Wow, I had no idea this book was so dark and gritty. I love The Obsession by Nora Roberts. Like love, bordering on Obsession myself (see what I did there). I really want to read Masons story. Okay. Anyway. Right, a review.
Naomi is eleven. She’s the one that finds the barn door in the woods near her house. She’s the one who open said door and finds a crying woman who’s chained to the wall. She’s the one that frees the woman and helps her get to the police where they discover Naomi’s father is a serial killer. How can a girl ever get past her father’s horrible sins?
Boom. My God. This story starts dark and gritty and pulled me right in. From the beginning I love Naomi. Her bravery is just stunning and heartfelt and heartbreaking. There is so much feels in this book! The story shows how she and her brother and her gay uncle is trying to deal with everything. Her mother’s lost her mind and is constantly in a state of depression. As the years pass Naomi finds herself closed off when people find out who she is. Then she falls in love with this big, rundown house near the water. She buys it and quickly catches the eye of the local mechanic (and serious hottie) Xander. Her past keeps her open for a good time but never does she do relationships but Xander makes her want to break that rule. Just when she’s starting to open up, he finds out who her fathers is. Then woman start showing up in the woods near her house. They are killed in the same way her father murdered but he’s in prison, so who’s targeting her now. Wow! The mystery is spot on. I did figure out who it is about three quarters of the way through but I wouldn’t have bet any money on that person being the killer. I just wasn’t positive which makes the suspense that much more intense. I do wish the romance had more heat to it though. Xander and Naomi are sweet together but they needed that punch of heat to really make the romance work. Still, the story itself has blown me away. I think this may be my favorite Nora Roberts book.
If you like romantic suspense than you have to read this dark, intense Obsession.
Julie and Lila met in yoga class when they both bonded over their problematic relationships and found out he was the same cheating man. Now, Lila house sits and writes for a living. One night, she witness' a murder and the killers are looking to tie up all loose ends. Ash is the murdered mans brother and his best friend is Julie's ex-husband. They must all deal with more than heated feelings when the killer is determined to shut them all up...
This isn't really a mystery but more suspense with really wonderful, unique characters. I enjoyed the trek to get revenge on the people that killed Ash's brother and how exactly they'd get justice. It is fabulous, if terrifying, to have a female assassin to content with. A nice, unexpected twist. That ending is awesome, great fight and sweet HEA. The only reason this fantastic book isn't getting five stars is for the head hopping, so annoying.
The Collector is a must read for romantic suspense readers!
This is the end of the O'Dwyer trilogy by Nora Roberts. They must be read in order. This is Branna and Fin's story.
My favorite thing about this series is the detail. Ireland is seen on the page, smelt in the words. If feels like you're there. I like this story but it was very similar to the first two books. I'm glad they finally destroyed the evil wizard Cabhan. It is an epic battle at the end but the way to kill him is hinted at heavily in the previous book so it isn't a surprise. I enjoyed this series and recommend it if you like sweet romance and anything Irish.
Nora Roberts goes paranormal and it's an awesome ride!
I enjoy Nora Roberts romantic suspense. I wasn't expecting that bit of paranormal thrown in. Tory grew up with an abusive father and a strange ability to 'sense' other peoples thoughts. This leads her to find her best friend Hope murdered. Years later she returns to the town it all happened. Dealing with the memories and Hope's sexy brother, Cade, is enough but she's also got her father looking for trouble and a new business to run. Oh, and a killer on her tail...
What a read! Nora Roberts really amazed me with this book. The suspense is fantastic! The romance is hot and the reading thoughts is intriguing. It is all balanced perfectly with lovable, flawed characters. I became so invested so quickly, I wanted to beat the crap out of Hope's father and Cade's mother. The killer actually surprised me. Which is unusual. Normally I'm the one who already knows who the killer is in books and movies but this took me by surprise. I'd give this book five shiny stars, easily, if it isn't for the head hopping. Still, amazing romantic suspense.
Carolina Moon is a must read for romantic suspense lovers!
This is book two of the Cousins O'Dwyer Triliogy. These must be read in order. Connor is almost killed by the evil Cabhan and Meara is so relieved she kisses him. And it's not a friendly kiss. As they deepen their bonds the group of witches and faithful humans try to find a way to kill the evil for good.
Connor is one of my favorite characters. He's easy going, patient, friendly and handsome. I love him paired with the temperamental Meara. Cabhan is trying to lure her to him and break their magical circle. It's an entertaining journey. However, the 'big spell' they think might end Cabhan is doomed for failure. Why? Because this is a three book series. I knew it wouldn't work, so the big battle felt kind of anticlimactic.
I enjoyed Connor and Meara's story. I look forward to the third book, Branna and Fin, in Blood Magick!
Iona moves to Ireland and starts a dangerous avalanche that dates back to her Dark Witch ancestor. Boyle is friends with her magical cousins, who complete a powerful trilogy, against a terrible wizard intent on stealing their power.
Ireland! Squeee! I love books set in Ireland. And that cover is gorgeous! Nora Roberst creates a unique and entertaining tale. Iona, who bares the horse as her animal, is a wonderful, sweet, searching for love, kind of character. I liked her. Boyle is freaking fantastic. He's not the poetry spouting, romance on a whim, kind of guy and he's completely adorable. I liked him instantly. The roman is moved along but a fantastic plot of magic both dark and light. My only reason for four stars instead of five is the head hopping. There should not be a rookie mistake such as head hopping in a Nora Roberts book!
Dark WItch is a tale of magic, romance and faith, highly recommended! I look forward to reading the second book, Connor's story, in Shadow Spell.
This book is addictive! I started reading and was so caught up in the story I missed meals and sleep. Nora Roberts sucked me into this dangerous, contemporary, hopeful world. Liz has a cold mother and strict routine. At sixteen, she breaks the rules for the first time and it leads her into the witness protection. When that goes horribly wrong, she’s on the run from Russian Mafia, dirty cops and the government. She hides out in a small town where the chief of police takes an interest in her. And Chief Brooks is persistent. I love their dance. I love the action and the twists. The head hopping is subtle so this book is definitely getting five stars.
If you like romantic suspense, you must read The Witness!
Title: The Reef
Author: Nora Roberts
Length: Novel - Purchase by reviewer
Genre: Contemporary, Romantic Suspense
TBR Reviewer: Christine K.
Rating: 3 Stars - A Good Read!
Heat: 2/5 - Flirty!
Tate is barely out of high school when she meets Mathew. They’re working together with her family and his Uncle Buck to find a treasure underwater. It ends horribly with someone (not saying who) losing a leg. They meet again eight years later for a new shipwreck and an old enemy.
I love the plot of this book. It is spot on. Tate and Matthew are too young to understand falling in love but both diving headfirst. The shipwreck. The ‘bad guy’. It is all so exciting and then there are the characters which is why I struggle to give this book 4 fours. Young Tate is falling in love so quick and she’s so unlikeable. Matthew is just plain cruel and on more than one occasion. After he yells at Tate and pushes her, then puts his hand around her throat...um, his butt is gone. Their romance is just pushed together instead of a natural weaving. So, the story about diving and treasure hunting is excellent, the romance is...okay.
Nate is a Baltimore cop, until a drug deal leaves his partner dead and him wounded. He's drowning in guilt and grief. To get away, he takes a job as chief of police in Lunacy, Alaska. There he meets Meg. Among falling for her, the freezing temperatures and stunning views is a killer. One that's killed sixteen years ago, Meg's father...
I'm going to start this review with the bad points. Obviously, head hopping. This seems to be in all of Nora's books. The big bad for me is killing off a beloved, beautiful, old and blind dog, viciously. I had to skim that section because it was disgusting.
Now, the good, which is everything else. Meg is feisty and unique, I instantly liked her. Nate is sweet and wounded perfection. These two are one of my favorite couples. This story has humor (See town antics for serious laughs), action and mystery. At over six hundred pages this books pace is brilliant. It was never slow and always engaging. The descriptions of Alaska are stunning. I felt like I was there. And the mystery was perfectly weaved.
Northern Lights is a highly recommended read!
Olivia was four when her Hollywood actress mother was killed. She saw her father standing over the body. Her family whisks her away to Washington. Noah is the son of the detective who was on that case. Together they fall in love and find out the killer is free...
I’ve been in a Nora Roberts craze lately. Just reading one after the other and loving them. This one, however, isn’t my favorite. The first half of the book the main characters meet twice. Once when she is twelve and then again, when she is eighteen where they kiss. Then Noah, who writes crime books, wants to write about her story, which she just wants to forget. So, half the book is over. Now, they meet again and are falling for each other. The time jumps are just too great for this to be believable. And the head hopping in this book seems worse. It is almost confusing in certain sections, I have to figure out which character is thinking what (Which is why head hopping is a big no-no). I did like the characters. The mystery is good. I second guessed myself as to who the killer is. Overall, River’s End was a good read.