Maia: Last month I've read nine books.
My reading time was severely limited, last month, because of work and a mastercourse at the university. I only had time for some short romantica stories, three books by Nora Roberts and one book by Jayne Anne Krentz.
My top three is:
River Road - Jayne Anne Krentz
Savour the moment – Nora Roberts
Happy ever after – Nora Roberts
The one I can recommend to all Aurian's readers is:
River Road by Jayne Anne Krentz
It's been thirteen years since Lucy Sheridan was in Summer River. The last time she visited her aunt Sara there, as a teenager, she'd been sent home suddenly after being dragged out of a wild party—by the guy she had a crush on, just to make it more embarrassing. Obviously Mason Fletcher—only a few years older but somehow a lot more of a grown-up—was the overprotective type who thought he had to come to her rescue.
Now, returning after her aunt's fatal car accident, Lucy is learning there was more to the story than she realized at the time. Mason had saved her from a very nasty crime that night—and soon afterward, Tristan, the cold-blooded rich kid who'd targeted her, disappeared mysteriously, his body never found.
A lot has changed in thirteen years. Lucy now works for a private investigation firm as a forensic genealogist, while Mason has quit the police force to run a successful security firm with his brother—though he still knows his way around a wrench when he fills in at his uncle's local hardware store. Even Summer River has changed, from a sleepy farm town into a trendy upscale spot in California's wine country. But Mason is still a protector at heart, a serious (and seriously attractive) man. And when he and Lucy make a shocking discovery inside Sara's house, and some of Tristan's old friends start acting suspicious, Mason's quietly fierce instincts kick into gear. He saved Lucy once, and he'll save her again. But this time, she insists on playing a role in her own rescue . . .
This book was perfect for my needs. No great drama, no nail biting suspense. This is a book that I could read, but also put down when I had to do other things.
But saying that, I also enjoyed this story immensely. JAK is one of my favorite writers by far. When I started reading romance, she stood out. I like the way she writes her heroes and especially her heroines. I admit, in her early days she had a bit of alpha a-holes in her short stories, but the heroes of her novels redeemed her.
Mason is another winner. He is caring, considerate, but "You don't want to mess with Mason Fletcher". He has a protector’s heart and he cares for Lucy. The love blossoming between them flows naturally, starting from a foundation that was laid down thirteen years ago.
Lucy knows what she wants and doesn't let anybody tell her what to do. She wants to know what happened to her aunt and knows it has its roots in the events all those years ago. She accepts the help of Mason and they are a good team.
The suspense bit was predictable, but enjoyable. I liked the sound of ALICE and Mason's brother Aaron, I hope we'll know more of them, some day.
As an amateur genealogist it was great to read about heir-hunters, I would like to hear more of that. I've also seen a BBC program about it and it sounds intriguing.
Concluding, a great book for a couple of hours easy reading. And I'm off to buy some pink screwdrivers!
Aurian: Thanks for the recommendation Maia! I’ve also read this book this weekend, and my review will post tomorrow.
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