Anne Every Every itibaren Nisipuri, Romanya
I'm always surprised that I read Nora Roberts at all, let alone pretty much everything she's written. But every time I open a new book of hers I remember why. The lyrical, funny, endearing way that she writes. She writes characters that you care about and can laugh with. And I just love the way that she makes the story real and yet giving it that otherworldly touch. She's great at description by not giving too much, but using as many of your senses as possible. This is the second in yet another trilogy she's authored. While each book using focuses on one particular couple, she has also expanded somewhat to encompass the main group of characters as a whole, as well as the developing relationships and more personal views of each character. While she might have "types" that she uses, I've never actually been able to say that this character was most like that character from another of her books. And I like that. There is a rhythm to her books, but also a uniqueness that keeps me coming back for more. Why do I have to wait till December for the final chapter in this particular saga?!
OK, so according to the Kindle edition, this book had 358 pages. I don't think I'd be too far off if I estimated that about 250 of them were sex scenes. I'm pretty sure the entire first half was their first weekend together, and besides a few moments of sweet, getting-to-know-you conversation, it was pretty much all sex. I really considered DNFing this, because I wasn't sure when the story would pick back up again, and I was mildly interested in Dallas finding out about his birth parents. I decided instead to just flip through the rest of the sex scenes. I like nookie scenes as much as the next person, but sheesh, it was WAY too much. And then the whole "we should wait to go bare" ended up with them very quickly going bare. I'm not 100% positive (the sex scenes all run together), but I'm pretty sure they went bare within that first weekend that kinda stretched a little longer due to the snow. That's waiting? Why even make a big deal out of waiting if it's going to be mere moments, relatively speaking, before you do it? And then the "l" word was thrown around within a few days. Not lust, love. They both had it bad. Lastly, while I understand that quim is an acceptable alternate word for vagina, IMO it belongs in historical fiction. Every time I saw it, it bugged me. The only thing I liked about this was the underlying story about finding Dallas' birth parents, though even that kinda came to an anti-climactic end and was such a small portion of the book.
this was a refreshing fast read. I'm so glad that my dating days to find my eternal companion are over. Though I still fill for all those that are still searching or have an overbearing mother whose conversation always turns to questions of when they are to be married or have they met anyone? Lizzie has gotten a full ride scholarship to the U of U and although she comes from a tradition of BYU attendees she can't pass up this opportunity. She is very studious and rarely dates until she happens to be at the institute the same time as the legendary institute pre. William pemberley who has recently broken off an engagement and is great to look at, not to mention a great catch all around. She talks to him briefly and he asks her if she is attending the friday night dance. She makes a sarcastic response about the food not being worth going and he makes a deal to have better food there in exchange for a dance. That is how the journey begins.