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Friday, May 03, 2013
The Next Always by Nora Roberts
This is my first Nora Roberts book, I know, hard to believe. It's possible I'm the last person on Earth that hasn't read one, and I guess I can't really say it's truly my first since I have listened to the first In Death book written under J. D. Robb. It is my first of her contemporary romance novels though. I loved it, pure and simple. It was just what I needed when I needed it, a sweet, fairly light palette-cleansing romance, after the intensity of Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, with just a smidge of paranormal. The characters are easy to love and identify with and I loved the interactions between them all, especially Beckett and Clare's three boys. Man Night cracked me up. There is also some suspense to offset the sweetness of the romance, and the paranormal touch, while not central, is important. I definitely look forward to the rest of the trilogy and seeing Beckett's gruff brother Ryder fall in love!
Being one of the most prolific writers ever it seems, I'm sure you all would be able to find Nora, but just in case, here's her website. ;)