Landline by Rainbow Roswell Series : N/A Publisher : Hachette Australia (Orion) Source : Publicist provided for review Released : July 7th 2014 Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that …View full post
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Landline by Rainbow Roswell
Series : N/A
Publisher : Hachette Australia (Orion)
Source : Publicist provided for review
Released : July 7th 2014
Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems besides the point now.
Maybe that was always besides the point.
Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect to him to pack up the kids and go home without her.
When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.
That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts . . .
Is that what she’s supposed to do?
Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?
After falling in love with the writing of Rainbow Roswell in Fangirl and craving more of this author’s work and her witty characters. I couldn’t past up an opportunity to review Landline, her newest book which is a departure from the previous ones. It is an adult book but still retains the elements we love though, her flawed characters, who face very realistic and relatable problems. She has a way with sucking you into their world and making you want more as she always has a story to tell that is brilliant and original. You can never go wrong with a Roswell book if you want a tale that will stay with you that is memorable and interesting.
Landline got a different feel to it, something that you can’t place your finger on at the start despite the familiarity. It is not a pure contemporary novel, as you get the feeling there is a paranormal element to it. As how else can you talk to Neal of the past without some help from the paranormal. The idea behind it going to play with your mind and potentially leave you with a mush brain as you try to unravel this like Georgie as she practically looses her mind over it .
Georgie’s marriage is crumbling right in front her and she can’t’ help feel that she loosing it completely. She got an opportunity she can’t pass and her independence and determined personality won’t let her say no too it despite her love for Neal as he isn’t the only love she has. She thought she was happy and passionate about these decisions she had made in the past about love but the chance to speak to the Neal of the past and the flashbacks is making her rethink and forget the reason why she made these decisions in the first place.
Decisions that could of, lead to a totally different life then she leads now if she went down the other path and it lead to a life where she could be happy. She has worked too hard, as we can see in the flashbacks that anything she puts her mind to, she will achieve it. She has been working for this career goal despite falling in love not once but thrice with different things and people. The flashbacks show that she didn’t only fall in love with him but her career and best friend Seth who has guided her for so much of her career.
Choices and guidance she regretting now and how things were so much different back then. How she was happy and more likeable (for the readers). She got a different outlook compared to now and despite her narrative you can’t completely dislike her. She is a woman with some tough decisions in front of her as the carrot being dangled in front of her is a golden opportunity not only for her but Seth.
Landline is a story that many women have to face in today’s society and something that we can relate to. Juggling our lives and trying to find the seemly mythical perfect balance of work and family life. Roswell hits the nail on the head perfectly when it some to Georgie’s issues and the decisions she has to face. I only can wish the ending was better as it seemed that there is something missing there as Seth didn’t seem to be inclined in the way that Georgie was thinking of him for so long . Also the fact she willing to throw her goal out of the window so easy after being like she was for so long.
They know the score, they know they’re not the only one, and each of them provide her with a different physical need that she craves and enjoys.
Until a late night encounter with the delicious Daniel Winters turns her preconceived notion of no-commitment completely on its head.
Soon she finds herself feeling things she vowed never to feel again, and when Daniel pushes for more than she’s willing to give, she falters.
What do you do when something that you’ve known to be so wrong in the past feels so damn right?
If you’re Mac, you run and hide.
But is Daniel the type of man who takes no for an answer?
She watched her best friend find her superhero.
Now she wants her turn.Despite a run of bad dates with Mr. Wrong, Mr. Boring, Mr. Bad Breath, Mr. Grabby Hands, and even Mr. Say I Love You After One Date To Get Into Your Pants, Kate McGuinness is more determined than ever to find the one.Having tried everything else, she turns to the internet in a last ditch attempt to find her elusive prince.
But Kate doesn’t want an everyday, run of the mill love.
She wants the kind of love that makes your heart skip a beat. The kind of love that makes you dance in the rain and bottle up the sunset. The once in a lifetime kind of love that authors write about, musicians sing about, and lovers dream about.
Could a certain police officer in training, who has come to her rescue in the past, be the one to swoop in and save her heart?
What if the love Kate desperately seeks has been in front of her the whole time?
She just needs to open her eyes to see it…
*Disclaimer: This book contains a hot as hell stripper with a penchant for public sex and exhibitionism who may or may not succeed in bringing out the inner firecracker in all of us. Oh, and don’t forget the batteries.*
This is a story of Sean Miller, a dom that will have your panties diving for cover with an eyebrow quirk. That will have even the strongest woman dropping to their knees in submission with a piercing stare, and Samantha Richards, a female cop who’s tough, seemingly impenetrable shell is strong enough to resist everyone except the one man it was build up to protect her against.
**Disclaimer – If you thought the first two Bliss books were hot, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Creative use of handcuffs, batons, a club scene you have to read to believe, and a tough as nails dominant who is blindsided when the one woman strong enough to disarm him threatens his resolve not to let his past dictate his future.**
Makenna Lewis never thought she would be the one walking down the aisle to marry her superhero. But then again, she hadn’t expected Daniel Winters to crash into her life and tilt her world off its axis two years earlier. As they celebrate their last days of singledom, they find themselves battling over the guest list, managing the in-laws, and dealing with last minute disasters that threaten to disrupt their special day.
In true Bliss fashion, we’ll see freak-outs, awkward situations, hilarity, drama, and cringe-worthy moments as Mac and Daniel prepare for one of the most important days of their lives. Join the Bliss gang as they watch two of their own walk down the aisle and conclude their happily ever after.
This companion novella follows on from the end of True Bliss and will lead into Finding Bliss – Noah ‘Walking Dildo’ Taylor’s story.
***Disclaimer – Hot sex, drunken texts, horny phone calls, and a wedding anticipated by all but one. And, of course, a few freak outs along the way (but NOT the kind you’re used to) because that’s how Mac rolls ***
Indie Author hailing from the most beautiful country in the world, New Zealand.
Avid reader, television watcher, and facebooker. Having been writing off and on for a long time but started writing fiction in 2012. I love music too, like REALLY love music, if there isn’t music playing, something is wrong. And it’s a wide range of music too, I might surprise you.
I’m a wife to one husband, mother of two gorgeous girls, self-employed doing communications and business consulting as well as studying accounting full time.
Addicted to energy drinks, chocolate, cronuts, Vampire Diaries and pickles with mustard.