©2009 Nora Roberts; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
"Her stories have fueled the dreams of twenty-five million readers." (Entertainment Weekly)
"Roberts is deservedly one of the best known and widely read of all romance writers." (Library Journal)
"You can't bottle wish fulfillment, but Nora Roberts can certainly knows how to put it on the page." (The New York Times)
According to Nora Roberts website this book was first published in 1983, So it was written very early on in her career. I wish the first publishment dates were listed in Audible, it would make selecting books from some authors a little easier. Since this was one of her earlier novels it's not as strong as her later books like The Villa or her Gallaher series. Despite that, it stands up well next to most romance books by other authors. The character depelopment isn't as strong in this story - especially concerning the male love interest - and it didn't have as much humor as her later books. Still, it's a decent enough story. The narrator, however, makes this story an almost painful listen. She reads with a voice that seems to be geared to toddlers; stretching out words and exaggerating expressions. At the least it was distracting, but mostly it was aggravating. I doubt I will listen to this a second time and I don't think I'll buy the sequal book to this one. (I think the title for the next one is Dance of Dreams.)
I have loved NR for years and have enjoyed equally her early and more recent works. This book did not live up to the standards that I expect from a NR book, and the narrarator was terrible.
I am sure if I would have read this book that I would have enjoyed it... the narrator destroyed it... it made the charactors sound like complete nerds... her inflection was awful and her phrase stresses changed the intended meaning. It is sad.
The story line just went no where!
I didn't have one. All the characters were very boring.
In this boy meets girl, sexual tension story . . the life of a former ballerina is explored. I enjoyed looking at things through a ballerina's eyes.
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