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Getaway Girlz [Kindle Edition]

Joan Rylen
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (180 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Vivian Taylor’s dreams drowned the night she found her husband, father of their four young children, in the pool with HER. Days from finalizing divorce and in need of resuscitation, Vivian’s three closest friends whisk her off to exotic Playa del Carmen, Mexico, where she meets sexy Canadian soap star, Jon Tournay. Their electrifying night on the dance floor ignites into an inferno of passion during a moonlit stroll along the beach. Hours later, the girls are awakened by the bang! bang! bang! of policia at their door. Jon has been murdered, and the lead detective targets his prime suspect: Vivian. Leery of local authorities, the Getaway Girlz — vivacious Vivian, unwavering Wendy, impulsive Lucy and brainiac Kate — embark on a journey of justice to prevent Vivian from being a broad, locked up abroad.


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Getaway Girlz was named one of "20 recent releases, worthy of attention..." by Maggie Galehouse of the Houston Chronicle.

About the Author

The women behind Joan Rylen are Johnell Kelley and Robbyn Hill, friends since the second grade. They grew up in Pasa"Get Down"dena, Texas, a suburb southeast of Houston. Their annual girls trips with two other good friends were the original inspiration for Getaway Girlz. Johnell and Robbyn have just released, Rocky Mountain Mayhem, the next book in the series. They can be seen around Fort Worth writing in bars and having an all-around good time. Johnell and Robbyn hope to inspire women, whether they're 21 or 81, to stay in touch with old friends and take getaways of their own. There's nothing like a good friend who knows all your stories-the ones so crazy you can't make them up, and loves you anyway.

Product Details

  • File Size: 644 KB
  • Print Length: 264 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Rita Rox, Inc. (April 13, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00876VIUU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #319,562 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Was this book even edited? July 6, 2013
By Lindsay
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So the reviews are few, and I can't understand why those few are so high. I got through many (too many) chapters, hoping it would get better. It has the feel of a young adult book, only intended for older women, and with worse grammar. I found myself having to read some of the lines over and over, trying to make sense of what seemed to me as improper conjugation of verbs - how does that get past editing?? What made me finally give up was the use of the Spanish language; if you're going to write in dialogue for a native speaker of a foreign language, make sure you're doing it correctly. At least the book was free, so I feel no financial obligation to read it.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Offended October 25, 2013
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I was offended by the way this book made women look like drunken, loose, bimbos who had no brains whatsoever. Too much stereotyping.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good beach read February 10, 2013
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Vivian Taylor is shocked when her marriage collapses. So what does she do? She calls one of her best friends. Before she knows it, Vivian, and her best friends - Lucy, Kate, and Wendy are on a plane headed for a much needed girls getaway in Mexico. Planning to spend a week on the beach, the girls aren't expecting to be drawn into an investigation of the murder of a young man they'd met on the beach, let alone have one of them be accused of the murder. Determined to clear the name of one of them and to find the real killer, the girls begin an investigation of their own. They have a list of suspects, but the authorities don't take them seriously. Will they be stuck in Mexico indefinitely?

Let me just say that if I hadn't been asked to read this book by the brother of one of the authors, I probably wouldn't have read it. It's not my typical style and genre. That said, I was drawn into the story pretty quickly. The characters are fun and quirky. I love the friendship between the girls. I also love how they are determined to make sure that they take care of each other. The plot twists were intriguing. I loved how the girls were determined to find the killer and gave everyone nicknames on their suspect list. There is quite a lot of humor in the book. Yet there is also a lot of language and drinking in the book too. So if language and drinking offends you, then I don't recommend this to you. However, if it doesn't bother you, you may just enjoy this book. Would I read other things by this author? Maybe. I did grow a bit attached to Lucy, Kate, Wendy, and Vivian.

Recommend to fans of a good beach read, adventure and suspense, and chick lit.

I read this book at the request of a childhood friend of mine, the brother of one of the authors. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Rating - I struggled with deciding how many stars to rate it. In my opinion it is really, for me at least, a 3.5 star rating. So for Amazon purposes it's 4 stars.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars vapid brainless women July 22, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Don't waste your time or money on this...women more concerned with getting drunk..little plot and no likeable characters. Not even worth it when was free
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't Bother July 28, 2013
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Even at free this book cost too much. The writing is stiff, the plot is contrived, and I don't care about the characters. And the amount of alcohol consumed is outrageous! Put them all in jail in Mexico and give me a storyline that would be interesting.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars After reading this, I needed a getaway. August 13, 2013
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Poor character development, simple plot. Kept hoping it would get better; I did struggle through, but I was disappointed. I hate to be so critical, but this book was a waste of my time and brain cells.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It doesn't get much crazier than this! December 17, 2012
Format:Paperback
Joan Rylen scored BIG in the first book, of which I hope, will be just the beginning of a long literary career! From the first scenes to the last, Joan keeps her audience wondering what will happen next, it is one of those books that you just cannot put down! I finished reading mine in two days and have waited, for what seems like an eternity, for the next one to come out! I am going to have to order "Rocky Mountain Mayhem" on my Kindle, so I will have the scoop on the new book, before all of my friends! My advice to all who are looking for a good, sexy, action-packed read, to check out, "Getaway Girlz" and "Rocky Mountain Mayhem", or you may be left out in the cold!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars All alcohol, no suspense November 19, 2013
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This story was entirely forgettable but I did stick it out. If you want to read about a group of women partying in Mexico, what they eat and drink and where they dance, this is the book. Way too much detail about alcohol consumption, etc. There was a nice little mystery that eventually developed, but it was a slow simmer and never a real page turner Glad I got it free.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Never a dull momemt
It was a funny, enjoyable read, full of interesting characters, always wondering what would happen next to 4 friends trying to have a relaxing vacation in a foreign land.
Published 1 day ago by spotlady
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun little adventure
Oh the trouble they get into. We've all had these friends. Fun little adventure.
Published 1 day ago by Kelly Hammer
3.0 out of 5 stars Getaway Girlz
It was a good summer read. The characters were funny and the beach was inviting. I just got back from Mexico and it was fun to return.
Published 17 days ago by Lefty
2.0 out of 5 stars sometimes fun but mostly just ho-hum
Very light reading, sometimes fun but mostly just ho-hum.
Published 19 days ago by Creswell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
loved the book
Published 24 days ago by Frances Harrison
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good
Published 24 days ago by Jan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
AWESOME BOOK!
Published 25 days ago by carole hagen
2.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't get past the first few pages. Too ...
I couldn't get past the first few pages. Too many characters made it difficult to follow and it did not 'grab' me. This seems to be more of a chick book than a guy book. Read more
Published 26 days ago by MP Oswald
5.0 out of 5 stars FUN BOOK - WELL WRITTEN
The entire book was well crafted, I was able to put myself into the story and enjoyed all the vacation events right along with the four girls, the parasailing as one example. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Lazy-B
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
surprisingly enjoyable read
Published 28 days ago by Kayakbob
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More About the Author

The women behind Joan Rylen are Johnell Kelley and Robbyn Foster, friends since kindergarten. They grew up in Pasa"Get Down"dena, Texas, a suburb southeast of Houston. Their annual girls trips with two other good friends were the inspiration for Getaway Girlz. Johnell and Robbyn have also written, Rocky Mountain Mayhem and Big Easy Escapade the next two books in the series, and are currently working on Upstate Uproar, set to be released in Fall, 2014. They can be seen around Fort Worth writing in bars and having an all-around good time. Johnell and Robbyn hope to inspire women, whether they're 21 or 81, to stay in touch with old friends and take getaways of their own. There's nothing like a good friend who knows all your stories-the ones so crazy you can't make them up, and loves you anyway.

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