Shaken and bruised, Miranda was determined to put the assault out of her mind, and welcomed the distraction offered by a summons to Italy to verify the authenticity of a Renaissance bronze of a Medici courtesan known as The Dark Lady.
However, instead of cementing Miranda's reputation as a leading authority in her field, the bronze nearly destroys it when her professional judgment is called into question, and the bronze is declared a hoax.
Desperate to restore her credibility and prove The Dark Lady is really a previously unknown work of Michelangelo, Miranda turns to Ryan Boldari, a seductive - and supposedly reformed - art thief. For Miranda, forced to rely on herself and a partner with his own hidden agenda, the only way home is filled with treachery, deception, and a danger that threatens everything she loves.
©2004 Nora Roberts; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
A strong principled but introverted heroine finds herself forced to work with a dashing, rambunctious thief in order to unravel the mysterious art thefts and forgeries surrounding her.
In my opinion this is one of Roberts's best novels: no supernatural stuff, nothing too gory or dark, and what it does contain is wonderful: two very different characters who challenge one another, fabulous works of art, many mysterious crimes and lots of beautiful locals. It's romantic, very sexy and funny. I might just listern to it all over again! The narrator did a pretty good job, too.
I liked how the relationship between Ryan and Miranda happened.
I haven't listened to her performances before but she did well. I liked how she was able to go from Italian to Irish to Proper English in an instant.
This book was a reasonable choice for me as a commuter who listens to audiobooks on the drive -- it made the time by go quickly and was simple enough that I didn't have to concentrate very hard.
This is similar to a Harlequin Intrigue book, but with a better developed story.
The narrator could be inconsistent, especially with accents, and has a little bit of a monotone. She uses special effects to represent phone calls and characters' inner monologues.
I love WWII fiction & time slip stories. I teach in a Christian high school & love to share books w/ my students!
Hard to say. I love this story but couldn't stand when the narrator whispered to show emotion. Almost had to give it up.
No. Erika was a decent enough narrator at times, but when she whispered in order to show emotion . . . ugh. So annoying!
Nora Roberts is it go to write writer for me. I took a chance and bought a Nora Roberts audible book. The whole book was read in a breathy whisper. I almost could not finish the book. Before I buy a new Nora Roberts audible book I will check to see who the narrator is. If it's the same one I will not be buying it.
I enjoy all Nora Roberts books, especially her series. Again her books never fail to deliver suspense, humor and intrigue. I loved it and the narrator was excellent.
unlike typical nora roberts but execlent
yes she is a wonderful narrator
wonderful book would recommend it.
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
One of Nora's best books. I really enjoyed the story and the narration was excellent. :)
I love most all Nora Roberts books. To me she is an author who can paint a vivid picture in my mind with a few well written words. Unfortunately, I never got there with this book because I just could not tolerate the narrator. It sounded like she took one big breath at the beginning of every sentence and the expelled it in a rush to see which she ran out of first - words or breath. I found myself skipping to the end of the book just to find out what happened as opposed to listening to it all the way through.
"Typical N Roberts"
Daft romance with a bit of a thriller thrown in. A bronze artifact is believed to be false, ruining the heroine's reputation; and wouldn't you just know it, the art thief who may have had something to do with it falls in love with her! Haha.
"A Roberts is a Roberts"
One of the joys of a Nora Roberts book is that you know what you are getting. This is a good yarn, with a few interesting twists, and does not disappoint on the 'happy ever after, with all the loose ends picked up' front.
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