I’ve given Nora Roberts a bad rap lately. So many of her books are the same–cheesily “suspenseful”, and that’s in quotes because really they are pretty predictable. The characters are pretty one-dimensional, and the love story follows the same line every time.
But this one was different. This is the best book I’ve read from Nora by far. In fact, if her name on the cover wasn’t in bigger font than the title itself, I would not have known it was hers. The characters were so well done, the romance felt real–clumsy and awkward, and the couple went on real dates!
The one thing that Nora does really well is expanding a story into trilogies or more. She bases a story line around 3 brothers or 4 friends (as in this case). Each book is about one of those people falling in love. It’s great for readers like me who get really involved in the story and don’t want the book to end. I want to see what happens next.
This definitely wasn’t a difficult read–I’ve finished it off in about 6 hours today. But its one I would recommend for some fun, or on a Sunday when you have a headache and you’re waiting for the next page of the Unemployment Website to load (seriously, it took FIVE HOURS!).