Turn Me Loose : Paradise, Idaho

  • by Rosalind James
  • Narrated by Claire Bocking
  • Series: Paradise, Idaho
  • 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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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.
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- Lia "I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!"

Loved this book. Not your typical romance.

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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.

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- Rose O'Toole

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-17-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio