This is my first Nora Roberts book. I enjoyed it.
Nora Roberts has never been a favorite of mine, but when I want something easy, her writing has been OK. I thought she generally did a good job of capturing the essence of a place and the people who might live there. And that was enough to pull me in and through her stories. Her suspense wasn't top-notch, but was enough to make the stories somewhat interesting. This is the second book in a row, though, that has been fairly dull. I only stuck with it because it was an audiobook, so it was easy to turn on when I was doing a task needing some mental distraction. I'm not a big romance person, and the romance in this story was especially, well, stupid for lack of a better word. I really didn't see the draw between Lila and Ash other than their shared interest in figuring out who murdered his brother. There's a moment in the book when she wonders what they will have when life gets back to normal, if that same connection will be there. And of course, because it's a Nora Roberts novel it will be. But if this was the real world, I'd give them 6 months. I think the only really appeal to Ash is all his money. Otherwise I found him a bit creepy.
OK, enough of a rant. I have one more NR book in my lineup to try, but if it's a dud, I'm pretty sure it'll be my last!
Not up to her usual standard I think.,. It is full of graphic violence and quite disturbing. I would not recommend it.
I was unfortunately a bit underwhelmed by this and it almost 100% stems from the fact that it was too long. If Nora would have cut it down to even 400 pages instead of almost 500, it would have made a world of difference. By the time I got to the end, I didn't care that much anymore.
certainly better than her latest trilogy series, but still a bit humdrum. Sort of a fun romance story, but needs a bit more suspense. The HAG assassin was stereotypical, as was the collector. Lila, the heroine was likable, as were her friends.
I enjoyed the story but I couldn't help but imagine a different ending.
This is a fun read. I found the lead male character far more interesting than Lila (female lead) but this is far more of a fantasy novel than mystery and intrigue. Some sections are down right silly but mostly, I couldn't put it down.
I really wanted to like this book, but found the characters to be shallow and boring. Plot was a bit far-fetched, with the characters being stereotypical cliches of good vs. bad. Random trips thrown in, with all of a sudden family connections to move the plot forward led to a mediocre storyline.
This was yet another fabulous Nora Roberts novel! The story was lengthy, woven with intrigue, and hard to put down. Definitely a great book for summer.
The story was longer than it needed to be. Some scenarios almost too crazy to be true. Main characters are well written and evenly matched. Always a fan of Nora Roberts books
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