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#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts takes readers deep into the rugged Black Hills of South Dakota, where the shadows keep secrets, hunters stalk the land, and a childhood friendship matures into an adult passion.
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The setting (South Dakota), the information (endangered animals, especially big cats), most of the characters (but not the hero).
I didn't like:
The plot (psychopathic killer stalks our heroine; shades of Montana Sky), the hero (my way or else, my way or else, my way or else; if that's his idea of love, no thanks), the heroine (for letting him have his way).
Roberts does her usual trademark workmanlike stuff, so the book is readable. However, the "love" story kept pissing me off so much tha ...more
Cooper Sullivan was just eleven years old when his parents sent him off to his grandparents farm in the Black Hills of South Dakota for the summer. For Coop, it was like being sent to ...more
Lil and Coop became close as children when he would spend summers at his grandparents’ home in South Dakota. He was a city boy that had never seen the country. Lil, a Sioux descendant, was raised there with her sort of hippie-like parents. Lil is fascinated by wild animals, particularly the ...more
Muy entretenida, de las que no puedes parar hasta acabarla.
Can Dr Lillian Chance and ex-cop Cooper Sullivan outwit a crazed serial killer to save Lil's Wildlife Refuge and reignite the passionate flame of first love?
"Loving you made a man out of me," he said when he let her go. "It's the man who came back for you." (Page 374)
Being an Aussie who lives half an hour from the beach and has ridden a horse only once in her lifetime; I loved this Nora Roberts novel! There is just something about the American Wil ...more
But in their case, absence didn’t make the heart grow fonder. Because during the times that they didn’t see each other, their feelings had grown apart and the long distance had deviated their attention… well, mostly ...more
For years I've read Nora Roberts books, always considering myself a huge fan. Whether contemporary romance, paranormal romance, or romantic suspense...whether stand alone books or trilogies or short series...I've always counted on Roberts for a sweeping romantic read that satisfies as it entertains, and for years she's delivered. Some books, of course, I've liked more than others. Some series or trilogies have hit closer to home than others. Some characters I've liked more than ot ...more
Predominately a romance novel, Lil and Cooper are introduced as children, and fall in love as young adults. Driven away from each other, they lead separate lives until a serial killer brings them back together.
The romance between them is lovely, and there are great moments of suspense and mystery, but I guess like any good Nora Roberts book, it's all about the love..
A few things made this a 4 and not 5 star book for me. It was just a little too drawn out. Most of th ...more
It’s about South Dakota Biologist Lilian Chance & her wildlife habitat which she had build at her home. Comes Coop, her life sweetheart who dumped her when they were in college & returned back to help his injured grandfather to take care of his business & farm. & so ...more
Anyway, strong heroine and hero, strange murder mystery that puts the heroine in danger, hero wants to save her, but heroine can mostly save herself. Like I said, typical Nora.
I liked the setting of South Dakota and Lil's big cats rescue. I liked Lil and Coopers backstory; I've always had a thing for the childhood friends to lovers trope. That they got together as youngsters was believable and t ...more
For starters the setting was great - love big country, big sky, wide open spaces.
Also love romances where the characters first meet as children (or young adults), spend time apart and then reconnect as more experienced adults.
The characters are really endearing. I like reading about strong, independent women who aren't stubborn to the point of stupidity. Lil is courageous, intelligent and skilled in her field but also keeps a cool head in a cris ...more
Getting to know Lil and Cooper when they were young made a nice start to the novel. There wasn't a huge chunk of ...more
Written by Nora Roberts 2009, 472 Pages
Genre: romantic suspense, mystery
Eleven year old Cooper Sullivan feels like his parents exiled him to his maternal grandparents' ranch in South Dakota and is down in the dumps until he meets tomboyish Lil Chance. The two become fast friends bonding over baseball, horseback riding and their encounter with a cougar. Over the years as Cooper visits he and Lil become more than friends until one day Cooper breaks Lil's heart and leaves fo ...more
Out of the 20 or so books I have read by her yet (I only discovered her books a year ago) this is possibly the best --- I absolutely loved it, and finished it in 3 days!
The characters are great - both the lead and supporting characters. The story is set mostly in a wildlife refuge in the Black Hills of South Dakota --- not your usual setting for a book, and definitely very interesting. ...more
As someone who has read several of Nora Roberts' novels, I was able to predict major plot events as they are somewhat standard. Still, her stand alone works are so much better than some of her series' works.
I am not an outdoorsy, let's go camping, kind of person, but this story made me want to go to South Dakota and ride a horse ...more
I don't know why, but I was really emotionally connected to the characters in this book. Every time any of the ...more
Lo leí sin saber nada de el y para ser diferente al tipo de literatura que suelo leer me gusto demasiado
Trope: Reconciliation Romance
One-Sentence Summary: An animal sanctuary owner Versus a deluded hunter
Review: Nora Roberts's magical standalone recipe:
✔ A strong, independent Heroine
✔ A rugged, handsome Hero
✔ A dark secret/trauma from the past
⍻ Family drama
✔ A beautiful setting
✔ Adorable animals
✔ A delightful secondary romance
✔ Wise motherly/fatherly figures to give out sage life advice
✔ A long engaging Prologue to draw you in
✔ Baddie's POV
Reconciliation ro ...more
and, according to the cover blurb "....a terrible tragedy, pulled them apart...." mmmm, not so as I noticed! I kept waiting for a big revelation but none was forthcoming. A good read nev ...more