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A Change of Plans: Second Nature / Summer Desserts

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Second Nature

Celebrity magazine reporter Lee Radcliffe is at the top of her game when she scores an exclusive interview with bestselling horror writer Hunter Brown. But the notoriously private author has one condition: the interview must be conducted over the course of a camping trip. Lee will do anything to get the story, but after some one-on-one time with her ruggedly h
Paperback, 472 pages
Published May 27th 2014 by Silhouette (first published 1986)
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Second Nature: 4 stars

The rating above is only for this first story. I really, really liked it. The relationship between the hero and heroine was funny, sweet, and sexy. The chemistry is present from the moment they meet each other and in spite of the short length of the story, Nora Roberts managed to convince me they've fallen in love. Apart from the hero/heroine's relationship, there's also a father-daughter relationship that was sweet and add
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Angela Simmons
A Change of Plans is two novella length novels in one. Second Nature was the stronger of the two character-wise, while Summer Desserts would make for a fun little summer read.

Second Nature

Rating: 4 Stars

Top Celebrity magazine reporter Lee Radcliffe is determined to score an interview with the highly sought after, highly private bestselling horror writer Hunter Brown. When she gets a tip that Hunter will be speaking at a writer’s conference, she mistakes him for an employee of the hotel. Lee’s m
Anne Holly
Jun 22, 2015 Anne Holly rated it it was ok
Shelves: gave-away
This is a re-release of two NR short Silhouette romances from 1985 - potential readers should know this going in, as it may have a drastic effect on one's enjoyment of the stories. (This will depend on personal taste, especially - for example, I am very happy to enjoy the old-style "head hopping" now so frowned upon in romance, but the social aspects of these books often leave me cold - so, proceed with caution and your own proclivities in mind.)

First story, "Second Nature": Some things I learne
Patricia Baxter
Oct 18, 2014 Patricia Baxter rated it liked it
This is actually a reprint of two of Nora Roberts' older stories, and it is obvious. Of the two, I liked "Second Nature" better - the characters were more interesting and, to me, more realistic. "Summer Desserts" did not hold my attention the way a Nora Roberts book usually does. Also, the style is not up to par with her later stories, and I found the point of view changes a bit abrupt and distracting at times. It is still an enjoyable read, just not what I've gotten used to from this author.
Oct 22, 2014 Rachel rated it it was ok
Shelves: trashy
I would have LOVED these if I had read them back in the 80's when they were originally published. That's when I thought smoking was cool and falling in love with a rich guy meant happily ever after. Now that I'm no longer a teenager I found the obscenely rich characters obnoxious and I wonder why no one seems to write romance novels set in real life. Do we really need total escapism? Is romance incompatible with the middle class? God, I hope not.
Jul 25, 2016 Robyn rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
The characters in these two stories were a little harder to love. I just didn't click with them as much as I have clicked with some of Nora Roberts others.
Aug 19, 2014 Dawn rated it liked it
Only read the second book in this paperback. It was ok but had trouble relating to 2 perfectionists. Some angst made it ok but fell flat. Love JD Robb. Not so crazy about Nora.
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Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including The Obsession, The Liar, The Collector, Whiskey Beach and coming in June 2017, Come Sundown. She is also the author of the futuristic suspense In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.
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