Published on- April 12, 2016
Genre- romance, mystery, suspense
“She stood in the deep, dark woods, breath shallow and cold prickling over her skin despite the hot, heavy air. She took a step back, then two, as the urge to run fell over her.”
Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father’s crimes and made him infamous. No matter how close she gets to happiness, she can’t outrun the sins of Thomas David Bowes.
Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, a rambling old house in need of repair, thousands of miles away from everything she’s ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the kindly residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up—especially the determined Xander Keaton.
Naomi can feel her defenses failing, and knows that the connection her new life offers is something she’s always secretly craved. But the sins of her father can become an obsession, and, as she’s learned time and again, her past is never more than a nightmare away.
This is my first nora roberts book. I think it is a good book but it was not anywhere near my expectations. Maybe that is the reason I won’t be able to give it a rating I expected I would.
All of the characters are really good. They are lively. The dog plays a very cute and important role here. Everytime anything is written about him, you become curious as they are happy and crucial parts as well. It was quite refreshing to read about that.
The romance is not bad at all. It is that sexy and realistic romance that grows gradually. There is no abruptness here at all. This makes the reader feel that it is real and happening.
Some chapters are just stretched out for nothing. I mean, it’s fine to read something other than the main storyline in between. But here were some really unrequited details which made the read really slow in between. These chapters constituted of little less than 50% of the book.
Apart from the first hundred pages and a couple of long, overly descriptive chapters, it’s a fast paced book, with great characters and a spontaneous feel to it.
My rating- 3.5/5 stars