Carolina Blues : Dare Island

  • by Virginia Kantra
  • Narrated by Sophie Eastlake
  • Series: Dare Island
  • 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

You Won't Be Blue with this one

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 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.
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- The Elf in the Kitchen "passionate reader and vegan"

Easy Reading 3

Is there anything you would change about this book?

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!

What did you like best about this story?

Not much. It was the same 'ole, same 'ole. Good guy cop (who all the women lust over) saves the damsel in distress. Yawn.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Sophie Eastlake?


What would have made this romance irresistible?

Some reality sprinkled into the fantasy would have given the story some teeth.

Any additional comments?

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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- Beje "Say something about yourself!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-07-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios