There are multiple issues with the editing in this book, names interchanged wrongly, words left out over and over in sentences to name the ones most aThere are multiple issues with the editing in this book, names interchanged wrongly, words left out over and over in sentences to name the ones most annoying to me. The story thus suffered a bit but over all was enjoyable despite it's particular shortcomings which could be fixed faster than a tale without merit ever could.
The story itself is in two parts and set in the 1800's, with I may add very progressive thinking characters for the time period. Especially when it comes to how the female characters are allowed to contribute more than just looking pretty or raising children.
Pioneer women in this story blurred the lines that were drawn outlining acceptable men/women's roles, and not in a way that made them any less feminine in the eyes of their husbands or other male figures in their lives.
I enjoyed the first and second parts of the book equally, although it was heartbreaking that part two contained 2 less main characters their memories were kept alive all through the read in various ways.
Kelly Masterson, Joel Miller and Melissa Malinowski are the three main characters in this young adult ode to the 80's. The clothing, theMelt With You
Kelly Masterson, Joel Miller and Melissa Malinowski are the three main characters in this young adult ode to the 80's. The clothing, the language used and the music choices take me back to my middle 20's when this particular books timeline was set for me. This brings back some pretty fond memories of those years and in doing so made it easy to relate to the main characters, not to mention their friends who share the spotlight in this first book in the series.
This was as expected a mix of the serious with the silly and my only real complaint would be why Melissa waited so long to call Kelly and her group out for their bullying.
Despite the fact or maybe even in spite of the fact that author Nora Roberts is one whose books follow a set of continual rules, similar plotting, andDespite the fact or maybe even in spite of the fact that author Nora Roberts is one whose books follow a set of continual rules, similar plotting, and predictability and for some this means a read that they not only dismiss but one that shortchanged them as they expected more.
Personally that has never been nor will ever be a concern, each new book with each new set of characters gives me exactly what I hoped for and needed. An entertaining escape from my reality into a fictional world that leads me through travel to places I would never go otherwise, introduces me to make believe people whose lives I get to peek into for a little while and most of all allows me to suspend disbelief when things work out that I know would probably not do so in real life.
Thank you Nora Roberts for giving of your imagination for all these years and still being able to surprise me now and again at how easily enjoyable reading one of your works still is for me....more
Returning to the small town of Keeneston, Kentucky was like visiting old neighbors, family and friends.
Local professional football team Sports PsycholReturning to the small town of Keeneston, Kentucky was like visiting old neighbors, family and friends.
Local professional football team Sports Psychologist Sienna Ashton finds herself as a target when one of her clients ends up dead with her a witness via the telephone call they were engaged in when the murder took place.
LA based FBI agent Ryan Parker is soon by her side as her assigned protector under the guise of coming home to help with his Dad's upcoming retirement.
At 5 years old Ryan fell in love with 6-year-old Sienna, once grown he tried to make her see him as more than just a childhood friend without any luck at that time.
Now however Sienna and Ryan both find that their time apart has managed to rekindle the passion they never managed to allow free rein before.
The romance was sweet, the suspense elements were however not cohesive all the way through and the final ending was not exactly rushed but not exactly drawn out long enough either.
One thing is for sure the tried and true themes of family and friendships reigned throughout making this a very enjoyable story to spend time with....more