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Casey Lord needs a break. Her great-on-paper boyfriend, Reed, is pressuring her to marry him--but she's not sure if he sees her merely as an asset to help his political career. A river-rafting trip in the remote wilderness provides the perfect opportunity to clear her head. Until a flash flood sweeps Casey away from her group--and straight into the arms of Jack, a mysterio ...more
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Published February 14th 2011 by Carina Press (first published January 21st 2011)
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Feb 23, 2011 chanceofbooks rated it it was amazing
If you are fan of "desert isle" books and movies--think Castaway, Swiss Family Robinson, Survivor--you absolutely won't want to miss this. I love a good stranded story, and this is one of the best I have read. Debut Author Renzi takes a giant risk with RiverTime as she could have ended the story around the 110 page mark and had an excellent novella of Casey and Jack stranded together, quick conflict back in the real world, happy epilogue, but instead she crafts a story of enormous complexity tha ...more
Feb 26, 2011 KarenH rated it liked it
*Sigh* This (audio) book had so much potential in the beginning...kind of like the TV show "Lost" before it spun out of orbit. Unfortunately, RiverTime started sprouting its own antennas about 1/4 of the way into the story; and, although I stuck it out until the end -hoping the author would bring it back to its roots- my persistence gained me nothing but a clean house (though getting me through that distasteful project was worth a third star).

The story begins as Casey Lord is barreling down the
Feb 16, 2011 Jodie rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011, net-galley
Trying to get away from reality and take time to think about her future, Casey takes a rafting trip. However, when the river has a flash flood, Casey's world becomes even more complicated. Casey heads back to "reality" and moves forward with her career and fiancée. But, something about the River and mysterious Jack keeps her from being completely content. "What happens in RiverTime stays in RiverTime" is much harder to stick with when faced with an empty house back in "reality."

I must honestly s
Jan 29, 2011 D rated it really liked it
I honestly was expecting this book to be really bad. I started reading before bed, thinking it would be one to put down easily if I was ready to fall asleep, but that was not the case. I was sucked in right away. River Time begins with Casey struggling to stay alive in a raft in a flash flood in the Colorado River. She eventually is stuck where she can escape to the shore. Shortly after, she discovers something odd stuck in the river, which ends up being a man in a life vest. She saves his life, ...more
Heather in FL
Mar 07, 2011 Heather in FL rated it really liked it
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Casey's life may look great through a strangers eyes, but in reality, it is less than perfect. Needing to escape the pressures of her world and desperately needing to evaluate her future, she joins a group of strangers on a river rafting trip. When a flash flood sweeps her away from her group, she stumbles up a mysterious, unconscious stranger. Over a 2 week period, she and the stranger she knows as "John" become quite close. In an effort to relieve some of the tension, they vow to let down thei ...more
Mar 04, 2011 Anastasia rated it liked it
When Casey Lord embarks on a river-rafting trip to escape the pressure of marriage from her politically power-driven boyfriend, the last thing she expects is for it to turn into a two-week ordeal in the wilderness. After barely making it through a flash flood alive, Casey washes onto a remote beach, all alone. But shortly after the flood, she spots a man floating in the water and pulls him to safety. The man introduces himself as just Jack, and though Casey can tell he's hiding something, she in ...more
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Aug 24, 2013 Jess Candela rated it really liked it
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A few oddities or inconsistencies (like placing food as a requirement for survival above water), or this same scientist thinking that every "neuron" in her body hurts. Granted, her PhD is in Film, but they keep referring to her as a scientist - in itself, another oddity. Though I guess maybe she is technically a Social Scientist? She apparently has a research PhD, so at least there's that.

Other than the niggling inconsistencies, emotionally it was gripping and rang mostly true. I thought Casey w
Apr 05, 2011 Cleffairy rated it really liked it
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Date published: 26th Jan 2011

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River Time by Rae Renzi is yet another contemporary romance from Carina Press that I decided to read and review. Honestly, I was attracted to the warm look of the book cover. Gosh, talk about judging the book by it’s cover. But the book cover did not lie, by the way. The story itself sizzles and and really heartwarming. The characters will definitely drawn you into their w
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
From cover to cover, RiverTime is riveting. Whether in ‘river time’ or real time, when Casey and Jack are together, it is magic time. Survivers from a flash flood on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, Casey and Jack ignore baggage of the past, realize the tenuousness of the future, and concentrate on surviving in the present. Casey’s innate open curiosity as a social scientist and Jack’s secretiveness create a unique atmosphere that makes the reader feel ‘in-on-the-know’ with each new tidbi ...more
Jana (That Artsy Reader Girl)
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I have a major thing for books with survival elements, and I absolutely ADORE the Grand Canyon (which I was not even sure was the setting for this book until I started reading it), so this book sounded perfect for me. I even ended up buying it without reading many reviews (which I forget), because I thought is sounded amazingly romantic and exciting. Sadly, I wasn't really impressed.

Jun 16, 2011 Deborah rated it really liked it
This book really surprised me (and with books, that doesn't occur often!). I liked the synopsis of the book, so I thought I knew which direction it would take. Wrong! First, the hero was really obnoxious! So much so (for me), that I thought I would give up on this book. I am so glad that I didn't. It is truly a terrific book! Such a great romance. It stayed with me for days after I finished. I highly recommend this book!
Feb 07, 2011 QueenB rated it liked it
This book was flippin' trippy. There were parts I loved (Ditz!) and things I loved about the characters, but there were also GLARING issues. I give the author credit for doing things outside the box, but...yeah, I'm not sure how much "romance" I actually felt was it in. More in-depth review to come on my blog.
Mar 17, 2011 Michelegg rated it really liked it
I loved River Time. The scenes on the river, after the flood that left Casey and Jack stranded, were so well written. I can still see their cave and camp in my mind. The romance was sighworthy which makes it a winner for me.
Oct 18, 2011 Tracy rated it really liked it
I really liked this book! Great characters, some hot romance and a bit of suspense makes for a great read!
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Rae Renzi's career in romance fiction began on the path of science when she
recognized two things: first, there is an amazing overlap between science and romance, and, second, that romance is an essential condition of having a human brain—if you have one,you want it.

She lives in the state of Texas surrounded by interesting and unusual people. When she’s not writing novels, she does research on hu
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