Skating Over the Line

Skating Over the Line 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 deli

  • Title: Skating Over the Line
  • Author: Joelle Charbonneau
  • ISBN: 9780312606626
  • Page: 431
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 dowRebecca 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.Skating Over the Line is the second novel in a delightful cozy series filled with small town charm and delicious laughs.

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    1. I thought this book was better than the first one, Skating Around the Law. Rebecca is still dating the 'dreamy' veterinarian. He's the kind of guy (popular in this kind of fiction) who is handsome and a great kisser - but condescending and engaging in some jerk behavior with the heroine. I loved the descriptive kissing (KISSING!) but I didn't like his attitude or the way he treated her.# OF TIMES I TOLD LIONEL TO GO FLIP HIMSELF: 6.If you notice, this is less than the amount in the previous book [...]

    2. Pretty average cozy about a woman who inherited a skating rink in a small town trying to find who burnt someone alive in a car.Some small town antics, but nothing special.

    3. I should have learned by this point that being impulsive always got me into trouble. – Rebecca RobbinsConsidering the misadventure Rebecca found herself caught up in upon her return to Indian Falls in series debut Skating Around The Law, you really would think the concept that impulsive = bad would have sunk in a little deeper. Fortunately for readers it did not, as Rebecca returns for another rollicking adventure in author Joelle Charbonneau’s second Rebecca Robbins mystery, Skating Over th [...]

    4. SKATING OVER THE LINE: A Mystery by Joelle CharbonneauMinotaur Books (September 2011)Review by Linda S. BrownIn SKATING OVER THE LINE, the second in this lively, sassy and (slightly) sexy series from Joelle Charbonneau, Rebecca Robbins is still in her Midwestern hometown of Indian Falls, and still trying to sell the family roller skating rink so she can get back to her life in Chicago. Indian Falls is a town where the familiar feels safe, and strangers of any sort can be dangerous and unwelcome. [...]

    5. Skating Over The Linewas 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. SUMMARY Rebecca Robbins is desperate to sell her inherited roller-skating rink in small-town Indian Falls, and---finally---she has a buyer. She can [...]

    6. The sequel to Skating Around the Law, this book dumps amateur sleuth and roller rink owner, Rebecca Robbins back into a farcical mess when her grandfather’s buddy at the senior center loses his car.Not lost. Stolen. Or so he claims. Rebecca’s less than sure the old man didn’t just misplace it, not to mention the thing was considered a town eyesore so she figures it’s no great loss, but she agrees to poke around just the same. This thrills her grandfather and the rest of the seniors since [...]

    7. Readers who haven't jumped on the Rebecca Robbins bandwagon are missing out on a fiery temper and the only Indian Falls resident to out-investigate local police. Joelle Charbonneau once again charms fans with the humorous cast of characters and suspenseful plot of Skating Over the Line!With Rebecca's father back in town and exploding cars haunting the small town of Indian Falls, one would think Charbonneau would ease up on the amateur sleuth. Alas, Rebecca has to deal with the fact that the skat [...]

    8. Skating Over the Line has everything it needs to be a great escape--lots of zany humor, an off-and-on romance, a mystery to be solved, and a small town full of amusing characters. In this second book in the series, Rebecca is still trying to sell the roller rink she inherited from her mother so she can move back to Chicago, but meanwhile someone is stealing cars and blowing them up in isolated farm fields. One of those cars belongs to Rebecca’s salesman-sleazy and long absent father, who’s b [...]

    9. If you are looking for a typical, intense page turning mystery then this is not it. What you will find is a light,easy reading mystery, with a lot of hilariously funny undercurrents of sarcasm in the thoughts of the main character. I for one adore this type of humor. We have this Elvis impersonating (swinger) granddad, an estranged,irresponsible dad who shows back up that Rebecca feels an overwhelming anger and a buried sympathy and love for, a frustrated love relationship with a sexy veterinari [...]

    10. I traveled to Indian Falls, Illinois to visit a favorite sleuth in action at her Skating Rink, Rebecca Robbins is her name.Before I could even get caught up on Becca's love life, and there is something there, Pop came running in to get Becca's help with his buddy's stolen car. Becca had to help, I mean this is Pop (sporting his Elvis look,)and he helped raise her. Oh, did I mention Becca's Dad was back in town?Burned cars, stolen cars, murder or was it? Found love and lost love and the love of a [...]

    11. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more of this series. Rebecca Robbins is stuck in Indian Falls trying to sell her inherited roller skating rink. All she really wants is to go back to Chicago and resume her life there. But with old cars being stolen her father back in town and with her Grandfather the Elvis impersonator promising folks at the old folks home that Rebecca will solve the case. Now the cars are exploding, Rebecca has to hire a rink manager before she can sell th [...]

    12. Rebecca thinks she's finally found a buyer for her late mother's beloved skating rink--all she has to do is find a manager for the rink, sign some papers and leave town. It's what she wanted--to escape again from her tiny home town--so why does she feel rather let-down? She's having problems with her hunky veterinarian boyfriend Lionel, the father who deserted her family is back in town, and her grandfather is really into Elvis impersonation. When Grandpa's friend's ancient car is stolen, he bra [...]

    13. Rebecca Robbins is not having a good month. First her deadbeat dad shows up, next she is expected to find a friend’s stolen car, and then she is threatened by some scary guys in bowling shirts. And she still can’t sell her roller rink and get out of small Indian Falls. But why would she want to leave Indian Falls? It is the home of her Elvis impersonator grandfather, her favorite camel Elwood, and one very handsome veterinarian.A fast moving plot, colorful characters, and lots of laughs make [...]

    14. I really enjoyed Joelle Charbonneau's book SKATING OVER THE LINE. In this book, Rebecca Robbins, Joelle's protagonist is still stuck in Indian Falls trying to sell her mother's beloved roller rink, when a car theft has Rebecca's grandfather, Pop, promising folks at the retirement home, that Rebecca is just the amateur sleuth to solve the case. Doesn't matter that the local police department considers the crime their primary responsibility. Lots of laughs and a page turning good read.

    15. I'm enjoying these books even though they are not earth shattering and they are easy to read. The coverage of the skating rink is pretty well done as she describes how they operate. I've been working at a skating rink for 17 years and I have to admit I laughed out loud when Rebecca first came in contact with the Roller Girls. The other characters are fun but the plot is a tad weak as Rebecca tries to figure out why different cars are getting stolen.

    16. Lots of action and comedy in this book. I thoroughly enjoyed it as it was hard to put down because I just had to know what was going to happen next. I wish there were more scenes and affection between Rebecca and Lionel, but either way, very good book.

    17. It was okay. The characters were quirky, the writing was decent, but it seemed like it was trying too hard, like trying to have too much going on or trying too hard to force a laugh. I think I would give another book in the series a try, but I'm not rushing out to find one.

    18. Another great book about the fun citizens of Indian Falls! I liked this one better than the the first in the series, maybe because I knew the characters already? In any case, it was a fun read, a great mystery, and I enjoyed it till the end. Can't wait for the next one!

    19. This is the second book in the series and I am still enjoying it. The characters are fun and just quirky enough to keep you involved. I look forward to the 3rd book and seeing what happens next. These are great summer reads!

    20. Finally decided to take a look at this series and am glad I did! Too bad the books aren't also available as paperbacksey'd definitely get a wider audience. I liked the first one, but thought this one was even better! RECOMMEND!

    21. Skating rink owner solves mysteries. Cute characters--her grandfather is an Elvis impersonator and her boyfriend is a veterinarian with a camel named Elwood.

    22. Another fun mystery from Joelle, with great characters, sexy guys, and a camel. What more could you ask for?

    23. The story takes place in a roller skating rink in a small town in Illinois. Our red-haired heroine's geriatric grandfather makes this book well worth reading.

    24. A new mystery series worth reading. I like the characters and the plots. Hope there will be more of the series.

    25. Loved it! Just laughed and laughed!! This picked up right where the last one ended and is just as funny and enjoyable!!! Love this series and the characters! Can't wait for the next one!!!

    26. Loved, Loved, Loved this book! Just as great as the first one. Funny storyline and funny characters. It is just good wholesome fun! Really great, sweet and fun mystery!!

    27. I love this series. I also think it's time for the Sheriff to make Rebecca an auxiliary member of the force, or hire her as a consulting detective to work with Sean in the future. LOL LOL

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