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Chain of Title

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4.05  ·  Rating details ·  137 ratings  ·  40 reviews
"You were the love of my life, Shay. It never mattered to me that I wasn't yours."

Thanks to her philandering husband, Shayna Chastain's twenty-five-year marriage crashed and burned. But she's no stranger to blindsides and heartbreak. She will do what she has always done: put one foot in front of the other and march forward. It's not easy to do, and her ex is making it even
Kindle Edition, 356 pages
Published by Robyn Roze (first published September 28th 2013)
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2 where-was-the-editor stars. Review completed September 18, 2014
UPDATE SEPTEMBER 19, 2014: When I started to read and review the book, the blurb did state clearly **Mature Adult Romantic Suspense Thriller**. It's obvious that someone felt the need to edit the blurb. Now it says **Romantic Women's Fiction**.

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"Vlad said you weren't working tonight."
"Oh, you know I'm always working," he murmured, in a soft rumble.
"Apparently behind the scenes," she teased, as she squeezed fresh lime into her spa
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
* I received a copy of the ebook in exchange for an honest review. *

I want to first start out by saying that this book was amazing and that I was perplexed that I couldn't find the book on Smashwords, Kobo or Barnes and Noble. This book needs to be available in all markets so that no one misses out on an amazing read!!

I loved this book from start to finish. The story was a great mix of romance and suspense. It was about a woman's recent separation with her husband (of 25 years) that takes a ton
Lisa Cullinan
Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tpam-rec
Wow! Great Read!!!

I enjoyed this book so much that now that it's finished I feel like, "ok, what now?" ... Chain of Title has everything that I could want in a book. The characters were all strong and realistic (and around my age, yippie!!!). The sex was hot ~ oh yeah, Sean Parker, sigh ... and the plot had just the perfect amount of twists and turns. I feel like this book would make a great movie. I couldn't help but feel as if I was right smack in the middle of everything that was happening. I
K.N. Lee
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Within the first page you can see that this is not your customary romance novel. No, the author is a literary magician. Her writing is so engaging that she sucks you into Shayna's psyche and life within moments, and you have no choice but to greedily gobble up every page in this book. The characters are so well rounded that they jump off the page. And the! It's very realistic and not stale and forced like many other romance novels. But wait, Chain of Title is not just a romance no ...more
Jun 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Chain Of Title is a mystery romance. This book was a little good at times but also just okay at others. The mystery part was all hype and not much action in the end. The story is a standalone but the author left a little window that if she wants to come up with more books, she can.

The story opened with Shayna who had very resently divorced her much older cheating ass husband. They had been happily married for 23 yrs when Frank slept with a girl 1yr older than their own daughter. When one day Sha
I mostly liked this story, it had a good romance and a strong heroine. The hero was a little underdeveloped, I would have liked more of his POV since he was an interesting character. I also enjoyed how hot the hero was for the heroine, he was very protective. The heroine's older than the hero (5 years) which was another nice change from most romance novels.

Sadly the last 20% was a little farfetched, I think the author tried to add too much suspense. I liked the first half better, at times it fe
Candi Silk
Nov 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A breathless chain of explosive emotion from characters you’ll crave!

From the time Shayna Chastain signed on the dotted line, her comfortable married life of twenty-five years took a seemingly legal subtle turn, then raced out of control like a careening ride on a runaway big rig without a brake and with an endless, descending mountain road ahead.

Are you breathless yet? You will be for the next 357 pages of Chain of Title. Author Robyn Roze has established her writing voice, one that fills her n
Jennifer Theriot
I Want More!

I really enjoyed this book! From the very first page, I was sucked in. I loved the fact that the main character Shayna Montgomery was in her mid forties. She's a force to be reckoned with - don't cross her path or deceive her because you'll reap her wrath and forgiveness isn't in her vocabulary. Another reviewed described her, and I concur....Shayna Montgomery is a kick-ass woman.
The writing was incredible. Lots of twists and turns and I gotta admit, that at times, I didn't know who
Dec 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Liked this overall very much. I few instances where the female mc acted out of character ,lost a star. Tiny cliffhanger at the end and no follow-up book. What the hell.
Mar 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: over-40
LOVED! A fabulous over 40 romance. A great big thank you to the author.
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.25 Stars. This certainly isn’t a typical love story. This story starts with a new romance between freshly divorced, Shayna and Sean, the owner of an Italian restaurant she dines at often. This plus 40 couple have a hot relationship that is upsetting to her daughter and makes her ex-husband, Frank, extremely jealous.
As the story continues, it changes direction with the addition of suspense and violence. The love affair becomes intense, as Shayne’s realizes Sean has a mysterious dark side. It a
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I throughly enjoyed this book!!! There were so many twists and turn that kept me on the edge!

Shayna just found that her husband of 22 years has been cheating on her with his secretary. Shayna doesn't forgive anyone. After 3 years of a divorce battle, Shayna is free for the first time, too bad her daughter disagree with her decision. Shayna has found a friend in Sean, the owner of a local restaurant.

Frank, Shayna's ex-husband, knows he screws up by cheating, but is going to do what he has to, t
Dec 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shayna kicks her husband Frank, to the kerb once she finds out he's cheating. Frank is full of himself & as the story progresses, while he says he's sorry, still has a massive impact on her new life, esp in relation to Sean Parker, a restauranter. Both men are involved in some dubious deals & shayna doesn't know whom to trust.
There is some suspense & intrigue. I liked the characters were a bit older & how Shayna adapted after her divorce. There are a few steamy scenes & even a trigger for some
Laura Wilson
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a really hot and enjoyable read. How thrilling to find a romance with a strong heroine over 40!
Laura Wilson
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a hot, good read with a strong heroine over the age of 40. I really enjoyed it.
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*I received this book for free from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily review this book. This is my honest review.*
This book was great from the first page, then every turn of a page made me see things through different eyes, you could feel the hurt that Shayna had gone through, yet she still couldn't face her now ex husband Frank. How could she after over 20 years of what she thought was a happy marriage, he knew she didn't give second chances to anyone, he'd more than hurt her sleeping with his sec
Margaret Watkins
Jan 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An excellent read, Chain of Title takes the reader on roller coaster ride with a steamy romance, intrigue and heapings of action. There can be no worse betrayal than to find your husband of 25 years having an affair with a woman young enough to be his daughter. Shayna doesn't hold grudges, but she's not into giving second chances either. As she leaves her marriage and past behind her, Shayna strides confidently into the future, where Sean is waiting for his chance to win her over. Shayna finds t ...more
Ksarak Kent
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those books I'll definitely read two consecutive times because this story has absolutely stayed with me. This is a captivating read, captivating characters and a writer that just lets the characters be...

I'm still thanking my lucky stars the author shared this book in a reading group I frequent. I shudder to think about missing such a fascinating story with unforgettable characters. Especially when this story will soon conclude with the release of the sequel, Unchained.

Shayna, th
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shayna Chastain’s marriage crashed and burned. She walked away, bruised, but not broken, without so much as a glance over her shoulder at her philandering husband.

Now feeling a bit past her prime and wanting a new direction in life, Shayna reawakens the woman she remembers ...

Sean Parker owns an Italian restaurant that has become Shayna’s oasis, giving her respite from the swirling storm around her. Their attraction is instant, but the fallout will last a lifetime

How well do you know the people
Kerry Reis
Jun 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-version
FOR 18+ READERS ONLY. Shayna Chastain has just finalized her divorce to her husband of twenty-five years, three years after catching him in their bed with a twenty-year-old assistant. Little did she expect to be quickly wooed and swept off her feet by the handsome owner of a local Italian restaurant, Sean Parker. However, her ex, Frank, wants her back and has their adult daughter, Danielle, and Shayna's brothers on his side of the campaign. Yet, there are secrets behind Frank's motivations and S ...more
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Chain of Title is a very well-written book that kept me reading when I should have been doing other things--it's that kind of book! Shayna Chastain is finally divorced from her cheating husband, Frank, and her freedom sets all kinds of events in motion, including a white-hot relationship with Sean Parker, owner of the restaurant that had become her haven during the long months of waiting for her Frank to grant the divorce. Sean and Shayna have been friends until then, but Sean has been waiting p ...more
Christine Menditto
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received this book for free from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily post this review. This is my honest review.

This book was a bit different from what I usually read, but I really enjoyed it. It starts off with Shayna finalizing her divorce from her cheating husband and then going to see her friend Sean at his restaurant nearby. Then you learn of the friendship that has been building between the two and how much they genuinely care for each other. With so many books where the people are just in an
Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was ok
I can't explain why I didn't like the book. The whole premises was great but I couldn't get into it. I probably skimmed half the book. It was dry and I was bored. I'm honestly surprised because I loved Sean and shayna was a great heroine but I don't know...too much inner dialogue or useless info? I really don't know. The Frank deal was completely out of left field. I really had trouble believing how this businessman went off the deep end. As much as I loved about his character doing ...more
Christine Ardigo
Dec 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was blown away by how well written this book was. It was the first book, in a long time, in which i loved every page and couldnt put down. Being in my 'late' forties, i was so happy to find a romance where the lead character was my age! I knew how she felt. I understood the pressure of trying to move on, but still holding on to the memories you had with someone you spent more than half your life with.
My favorite part of the review was how strong, independent and kick-ass Shayna, the female mai
Feb 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a good read, i enjoyed reading it. Shay is in her late forties and recently divorced when she caught her husband of 25 years cheating on her. During the process of her divorce, she met Sean, a restaurant owner and were attracted to each other but he waited till the divorce was settled before starting a relationship with her. Her ex refused to give up on her believing & hoping she will nor go through with the divorce and forgive him. When he saw that wasn't going to happen, he was jealous ...more
Feb 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
"I received this book from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily reviewed this book and this is my honest review"

Chain of Title is a very enjoyable read, it has a great mixture of romance and suspense. The characters are well developed and the storyline is complex with many twists and turns.

It was refreshing to read a well written story about a mature strong woman who leaves her cheating husband after 25 years. She begins a relationship with Sean, the younger handsome restaurant owner, who she is fri
Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am giving this book 5 stars the 1st chapter or 4 i thought i wasn't going to enjoy this book i was a bit bored but i am not one for putting a book down and stating a new one so i kept going and boy am i glad i did this book is great loved it i got to love all the characters i have read some of Robyn's books before the keeper series which was great and this is completely different from those what a very talented lady cant wait for more from this author

Jul 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unexpected reading pleasure

Not what I was expecting. Roze's tales are always steamy adult romance, but this was a Hallmark Seal Team 6 action thriller. Definitely 5* for the tangled intriguing story line, but 3* for some of the annoying prose ticks that infest her writing. However, don't get me wrong, I love her books and have read a bunch of them and would recommend them if you like alpha characters caught up in the chase despite themselves. Great rollercoaster ride!
Apr 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is my first experience with the author Robyn Roze and certainly won't be the last.

This book was fantastic. Ms Roze took me on a journey with twists and turns that I didn't expect. The writing was slick, the characters well defined, fast paced, sexy and exciting. The editing was also top notch!

This is a book that you won't regret buying.
Angala Fox
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received this book for free from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily reviewed this book. This is my honest review.
This was an awesome romance filled with edge of your seat suspense, steamy sex scenes, and intriguing characters. I didn't want to put it down until I finished. I hope there is a follow up to continue this wonderful story. A must read!!
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Robyn is surviving midlife in the Midwest with a little help from fruity margaritas and streaming tv. An accountant by day, a romantic fiction writer by night, Robyn's heroines are women she would want as friends. Her heroes are men she would never share, except with her lucky readers.

Writing was a childhood dream of Robyn's. She won creative writing awards as a girl, and teachers encouraged her t

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