Jun 20, 2012

Skating Around The Law, Rebecca Robbins, #1.

Skating Around The Law.
Joelle Charbonneau.
Publisher:St Martin's Press.
Publication Date:September 28, 2010.
Genre: Mystery,Humor.
Series: Rebecca Robbins,#1.
Source: Library|Goodreads.


For as long as I remember, I always enjoyed mysteries. I have read quite few of them through the years. However, I’m very picky when it comes to mystery, it has captured my attention or I won’t finish it. Skating around the Law did just that, caught my attention. There was couple slow parts and reason for me giving it 4 stars; however it picked up pretty fast. I had come across the book accidently while in library, looking for some books. I was glad that I did, it was filled with a lot of action, and there wasn’t scene in book that didn’t have some sort of action going on. I also loved the idea of Roller Rink, it something I haven’t read about before, making this story pretty unique.

Rebecca Robbins is a woman on a mission---to sell the roller rink she inherited from her mother and get back to Chicago. Fast. However, when she discovers the dead body of the town’s handyman headfirst in a rink toilet, potential buyers are scared off. Now Rebecca is stuck in a small town where her former neighbors think she doesn’t belong, living with her scarily frisky grandfather, Pop, and relying on a police department that’s better at gardening than solving crimes.

Eager to move forward with her life, Rebecca begins investigating the murder herself, reluctantly accepting help from Pop and his extensive social network, which includes a handsome veterinarian and a former circus camel named Elwood. Nevertheless, someone isn’t happy she’s looking into the case, and their threats will have her questioning whether playing sleuth was such a good idea after all.

What I had enjoyed about this novel, to me all of the characters seemed realistic and I found myself being able to easily connect with them, especially with Rebecca. Now, Rebecca was one of my favorites through the book, her attitude, also of taking the case into her own hands. Even though she didn’t want to keep the rink, I loved the dedication to her mother’s rink, to make sure that everything was running smoothly. Also how she wanted make sure that it will stay a rink, once it’s sold.

Lionel & Rebecca. Their relationship, I liked right from and a start and I knew that they were attracted to one another, from the moment that the two of them met. I could practically feel the tension between the two of them. Right from start, I was hoping for them to get together, because there was apparently something between the two of them. I liked the fact that their relationship was different then ones I read in other books, fact how they didn’t fall in love with each other, right from beginning. I liked that it kept me wondering, what was going happen between the two of them next. There were a lot of scenes between them, that made me smile, especially the kissing scenes.

Another character I adored was Rebecca’s grandfather; he made me laugh half of the time. I don’t think I seen any grandfather act the way he does, especially with women, it’s no wonder Rebecca was uncomfortable, if I was in her situation, I would too. I enjoyed his humor though and in general the humor through the book, it made the book even more interesting to read. In general, this book is worth reading. It has a lot of action, mystery and humor added to it. I will be checking out the rest of series.


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