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Published by Self Published on September 9th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance
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Twelve years ago Tucker McCoy walked away from the hell that was his family with not much more than the shirt on his back. No regrets. Never once looking back.
Living his life as a roustabout turned stunt rider with a traveling carnival keeps a smile on his face. His new family are the people he’s chosen to be in his life, the people who travel his road. Kes, Zach and Zef don’t share his blood, but they share his hopes and dreams. Understand his fears and know what makes him tick. They’re his brothers, his real family.
If you keep moving, no one can catch you—it’s a simple rule. So when Tucker crosses paths with Tera Hawkins, he knows he should move on. There’s no woman that’s ever been worth breaking his rules for. Besides, she’s off limits, untouchable. He knows stronger men would walk away, but dammit, he’s always been weak.
All he can offer her is a night she’ll never forget, but will that one taste be enough?
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'Roustabout' is the third book in the Traveling Series. Although you will meet characters from the first two books, this is a standalone story featuring one-third of Hawkins’ Daredevil stunt riders, Tucker McCoy.
Book Review: 4 stars
Jane Harvey-Berrick is an author for me personally, that can do magic with her writing. The words she writes into her books are not simply there to form sentences, but to create a whole new world to me. She has the ability to take me far away with her characters and events happening in the books. “Roustabout” was no difference.
We already know Tucker McCoy, our male MC, from the first two books in “The traveling Series”, “The traveling man” and “The traveling woman”. He’s one of Kestrel’s best friends and also a part of the stunt-show they perform for a living. He’s an easygoing man, always smiling and charming the panties off of women nonstop. Until he meets her… Kes’ half-sister, Tera or TC.
“Roustabout” has everything I love in a book: It was funny, very sexy, a little angsty and had a very sweet happy ending. That’s why it breaks my heart a little, to only be able to give the book 4 stars instead of 5. There are two reasons for that. First reason: I love, love, love the trademark angsty writing and ability of Jane to make me clench my teeth so hard, I think they’ll crack. In “Roustabout”, I missed that angst. I mean, yeah – there was always a certain undercurrent of angst in all the MC’s actions. But they both seemed so sure of everything so early on, that every angsty situation that occurred was blown to the wind as fast as it was there for me. I know, no book is like the other or she’d re-write her books over and over. But I missed the angst nonetheless. Second reason was, that the ending seemed a bit rushed. Since this was a standalone (even if one in a series, in which there I’m sure will be more books, or at least I hope so lol), I would just have hoped for a bit more of an Epilogue in the end. But if you’d ask me what exactly should have been different, I couldn’t tell you – I just needed a little MORE.
The message Jane Harvey-Berrick delivered in this book was spoken loud and proud: You have to overcome your fears if a once-in-a-lifetime chance offers itself to you. Repeatedly in this special case… Because let’s be honest: Love is the most important thing there is to cherish – without love there would be no light and no dark in return.
So, all in all I rate “Roustabout” with 4 stars and look forward to whatever will be written next by this amazing author. I can recommend it for everyone who loves romance with a bit of a steamy side and real and honorable characters. Although it can be read as a standalone, I recommend to read the first two books in “The traveling Series” before “Roustabout”.
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