Sunday, May 8, 2016

RELEASE TOUR REVIEW - Taxi (a Take it Off Novel) by Cambria Hebert

Title: Taxi
Series: a Take it Off Novel
Author: Cambria Hebert
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 6, 2016
The meter is running…
One night as Rose Crawford steps out of a bar, she gives no second thought to lifting her hand to signal for a cab. After all, it’s the responsible thing to do.
A common occurrence. 
Far safer than walking several blocks, alone, in the dark.
A familiar-looking yellow taxi with black, faux-leather seats, running meter on the dash, and a smiling driver pulls up to the curb.
Rose slides in. Gives the driver her address…
But she never reaches her destination.
Instead, she finds herself captive, at the will of a man who isn’t a driver, but a bona fide psychopath.
Trapped in a taxi she can’t escape, Rose begins to panic. As the miles between her and safety grow, hope dwindles. It isn’t until someone else joins her in captivity that her spark of hope is rekindled.
Derek is strong, capable, and surely together they can fight their way to freedom.
Then Rose finds out exactly why she’s been driven into hell. Derek may be an unwilling captive, but he isn’t going to help her.
In fact, he’s there to do the exact opposite.

Confession time: I've never read a Cambria Hebert book until I read this one.

And now I'm kicking my ass wondering why the hell have I not read one before!

This book literally pulled me in from the start, it didn't take long before Rose's life was forever changed, although she has no idea why or who is behind it all. Rose is a barista who owns her own coffee truck that she runs out of the hospital parking lot. After a night out with friends, she decides to take a cab home. 

Smart choice, if only it was an actual cab. Instead, that decision sets Rose on a path no one ever wants to be on: kidnapped for reasons unknown.

On the flip side we get to meet Derek, a surgeon at the hospital where Rose's coffee truck is located, so there has been some flirting going on between them. Derek is a pretty popular doctor at the hospital, and it seems that quite a few nurses have a crush on him, but he's one of those who seems to be married to his career. He's definitely a family-oriented man, as evidenced by how much research and help he's putting into helping his nephew, who is gravely ill.

Unfortunately for Derek, he too finds himself kidnapped. But as luck would have it (could any of this situation even be considered lucky?), they find themselves together, both at the mercy of unknown assailants for reasons unknown. Once they've been transferred to a different location, it becomes all too apparent why they've both been kidnapped (which was actually pretty easy to determine why they were taken).

Luckily (again, if any of this is considered lucky), their ordeal only lasts a couple of days. Which probably felt like 16 years too long. Once they're back, the truth finally emerges, and that is what shocked me the most: the brains behind the ordeal. I can understand the reason why, but to go to that extreme? 

I loved both Rose and Derek, but something about Derek just made him seem more realistic. Probably because he wasn't an uptight jackhole of a character; he was a down-to-earth type that kept it real. Rose did too, but for some reason I resonated more with Derek. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I solemnly vow to read more Cambria Hebert books from now on!

ARC provided in exchange for honest review.
Cambria Hebert is an award winning, bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house). 
Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: The Hashtag Series, Text, Torch, and Tattoo. 
Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC. 
You can find out more about Cambria and her titles by visiting her website:


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