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Nora Roberts is a bestselling author of more than 209 romance novels. She was the first author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. As of 2011, her novels had spent a combined 861 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List, including 176 weeks in the number-one spot. Over 280 million copies of her books are in print, including 12 million copies sold in 2005 alone. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 277 pages
  • Publisher: Thorndike Press; 1 edition (August 13, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786265396
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786265398
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,491,543 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 6, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Stormy love story between two professional tennis players. This story will especially appeal to tennis fans.
Excerpt from the back of the book:
"Opposites attract, but it can be a volatile mix. Asher Wolfe and Ty Starbuck were tennis superstars-incendiary Ty all fire and flash, Asher the ice princess with devastating control.
Three years before, the combination had resulted in a passionate, unforgettable affair. But misunderstandings had catapulted Asher into an unhappy marriage with another man.
Now the ice princess was back on the circuit, determined to win. But from Wimbledon to Forest Hills, her concentration was threatened. Ty's dark eyes dared her to become the fiery woman he had once loved-and would not lose again."
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Donna K. on July 28, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The conflict that come between these protagonists, interfering with their ability to stay together, has been told in various ways in thousands of other romance novels.

What sets this story apart from the others is the sports backdrop, injecting much needed action, color and competitiveness to an otherwise basic, dime-a-dozen plot. Throw in exciting venues such as Rome, Paris, London, Australia and New York, viewed through beautifully detailed descriptions which Nora Roberts is famous for, and the story really comes alive off the pages! It's always a rare treasure to find one of her earliest novels.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By L. Martin on April 7, 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is one of the few Nora Roberts books that didn't thrill me. It seemed as if she had too many different subplots, which deterred from the main story line. The characters were well developed, but didn't have the personalities with which the reader could identify.

This is the tale of two tennis stars and their on-again, off-again romance. Asher and Ty were opposites and years before it seemed as if they had everything either of them could want - they were champions, they were in love and engaged, and they were happy even with opposite personalities. At least, they were happy until Asher broke the engagement and immediately married another man. The story picks up several years later when Asher is divorced and trying to make a comeback in the tennis world. She's determined to be the #1 tennis player in the world once again and she seems to be on the right course. She's figured out everything except for the way she feels when she sees Ty again and the anger he has towards her throws off her self-confidence. Through a series of events around the tennis courts, the story finally comes out about why and how Asher could leave the only man she ever loved and why she's now back on the circuit.

This plot is the cookie-cutter romance story and it seemed as if Nora Roberts couldn't make up her mind as to which villain to place in the story so she throws several into the mix. The ex-husband who sweeps Asher away only to demand that she never play tennis again, who alienates her from her friends and family with lies. Then there's Ty's sister who loves to stir up trouble and has hidden her secrets for years because she's afraid of Ty's wrath if he found out the truth. And the baby... well that's where the story really falls apart and becomes mundane.

This is still a decent book for an afternoon of relaxing. It won't leave you with any lasting impressions but will be somewhat enjoyable while you're reading it.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 25, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This book explores the relationship between Ruth Bannion (you may remember her from the story of Seth Bannion and Lindsey) and Nick Davidov (who also appeared in the previous story as Lindsey's dance partner). Ruth gets her dream of dancing on stage in New York and for years both Ruth and Nick have longed for each other. In this story they finally come together. It's short, sweet, and lots of fun!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Aurian on August 10, 2013
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Another nice romance from Nora Roberts. I really enjoy those and will continue to read my way through her backlist, slowly but surely.

We've met the main characters in the first book, Reflections, and this continues the story, but with Ruth and Nick as the main characters.

In the end of the first book, Ruth finally got permission from her uncle and guardian, Seth, to come to New York to dance. Ruth is a great young talent, and she needs to learn from the best. The life of a dancer is not easy, long hard hours of training each day, lots of pain, but it is in her blood and Ruth loves it. After 5 years of hard work, Ruth has achieved her goal, she has come from just a member of the corpse to being the star ballerina in Davidov's new ballet, with himself as her partner. As a young girl she had a big crush on Nick, but he never seemed to notice. But now, something seems to spark between them. Nick has no intention to act on it though. He thinks Ruth still too young, and that she needs careful romance. They will have to focus on studying the new ballet, so there is no time for that. He really hurts Ruth with that, and she vows she will never dance with him again after this ballet is finished. But her passion sparks in the role of gypsy to his Russian Prince, and they bring out the best and the worst in each other. As a director, he is very demanding, and he can flay his students/dancers with his words.
Even though Nick is very charismatic and always in the center of attention, someone who enjoys women a lot, he is a very private person, and he won't open up even for Ruth. When she learns some secrets from her main competitor, someone who is very jealous of her and wants Nick as her own partner, she is hurt again. Why could he not tell her himself?
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