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've read Homeport several times, it is one of Nora Robert's best books. The narration was good, but not spectacular. I found it too fast at normal speed and too slow when I reduced the speed 25%. I did get used to it eventually. I have a quibble about the narration - at times Ryan Boldari, a mover and shaker in the NY art world, sounds sleezy and thuggish, and I found it off-putting. I suspect a man of his position would deliver threats in a more matter-of-fact or amused way.
"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.
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