I can always trust what I'm going to get with a Nora Roberts book and to date, I don't think I've been disappointed. I thought this might be a first as I made my way through the first few chapters. It was like an episode of Criminal Minds and that's not really how I want my Noras to be! *LOL* But then we got on with the story and things all fell into place.
All my fave elements were there, the hot hero, the heroine that I would love to share a bottle of wine and a giggle with, the supporting cast of friends and family and the obligatory dog or two. Most importantly, the banter was there. One of my favourite things about Nora books is the banter, indeed all the dialogue, between the characters.
In reading other reviews of this book, a lot of folks moaned about how much there was of the renovation talk. I had no problem with it as that whole part of the plot was mirroring the inner journey of Naomi, our heroine. What drove me nuts was the constant description of all the food! I'm so not a foodie. *LOL*
I enjoyed how Naomi and Xander fell in love and I totally enjoyed their courtship. Yeah, Xander might be a little perfect, but it's a perfect I like and it makes me happy, so... :)
The suspenseful part of the story was okay, not Nora's best nor her worst, but again, it felt like an episode of Criminal Minds and while that's one of my favourite shows, it's not really what I want in my Nora books. I don't think it was too difficult to figure out who the bad guy was once the mystery part really got going.
Anyway, it was a Nora and I liked it. :)
(By the way, I didn't really set out to read two books with the same title back to back, it just happened. *LOL*)