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The Unknown Mile (English Edition) [Formato Kindle]

Jaime Clevenger

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Sinossi

On the surface, Kelly's world seems pretty normal. But the truth is, it's getting more and more complicated by the moment.
Shannon has Kelly in a tightly wound sexual relationship. Then there's Gina, a rookie cop who just happens to be Shannon's best friend... and meanwhile, Kelly is lured by a private investigator into a world of mystery and intrigue from which she can't possibly escape... But does she even want to?

The Unknown Mile plays romance and passion against the backdrop of espionage in the form of a mysterious death and a gay political action group.

Dettagli prodotto

  • Formato: Formato Kindle
  • Dimensioni file: 443 KB
  • Lunghezza stampa: 320
  • Utilizzo simultaneo di dispositivi: illimitato
  • Editore: Bella Books (1 settembre 2004)
  • Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • ASIN: B005GXNQV6
  • Da testo a voce: Abilitato
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  • Posizione nella classifica Bestseller di Amazon: #234.028 a pagamento nel Kindle Store (Visualizza i Top 100 a pagamento nella categoria Kindle Store)

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Amazon.com: 3.4 su 5 stelle  5 recensioni
13 di 16 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
4.0 su 5 stelle A fun, romping lesbian mystery! 18 novembre 2004
Di C. Joy - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile
This book is fun! Not exactly high literature, but that's more than okay. The highlights definitely are the hot yet playful sex scenes, and the dialogue in general is also quite good. The plot keeps you on your toes, though it is as much a romance as a mystery. The main character is simultaneously a trouble maker and quite endearing. For a light, fun read I highly recommend this book!
4 di 6 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
4.0 su 5 stelle worth the purchase price of that tank of gasoline 27 agosto 2005
Di M. J. Lowe - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile
Life is in turmoil for Kelly Haldon, the protagonist of Jamie Clevenger's The Unknown Mile. A college student who plans to spend the summer earning her senior year tuition, she returns to her home town of Ashton, less than an hour from San Francisco, and experiences that odd "out of place" quality of a young adult in the midst of transitions. Traveling that "unknown mile" without a map, Kelly isn't sure what she wants to do after she graduates college. She can't decide on graduate schools or a profession. Compounding this confusion, within days of her arrival Kelly finds herself involved in love affairs with two women: Shannon has recently finished her Army enlistment and is in the Reserves, while Gina is an SFPD rookie officer. Neither woman has been able to let go of their last relationship and thus both are sending Kelly mixed messages.

Realizing that her job as an instructor at the local karate dojo will not provide enough money, Kelly begins looking for additional work. Very soon, however, the work comes to her. Rick, the enigmatic silent investor in the dojo, offers her to pay her to deliver mysterious packages late at night. Retired from the FBI, Rick runs his own investigative service and, strangely, he seems to be aware of Kelly's involvement with Shannon.

The coincidences compound when Kelly literally runs into a woman in the BART station who has a photo of Shannon's ex-girlfriend, apparently as part of a report of some kind. How can this woman be connected to Shannon? The "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy for lesbians serving in the military comes to the forefront as it appears that Shannon and some of her friends are being investigated. Somehow Rick seems to be involved as well. Kelly finds herself trying to sort out everyone's secrets while she juggles a few of her own.

The Unknown Mile is Clevenger's first novel. She manages to capture the feel of that unsettled time of one's early 20s and her characters are intelligently drawn and interesting. This is particularly true of Kelly; even when (or perhaps because) she can be annoying in her indecision, she is also often quite endearing. There are insightful and touching little side stories with Kelly's students at the dojo, engaging sparring matches in Kelly's own study of the martial art, and some fast moving, suspenseful scenes in Kelly's "jobs" for Rick. Meanwhile, the sexual energy between Kelly and her girlfriends is electric.

In many ways, The Unknown Mile raises more questions than it answers. And indeed, the next book in what looks to be a promising new series has already been announced. However, the novel is not just a "series teaser" as Kelly does seem to have a little more direction for her drive through life and her growth is satisfying for readers. Like the sporty fun of a little ride in Kelly's Volkswagen Bug (chapter titles are actually the odometer readings from Kelly's car), The Unknown Mile is worth the purchase price of that tank of gasoline. This reviewer will be looking to catch Clevenger's next vehicle as well.
3 di 5 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
4.0 su 5 stelle Unknown Plot... 16 novembre 2005
Di K. Johnson - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile
This was an enjoyable read with very little distinct plot. The main character, Kelly, is involved in:

- juggling two girlfriends (who happen to be best friends)

- delivering mysterious packages for an ex-FBI agent (who may be a good guy or a bad guy)

- playing bodyguard for one of her current girlfriend's exes

- teaching karate and learning from her sensei

- playing matchmaker for her live-in brother

- saving money for college

- worrying about lesbians in the Army

- and more.

To make matters worse, she's trying to keep most of these activities secret.

There were many little plots, but there wasn't one overriding story. Even so, the book was interesting, funny in parts, and intriguing. Only about half of the "mini plots" had any closure at the end, leaving Clevenger open to a sequel. However, I think this would only be prolonging a mediocre storyline and would be a mistake. Good for weekend entertainment, but not a book that will stick with you for days after reading.
1 di 3 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
2.0 su 5 stelle Missing the 2nd half 24 novembre 2005
Di E. Marks - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile|Acquisto verificato
This story makes me think it was one long novel split into two by the publisher [Bella]. The ending was unsatisfactory and left too many questions unanswered. Kelly is a college student about to enter her senior year of college and unsure about what she wants from life and relationships.

She's content to teach martial arts and spar with the boys simply to prove she can withstand the hits. Back in her hometown for the summer, her brother encourages her to chat up a woman on an all girl baseball team. Kelly then enters a very close clique of lesbians who have all dated each other. The one [Shannon] Kelly is initially attracted to is in the Army and very conscious of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy since her former lover was dishonorably discharged. It isn't long before Kelly is attracted to her best friend -- a cop and ends up sleeping with her because of Shannon's hesitancy.

In the meantime she becomes involved with an ex-FBI agent turned investigator who has her making night-time deliveries for extra money. Just as this avenue begins to pull all the various threads together, an event occurs that rocks her world --- near the end of the book, leaving much up in the air. I felt cheated!
0 di 2 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
3.0 su 5 stelle lost the plot 27 novembre 2005
Di fgc - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile
I don't buy many Bella romances anymore. They tend to be too short and some of them feel only half-written and overly formulaic. I was given this one by a friend who enjoyed it. She's in her mid twenties and I think maybe this book would suit readers that age best of all.

The hero, Kelly, is a college student who's not sure what she wants to do with her life and can't choose between the two women she's involved with. They're both in uniform, and seem a bit similar in many ways, so maybe that's the problem. Instead of working as a store clerk or waitress to earn money, Kelly makes unusual deliveries and such for Rick, a mystery man who is part owner of the dojo where she trains. These jobs lead her into the proverbial tangled web, which somehow involves her girlfriend Shannon and lesbians in the military.

Kelly is quite an interesting well drawn character, but as other reviewers have pointed out, this author doesn't have it together as far as the plot is concerned. The Unknown Mile falls flat on its face at the end. A big finish is not a bad idea but Ms. Clevenger left too many plot threads hanging when she decided to paste one onto her story. There are good things about this romance which suggest that Ms. Clevenger might write a much better book one day. Meantime, readers under thirty will probably find this novel more entertaining than I did.

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