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Not So Mysterious, but Still Good,
This review is from: Mysterious (Paperback)
Mysterious is a reissue of three older books Nora Roberts wrote in the 80's. While not her best, the first two are pretty good and the last one is just okay.
This Magic Moment
This Magic Moment brings you the story of Pierce Atkins, a magician, and Ryan Swan, the producer of his live television special. Ryan is a strong, independent woman, yet left vulnerable from her past and her relationship with her father. Pierce is a loner with his own eccentricities and scarred past. When these two meet there is an undercurrent of attraction that is just waiting to explode...and explode it does! Together Pierce and Ryan bring sparks of passion and moments of loving tenderness. Their feelings and actions ring true to who they are and their story is more then completely satisfying. You almost don't want it to end, you get to love these characters so much. Link and Bess are two enchanting secondary characters that I would have enjoyed reading about in their own book, but I enjoyed the way it turned out. Nora Roberts weaves her magic in this tale written in the '80's that still feels modern and not at all dated. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend any Nora fan to see for themselves and enjoy the magic!
Search for Love
Search for Love is about Serenity Smith, a woman who has just lost her parents, then travels from Washington D.C. to France to meet with her grandmother, whom she'd never known. There she meets Christophe de Kergallen, the Count of Kergallen, whose grandfather married Serenity's grandmother after they were both widowed with children.
While Serenity is a fiery, vibrant, stubborn woman, Christophe is an icy, arrogant, and equally stubborn man. Serenity's independence and spunk makes her a fine heroine who you'll love, Christophe on the other hand can be hard to deal with, you'll either love him or hate him. At times you want to smack this hero with how smug and overbearing he can be and you can feel the frustration Serenity feels while dealing with Christophe. But through the story sparks fly as these two try to deny the passion they feel for one another. The secondary characters are great and I hope to see them in another book or two.
Though this story is quite different from Nora Roberts usual tales, it still packs quite a punch and you can see how diverse she is in her talent. This is more a gothic tale than any of her others I have read. As a gothic tale, it is one of the best, as a Nora Roberts, while not her best, it is a very solid tale that is timeless. It may not be for everyone, but I'd say give it a try!
The Right Path
The Right Path tells you the tale of Morgan James, who is visits her friend in Greece while on vacation, and Nicholas Gregoras, a secretive man that lives there. While this is a okay story, it is far from Nora Roberts best. I found the characters lacking, they seemed to be one-dimensional to me, more Nicholas than Morgan but not by much. At times I found my attention wandering from the book and had to get my focus back in on it. Usually N.R.'s books' keep me riveted page by page. I think the main thing was that you didn't see how they fell in love, what made them love each other. You could see they had passion, but you didn't really get to know them all that much. The plot was good and it worked out nicely, I just wish there had been better main characters, or at least that they weren't so flat.