Roman Holiday: The Complete Adventure (2-Book Bundle: The Adventure Begins and The Adventure Continues)

Roman Holiday: The Complete Adventure (2-Book Bundle: The Adventure Begins and The Adventure Continues)

by Ruthie Knox

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The wait is over with this eBook bundle that includes all ten episodes of Ruthie Knox’s steamy, irresistible serial, Roman Holiday. Like all the greatest road trips, Ashley and Roman’s journey is full of unforgettable twists and turns. But what’s their final destination?
Ashley Bowman has always been impetuous, but even she is a little shocked when she chains herself to a palm tree in the Florida Keys hours before a hurricane is due to blow in. It’s all with the hope of saving her childhood home from a heartless Miami developer. But the moment she meets Roman Díaz she realizes he does have a heart—it’s just encased in ice. Ashley’s determined to get Roman to crack . . . even if she has to drag him all over the eastern seaboard to do it.
Roman can hardly believe he’s been talked into driving across the country with this brazen wild child in a skimpy bikini. He tells himself he had no choice—Ashley insists he meets the elderly snowbirds whose community will be displaced by his career-making development deal. But in truth he knows that there’s something about Ashley that makes him want to get a little wild himself . . . and the closer they get, the more tempted he becomes.
Praise for Ruthie Knox
“A great new voice in contemporary romance . . . hilarious, heartfelt, and hot.”New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristan Higgins
“Knox writes incredible romance.”RT Book Reviews
“I’ll read anything by Ruthie Knox—her books are always sexy, funny, beautifully poignant, and honest.”—Molly O’Keefe, bestselling author of Crazy Thing Called Love
“One of the reasons I so like [Ruthie Knox’s] work is because [her] heroines are women I personally can relate to.”Dear Author

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345547071
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/25/2014
Series: Roman Holiday
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 606,634
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Ruthie Knox writes contemporary romance that’s sexy, witty, and angsty—sometimes all three at once. Her debut novel, Ride with Me, is probably the only existing cross-country bicycling love story. She followed it up with About Last Night, a London-based romance whose hero has the unlikely name of Neville, and then Room at the Inn, a Christmas novella—both of which were finalists for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award. Her four-book series about the Clark family of Camelot, Ohio, has won accolades for its fresh, funny portrayal of small-town Midwestern life. Ruthie also writes New Adult romance as Robin York. She moonlights as a mother, Tweets incessantly, and bakes a mean focaccia. She’d love to hear from you, so visit her website and drop her a line.

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Roman Holiday: The Complete Adventure (2-Book Bundle: The Adventure Begins and The Adventure Continues) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book as an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review. I did not like Ashley for the first several sections, and I really didn't like Roman either. Ashley is too flighty and way out of control. No focus or perseverance, just completely irresponsible. In real life, I can't stand people like that, and will do just about anything to get away from them. Ms. Knox gives us excellent reasons why Ashley is the way she is, and while I had sympathy for her and understood why she was the way she was, I still couldn't stand her. And Roman- poor Roman! So buttoned up and over-controlled, because he has been hurt so badly. While I felt very sympathetic toward Roman, I didn't like him either. But I kept plowing forward, because Ruthie Knox wrote this story, and I really like her work. And lo and behold, she got me to like them and be invested in them. Now that's talent! Both Ashley and Roman were desperately unhappy when this book begins, although they won’t let themselves admit it. Ashley’s grandmother (Susan) has died, and Ashley returns from overseas to discover that her grandmother sold her crappy little rental complex in the Florida Keys to a developer without telling Ashley. Her grandmother also died of cancer without telling Ashley that she was sick. Ashley has a lot of family issues, and they have left her rudderless and traumatized, with some majorly dysfunctional coping mechanisms. I’m saying that she didn’t love you as much as you deserve to be loved. I’m saying it’s starting to look like nobody does. Who wanted to hear that? What right did he have to say it, even if it was true? Her mother was dead. Her father had turned her away. Or she’d turned him away- Roman didn’t know which. She’d had no one but Susan. Roman had no right to take Susan away from her. Nana was right. Ashley made herself over for men. It wasn’t just men either- it was her friends, too. Carly and Nana, Stanley and Michael, Prachi and Arvind. She gave them too much power, and when they used it against her, she smiled the whole time Roman is the developer who bought the property to turn it into the typical soulless and commercial junk that we see everywhere in the U.S. Roman is the son of Cuban refugees, and whose father was put in jail for murdering a U.S. woman. The murdered woman’s husband took in the orphaned Roman to raise him, and in doing so screws up Roman’s head in a big way. Both Roman and Ashley are so, so broken. So much that it’s painful to read about. Roman and Ashley have an instant love/hate going on, and it is fun to watch that develop into just the love part as the book goes on. Both Roman and Ashley come to some huge psychological breakthroughs and become much more healthy as the story progresses. Which, thank goodness, because I couldn’t take them as they were in the beginning, if that crap last the whole way though! He was serious. “You think I’m on a quest for self-awareness. You actually think that.” “Not if you’re going to make it sound that way.” “I can’t help it. It’s like you’re telling me I’m going to read Nirvana in an hour. Become a bodhisattva. I’m about the wet myself, and you think I’m becoming self-aware.” “I’m just saying you seem like you’re… growing into yourself.” Ultimately, this is a book about hope and love causing growth as a person. It’s about healing and second chances. And that’s a very powerful message. She lived in the kiss. It was a beautiful place to live. She would happily move into Roman’s mouth forever. They were lost, both of them. Cast out. But his palms came up to cover her ears, and she heard the quiet whoosh of blood moving through his body, her heart beating between his hands, all the life in them and around them, and she didn’t mind being lost, so long as she could have him with her. She held him, and he held her, and she closed her eyes and promised whatever gods or karmic forces had influence over her life, whatever fates controlled her destiny- the ghost of her grandmother. The saints of Cuban Miami, anything with influence, all of them- that she would never let Roman be alone that way again. If she could hold on to him, she would give him her constancy. Because if she were given just one thing, one wish granted in the whole of her life, Ashley wanted Roman Diaz. She wanted this home to come to. I’m not going to try to make you do what I want or be who I want. I want to figure out what you want and help you do that, which means I have to care about your ideals, even when they’re not the same as mine. Bottom line, I’m glad I read this book, and I would recommend it to others!
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beacar More than 1 year ago
This was such an emotional book for me to read.  I love how Ruthie Knox was able to let me see inside the hearts and souls of Roman And Ahsley. Two very scared people trying to make their way in the world.  I especially loved how she brought together all of Ashley's "family" and Roman's reunion with his sister Samantha - amazing!   I will be reading everything Ms. Knox writes. 
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psee More than 1 year ago
4.5 star series Luckily for me I was able to read the Roman Holiday in one book. Initially coming out as a series, this book follows the adventures of Ashley, a free spirited young lady determined to save the old resort she loved and grew up in from the hands of the evil but very sexy developer Roman.  Each has their own personal issues which have set their courses in life, but the magic that occurs when their courses collides was great. I truly loved the feisty personality of Ashley and the cocky attitude of Roman put him in the category of men you love to hate. His transition during his adventure with Ashley was so enjoyable.  I find Knox's writing flawless and the story transitions smoothly. She does a wonderful job drawing you into the characters, and some of them are truly characters. Humor, hot sex scenes and just a little emotional drama make for the perfect story. She did spend some extra time dealing with Carmen, Roman's ex. Really I didn't care to read about her transition because in some ways I think it took away from how big a deal it was for Roman to change due to Ashley. Not that Carmen didn't deserve it, I just wasn't interested in it, though honestly some of the best sex scenes were from Noah, and well, I guess that was a benefit to the story line. Personally I am not a fan of the series books so I love it when they are all put together in a bundle. I highly encourage this book bundle.  Thanks to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Roman Holiday is written in a unique Episode style. I had the privilege of reading Episodes 1 – 5, but now the entire adventure is available in Roman Holiday: The Complete Adventure. This is a wonderfully endearing story about two people finding themselves on a very quirky and impulsive journey. The characters will instantly catapult you into their lives with their witty banter, unconventional thinking and genuineness. From alligators and airstreams, we find ourselves sucked into their journey of heart felt self awareness. The relationship is slow building, simmering right below the surface but turns into full boiling. I immensely enjoyed watching Ashley and Roman. There story was fun but still provided an unforgettable, life changing journey for them both.
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless More than 1 year ago
This Roman Holiday has me wanting to take a holiday of my own. Ashley Bowman week has gone from bad to worse and there is still more to come. In comes Roman Diaz and it is not for a good time, at least not to start with. EPISODE 1: CHAINED - makes tree feel a little envy. EPISODE 2: HITCHED - is fun and entertaining. EPISODE 3: BLINDSIDED - blackmail and a little something less shady. EPISODE 4: RAVAGED - emotional baggage takes its toll in a decidedly different way. EPISODE 5: IGNITED - fire burns hotter when its close to the source.  EPISODE 6: MISTAKEN  EPISODE 7: RENOUNCED  EPISODE 8: STRIPPED  EPISODE 9: TRANSFORMED  EPISODE 10: CLAIMED  Knox has set afire the pages of this mini-series and with each new installment things become a bit more alluring. Simple to the point and in a nut shell locked tight. This was a good read and it would have benefited from less drag time. There are some spots that seemed to drag out. I do understand it was to the benefit of the read. There are just some thing that you have to experience it without the quick recap of events. Knox intertwines friends, family and lovers into a cohesive unit that makes for a better than real life romance. Each character (H/h) have struggles to over come and then build from there. You can see them grow right before you eyes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U ther?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Moans load
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She walks out. "Hello!"