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Reviewed by ANGELA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog R
Razing Kane is an IMPRESSIVE DEBUT NOVEL that had me turn pages non-stop. It is an engaging story that will make a mark on your reading experience. This story is heart breaking, EMOTIONALLY CHARGED and somet...
Razing Kane is an IMPRESSIVE DEBUT NOVEL that had me turn pages non-stop. It is an engaging story that will make a mark on your reading experience. This story is heart breaking, EMOTIONALLY CHARGED and sometimes draining but most of all, it’s full of HOPE and SECOND CHANCES. Ms. Reeves has definitely captured my heart. ~Under the Covers
State Trooper Kayne Dobrescu is a believable alpha male of the twentieth century complete with a tortured past. He is every bit jaded but deep down he is sweet, loving, confident, over bearing, over protective, and SEXY as hell. His story UTTERLY broke my heart. And the same goes for Jessica Halstatt. She is selfless, emotionally strong, inspiring and I AM HUMBLED by her character.
Kayne and Jessica are both victims of their past trying to survive the best way can. It is true fate that this two lost souls cross paths and given another chance at life. However, Ms. Reeves did not make it that easy as their paths will cross more ways then they can imagine.
I cannot speak highly enough about this book that had me crying at five percent. The tragic but realistic scenes were just so heart breaking. The intrigue, betrayal, heartaches, happiness, lust and love in this one novel was delivered with skill in a full flowing story. With experience being a 911 dispatcher, Ms Reeves brings REALISM to this book and more then that, AWARENESS.
If you haven’t already read this book, I strongly suggest you do. I promise you will not be disappointed.
Now, every time I hear this song , all I think of is Kayne, Jessica and Ms. Reeves. I just thought to include it with my review. Yeah, this book truly made an impact on me. Dark Side by Kelly Clarkson
*Review copy provided by author
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Here's the thing ¿ I have mixed feelings about Razing Kayne.
Here's the thing – I have mixed feelings about Razing Kayne. I could see the appeal of this story, which I know firsthand many readers (including two of my guest reviewers) absolutely loved. But I could also see the flaws. I couldn't stop reading, and I am very glad...
Here's the thing – I have mixed feelings about Razing Kayne. I could see the appeal of this story, which I know firsthand many readers (including two of my guest reviewers) absolutely loved. But I could also see the flaws. I couldn't stop reading, and I am very glad that I had a chance to finally read this book (Thank you, Kame, for gifting it to me when it was on sale!). That being said, to be honest I was very disappointed.
There were far too many story lines and surprises shoved into one book. It would have been a much better novel if half the plots were taken out. The characters didn't have a chance to really grow, nor did the story, since there were simply so many things going on. I had to roll my eyes at more than a few things, but not in a rude way. I was still enjoying the story, crazy “every plot from romance-land” and all. I just can't say that I * loved * it like others did.
I'll still happily try another book by Reeves in the future, as well as recommending it to readers that I think will love it. There was a lot of potential in this book, but, for me, it simply fell short of my expectations.
3 ½ Stars!
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I received this book as a gift and made the decision to share my honest opinion.
posted by The_Book_Queen on January 24, 2014Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 14, 2014
Posted January 2, 2013
Razing Kayne is Julianne Reeves¿ debut novel, and it¿s a heart-
Razing Kayne is Julianne Reeves’ debut novel, and it’s a heart-breaking, heart-warming, heart-stopping, and sexy as hell story. It had me fighting back tears one minute, laughing the next, and kept me guessing what might really have happened to Kayne's family, right to the end.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
While the plot itself is definitely exciting and intriguing, filled with twists and turns and things I never saw coming, it was Kayne and Jess who kept me turning the pages. For me, the real draw of the story is found in how deeply Kayne's and Jess's failed first marriages affected them, their attempt to leave their pasts in the past, and to make things work between them, despite the odds. In truth, while neither of their previous marriages was rosy, Kayne's was flat out gut-wrenching. I'm not sure how he was able to live those years with the demons - the horrific memories - that haunted him. He could have taken the easy way out and used his own service revolver to end his pain, but he kept on going, kept on serving, kept on existing, if not living.
Jessica is a caring, compassionate woman. Her husband died a hero, but Jess lived with the "real" man and it wasn't all that pretty. She could have become a very bitter person, but instead she focused on helping others, putting her own pain aside, and that's what I loved most about her.
The bottom line: Though not without flaws - what I felt were some unlikely coincidences - Razing Kayne is one hell of a debut novel. It's a sizzling hot, emotionally charged story with compelling characters, and even though they're both far from perfect - quick to fly off the handle, and stubborn as all get out - I found myself invested in Kayne and Jess from the start, and caring about them, each in their own right. But when they finally got together and began working through their issues and trying to solve the mystery surrounding the death of Kayne's family, that's when they became people I couldn’t help but love and cheer for. I didn't just want them to be happy, I needed them to be happy. I had to see them conquer their demons so they could have the happily ever after they both so desperately wanted – and deserved.
Nick Astenbeck's book is next in the Walking a Thin Blue Line series, and from what know of he and Sarah, it promises to an intense, poignant, and very sexy story.
My thanks to Ms. Reeves for providing me with a copy of this story in exchange for an honest review. It was a pleasure!
Posted April 24, 2014
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