To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life—a quaint house on an island off Seattle’s coast, a thriving dog-training school and a challenging volunteer job performing Canine Search an...more
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I can always count on Nora Roberts to deliver an engrossing and thrilling read. In spite of my high expectations, the author still knocked me off my feet and surprised me with this brilliant story. The Search is a very well-written story with the perfect mixture of breathtaking romance and heart-pounding suspense.
I don’t want to spoil any plot details so I will try to keep this as short as possible.
After losing her fiancé to a se ...more
Fiona is a dog trainer and works on the search and rescue canine team. Her dogs are brilliant and when Simon comes over with his unruly, ill mannered dog.
Simon is about ready to wash his hands of him until Fiona helps him teach Jaws to be a smart puppy.
It was so nice to see the dogs being trained over and above the typical obedienc ...more
She watched the man get out. Tall, a lot of dark hair, scarred boots, worn jeans on long legs. Good face, she decided, sharp planes, sharp angles blurred by the shadow of stubble that said he'd been too busy or too lazy to shave that morning ...
"You know, given my line of work,...more
Fiona Bristow was kidnapped almost ten years ago, the only survivor of a serial killer who would find single, athletic women, kill them and then bury them in a shallow grave in a national park. After Fiona managed to escape, the killer went back and killed her boyfriend and his K9 unit. In his memory, Fiona opened up a dog training school which does eve ...more
Okay, so the book had it's moments, but I really expected more in the way of a thrilling read. I did like the two main characters, Fiona and Simon. Fiona was easy going, funny and a dog trainer extraordinaire! Simon was gruff, demanding, pushy...but it added to his appeal and they played well off of each other. I enjoyed the dog training aspect of the book, I love dogs, but when a book is titled The Search and the underlying plot is about a seri ...more
She gets a point for starting off the book really well but that's about it. There was no suspense and the killer storyline could have been so, so much better.
What I found to be unbelievable was the romance between Fiona and Simon. Nothing a ...more
Thumbs Up: 4.5
Overall: Fun and Different
Characters: Well Written
Plot: Just when you thought you were safe…
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Book Boyfriend: Simon
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I really liked this one a lot. I thought it was different in a way I don’t see often. The characters weren’t cookie cutter. There was fun banter that made me laugh. I just love how the dogs were woven into the story. I liked this one a lot.
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Intimate pasts: (view spoiler)[ Simon (hero): He has had his fair share of relationships in the past - his last of which was with a famous actress I believe. Fiona (heroine): She was engaged years ago and her fiancee was murdered. She has had casual sex since then maybe once but didn't enjoy it and felt like c ...more
Enter Simon, a wood artist ...more
The beginning of the book was kind of boring and boy did I learn a lot about how to train a dog. I also really didn't warm up to Simon. He just seemed way too hard for me. There just was something about him that I didn't warm to. He was a little too grumpy for me or something. Fiona was ok but I didn't really love her either. It's hard to explain but this couple just didn't do it for me. Yes, I at sometimes smiled ov ...more
But the real stars were Fiona's and Simon's dogs. Ms. Roberts did an amazing job giving each dog their own distinct personality and they lit up the page every time ...more
Loved Simon and Fiona both. Loved the whole premise of rescue dogs, the training involved etc. I quite enjoyed all the obvious research that went into this book.
But what I love the most about Nora Roberts books is that she never changes her characters to suit her plotlines. Simon started out gruff, impatient, grumpy and a loner and he consistently stayed ...more
The beginning chapter was really interesting. It really helped get me in tune with what she did for her Search & Rescue job. I didn't mind all the details of the training for the search and rescue, most of it was interesting, but I ...more
Tanya Eby does a great job narrating The Search My only complaint is that sometimes during conversations she fails to differentiated between speakers. Other than that, Eby nails the right attitude and atmosphere for the characters and the story. Simon comes across perfectly as the irascible woodworker who fights to keep his loner status in the face of his growing feelings about Fiona. As with the print version, I love how Ro ...more
I really loved the characters in this book: Fiona, the protagonist, ...more
Any number of reviews will give you a synopsis of the book so I won't bother with that. I'll just cut to the chase: I didn't particularly like the protagonists. Well, okay, I liked them apart from each other. Fiona, or Fee, was kind, smart, and a good friend. She was level-headed and had come back from incredible ...more
I'm a big Nora fan. I'm also a dog fan. The combination of a good storyline from a favorite author with the detailed research on dog training, especially in regards to search and rescue, worked really well for me.
I really enjoyed the romance between Simon and Fiona and how it built over the course of the book, they were a great couple. This was one of my favorite romances of 2010.
The audio book version was excellent even if you had to work a little harder to he ...more
Well, it seems my reading tastes have certainly changed. I rather like my murder mysteries with the aforementioned "bodice ripper lusty sex scenes" now.
No series connections.
Years ago, Fiona Bristow had the perfect life in the works...a great fiance, an upcoming wedding, a loving family. Then it all fell apart when she unintentionally caught the eye of the Red Scarf Killer. W ...more
Each protagonist in a Roberts novel seems to have the perfect balance of imperfections (both physical and emotional) and positive attributes so as to ma ...more
Dos personas independientes que no quieren ninguna relación pero que con el día a día se van metiendo de lleno en ella. Un amor de los que me gusta... se los que me cuentan.
Me gusta lo independiente de las protagonistas de la autora. Quizás demasiado protagonismo para el mundo del adiestramiento, pero como a mí me gusta, pues lo he disfrutado. ...more
"Emboscada" parte de una base muy recurrente en las novelas de Nora Roberts: protagonista femenina que ha sobrevivido a un hecho violento (violación, secuestro, intento de asesinato, accidente) y que se ha convertido en una mujer fuerte e independiente, aunque con alguna secuel ...more
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