Author: Nora Roberts

Bay of Sighs by Nora Roberts

Posted July 6, 2016 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 6 Comments

Bay of Sighs by Nora RobertsBay of Sighs by Nora Roberts
Series: The Guardians #2
Published by Berkley on June 14, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Fantasy
Pages: 352
Format: eBook
Source: Library
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To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all worlds in danger. And now three women and three men join forces to pick up the pieces…

Mermaid Annika is from the sea, and it is there she must return after her quest to find the stars. New to this world, her purity and beauty are nothing less than breathtaking, along with her graceful athleticism, as her five new friends discovered when they retrieved the fire star.

Now, through space and time, traveler Sawyer King has brought the guardians to the island of Capri, where the water star is hidden. And as he watches Annika in her element, he finds himself drawn to her joyful spirit. But Sawyer knows that if he allows her into his heart, no compass could ever guide him back to solid ground...

And in the darkness, their enemy broods. She lost one star to the guardians, but there is still time for blood to be spilled—the mermaid’s in the water and the traveler’s on the land. For she has forged a dangerous new weapon. Something deadly and unpredictable. Something human.

 

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The journey of the six continues following the collection of the first star. This time, the locale is the Isle of Capri in Italy and Nerezza eventually discovers them. But this time, she enlists the help of a rogue known to the group. Sawyer King and his famous compass are the focus, as is the beautiful Annika, the siren from the sea.

 
Though plagued with a terribly slow start, Annika made this a captivating and fun story. Her naïveté and innocence, overlayed with a joyous and playful spirit, provided much comic relief among the dark and violence. Sawyer’s attempts at resistance were also laughable but just made their romance more endearing.

 
The fight scenes were brutal and there are some very tough moments. But, it made the story exciting and I just wish they’d occurred earlier. It was a slow build in developing the team strategies and relationship bonding, all necessary but it was tedious at times. However, the payoff at the midway point made it worthwhile. I loved the ending and where they end up next.

 
This is a really good trilogy and I’m anxious to read the final story.

About Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, the youngest of five children. She married young and settled in Keedysville, Maryland where she worked briefly as a legal secretary. After her sons were born she stayed home and tried every craft that came along. A blizzard in February 1979 forced her hand to try another creative outlet. She was snowed in with a three and six year old.

Born into a family of readers, Nora had never known a time that she wasn’t reading or making up stories. During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write down one of those stories. It was there that a career was born. Several manuscripts and rejections later, her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published by Silhouette in 1981.

Nora met her second husband, Bruce Wilder, when she hired him to build bookshelves. They were married in July 1985. Since that time, they’ve expanded their home, traveled the world and opened a bookstore together.

Through the years, Nora has always been surrounded by men. Not only was she the youngest in her family, but she was also the only girl. She has raised two sons. Having spent her life surrounded by men, Ms. Roberts has a fairly good view of the workings of the male mind, which is a constant delight to her readers. It was, she’s been quoted as saying, a choice between figuring men out or running away screaming.

Nora is a member of several writers groups and has won countless awards from her colleagues and the publishing industry. Recently The New Yorker called her “America’s favorite novelist.”


Audio Review: The Obsession by Nora Roberts

Audio Review: The Obsession by Nora Roberts

Posted May 6, 2016 by Jonetta in Book Review | 9 Comments

     When Naomi Carson was 11-years old, she made a horrific discovery about her father that forever changed her life and that of her family. She worked hard to put that event behind her and recreate herself through her photography. When she lands in Sunset Cove, Washington, it appears she’s found her final home. That is until her past seems to dangerously reemerge. This is now on my list of favorite NR titles. I liked how the story was presented, chronicling the important phases of Naomi’s life that helped shape the woman she became. Considerable time and detail was given for each, allowing for her to appear as a 3-dimensional character. Naomi’s relationships with the people in Sunset Cove gave the story texture and […]


It’s Fantasy! Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts

It’s Fantasy! Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts

Posted November 3, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 4 Comments

    Sasha Riggs lives a lonely, solitary life as a painter in the mountains of North Carolina. When she becomes plagued by disturbing dreams that manifests into her art, she decides to give into the pull and ends up in Corfu, Greece. From there, she meets five people who will become part of her destiny, one of whom, Bran Killian, will mean much more.   I loved the mythology of this story, which forms the foundation for the tale. The quest is for three stars created many years before by three goddesses of light. They must find and reunite them before a powerful and evil dark goddess does so. Each of the six has unique gifts that are slowly revealed, adding a bit of […]


Audio Review: The Liar by Nora Roberts

Audio Review: The Liar by Nora Roberts

Posted April 24, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

    Shelby Pomeroy Foxworth is recently widowed and finding that her husband wasn’t who he presented himself to be. She and her three-year old daughter, Callie, are now saddled with enormous debt instead of the wealth she thought she was inheriting. Shelby returns to her hometown in the foothills of Tennessee to recreate her life, re-establish relationships with family and friends and start anew. She gets the attention of Griff Lott, a building contractor, whose bowled over by her and her daughter.   While I liked the story it fell really short of a typical romantic suspense story by Nora Roberts. There’s plenty of humor, heartbreak and romance with a healthy dose of family dynamics. There is a mystery element but it just isn’t […]


Friends to Lovers with an Evil Twist! Audio Review of Shadow Spell by Nora Roberts

Friends to Lovers with an Evil Twist! Audio Review of Shadow Spell by Nora Roberts

Posted October 30, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

As with the first story in this trilogy, Dark Witch, it begins in the past with the three children of the first dark witch, Sorcha. I love this aspect as it’s entrenched in the underlying mythology. Each time we learn a little bit more about Cabhan, the dark sorcerer, which helps the six friends figure out a way to defeat him. Connor’s my favorite of all the characters. His breezy, fun-loving spirit is infectious and endears him to friends and family. He’s the kind of guy that is popular with the ladies but doesn’t leave a trail of broken hearts. They all seem to know it’s just for fun. Even with Meara, who he’s known all his life, their friendship has never wavered. After a […]


Demon Troubles in The Hollow by  Nora Roberts

Demon Troubles in The Hollow by Nora Roberts

Posted October 28, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | 6 Comments

    The story continues, this time focusing on Fox O’Dell and Layla Darnell. A bit of background If you recall from Blood Brothers, Fox and his two friends, Cal and Gage, unwittingly unleashed a demon when they were 10-years old by sharing and spilling their blood near the Pagan Stone on their shared birthday. Every seven years the demon resurfaces, wreaking havoc in the town and causing death and destruction. They’ve determined that Fox, Cal and Gage are all descendants of a wizard who contained the demon decades ago. Layla, along with Quinn and Cybill, are descendants of the demon but have paranormal skills that connect with the guys. Fox and Layla Fox has the ability to read minds, has lived with and embraced it. […]


Rear Window Redux in The Collector by Nora Roberts

Rear Window Redux in The Collector by Nora Roberts

Posted July 30, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review, Hot & Deadly | 4 Comments

Nora Roberts has her romantic suspense mojo back! In this latest book, we see elements of the Hitchcock classic, Rear Window, which happens to be my most favorite film.    Quick summary Lila Emerson, a professional house sitter, witnesses a woman falling from her apartment window in New York City. She saw this as she was “people watching” from her current apartment. What might have initially been classified as a murder-suicide is impacted by her quick response. Ashton Archer’s brother is one of the victims and he finds a willing partner in Lila when he decides that the police aren’t looking at the case correctly. Together they launch their own amateur investigation.    The suspense It doesn’t take long for the tension to ratchet up […]


Demons and Ghosts Rule in Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts

Demons and Ghosts Rule in Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts

Posted May 14, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

  Quick Summary Almost 21 years ago, Caleb Hawkins and his two best friends hiked into the woods to celebrate their 10th birthday (they share the same day). What they experienced forever changed them and released a phenomena that affects their town and its residents every seven years. As the the 3rd seven-year anniversary approaches, Cal has agreed to work with paranormal researcher Quinn Black to chronicle the town and its strange history. She gets more than she bargained for and he realizes an extraordinary connection with her.   First impressions I was prepared for a witch story with the requisite hocus pocus, one reason why I put off reading the series. What I was pleasantly surprised to find was a much richer story that’s […]