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One Way Out

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  • Posted May 4, 2014

    Alex: 9/10 Cassie: 4/10 Romance: 7/10 Humor: 4/10 Pace: 9/10 Act

    Alex: 9/10
    Cassie: 4/10
    Romance: 7/10
    Humor: 4/10
    Pace: 9/10
    Action/Adventure/Suspense: 7/10

    Despite my dislike for Cassie (<i>TSTL</i>
    ), I thought this was a great book. A decent page turner. And I was completely fascinated with the paleontology aspects of the story. I always enjoy reading Michele Albert's books. I recommend One Way Out to anyone who loves suspense with a healthy dose of steamy romance.

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  • Posted March 26, 2013

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    Overall Rating: 3.95 // Action: 3.5 / Emotion: 3.5 / Romance: 4.

    Overall Rating: 3.95 // Action: 3.5 / Emotion: 3.5 / Romance: 4.0 / Sensuous: 3.0 / Suspense: 3.5 // Laughter: 1½  / Tears: 0

    Michele Albert:
    For some reason, love the way Albert tells a story.  There is just something homey and realistic about the pictures she paints of her characters' personalities.

    One Way Out: 3.95
    When Cassie discovers a baby t-rex (the find of a lifetime), she must go to her arch-nemesis, Alex, to ask him to help her unearth and document the t-rex so she will receive the scholarly recognition she craves.  Alex and Cassie exchange snappy quips at each other until they finally admit that their on-going war was just a way of hiding their mutual attraction.

    Alex Martinelli: 3.00
    A Ph.D, University of Wyoming Professor, and paleontologist.  Although he was the hunky hero necessary for a romance novel, it was particularly disappointing that Albert failed to paint a picture of his psyche that would made it easy to identify with his feelings and to create an emotional connection to this under-developed hero.

    Cassie Parker Ashton: 2.50
    A bossy, spunky, bigger-than-life heroine that was difficult to connect with on an emotional level.  Sure she was cute and won our hearts occasionally, but when she bulldozed her way through the pages and then tried to explain her point of view, it was easier to identify with the other characters rather than with Cassie.

    Action: 3.5 
    Alex and Cassie were able to entertain with a few exciting incidents of action and adventure as they found themselves in several precarious situations as they struggled to regain custody of the stolen baby t-rex.

    Emotion: 3.5
    Unlike the previous books in the series, Albert dropped the ball when it came to creating a deep emotional connection between the reader and her characters.  Alex lacked depth and Cassie, who appeared to be a strong, determined, 'plow ahead against any obstacles' kind of woman, ran away in the end.

    Romance: 4.0
    There were sparks flying between Alex and Cassie from the opening pages until the end.  It was obvious to all that these two protagonists had strong feelings for the other.  However, the romance aspect of the story didn't flow smoothly.  Albert ended their first love scene in the woods with such an abrupt, unfinished feeling that wondered, &quot;what was that all about?&quot;

    Sensuous: 3.0
    The love scenes between Alex and Cassie were hot and full of sensuality and sizzle, but the emotional aspect that is a necessary component to a successful love scene was missing.  

    Suspense: 3.5
    Yes, there was some suspense in the story, but there was not that intense degree of nail-biting, 'hanging on every word' intrigue that usually keeps a reader tuning the pages without interruption.

    Secondary Characters: 2.5
    Most of the time the secondary characters faded into the background, even though they were vital to the story.  A few secondary characters inspired interest and a wish that Albert had provided further development, included: {1} Travis Ashton, Cassie's fifteen year old son; {2} Wyatt Parker, Cassie's younger brother, and {3} Russ Noble, the part-time ranch hand, who piloted Alex and Cassie to Vermont.

    See Wolf Bear Does Books for a more in-depth, detailed review of *One Way Out*.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2005

    Spellbinding tale

    One Way Out snaps and sizzles with suspense and hot, steamy passion. ** Cassie Ashton, treasure hunter, has always been one step ahead of serious paleontologist Alex Martinelli. They both have extreme negative opinions about each other. Simmering underneath it all is an attraction neither was planning on. ** Cassie makes an amazing discovery and needs Alex credentials to help with the project. The baby Rex is the subject of much speculation and major money. Someone is out to steal this find and nothing will get in his or her way. ** As the danger to the baby Rex increase so does the threat to Alex and Cassie. They are up to their eyeballs trying to stay alive. But they can also no longer ignore the passion between them. ** Michele Albert has another heart stopping, palm sweating hit on her hands. The tension is so real you can feel it. Cassie and Alex feel like real people and you want them to succeed on all levels.** Looking forward to the next book in this series.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    exciting romantic suspense

    Their first clash occurred five years ago and every time they meet they argue. Paleontologist Professor Dr. Alex Martinelli detests commercial collector Cassie Ashton because she buys and sells fossils in the market place. He thinks of her as the E-Bay of the dinosaur crowd. Deep inside he envies her uncanny skills in somehow locating dinosaur bones, but he would never admit that to anyone. She enjoys their legendary confrontations in a perverse manner so she always makes them worse than they have to be.--- This time she has a find that she wants only Alex to know of and to confirm what she thinks may be an intact infant T-Rex. This would be the mother lode so Alex agrees to take a look. Alex and Cassie work out a deal; she takes him to the spot where he sees nirvana as he affirms the find. However, someone steals ¿Trixie¿ and the two partners initially suspect the other of a double cross, but quickly realize a third party is involved. As they conclude that their years of heated bickering were a courtship, the in love partners pursue the kidnapped Trixie.--- This exciting romantic suspense novel stars two scuffling dinosaur experts whose exchanges make for a fine tale. The story line is action-packed, but belongs to the battling bone hunters whose wars are as legendary as their finds (think of INDIANA JONES AND THE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK when Jones meets Marion Ravenwood in her remote bar). As the two near fortyish couple (she has a teenage son) tries for a cease fire, they soon are jumping each others bones. Michele Albert provides a fine exhilarating way out tale of love amongst the dinosaur remains.--- Harriet Klausner

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