Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Dianne Duvall / Nora Roberts

Dr. Melanie Lipton is no stranger to the supernatural. She knows immortals better than they know themselves, right down to their stubborn little genes. So although a handsome rogue immortal seems suspicious to her colleagues, Sebastien Newcombe intrigues Melanie. His history is checkered, his scars are impressive, and his ideas are daring. But it’s not his ideas that have Melanie fighting off surges of desire… Bastien is used to being the bad guy. In fact, he can’t remember the last time he had an ally he could trust. But Melanie is different -- and under her calm, professional exterior he senses a passion beyond anything in his centuries of experience. Giving in to temptation is out of the question -- he can’t put her in danger. But she isn’t asking him…

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Owen is the organizer of the Montgomery clan, running the family's construction business with an iron fist--and an even less flexible spreadsheet. And though his brothers give him grief for his compulsive list making, the Inn BoonsBoro is about to open right on schedule. The only thing Owen didn't plan for was Avery MacTavish... 
Avery's popular pizza place is right across the street from the inn, giving her a firsthand look at its amazing renovation and a newfound appreciation for Owen. Since he was her first boyfriend when they were kids, Owen has never been far from Avery's thoughts. But the attraction she's feeling for him now is far from innocent.
As Avery and Owen cautiously take their relationship to another level, the opening of the inn gives the whole town of Boonsboro a reason to celebrate. But Ow-en's hard work has only begun. Getting Avery to let down her guard is going to take longer than he expected and so will getting her to realize that her first boyfriend is going to be her last..

Comment: These were the last books I've read in November.

Phantom Shadows is the story of Sebastien, an immortal who used to be an enemy and now fights fair and Melanie, a doctor. Like in the previous two books, we see lots of action and world development, a following up with the series. The romance is sweet and I liked seeing them together. The secondary characters have important roles too and I enjoyed seeing them getting close and act like friends. Throughout the book, many things happened and in the end great news happen and I can't wait to see what will happen in the next book, whenever it comes out.I think the writing improved because suddenly I couldn't wait to read the next page and in the other books I didn't have that feeling...or maybe it's this book that's better, I don't know..

The Last Boyfriend is the second book in the most recent trilogy by the author. It's her trademark writing and situations and for me that's comfort reading because her books made me fall in love with romance and she's still a beloved writer for me, although some of her books disappointed me. This one is really predictable and it's more worth by the secondary action and characters than by the main romance, which, I have to say, didn't grab me because it sounded to fake. I don't know anyone friends forever that decided to see how well they would be as a couple after years without a single spark..ah well..
The best things were the tidbits about the 3ed couple and I'm reading it by Christmas, can't wait!

1 comment:

  1. Sigh... I so agree with your take on The Last Boyfriend by Roberts! This just turned out to be such an average series, and not worthy of this author IMHO. I'll wait to read your take on the last book. :(