Top critical review
Nothing wrong here for the right reader
on 14 January 2016
I've never met the MacGregors before; this book was a surprise present. And it was a surprise as I'm not a Mills & Boon reader. And sorry, I'm still not, but don't tell my husband! Having seen the impressive list of volumes Nora Roberts has published, it seems churlish to criticise such a successful writer just because I wasn't especially taken with her heroine. Because I wasn't. Not that I can articulate why particularly but none of the characters really engaged my interest and I actually got quite tired of re-hashed sex scenes and too much internal angst and rationalising. Add some truly unsubtle repartee to the mix and I was racing through to reach the end - but not for the usual reasons. And as for that ending, or rather, near ending. Oh pleeze! A few minutes' conversation to solve a book-long dilemma? I don't think so. And that's despite having the most interesting character of all (to me) appearing all too briefly. Perhaps that person's (no spoilers here!) story is told elsewhere in the series. If so, I wouldn't mind reading that! But this one? Thanks, but no. BUT, this personal negativity doesn't mean that this is a bad book. I am sure NR has her faithful readers who enjoy her work and I'm sure my three stars rating won't cause her too much worry!