I thought I would share with you some of my opinions on the many books I have read. This will be variety of both traditionally published and indie books. Please note that these are my personal opinions, they are not intended to be facts.
My Favourite Book
Three Fates by Nora Roberts was the first Nora Roberts book I read and it began a lifelong love affair with Nora’s many books.
This book starts with a thief on the doomed Lusitania and how he obtained the first of a mythical statue set. We are then brought forward to the present day, where we find out this statue has been stolen from its current owners. We then follow the three siblings: Malachi, Gideon and Rebecca as they search for the other two statues alongside getting theirs back from the rich but horrible Anita. The siblings travel around the world and meet (and in some instances fall in love with) a variety of different people, including: ancient Greek expert Tia Marsh, Exotic Dancer Cleo Toliver and security expert Jack Burdett. The book is a wonderful mix of romance and adventure making it my all time favourite book, I love the way the siblings squabble but work together and the way Tia grows throughout the book from a shy book worm, into a mature woman who can stand up to Anita and ultimately defeat her.
One of the greatest things about this book is that it is full of heart and humour and the story moves along at a good pace, it is neither overly bogged down in details nor is it rushed at the end.
Legacy By Nora Roberts
I’m always so excited when I get a new Nora Roberts’ book in the post and again Nora didn’t disappoint. I love the way this book chronicles all of Adrian’s life from her early childhood, to her first exercise video and her making lifelong friends, up to her becoming a successful businesswoman. I admire Adrian so much, her compassion and dedication are inspiring and you can’t help but fall in love with her. Her partner, Raylan, is wonderful, I was heartbroken at what happened to him but the way he stepped up in the face of his tragedy is brilliant and it makes his and Adrian’s relationship so sweet.
One of the things I thought Nora did well was the way she interspersed the murderer’s growth in with Adrian’s was clever and it allowed us to feel the hatred grow and feel their anger.
A clever book written by a talented author.
The Third To Die By Allison Brennan
This is a great new series by Allison Brennan, the book was fast paced, well written, action packed story. I loved the storyline and was hooked on finding out who the killer was and how they would get caught. Brennan has left the character development open and I’m really looking forward to seeing how Kara Quinn and Matt Costa develop as individuals, in their team and if they continue to have a romantic relationship.
Thick As Thieves by Sandra Brown
This is a brilliant book, I loved the way Sandra blended the characters to the night of the theft with the present day and I liked the way each of the participants in the theft/ events of that night got a chapter and you could see the events from their perspective. I admire Sandra’s ability to make her characters so relatable, I enjoyed Arden’s determination to try and prove her father’s innocence and her hope that he would come home again. I fell for Ledge myself, I loved that despite his apparent bad boy persona he was a deeply caring individual, visiting his uncle regularly, despite his Alzheimer’s, the way he would joke with Don but at the same time worried about him, his loyalty to Crystal and his refusal to tell any of her secrets.
The relationship between Ledge and Arden is really well done, I love the way it was developed as Ledge’s protective instincts kicked in and how Arden was insistent about Ledge telling her the truth and was willing to stick to her guns when he wouldn’t.
The twist at the end was brilliant and very unexpected and I did end up with tears in my eyes. Sandra definitely knows how to tug on the heart strings and make you love her books.
Protecting Caroline by Susan Stoker
I love this book! Caroline is a heroine and a role model for all girls. I love her strength and how hard she tries throughout the book! I also want a guy just like Matthew, who is strong, sexy and wants to take care of me. This book is a great story and I like the all the characters, I wish it had been a bit more detailed but that’s because I loved Caroline and Matthew so much