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Angels Fall Angels Fall by Nora Roberts

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It probably won't go on my Nora Roberts favorites shelf, but it was pretty good. The opening chapter or so actually put me off this book when it initially came out - something about Reece was very off-putting to me. Once I got into the story, though, I liked her quite a bit better. I would have liked Joanie more than I did if it hadn't been emphasized so heavily that she was a smoker (I personally have a very low squick threshold when it comes to smoking, so the frequent references and descriptions of it put me completely off.) I wish I could say that I liked Brody (I certainly didn't dislike him) but there seemed to be very little character development for him, and virtually none to their relationship other than getting them hooked up as soon as possible and then on with the main plot-line. (Blue Smoke suffered from this same issue in my opinion.) The main plot-line was handled very well, and I wasn't sure who the villain was until right at the reveal, and had quite a few concerns about who it would be. But I really, really would have liked more of an epilogue. The end was far too abrupt and had me literally looking for the other pages of the book.

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Date: 2009-08-19 12:58 am (UTC)
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Not one of my favorites either.... (I liked Blue Smoke better, although possibly because the guy was almost exactly my type.)

Date: 2009-08-19 03:12 am (UTC)
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How can you tell he's your type - he's barely in the fricking book! ::g:: (Which I think is my major complaint. Even in her earlier works that chronicled a character's entire life, she did a good job of developing the guy, too. In Blue Smoke (and to a lesser extent in Angels Fall) the guys seem to be there mostly because "oh wait, that's right, I'm supposed to be writing romantic suspense, crap, better fix that.") ::shrug:: Ah well.

Date: 2009-08-19 12:36 pm (UTC)
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You have a valid point there!


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