Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Book #16 - The Next Always

Thriller may grip me in heart-pounding action, and I'll never shy away from anything paranormal, but I have a soft spot for romance...or rather, romance written by Nora Roberts.

Truthfully, I've had a new Nora and a new JD Robb (the futuristic mystery series Nora writes under a pseudoname) sitting on my bedside table for quite some time. Lots of books in the TBR pile - most of them thriller or YA, and since that's what I'm writing, they win the ongoing battle of "making time to read."

But no amount of willpower can hold me back when there's a new Nora Roberts trilogy on the shelf. Something about the effortless way she weaves in all of the characters, creating one romance while setting up the second and third's magical.

The Next Always: Book One of the Inn Boonboro Trilogy didn't disappoint. As always, the characters leapt from the page, and every detail was infused with atmosphere and heart-pounding romance.

While Nora's Roarke character will always be my main fictional heart throb, I'd comfort the handsome Beckett any day of the week - particularly fireside by any of the rooms in this stunning inn. Each of the rooms is named after a famous fictional couple. I'd be happy to invade any of them, but of course would be first in line for the... Well, you know who I mean. (And if not...I don't want to spoil it.)

It helps that I read this book during a surprise weekend getaway my husband planned, leaving me with at one with spectacular nature and the serenity to get lost within the pages. There's no other place I'd rather be.

- Dawn

The Book In My Bag Today: Chasing Fire, Nora Roberts


  1. I've never read any of Nora Roberts books. My friends do. I read other authors.

  2. I've got a Nora Roberts with me right now that I read before but wanted to reread in order to visit those wonderful characters again.

  3. Nora Roberts books are really engaging! I read my first a few years ago, and I was totally into it. I get her appeal--formula and all! :D <3