I was excited when I found a Nora Roberts book that I had not read. This was a disappointment big time. The two stories are mediocre at best and awful...moreI was excited when I found a Nora Roberts book that I had not read. This was a disappointment big time. The two stories are mediocre at best and awful at worse. Her books written before this have been good, even the early works. I could barely finish the book. I don't recommend this book to anyone.(less)
**spoiler alert** This is an early trilogy of Nora Roberts. In the first book Princess Brie is recovering from a kidnapping. She can’t remember her fa...more**spoiler alert** This is an early trilogy of Nora Roberts. In the first book Princess Brie is recovering from a kidnapping. She can’t remember her family and only wants Reeve because he is unknown to her. Falling in love and finally remembering everything is almost more than she can bear. With a grave wound given to her brother, they discover who is coming after them. She refuses to back out of the “mock” engagement. In the next story, it has been about five to six years and this story about Alex, the oldest male. He met Eve in Brie’s story and has been trying to get her out of his mind. He always believed that Eve was his brother’s and refused to poach. Eve comes to Cordinia to put on three plays. He is frustrated by his lust for Eve and Eve doesn’t understand why he hates her. He finds that there is nothing between Eve and Bennett and is relentless on going after her. When she is threatened in the theatre to send a warning to him, he rages. He loves and can’t help but ask her to give up her life to be his wife. They ferret out more traitors to the family and with a flourish she takes his name and country. The last story in this book is of Prince Bennett the playboy. He is known to have wooed many a lady and non-ladies throughout Europe. He has been chaffing against the boundaries that have been set for him. The enemy of his family that has used his minions against them is getting out of jail. When he meets a dowdy woman named Lady Hannah, who is guest to Eve, he wonders why he is intrigued by her. He pursues her to learn more about her, and finds that underneath the woman’s manner and dress is a lush body and yards of hair. When he finds who she is, he is hurt, but he protects her. With the final takedown of their enemy, he can’t let her leave with her job done. When he offers the world, she looks into herself and finds that she chooses love. These three books together into one volume were nice because they are quick easy reads. I highly recommend reading them this way.(less)
This book is the second in the quartet of books about childhood friends turned wedding planners. Vision in White was first with Mac, and this one was...moreThis book is the second in the quartet of books about childhood friends turned wedding planners. Vision in White was first with Mac, and this one was Emma’s story. Emma has always drawn people of all kinds to her, and has always loved flowers. When she starts Vows with her best buddies, her floral creations are a mainstay. She has always dreamed of true love that she can grow old with. With one unstrained kiss between her and a dear male friend, suddenly she is swept up in the romance of it all. Jack has always intrigued her, and this story goes through their relationship and her giving up on the love she dreams with Jack. With her friend’s support she turns him away, because she won’t take less than all of Jack’s love. She starts, after some hard times, to try to move on with her life. Jack doesn’t realize what he has and ran scared. He finds that there is one thing he can’t live without, and that is Emma. Will he convince her of his feelings?(less)
I just listened to this early work of Nora Roberts. This is the story of Mary Ellen Sutherland and Sebastian Donovan. Mel is a private investigator th...moreI just listened to this early work of Nora Roberts. This is the story of Mary Ellen Sutherland and Sebastian Donovan. Mel is a private investigator that only believes in facts. At the urging of her good friend, she consults with Sebastian on the case of a missing baby. Sebastian is getting over a rough case, and as a member of the Donovan family, he knows about skeptics. He is drawn to the ruthlessly honest Mel. He forces his way into the case and they both realize that the kidnapping is part of a larger organization. They work closely together and Mel can’t help falling for the tall dark man with odd talents. She does the only thing she knows to do and that is to run. Sebastian waits her out and with the family looking on makes her his. This is a great story that weaves the Donovan legacy tighter. (less)
This is one of Nora Roberts' early works and is set near Sharpsburg in Maryland. Shane is a former teacher, with a goal for the rest of her life. Vanc...moreThis is one of Nora Roberts' early works and is set near Sharpsburg in Maryland. Shane is a former teacher, with a goal for the rest of her life. Vance is hiding from his past as he fixes up an old house. Shane sees from the first moment that Vance is the one, and goes about trying to help him. Vance has many secrets and can’t help being drawn to the outgoing Shane. Her mother comes and upsets her, and illuminates Vance’s past. Shane is hurt and says too many things. Vance can’t live without her and now is fighting for her. This is a quick story that is fun, and makes me wonder does Nora Roberts live around the Antietam battlefield? This is not her first book set in this area.
Today I just re-read this book. This is one of Nora Roberts 3 in 1 book, which I tend to like because I read so fast. The first story, Risky Business,...moreToday I just re-read this book. This is one of Nora Roberts 3 in 1 book, which I tend to like because I read so fast. The first story, Risky Business, was a departure for Roberts due to the fact that it is set in Mexico. The classic love story with some twists, it was a decent story. The second story was Storm Warning which was interesting. This book could have easily been built into a full book with more focus on the mystery and leading up to it. A classic done you wrong but haven’t stopped loving you story. A great story and later Roberts used the photographer with mystery concept in another story. Finally story was the Welcoming. This book was a classic bad boy, who is really a good guy, falling for the hometown girl. It was another decent romance. This book was a good book to read when you need a light read. (less)
This is the first of the Donovan Legacy by Nora Roberts. I think this was probably written in the early part of her career, but not the very beginning...moreThis is the first of the Donovan Legacy by Nora Roberts. I think this was probably written in the early part of her career, but not the very beginning. This is the story of Morgana Donovan and Nash Kirkland. This introduces the Donovans with the flamboyant Morgana. Morgana does not question her powers and doesn’t apologize for her legacy of being a witch. Nash has hard a past but success in the movie industry as a writer of paranormal movies. He is intrigued by a witch and the gambit she plays. This is a fast paced book with an explosive ending. This is an intriguing book and I recommend it with the other books in the series.(less)