Since my sister and my best friend have been reading my novels they've been telling me how fabulous Nora Roberts is. My sister is more into the J.D Robb novels but isn't she the same writer after all? I don't think theres anyone else's novels I actively see when I'm out and about. Now I don't know if this is my psyche going "ooh look Nora Roberts!". But I do think its entirely possible that the novelist critically acclaimed to be the most successful romance writer of our time could actually be everywhere. So I thought I'd give it a go...
Partners: The Basics - Southern belle Laurel doesn't like Yankee Matthew. Matthew's been hiding his true feelings for Laurel for years. When Laurel has to work on a story with Matthew she's determined to keep him at a professional distance. Laurel and Matthew end up stirring up trouble which leads them into several life threatening events broken up by their sexual chemistry and developing romance until the finale.
I'm far from impressed.
Nora Roberts is a literary genius. She must be.
What am I missing?
Yes I'd been drawn into the romance between Laurel and Matthew long enough to finish the novel. Their plight to investigate a sinister claim of wrongful death from a breaved sister was leading the pair into danager, heightening their wrought emotional experiences to the point of making errors in judgements that felt right when really they were supposed to be wrong. But isn't this the reason I stopped reading Sillouhettes / Mills & Boon / Harlequin? They're all a little but same old same old.
As an aspiring author myself I feel awful for slating the hard work that another author has put into their novel.... So I guess it just wasn't for me.
Partners = 2/5