I really enjoyed this trilogy of books. I just found out about them recently so I had the ability to read them one after another. This definitely help...moreI really enjoyed this trilogy of books. I just found out about them recently so I had the ability to read them one after another. This definitely helped to keep the stories congruent and seamless. The books just bled into one another forming a cohesive unit. Although parts were a little predictable, it still was a book about the triumph of good over evil and it had some charming love stories in between.(less)
This book surprised me. I haven't read that much of Nora Roberts, and this is my first JD Robb book so I didn't know what to expect. Someone recommend...moreThis book surprised me. I haven't read that much of Nora Roberts, and this is my first JD Robb book so I didn't know what to expect. Someone recommended it to me, and I'm glad I read it. The story is split into two parts. The first takes place in the now and is about a diamond heist gone wrong. The two main characters in the story are Max who is the insurance guy for the diamonds, and the other Jaine is the daughter of the man who stole the diamonds. they end up falling in love as they try to find the diamonds.
The second part of the novel is written 50 years into the future. I think the detective in the story (Eve Dallas) is a regular JD Robb character, and she is trying to help the great grandaughter (Samantha) who has written a book about the great diamond heist, and her grandparents involvement.
It was really interesting, and I like how even though Roberts and Robb are the same person, the writing style differs slightly. I think because of this book I will be looking into the JD robb series.(less)
It must be really bad if I give a 1... This book was a no go. It just bored the crap out of me. I have read Robert's Sign of Seven Trilogy and really...moreIt must be really bad if I give a 1... This book was a no go. It just bored the crap out of me. I have read Robert's Sign of Seven Trilogy and really enjoyed it so I decided to give this one a try.. and it was just terrible. I didn't enjoy reading about the characters, and I found myself falling asleep while reading it. It's just not worth my effort to muddle through the other two books. I have so many others that I could be reading and enjoying.(less)
Okay. Let me start by saying that this is the first Nora Roberts book I have read that was romantic suspense. The only other books I've read by her wa...moreOkay. Let me start by saying that this is the first Nora Roberts book I have read that was romantic suspense. The only other books I've read by her was her Sign of Seven Trilogy and her Eve Dallas books under her pen name J.D. Robb.
So, I loved this book. I had it sitting in my house, and then I just decided to pick it up and check it out. First of all, it was really damn long so I was a little leery at first, and I must admit to being biased and thinking that Roberts was a "middle aged woman book writer". I am not embarrassed to admit I was wrong. I think what I loved most about this book was the characters. I found Ford and Cilla to be intriguing and funny people. I loved Ford and his nerd references and his pop culture obsessions. I loved that Cilla was not afraid to admit that her life in Hollywood pretty much sucked and that she was much happier being a "hick".
The plotline moved the book along quickly, and despite the book being over 400 pages, it didn't feel like it was that long. I had a hard time figuring out the who done it. But I was pleasantly surprised by the ending and the person I thought had done it, didn't really do it. lol. If that makes sense.
I would definitely recommend this book to someone, and I will be looking out for more of Roberts' books.(less)
I really enjoyed this book and it set a good tone for the rest of the series. This is one of her contemporary romances which I feel like Roberts' hasn...moreI really enjoyed this book and it set a good tone for the rest of the series. This is one of her contemporary romances which I feel like Roberts' hasn't been doing as much as her suspense and paranormal books. I'm excited for the rest of the series.
The basic storyline for the series revolves around four women and how through their friendship they have come together to form a company called Vows. Each has their own job to do within the company that focuses on their abilities. There is Laurel, Parker, Emma and Mac.
This book focused on Mac. She is a photographer with Vows and believes she is destined to not marry since her mother and father have not demonstrated a normal concept of what marriage is. Her mother has a habit of falling in love often, and she constantly bothers Mac for money and gives her little attention. I often wanted to reach into the book and smack her whenever she was around.
Carter is a highschool English teacher who has returned to his alma mater to teach. He has always had a crush on Mac and when he runs into her again he can't believe it.
The story follows their blossoming relationship with all it's ups and downs. I can't wait to read the rest of the series and see how everything works out with each woman. (less)
I wasn't a big fan of this one. It started off too slowly for me. It began with Catarina's childhood and how a fire in her parent's pizza shop shaped...moreI wasn't a big fan of this one. It started off too slowly for me. It began with Catarina's childhood and how a fire in her parent's pizza shop shaped her life. Because of that moment she wanted to become an arson investigator.
I thought that the interactions between Bo and Reena were just too strange. He saw her a few times over the years and was "in love" with her. He hadn't even said two words to her. Then when he sees her later when she moves in next door to him he basically told her he loved her. It's not realistic.
And the ending was way too predictable to even be interesting. The first few pages I knew basically what the whole book would be about. Not one of her best books.(less)