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 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 feel like all Nora Roberts books are the same now, not impressed. Character building was rushed, male protagonist seemed like an abusive lover.
I really enjoyed Montana Sky by Roberts and performed by Leigh so I downloaded Homeport. The story is not near as engaging and enjoyable as Montana Sky. The main character is a bit infuriating. And I wish the end goal of the women in Roberts' books was more than marriage.
The whole presentation was good. The times of high tension were well written. The facts about Dr. Jones' birth and then growing up could probably be better written. Must have been the victim of an editor's red pencil. The character Ryan is presented as a rather untrustworthy person--almost as a psychopath, who in the end, snaps out of it, and now loves Dr. Jones. Really? ! This is not the real world! The best he might be is a borderline or a passive--aggressive. The only way any one of these diagnosis change for the better is thru the intervention of the Living God in the life of the person. And that nowhere to be found in this story. So I see Ryan and Dr. Jones' marriage headed for disaster--sooner than later. Ryan is making promises he can't keep.
"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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