So the heroine, her self esteem at an all-time low after a divorce from her cheating husband, moves back home from the big city in order to prove that "Nora Roberts Land" exists. That is, that she can find Mr. Perfect within three months, in order to write a story about it. (Not to mention that her editor at the newspaper/magazine/whatever she is working for is actually willing to pay her for this.) In order to achieve her goal, she wears a selection of La Perla bustiers and dates every single man within reach apart from the one she feels attracted to. Yes. Sigh. And it goes on and on and on, with various obstacles and a few bad guys thrown in, which keep the heroine and the hero from getting into each other's pants. Will they get over it all and FINALLY live happily ever after? If you have nothing at all to do and are very bored and have run out of other free Kindle books, go ahead and find out. Otherwise, just skip this one.
I will begin by saying that I am a fan of both Nora Roberts books & her J.D.Robb series In Death. When I saw that she had allowed her name to be used, I made a huge mistake. I downloaded this book without reading a single review.
By 5% I was thankful this was a free read when I got it. The name dropping began to grow tiresome for me. Yes I read and loved those books/characters too but, where was Ava Miles story? Was what I was wondering.
By 12% (Chaper 7 ) 40+ pages in I knew I couldn't take reading anymore. If you took out all the name dropping, title and character mentioning in the pages I read you would have very little left.
The only recommendation I have is read the reviews don't make my mistake.
Meredith went home to cover her Dad's absence from the families well know newspaper, while he recovered from a heart attach. But, Mere also decided to use that time to write another story for the NY paper she worked for, and was to prove to her cheating ex-husband, that true love is possible, just like the stories that Nora Robert wrote in her books, that Mere had love to read since her teens. Mere decided that going home would be the perfect place to find Mr. Right. What Meredith wasn't counting on was a well know war correspondent, Tanner, coming to her town to teach at the college, and he was bought and sent there to stop Mere's story coming into print, by Mere's ex. Mere's ex was concerned that Mere was going to release info about him, that would cost him his political career.
The only reason Tanner agreed to take the job was Mere's ex was going to release info about Tanner's brother to the news if Tanner didn't do the job. Tanner's brother was also into politics, and Tanner always looked out for his brother, and his brother had turned his life around and was in a good marriage and doing good in the community, and Tanner didn't want anything to happen to his brother and family.
The other thing that Tanner didn't count on, was liking what he seen in Meredith, putting him into a spot of deciding how he was going to get out of doing anything to hurt her, or her family.
Then, the small quiet town had a problem, a problem that put Mere and Tanner working together. A problem that drew Tanner to Mere, and as much to her family. What happens...Well, it gets to be an interesting page turner that pulled me into Mere's family as well, and I couldn't wait to read what was going to happen next.
So, after getting upset that I didn't read the title past Nora Roberts name, and wondering what in the world did I get to read. I settled down and had a delightful reading experience by Ms Miles, that was very satisfying. Hope you find it to be also.
The story line was a good one, but the book is too full of smut and filthy language. The F word is used almost every other paragraph which in my mind shows a great lack of writing skill. Normal people do not use the F word like this writer seems to think. Ms. miles do you really think all that F this And F that added to your story? Well it didn't and because of your over use of such crude language, I'll never read another of your books. Gratuitous sex scenes over and over were also unnecessary. Read some of David Baldacci's books. They are very well written, wildly popular and contain neither dirty language or sex scenes. I think you really are a very poor writer if filling your pages in this way is the best you can do.
I loved the story and plot, but I am completely disgusted with the constant use of the "f" word. It is not necessary to make a book exciting. I would have given it 5 stars if the "f" word had been left out of the book, or at least used only once or twice!
And these are the words that sealed my already burgeoning hatred for this man, Richard Sommerville, and Meredith’s’ ex-husband.
No more plot narrations from me. Only expressions of my sheer enjoyment of this story, Nora Roberts Land. I also have to admit, I’ve never read a Nora Roberts book. Nope, not a one, and there were rather a lot of references to titles and characters!
There were a lot of laugh out laugh funny one-liners throughout the book to release the built up tension, and I loved the references to Meredith’s underwear – La Perla. Rick-the-D!ck is the most despicable of characters, and every time he spoke, I’m sure my fingers almost crunched the sides of my tablet. Had I been reading a paperback, I would’ve destroyed it! I f^^king hated him.
Tanner McBride, on the other hand, is perfect, he attracts her even more that Richard did, and he scares the hell out of Meredith because she no longer trusts her own judgment and is scared to get hurt by a man again. Even blackmailed and manipulated into the position to ultimately destroy Meredith’s trust, he was a man of well written character – well done Ava Miles.
The combination of laughter, romance and suspense means that this is a book that will appeal across a wide range of genres, and there is a lot of book here to read. This is not a quick and easy read, and yep, I do recommend this as a book well worth spending time with. 4.5 Stars.