Series: Roman Holiday #1
Published by Loveswept
Pub Date: November 11th 2013
Format: ARC | Source: NetGalley
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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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.
I’ve become a big fan of Ruthie Knox thanks to her serialized novel, Truly, which is free to read on Wattpad until the end of the year. That book was AMAZING. I loved it. After that, I need to get my hands on all things Knox.
Chained was such an interesting start to what I know will be a fun ride. Not only do we meet Ashley, who is chained to a tree for most of this, but we also meet Roman Diaz, who is MOST DEF going to be a hard nut to crack from what I’ve seen of him so far.
The story has definitely grabbed my interest, but it’s hard to judge just how much I’ll love it in about 40 pages. I like that the two main characters are basically in a battle against each other. And I also really like how surprising Ashley’s character was. You think she’s this ditzy blonde, but turns out to be really sharp. I hope Roman surprises me too in the end.
I think you guys should totally take a chance on this serial. It will leave you wanting to know what happens next!