ELLE aka PlantCrone of the Great Pacific Northwest. I enjoy almost every genre-S/F, Action, Biographies and Histories & Romance
I honestly thought this series of 4 books was written 15-20 years ago..it seems to be a classic in her genre.
David Stuart is an excellent narrator who gave a typical and not always touching Roberts book a touch of class. Both the first and second book in the series are narrated by Stuart, the 3rd and 4th novels in the series are good, narration wise, but not of the same quality.
The 4 books in this series take place in the Chesapeake Bay part of the eastern seaboard, the 4 protagonists, all adopted step brothers whose early childhood years were those of abuse and terror. Novel 1, Sea Swept, tells the story of European playboy and fast car and/or boat driver Cameron Quinn. A man whose life is now one of supermodels, road races, winning tickets and a future of fun and sex. As I said...a typical Roberts story arc that manages to excite and enthuse readers.
However it turns out that this novel is of excellent Nora Roberts style and between the 3rd and 4th novels the quality remains 5 star
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
yes as David Stuart made Cam come to life
all of the brothers and of course Foolish, the dog
he is just plain sexy as all get out. Some listeners have not always appreciated his style, but I have re listened to this story many times. Makes you feel good
this is a series, so if you like them, then this is a classic not to miss. Remember these stories are from N.R. early good writing days. 4 books in all not to miss if you are a classic NR fan. Simple enjoyment, No FSOG at all.
No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
This was a great story about how 3 VERY different foster [now adult] brothers, the Quinn's, must work together for their father's dying wish to keep their dad's latest 'charge' as part of the family.
Along with trying to make everything work to keep the deathbed wish, there is mystery about the father's auto accident, Seth (the latest charge's paternity), social worker, foster home, etc. There is a lot here and was a bit frustrated as the end came and there were so many ends to be tied up and the minutes were flying by...so I was PLEASANTLY SURPRISED to find it was the beginning of a series.
This is Cameron's story...
A champion boat racer, Cameron Quinn traveled the world spending his winnings on champagne and women. But when his dying father calls him home to care for Seth, a troubled young boy not unlike Cameron once was, his life changes overnight.
After years of independence, Cameron has to learn to live with his brothers again, while he struggles with cooking, cleaning, and caring for a difficult boy. Old rivalries and new resentments flare between Cameron and his brothers, but they try to put aside their differences for Seth's sake.
In the end, a social worker, as tough as she is beautiful, will decide Seth's fate. She has the power to bring the Quinns together - or tear them apart...
His diversity of portraying the adult men in the story shows his talent...he also did well with the younger and female characters.
I don't know why, but it seems Nora Roberts has a need to stick a degree of paranormal in every book. I'm not a fan, I like to stay in the 'here and now'. However, there were only 3 brief conversations between Cameron and his deceased father.
Personally, I don't think they were necessary to the story and I almost turned it off after the first scene (I dislike those sorts of stories THAT much) but I'm glad I stuck through.
Creditworthy...4 Solid stars
Definite good choice. I am a big NR listener..this is Nora at her best
Read the complete series...Excellent...loved all the characters and stories
Roberts is a prolific and popular writer. I was interested to check out some of her work. So, of course, this was a well presented story. But I certainly was not one of her target readers. Rare for me, lots of fast forwarding, well, to see if what happens in the end is what is clearly going to happen in the end! It just went on and on. However it is an optomistic read for women who need the hope imbedded in a saga of tough no-housework, no-children, no-settling-down men being converted into dedicated and skilled family men.
For me, the beginning took some time to get wrapped into but once I got there, the plot was very rich with characters whose personalities are deeper than their initial introductions. I am looking forward to Part 2. I loved David Stuart's narration...he did an excellent job even when he read for the female characters. It is worth your purchase and time:)
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The story was really good. The characters are boys who have been adopted by a couple. The boys are grown and both parents have died. The 4th boy is only 10 yrs old. Seth has a social worker who knows what he needs. The story could have been told without all the language. It would stand on it's own.
Feeling right there
No really like to savor the books but its hard when there this good
Sure - good character development and story was compelling
Other Nora Roberts books - similar style and story line
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Cameron Quinn was my favourite character of the four and stayed that way throughout the four books. Ms Roberts gave him real grit and dimension.