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Night Shield (Sensation) Mass Market Paperback – 14 Jul 2001
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"Women are addicted to her novels...Roberts is a superstar." - New York Times "Roberts's bestselling novels are some of the best in the romance genre.'" - USA TODAY" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
NORA ROBERTS No.1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts is "a word artist, painting her story and characters with vitality and verve," according to the Los Angeles Daily News. She has published over a hundred novels, and her work has been optioned and made into films, excerpted in Good Housekeeping, and has been translated into over twenty-five different languages and published all over the world. With over 400 million copies of her books in print worldwide, she is truly a publishing phenomenon.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top customer reviews
I would recommend this book to all Nora Roberts Fans.
If you have read the Death series she writes as J D Robb, you will pick up the similarities between this couple and the loveley Rourke and Dallas.
Get it now and have a great read especially if you are on holiday. In fact get the whole series they are great holiday reading.
What I liked about this was the continuation of family and friends, but a story in its own right several years after our first introduction to Cilla and Boyd in Night Shift. Like the others, I read it in 2 days!
This book is billed in the genre of ‘romantic supense’, which just about summed it up as the high calibre mix which Nora Roberts is so expert at achieving, although mixing the elements of romance and thriller together, in what is a relatively short book, meant that for me, the plot was suspenseful, but a little predictable and I got to know who the perpetrator was before the book was even half way through. Obviously the sex was pretty hot, steamy and very much inevitable, however I did think that there might have been a little more tension and desire between Ally and Jonah, rather than it being a purely physical attraction, albeit a distinctly chemically explosive attraction!
One of the most seamless and for me, interesting aspects of the story, was the consummately professional way in which the author re-introduces the characters of Boyd and Cilla to the equation, after such a lengthy absence, without the need for long explanations about past events, making it appear that they had simply stepped outside and had never really gone far away.
The characters are believable and well drawn, the plot suspenseful and fluid, giving the definition and focus necessary for the length of the book. The two main protagonists in the story, Jonah and Allison, are tough, egotistical, complex and career focused, although basically all of this bombast is simply covering up their searching for a sense of place and belonging, their unspoken vulnerability and their reticence at admitting their underlying and growing feelings for one another.
Jonah definitely still has issues with having the police around him, despite the fact that his life was turned around at a very early age by Allison’s father Boyd, at that time a police officer, but now risen up the ranks to commissioner. He feels that, although he still keeps in touch with Boyd from time to time, it would be unprincipled and disrespectful of him to impinge too much on the Fletcher hospitality, and especially not to become involved with their daughter Allison, who has followed in her fathers footsteps, joined the police and is now a detective.
Jonah is recognizably grateful that his childhood life of crime on the streets was curtailed and he is now able to pursue a legitimate career as a club owner, even to the point that he now takes people who are down on their luck or have fallen foul of the law and gives them the break that can make the difference to them, although we only discover this about him as Allison starts to peel back the tough veneer he has built around himself, to reveal some of his weaknesses and the softer and more humble side to his personality.
Allison is very much aware of the volatility of both the relationship that is growing between herself and Jonah and the explosive chemistry which she is fighting so hard to contain, as she strives to remain professional whilst working undercover at Jonah’s club, yet still snare her man, who is so vulnerable in many ways.
She is determined to prove to him that he is as good as any member of her family and that he should feel no embarrassment at mixing with them as equals, a scheme which is helped along by her mother with whom Allison has a loyal and loving bond; although she maybe isn’t as demonstrative with her mother as with her father, with whom there is an unspoken and unshakeable work/life shared bond, unique to themselves.
Despite Allisons belief that she has control over her life and work and that she is able to keep the two separate, when Jonah is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for her, the time for pretence is over and true feelings must be revealed.
When two such strong willed, highly charged, and emotional characters come together, sparks are bound to fly!!!
Romantic suspense of the highest calibre. Well drawn, sensitive characters and a clever storline add up to nothing more than we'd expect from the redoubtable Ms. Roberts.If you like your romance with an edge, and heroes and heroines with human frailties this is the book for you. As with the other Night Tales this story involves those of us who work nights when the edges of reality get blurred.
It stands on it's own as a good read but is given an extra boost whenread in conjunction with the previous Night Tales.If it's edgy, romantic suspense in the Roberts tradition you're after look no further: it's here.