girls in the stacks
Again, I'm very happy reading Nora Roberts. I like the real-life of the stories; the mundane with the thrilling. She's now one I've come to appreciate for romance mixed with mystery. I can't get enough of that genre right now.
Like "Gone Girl", this is one of Julia Whelan's better solo narratives. This woman can either draw me in or turn me off to a book. A common theme throughout all of my reviews is the quality of a narrator. I don't care how well written a novel is, if the narrator is off, I can't get past it.
The story itself is a little cheesy. The main female character is a little over the top "accomplished". She is a brilliant and wealthy woman who is also a great cook, a computer genius, an outstanding shot, incredible gardner, speaks at least a dozen languages, and on and on. To top it off her dog is awesome and perfectly trained too..By the end she sounded more like a robot than a human. It was a tad daunting. But, this is fiction and having said that all in all it was a fun listen...
The first few annoying minutes are setting up the story but if you can be patient you will be rewarded with an interesting read.
Engrossing, entertaining and spell-binding
I loved the moments on Liz's birthday where the Marshals went out of their way to make her feel special.
When she looked out her window and saw him working in the garden, doing all the chores she had not had time to do because she was so focused on her work. True love!
Yes, totally, but I actually made myself not do that once I got wrapped up in the story. I didn't want it to end so fast!
There's so much potential for this to be expanded into a series. Would love to see that happen!