The #1 New York Times betseller
#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts takes readers deep into the rugged Black Hills of South Dakota, where the shadows keep secrets, hunters stalk the land, and a childhood friendship matures into an adult passion.
The setting (South Dakota), the information (endangered animals, especially big cats), most of the characters (but not the hero).
I didn't like:
The plot (psychopathic killer stalks our heroine; shades of Montana Sky), the hero (my way or else, my way or else, my way or else; if that's his idea of love, no thanks), the heroine (for letting him have his way).
Roberts does her usual trademark workmanlike stuff, so the book is readable. However, the "love" story kept pissing me off so much tha...more
Cooper Sullivan was just eleven years old when his parents sent him off to his grandparents farm in the Black Hills of South Dakota for the summer. For Coop, it was like being sent to...more
Lil and Coop became close as children when he would spend summers at his grandparents’ home in South Dakota. He was a city boy that had never seen the country. Lil, a Sioux descendant, was raised there with her sort of hippie-like parents. Lil is fascinated by wild animals, particularly the...more
Can Dr Lillian Chance and ex-cop Cooper Sullivan outwit a crazed serial killer to save Lil's Wildlife Refuge and reignite the passionate flame of first love?
"Loving you made a man out of me," he said when he let her go. "It's the man who came back for you." (Page 374)
Being an Aussie who lives half an hour from the beach and has ridden a horse only once in her lifetime; I loved this Nora Roberts novel! There is just something about the American Wild...more
Anyway, strong heroine and hero, strange murder mystery that puts the heroine in danger, hero wants to save her, but heroine can mostly save herself. Like I said, typical Nora.
I liked the setting of South Dakota and Lil's big cats rescue. I liked Lil and Coopers backstory; I've always had a thing for the childhood friends to lovers trope. That they got together as youngsters was believable and t...more
For years I've read Nora Roberts books, always considering myself a huge fan. Whether contemporary romance, paranormal romance, or romantic suspense...whether stand alone books or trilogies or short series...I've always counted on Roberts for a sweeping romantic read that satisfies as it entertains, and for years she's delivered. Some books, of course, I've liked more than others. Some series or trilogies have hit closer to home than others. Some characters I've liked more than ot...more
For starters the setting was great - love big country, big sky, wide open spaces.
Also love romances where the characters first meet as children (or young adults), spend time apart and then reconnect as more experienced adults.
The characters are really endearing. I like reading about strong, independent women who aren't stubborn to the point of stupidity. Lil is courageous, intelligent and skilled in her field but also keeps a cool head in a cris...more
With that in mind, let's explore Nora Robert's Black Hills. Roberts t...more
Out of the 20 or so books I have read by her yet (I only discovered her books a year ago) this is possibly the best --- I absolutely loved it, and finished it in 3 days!
The characters are great - both the lead and supporting characters. The story is set mostly in a wildlife refuge in the Black Hills of South Dakota --- not your usual setting for a book, and definitely very interesting....more
It’s about South Dakota Biologist Lilian Chance & her wildlife habitat which she had build at her home. Comes Coop, her life sweetheart who dumped her when they were in college & returned back to help his injured grandfather to take care of his business & farm. & so...more
Getting to know Lil and Cooper when they were young made a nice start to the novel. There wasn't a huge chunk of...more
I don't know why, but I was really emotionally connected to the characters in this book. Every time any of the...more
As someone who has read several of Nora Roberts' novels, I was able to predict major plot events as they are somewhat standard. Still, her stand alone works are so much better than some of her series' works.
I am not an outdoorsy, let's go camping, kind of person, but this story made me want to go to South Dakota and ride a horse...more
The suspense was done well (as it usually is with her) and I really enjoyed the relationships between the characters. The choices the hero made when he was younger bothered me, but I was able to move past it (eventually) and enjoy the...more
Lil's parents (Joe and Jenna) and Coop's grandparents (Sam and Lucy) are the definition of good samaritians. There isn't a mean or immoral bone in any of them. They are the family we al...more
Black Hills is about Lil and Cooper, who have been best friends when they were kids, lovers in their teens and exes in their twenties.
The story is set in South Dakota, where Lil lives with her family and has built a wildlife refuge. After a long time apart, Cooper comes back home to help out his sick grand-father and gets to meet Lil, his first love,again. At first he wants to keep his distance from Lil but soon the two i...more
Eleanor Marie Robertson was born on October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. She was the youngest of five children, also the only girl, of a marriage with Irish ancestors. Her family were avid readers, so books were always important in her life. She attended a Catholic school and credits the nuns with instilling in her a sense of discipline. During her...more