Jun 20, 2012

Skating Over The Line, Rebecca Robbins, #2.

Skating Over The Line.
Joelle Charbonneau.
Publisher:St Martin's Press
Publication Date:September 27,2011.
Genre:Mystery, Humor.
Series:Rebecca Robbins,#2.


Skating Over The Line was another great read. I found myself enjoying this book more than the first one. To me, it seemed like the 2nd book was filled with more mystery, action, of course slightly more of drama and humor added to this one. Once again Joelle brought the books, the scenery to life. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.

Rebecca Robbins is desperate to sell her inherited roller-skating rink in small-town Indian Falls, and---finally---she has a buyer. She can’t wait to head back to Chicago, especially now that her long delinquent father has blown back into town, but Lionel, her veterinarian boyfriend, thinks she should stay put. Also, the gang at the Senior Center wants her to track down the thief who’s been hot-wiring rusted-out classic cars.

Unable to resist, Rebecca soon has the Sheriff’s Deputy threatening to arrest her for obstruction, and strange but scary men threatening her life. Then cars start exploding, with people in them, and Rebecca’s father goes missing. With the help of Pop, her Elvis-impersonating grandfather, Rebecca must find the pyromaniac car thief and put a stop to him---before he stops her first.

  It seemed like Rebecca got herself in more trouble in this book, then the first book, she always seemed to be where all the cars that were being set on fire were. Even thought, she had couple break downs through this book, I believe that she’s pretty strong character, the way she dedicates to find out what’s going on, even against the police orders. That’s what I like about her, I actually like her stubborn attitude, it gets things figured out. Unlike the police who I am starting to suspect, don’t do much of investigating, she tends figure out, before they do.

Now, the relationship between Lionel & Rebecca had progressed through this book, even if there was tension between as well. I could tell that he really cares for her though, otherwise why would he tell her to take rink off market, to stay? Also the way he was there for her, when she showed up at his place, all upset. Their kisses in this book seemed to have much more passion. I wasn’t too happy when they broke up towards the end when they broke up. Yet, I know it’s not the end for them. Now, Sean, I have a feeling that he might have some kind of feelings for Rebecca, and possibly love triangle coming up, I’m not too sure yet. I guess I will find out in the next book. Part of me likes Sean, because despite anything, I know he still cares about her and another part, not so much because the way he’s towards Rebecca at times, but then I can’t really blame him.

Now, to Stan. The moment I found that he’s coming back to town, I know there will be tension in the family. However I already had a feeling that Pop would have more problems with him, then Rebecca did. I saw how he changed through the book, and I could tell that he did love Rebecca, despite what he did in the past.

I enjoyed fact, that this book mostly consisted of car theft, and not all involved it around a murder. I always enjoyed authors who can come up with different, unique idea for each book. Joelle did just that. I found myself rooting for Rebecca but at time scared for her as well. I am also beginning to wonder if she’ll ever sell the rink. Another great book, and worth checking out, you won’t want to put it down till very end, each page, each chapter makes you wonder what’s going happen next.


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