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This was my first Nora Roberts read. I took advantage of the "first book" sale Audible offered. The story is very predictable. The author chooses the heroin to be a self-taught baker/cook/caterer and doesn't do proper research on any of these professions - no juicy tidbits about the jobs or recipes or little tricks. To add to her non-research, she throws in witchcraft (not researched either, and I am glad for that). The author does not develop any of the characters, so that the reader can truly identify with them, she just brushes on a few character trade marks and their quirks and "spices" the story with swearing and cussing * which really smart readers can do without out Miss Roberts**
If you don't want to learn anything or get annoyed then is the book for you.
The narration almost brought me to tears. The main character sounds like an eleven year old and the main male character sounds nasal, so nasal that my ears were hurting. The narration made this book even worse!
In short, I don't know if Miss Roberts always writes this shallow, expertly uses bad words, and doesn't research her subjects - I probably won't invest in another Nora Roberts book and the narrator was horrible!
Absolutely loved it. Nora Roberts is an excellant writer. I love audible as I can download to my laptop and listen while I am roaming the internet.
this is the first book i have listened to that has a female for the reader and i was a little uncertain at first but WOW was i mistaken she is amazing
I enjoyed the use of the magical & mystical, I found the narrator handled the characters very well. Liked the twist of drama. Very entertaining, enough so that I have bought the trilogy. Looking forward to the other 2 books.
Don't really know if I could have enjoyed the story as I didn't get past the first 45 minutes. I just couldn't handle the narrator's voice anymore. I will never buy another book narrated by Sandra Burr.
I love reading, escaping to another place or time. Sci-fi, Romance, surprisingly I've even enjoyed some Erotic Romance (Shades of Grey)
A big Nora Roberts Fan and the Three Sisters Trillogy is great series every time!
This is another great trilogy from Nora Roberts... in fact I'd say it's my favourite. I loved the bit of mystery, magic, suspense and romance.
I like the introduction and interactions with the main characters of the following books with out taking the spotlight away from the main character of this book.
Once you listen to this one, it's impossible not to get the others.
I highly recommend this trilogy!
My name is Tessie. I'm a married, twenty-something bookworm who loves her kindle, her husband, and hot tea. ✝ Festina Lente.
Yes. I loved the story and the premise. It was original and sucked me in. However, while it was an adorable and well written book, I struggled with some of the characters, especially the male lead, Zack.
The male lead, Zack. *spoilers*
He knows that she is a battered woman. That she went through some horrors by the hand of a man, even if she hasn't told him, however, he insists that "she will come to enjoy his touch" when she displays FEAR at being touched. He gets pushy with his insistence that they will sleep together. Then, later, when he finds out she faked her death and is still legally married, he gets angry that he slept with a married woman, yells at her for lying to him, calls her stupid, and treats her terribly. Even after hearing about the horrible things her husband did to her, how hard she had to work to escape, he won't touch or kiss her until she is legally divorced. I struggled with that, ALOT. Not only did I not like him as a male lead, I found him annoyingly pushy with her boundaries and I just kept thinking that she could do better. He knows that she is emotionally unstable and needs counseling and he is just piling on the crap for her to handle.
I struggled with her voices for several characters. Mia sounded like a 60 year old woman when in fact she turns 30 in the book. Zack's voice was a bit annoying for me as well, but that is probably because I just didn't like him as a character.
Yes. The tension built was delicious and had my tingling in anticipation of when it would happen.
Overall, I would suggest it to any Nora Robert's fans, and any fans of men-in-uniform romances, supernatural romances, and romances that include a woman getting her life back together and becoming a stronger woman. I will warn that the topic of spousal abuse is discussed and displayed pretty intensely in the book, and if you struggle with topics like that, it might be one to skip.