up to its potential. Everything was okay, but none of it drew me in like the previous books.
not your typical romance so it is interesting from start to finish. island police chef interested by "hostage girl" author who is trying to write her followup book but is blocked. they help each get unstuck.
A lovely audiobook. Eastlake did a fantastic job with both the hero and heroine. It took me a little to adjust to the heroes voice but then it was perfectly him.
Carolina Blues, was just a sweet heartwarming read of finding your place in life and the people you're meant to be with. I'm really loving this little island and enjoying all of the characters that live there.
I love the entire Carolina Series by Virginia Kantra. So much so that I'm sad I finished all 4 in 3 weeks. I hope that the series continues there are so many more characters that deserve their happily ever after too.
No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
Yep, I love the setting of Dare Island and the similarities to the island on which I live-though the romance extremes are not prevalent here, that I know of.
Yes, I'm familiar with here from the entire series. I cannot imagine anyone else performing this series.
Yes, and I did! I did not get much done while listening.
Note: Mature themes
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This is the third book of a three-book series. By now, I had heard almost every line somewhere in the two prior books. The author's templates have worn me thin at this point. There is nothing in the story line unpredictable. It's pablum. How 'bout a good murder mystery instead of another wedding? Enough with the fantasy!
Not much. It was the same 'ole, same 'ole. Good guy cop (who all the women lust over) saves the damsel in distress. Yawn.
Some reality sprinkled into the fantasy would have given the story some teeth.
I read all of the books in the series. The series has a good story line but would have been very burdensome if I had been unable to fast forwarded through the downright silliness of "save me's" and juvenile mentality of sexual encounters (we're talking 7th grade, here). The "save me" component of every main female character conjured up cartoons of Snidely Whiplash tying women to railroad tracks, only to be saved by Dudley Do-Right. (And I thought perception of women had progressed in the last 50 years-- especially by other women.) I became frustrated with the template used throughout the book series about the (exceptionally wonderful, spectacular, amazing, sensational, miraculous!) smell of shampooed hair. Ugh. The narration was disappointing in that every male character sounds exactly the same (stereotypical tough, but good, guy), as does each female character (help me! help me!). By that I refer to both the phraseologies used, as well as voice tones and inflictions. I could only tolerate these type issues in exchange for an overall good story line and setting. Otherwise? I would have dumped the first book and certainly not have purchased the remaining books in the series.
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