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Second Nature (Celebrity Magazine #1)

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For Celebrity magazine reporter Lee Radcliffe, tracking down the world-famous, notoriously private, horror-story writer Hunter Brown had become a personal quest. Her carefully planned ambush finally paid off at a small writer's conference in Flagstaff. Arizona. But when the master of the supernatural turned out to be a dark-eyed master of seduction. Lee knew that it would ...more
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Published September 1st 2011 by Silhouette Desire (first published 1986)
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I loved Ms. Roberts’ "newer" Sign of Seven trilogy, but this one left me rather cold. It’s fascinating how much Ms. Roberts’ style changed in the past two decades.

This book was just like its hero. Frustrating.
I didn’t know what to think about the hero – he was alternating between being a jerk, tenderness, creepiness, anger etc. I never read about a more mercurial personality.
The heroine mostly got on my nerves, because she thought one thing and did the other. Her actions around the hero are perf
I love Nora Roberts. She is one of my go -to authors for romance and chick-lit. I have been discovering her earlier work, as until recently I was just familiar with her trilogies.
Second Nature revolves around a reclusive horror author and the reporter determined to get him to talk. They are both serious contenders in the game of cat and mouse. Eventually, romance becomes the new name of the game.
Neither of the protagonists are particularly likable, to me at least. But Roberts is skilled at he
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Lee Radcliffe has found her niche, or so she believes, as a journalist for Celebrity magazine. Her life in LA suits her, and all she really needs at this moment to boost her career is an interview with the elusive horror novelist Hunter Brown.

When she discovers that he will be speaking at a writer's conference in Flagstaff, she signs on.

From the very first moment she lands in Flagstaff, everything is slightly askew. Nothing is quite the way it seems, and over the next two days, she discovers for
Andreia Silva
Lee Radcliffe vive para o trabalho. É redactora numa revista de celebridades (aka fofocas) e o seu maior objectivo no momento é descobrir quem é, onde vive e porque se esconde Hunter Brown, o fenómeno literário do momento. Esbarram num congresso e a partir daí, será que tudo será uma simples entrevista exclusiva?

Logo ao inicio, a coisa que me ocorreu perguntar à Nora foi: no meio de tantos nomes femininos, porque foste escolher Lee e Bryan para o nome de duas mulheres? É que ao entrar na históri
While on vacation at the beach, I found myself perusing yet another beach house bookshelf teeming with Nora Roberts, and finally decided to give in and see what all the hype is about. Now I know, and I need never read another again.

I'm not opposed to romance novels. Rebecca is a long-time favorite, A Room with a View is full of longing, and for a more modern pick, The Night Circus is brilliant.

But this. THIS. Is crap. Sorry, Nora Roberts fans, but you can do better. Loaded down with excessive
Julie Barrett
Second Nature
Lee Radcliffe was determined to meet and question Hunter Brown and work was paying for her to go to the writers conference in Flagstaff, AZ. He's an award winning writer and she can't understand how others can read whathe writes and keep going for more of his thrillers. She hopes to meet up with him there.
Hunter is there to pick her up and very attracted to her upon sight. Love the talk of the area, the nature, mountains, dessert, canyons, sun/moon sets.
There are stipulations when
Duncan Mandel
For Celebrity magazine reporter Lee Radcliffe, tracking down the world-famous, notoriously private, horror-story writer Hunter Brown had become a personal quest. Her carefully planned ambush finally paid off at a small writer's conference in Flagstaff. Arizona. But when the master of the supernatural turned out to be a dark-eyed master of seduction. Lee knew that it would take more than just good interviewing skills to bet her an exclusive. Digging into private lives was her business, but now Hu ...more
Kathy Davie
First in the Celebrity Magazine romantic series.

The Story
Driven to succeed, Lee Radcliffe is determined to get an interview with Hunter Brown, the wildly successful, and wildly reclusive, horror author. A tip from a contact sends her to a writers' conference in Arizona where he is the [secret] guest speaker. Her first two unbeknownst encounters are stimulating until she discovers who he really is while the passion that flares between them terrifies the very-focused reporter in her.

He wants to pl
Lee Radcliffe bekerja sebagai reporter di majalah Celebrity. sudah banyak arti yang diwawancarinya tetapi ada satu yang selalu luput ditemukan. yaitu penulis novel horor Hunter Brown.

saat ia mendapatkan informasi bahwa Hunter akan memberikan salah satu ceramah di sebuah konferensi penulis di Arizona Lee langsung memesan tiket dan terbang kesana. ia menyamar menjadi salah satu calon penulis yang mengikuti konferensi tersebut.

ketika bertemu seorang laki-laki menarik waktu menunggu seminar dibuka,
Anali Moreano
Me ha gustado mucho el libro pero es super cortito y me hubiera gustado que la historia se ampliara. Sin embargo me ja parecido muy tierna la relación entre ellos. Lee y Hunter me han parecido dos personajes muy fuertes y que tenian miedos que superar, pero que han sabido conseguirlo por su bien. En cuanto a los demas personajes me han encantado tambien y los dialogos me han hecho reir *-*
Second Nature - VG
Roberts, Nora - Language of Love, No. 30

Lee Radcliffe is a reporter for a celebrity magazine and she's determined to find Hunter Brown, a famous author, and interview him. Hunter is very reclusive and no one knows where he lives or anything about his personal life, which only adds to the determination that Lee find him. She learns that he will be a guest speaker at a writer's convention in Flagstaff, Arizona and she goes to try to finagle a meeting. Little does she know that he
Leeanne Kilpatrick
Early Nora.... See the evolution of the writer.... It was an entertaining story... With hints of Nora's greatness of characters with depth.... And a beginning glimpse of her greatness at family... As it should be..... In the ideal.
What a waste of time. This book was soft porn from the beginning. No plot, no information, nothing interesting. Just page after page of ridiculous tease.
Jan Derksen
Jul 12, 2012 Jan Derksen marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition

Over de beroemde bestsellerschrijver Hunter Brown doen de wildste geruchten de ronde, maar nog nooit is het een journalist gelukt hem te spreken te krijgen. Hij is even ongrijpbaar als de gevaren die in zijn thrillers op de loer liggen, concludeert Lee Radcliffe. Als dat geen uitdaging is voor iemand voor wie het onmogelijke maar nét interessant genoeg is! Uiteindelijk slaagt ze er inderdaad in de man te strikken voor een interview. Alleen stelt hij wel zijn eigen voorwaarden. Ze beweerde toch

I loved this story so much, I would love the find myself a Hunter Brown someone pushing to take risks, pushing to reach for what I really want. a real delight to read and one again it proved to me that reading Nora Robert is never a waste of time.
My fluff reading author of choice never fails to entertain me. Yes, it is a little predictable, and the sex scene make me roll my eyes at the level of cheese factor envolved, but Nora Roberts has a talent for telling the story that holds my attention. I will not be embarrassed to admit it. The male character; a writer of horror and a pseudonym writer as a woman for romance novels explain so well the want for pure entertainment even if it is fluff. A good romance writer makes you envolved in the ...more
Pat Solmiano
Lee and Hunter are just haha
Alise Sampson
The characters were fasicating and infuriating at the same time. The picturesque setting was perfect for romance to blossom. It was brilliant to use the Arizona wilderness's open spaces to allow new emotions to roam free for the characters. I love that the book itself was about writers writing books and the imagination, the indurance, the determination, and overpowering the fear of doing such a thing. I read this book in a single day. It was simply a romance novel; there wasn't anything "smutty" ...more
Brenda Margriet
Definitely an older NR, but still pretty good. Can see her growing as a storyteller. Lenore (Lee) is after the interview of a lifetime, with reclusive author Hunter Brown. I liked how he is a horror writer, that others think is wasting his talent on genre fiction, and then a big surprise is revealed because he wrote romance novels under a pseudonym at first.

Really like Hunter's character. Thought Lee was a bit too much of a pushy 80's woman, but still likeable.
Tania Martins
Engraçado dentro de estilo Nora que ela já nos habituou, muito eighties (onde se fumava em todo o lado) e com aquela história de amor relâmpago na qual os protagonistas se apaixonam irremediavelmente e se casam passado pouco tempo and lived happily ever after! Gostei do Hunter mas não achei assim muita piada à Lenore e achei que a Sarah deu um toque muito fofo ao conjunto!
Yet another Nore Roberts book. Words and the story flow effortlessly and it is a quick read. The story is about a reporter who tracks down an elusive writer for her story and they fall in love.

A well-written book, but nothing path-breaking or great. I read it as part of the anthology, Summer Pleasures, and it was as the name suggested a light summer read.
I was disappointed a little bit. I think those are beginnings of Roberts' writing. It was written in a wierd language, like every word whad to be proper. Maybe I had this feeling because I read it in Polish and the translation was not great. And, of course, love scenes, or rather lack of their description... :) That's what we like Nora Roberts for, right? :)
Sonia Cristina
"Se não acreditares numa coisa, se te recusares a acreditar que existe, deixa de existir."
Hunter, pág. 108

"É mais acertado dizer que não acredito em nada. Só nas possibilidades. Não há limites para as possibilidades."
Hunter, pág. 109

Um romance fofinho. Gostei muito de Hunter e achei que a forma como o romance evoluiu foi muito boa e querida.
Rachel V. Joiner
I was pretty bored the entire way through.
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Ms. Roberts is a machine, isn't she? I read this book a long time ago and still remember parts to it. Once again, she amazes me in the detail she adds about a specific career. Ms. Roberts books teach me a little about each occupation she covers. I enjoy this aspect most from her books.
Second Nature was a decent love story between an author and a reporter. It was your usual Nora Roberts-type book. I liked the outdoor/camping setting, and I'm pretty excited to go camping this summer as a result (but have no expectations of getting a proposal after two weeks, ha!)

Nice romance, sometime just need a nice romance without all the crisis. Good humor in beginning and then I got caught up in building of the relationship between Lee and Hunter. Enjoyable.
Nora Roberts is always Nora Roberts !
It'a a guilty pleasure and the best reading to relax!
I love her books, even the bad books.
There's always a happy ending! And a happy couple!
Not my cup of tea. I like my romances firmly set in the distant past. On a side not, a bit to my chagrin, Joe Hill was Hunter in my mind for this book. (I was not Lenore.)
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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
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