Sunday, January 13, 2013

Terri Garey / Nora Roberts

Faith McFarland is in need of a miracle. So desperate to save her sick child, she's willing to make a deal with the Devil: steal a ring worn by Finn Payne, the bad-boy rockstar who long ago sold his soul for rock 'n roll. Temptation and seduction become necessary evils, yet Faith's salvation means Finn's damnation...because the ring is all that stands between him and Hell. Falling in love was never part of the bargain, but now that they've tasted heaven in each other's arms, can they convince the Devil to give up his due?


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Ryder is the hardest Montgomery brother to figure out—with a tough-as-nails outside and possibly nothing too soft underneath. He’s surly and unsociable, but when he straps on a tool belt, no woman can resist his sexy swagger. Except apparently Hope Beaumont, the innkeeper of his own Inn BoonsBoro…
As the former manager of a D.C. hotel, Hope is used to excitement and glamour, but that doesn’t mean she can’t appreciate the joys of small-town living. She’s where she wants to be—except for in her love life. Her only interaction with the opposite sex has been sparring with the infuriating Ryder, who always seems to get under her skin. Still, no one can deny the electricity that crackles between them…a spark that ignited with a New Year’s Eve kiss.
While the Inn is running smoothly, thanks to Hope’s experience and unerring instincts, her big-city past is about to make an unwelcome—and embarrassing—appearance. Seeing Hope vulnerable stirs up Ryder’s emotions and makes him realize that while Hope may not be perfect, she just might be perfect for him…

Comment: I had planned to write a bigger comment for both these books but I just can't control my time anymore, it seems I have too much going on lately...I need to get my routine back...
Anyway, here it goes.

Devil Without a Cause is the first in a spin off of another series that, sorry to say, doesn't interest me much. This one is about the devil and how he kind of redeems himself a little bit by helping two people to be together even if by not so fair means. The story is easy to read but to me it lacked real emotion, it talked about string things like the fear of losing a child but the writing seemed too robotic and tasteless for me. I wasn't very thrilled by the end of the book and nothing made me think twice about reading more of that world.

The Perfect Hope is the third installment in Nora Robert's latest trilogy. I was very eager to get to this book because it has one of my favorite troupes in books, the main couple can't stand each other at first.
Hope and Ryder feel attracted but don't admit it until their book and I have to say I felt rather disappointed...I knew eventually they would end up together but I wasn't very enthusiastic over the way they did it, it felt so...rehearsed. Where's the magic, where's true emotion, where's the thrill of fighting something you know you can't win but yearn for deep in your heart?? I didn't feel this at all, I'm all for independent women living a free sexual identity in real life and in books, but it didn't have magic,it didn't feel as special as they made it look like after.
The story is good, loved the details and most scenes, but the romance, overall, was meh.


  1. Sonia, you hit the nail on the head when it comes to this series by NR. Where's the true emotion! I just found the whole series to be average at best and that's because Nora knows how to weave a famiy story, but the truly dig-deep, emotional romance is not there. I don't care what anybody says. These are just... blah!

    The Perfect Hope was the best one of the series because it wrapped up the series well, but it wasn't a great read. :(

  2. Her older stories feel so special, there is a true eye for emotional details... it's a pity her most recent works in romance feel so fake...