But the shadow of his past stalks Luke, forcing him to vanish or see his loved one ruined. Years of hollow fame and lonely affluence pass before Roxy and Luke reunite to execute the most daring heist of their careers and to exact sweet revenge.
©2008 Nora Roberts; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"[A] suspenseful, glamorous story of love, blackmail, and magic." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Reader Burr displays a variety of intonations and accents, from kids to little ladies and old men, from Cajuns to New Yorkers and Mexicans." (AudioFile)
Audio is better for me because it allows me to listen to books while doing other things around the house. If someone couldn't get this book in Audio, then I'm sure the book version would be just as good.
I wouldn't compare this book to any other. This book was amazing.
I loved the part in the book when Luke sees his son for the first time. My heart just melted. It was beautifully done.
This has to be one of my top 3 books ever. I absolutely loved this book and will read it again in the future. I would recommend it to anyone. It was perfect.
Loved this book! It's full of love and magic. I absolutely enjoyed the cat & mouse games between the characters. All the characters were wonderfully written in the story.
Wonderful and great story. It has everything in it. Magic, suspense, romance, excitement. I just loved it!!!
where the victim gives in and just pays and pays. Two different blackmails were used to get characters to do things that did not fit their motivations. Not a good story for me.
In one blackmail, the victim A is supposed to leave the person he loves (B) and not tell B. It was a stupid device to make them both suffer. I think A could have told B and asked B to keep it secret, and B would have kept the secret. But the author did not do that. Then later A violates part of the blackmail order by coming back to town, but still doesn’t tell B that he was blackmailed -- stupid. Made me mad.
Some arguments felt stupid. Like Roxy was sick but kept insisting she could do a job. Toward the end Roxy kept a secret from Luke for no good reason. It was a cheap plot device to create conflict. I didn't like it.
I did not enjoy the romantic relationship. She pursued him, he repeatedly rejected her. When they did get together I didn’t feel anything.
The main characters were magicians who were thieves on the side. They justified it saying that they only stole jewels from the wealthy who were insured. I did not like the thief part. I loved another series where the main guy was a thief (The Parker series by Stark). But it was not enjoyable here.
Sandra Burr was awful. Her male voices were terrible. Some sounded like cartoon characters. It seemed all her energy was used to create weird low voices instead of emotional interpretation. Luke’s voice was so unsexy -- a turn off. Her voice for the heroine at times sounded like a little girl - too high pitched and baby doll like. You could hear the narrator taking breaths -- also annoying.
Genre: contemporary romance
Audio-fiction ADDICT !
NR is such a talent author! She had such multiple depths to her stories, she integrates romance, suspense, family and human relations, history and much more! You end up listening to a well constructed experience brought to perfection by the excellent narration of SB. Well done both! I absolutely loved it! All NR audiobooks are currently in my library waiting for be listened to ;) I am excited to go over her books as I know I will not be disappointed!
Narrator mispronounced common vocabulary. This is akin to misspellings, in my opinion. She has the harsh tone of a smoker, so even when Luke was being tender, he sounded rough.
i found this to be a sweet. story full of suspense. intrigue and just the right touch of romance. i think this is one of nora's better stories.
I have to say that I laboured through this one. I usually like Nora Roberts' books as light relief. The two main characters bickered their way through the whole book and I felt like telling them to grow up. I found the hero most unlikeable and rather lacking in sense. The story opens when he returns after being absent for five years. There's no good explanation of why he couldn't have contacted his family and told them what the problem was.
The summary refers to the heroine as being a thief, but I had assumed that was some sort of plot twist. In fact all the 'sympathetic' characters are thieves and their only self-justification appears to be that they enjoy it. Perhaps this was meant to give a Raffles-like air to them, but it didn't work for me.
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