Nora Roberts Mystery Box Set: An Anthology
Right up front, I’m going to confess that I am not addicted in any way, shape or form to romance stories. To keep my interest, they need to have something extra. Nora Roberts seems to have had me in mind when writing these stories. They’re mysteries not so different from the cozy Hallmark stories my wife and I watch time and again. But, with a twist: The romance aspect is more enticing in these books than in any Hallmark story!
THE WRITING: Great flow and solid editing.
POV: Third person.
BLUSH FACTOR: No profanities, but you’re likely to blush while reading some of the mental images your mind conjures up while reading the romantic forays the writer slips in here and there. At least, they got me picturing happy times while younger…
‘…She’d lost time. Hours, days, weeks, it hadn’t mattered. But now she was alone, and it was time for reality again.
They’d exhausted each other, depleted each other and fed each other. She hadn’t known there could be anything like the night they’d shared. Nothing real had ever been so exciting, so wild or desperate. Yet it had been very real. Her body bore the marks his hands had made while he’d been lost in passion. His taste still lingered on her tongue, his scent on her skin. It had been real, but it hadn’t been reality. Reality was now, when she had to face the morning.
What she’d given, she’d given freely. She would have no regrets there. If she’d broken one of her own rules, she’d done so consciously and with deliberation. Not coolly, perhaps, but not carelessly. Neither could she be careless now. The night was over.
Because there was nothing else, A.J. picked his robe up off the floor and slipped into it. The important thing was not to be foolish, but mature. She wouldn’t cuddle and cling and pretend there had been anything more between them than sex. One night of passion and mutual need.
She turned her cheek into the collar of the robe and let it linger there for a moment where his scent had permeated the cloth. Then, securing the belt, she walked out of the bedroom and down the stairs.
The living room was in shadows, but the first tongues of light filtered through the wide glass windows. David stood there, looking out, while a fire, freshly kindled, crackled beside him. A.J. felt the distance between them was like a crater, deep, wide and jagged. It took her too long to remind herself that was what she’d expected and wanted. Rather than speak, she walked the rest of the way down the stairs and waited.
“I had the place built with this window facing east so I could watch the sun rise.” He lifted a cigarette and drew deep so
Roberts, Nora. Nora Roberts Mystery Box Set: An Anthology (Kindle Locations 1999-2015). Silhouette. Kindle Edition.
Although the writing is NOT award-winning caliber, it is solid and fun reading. Certainly, if you enjoy mysteries, or romances, this box set for less than three bucks is a must-buy fun collection to read any time of year.
Four stars out of five, because 800 pages, give or take, on Kindle for less than $3 is a bargain not to be missed. I’m rating based on the combination of four books of solid writing and editing and the total price of just $2.99. Avid reader that I am, I cannot justify not purchasing these books. Some will LOVE these, others may DESPISE them, but I certainly enjoyed the escape.
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