The Return of Rafe MacKade (The MacKade Brothers #1)
Lovely newcomer Regan Jones is intrigued—what kind of man could cause this sort of talk? She’ s just about to find out.…
And this little, ole gem was no different. With just the right amount of romance, suspense, family, and friends, and a haunted house thrown into the mix, this was a winner the moment I picked it up. Wonderful charac ...more
This is the first book in a quartet that comes highly recommended by Lady Vale (and most of my other friends who have read it have loved it too). And no one writes contemporary romance quite like Nora Roberts. So with these two things in mind, I was sure I was going to love the book/series. Things didn’t happen quite like I planned.
I haven’t read a contemporary romance for some time, and it took a while, but Nora Roberts sucked me into the fabric of her story and made me care about what ...more
In this first book we meet Rake McKade, gone away for a long time and just come back. He's a very sweet and caring hero, trying to be hard but he has a very romantic heart. She's sassy and strong and she knows what she wants. So, he capitulated with grace. In the background there's this haunted house, bought by Rafe with ghosts and stories.
A really nice reading. I'm already on book 2.
Regan Jones has left the big city to find what she is looking for - a life. She owns the antique store and helps Rafe fulfill his dream of restoring the scary mansion on the edge of the battlefield from the Civil War conflict named for the t ...more
Regan and Rafe’s romance is your typical clash of wills storyline as Regan strives to maintain her independence in the face of her intense attraction to Rafe. The characters are well developed with enough detail concerning their pasts to make the conflict between the two believable. Moreover, the small town atmosphere and the dynamic between the MacKade brothers is wonderful, and their banter and antics make them completely irresistible.
The secondary plot revolv ...more
Met hun vieren zijn ze, de broers MacKade en alle vier verschillen ze totaal van elkaar. Samen vormen ze de spil in deze reeks. Gezien hun verschillende karakters zullen de vier boeken die het geheel van de Broers MacKade-serie vormen ongetwijfeld voldoende variatie bieden.
Het viel zeker niet tegen :D
Natuurlijk bestaat deze serie van haar maar uit kleine boekjes, waardoor het verhaal sneller verloopt dan normaal het geval zou zijn, dus daar hou ik rekening mee als ik in het vervolg nog van haar boeken wil lezen.
In het begin ging het allemaal vooral heel snel en raakte ik niet echt gehecht aan de karakters - behalve aan Cassie, die gelukkig ook haar eigen boek heeft :D - dus werd ik niet zo in het verhaal gezogen. ...more
I think old-school romance is just not for me. At ALL.
I mean, I only made it a few chapters in to this one, but if a random man I was trying to do business with kept lifting me up and carrying me when I expressly told him not to, unbuttoning my clothes when we were in the middle of a business conversation (without ANY prior relationship or invitation) and kissing me without invitation moments after I'd passed out and while I was still trying to maintain a business relationship, I'd call him ...more
This is my second Nora Roberts book and I have to say, I enjoyed the story but not the delivery. Maybe it was just how Regan and Rafe played games and that just started to bother me.
I'm interested in Regan's friend Cassie and how she might play into the series.
I rarely read Nora Roberts mostly because I haven't really know her style of writing. I guess I'm too caught up with Diana Palmer so I don't know a thing about her books.
This is my second book of Nora Roberts I've read and so far, this one's my favorite. I like Rafe, Nora wrote him differently. As an 'alpha' man, sure he's intimidating and big but I like the way Nora described his feeling so vivid and simple. Even though sometime the change of point of view is a but confusing but I ...more
New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts returns with the classic tales of the MacKade brothers—their rebellions, their passions and their loves
Ten years after disappearing from Antietam, Maryland, the bad boy has come home. Cleaned up and successful now—though still dangerously good-looking—Rafe MacKade sets the town on fire…and tongues wagging. Not even lovely newcomer Regan Bishop is immune to his charms. Though Regan claims to not want to get involved with a rebel, Rafe's pretty sure t...more
What worked for me (and what didn’t): What struck me the most about this book, is its plot similarities to the first Inn Boonsboro book, The Next Always. That series had three brothers, this o ...more
Trouble is rare in the small town of Antietam, Maryland but, whenever there is trouble, the MacKade brothers, Jared, Rafe, Devin and Shane are sure to be in the middle of it. But bad boy of ...more
Rafe MacKade has always been trouble. He went through girls and fights at the same pace growing up but moving away and finding his feet changed him.
When he came back after 10 years he found his home town both changed and the same. His brothers had grown up and found their callings, new shops had opened and ...more
I skimmed through most of the book. It was very boring with references to the history and the battle of Antietam, which I just couldn't find it in myself to care about. The haunted house and domestic abuse subplot were just uninteresting and a real bore.
The writing was superb since it is written by Nora Roberts, but the characters and storyline I hated. Regan was too uptight and a hypocrite and the "bad boy" Rafe was just terrible. He had a slightly crooked nose which is always a turn ...more
No me gustan los vaqueros.... ala, ya lo he dicho jajajaja, qué prepotencia, está claro que no son de mi estilo, van demasiado de sobrados.. jajajaja
Tengo que escoger otro tipo de libro para leer a esta mujer, me gusta su estilo, pero ... se queda corta
"He's hooked." Jared grinned and lifted his beer. "And his heart looks so pretty, right there on his sleeve."
It's banter like this that makes me laugh right out loud and what always keeps me coming back for more.
This was a fun re-read. A few places felt rus ...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
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