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  1. says:

    4.5 This wasn t a novel I was expecting to fall in love with but I did, and aren t novels like that the best kind of novels Where the story creeps up on you and you realise how much you love it as you re reading it I won t give too much away since it is a story surrounded by mystery but it s set in South Dakota It s about childhood sweethearts, Lil and Coop, who met on a farm when they were kids and then lost touch 12 years later their story picks up again and they both haveor less ac 4.5 This wasn t a novel I was expecting to fall in love with but I did, and aren t novels like that the best kind of novels Where the story creeps up on you and you realise how much you love it as you re reading it I won t give too much away since it is a story surrounded by mystery but it s set in South Dakota It s about childhood sweethearts, Lil and Coop, who met on a farm when they were kids and then lost touch 12 years later their story picks up again and they both haveor less accomplished what it is they wanted, grew up and changed but something brings them back together, intertwining their lives once again This was such an enriching and scenic story It s true escapism I loved being surrounded by nature and wildlife and the animals and Nora Roberts really went into a lot of detail which at first bored me But after 50 pages the story completely enveloped me and I couldn t get enough of it The pacing was dead right for me and I enjoyed reading the elements of Lil s job and her care in looking after animals, whilst following the story forward with the mystery, the development between Lil and Coop as well as the side characters I felt like I was there and I truly got a feel for the characters and their lives and it was just beautiful to read and enjoyable to follow them on their respective journeys I liked that there was a balance between the suspense, the characters and their development, and the enriching wildlife of South Dakota It just didn t feel contrived, rather the story felt wholesome and complete and real It wasn t just about finding out about the murders, or Lil and Coop s love story It was just about life, farm life, nature and animals and following your dreams, being surrounded by good family and friends and finding meaning and yourself within it all The story felt really authentic and I really appreciated how Nora Roberts brought that all to life I enjoyed this immensely First pick for the TomeTopple readathon I went back to using my local library after years of not going to it and I m so glad I ve re discovered it again This is the first book I borrowed


  2. says:

    I liked The setting South Dakota , the information endangered animals, especially big cats , most of the characters but not the hero.I didn t like The plot psychopathic killer stalks our heroine shades of Montana Sky , the hero my way or else, my way or else, my way or else if that s his idea of love, no thanks , the heroine for letting him have his way.Roberts does her usual trademark workmanlike stuff, so the book is readable However, the love story kept pissing me off so much tha I liked The setting South Dakota , the information endangered animals, especially big cats , most of the characters but not the hero.I didn t like The plot psychopathic killer stalks our heroine shades of Montana Sky , the hero my way or else, my way or else, my way or else if that s his idea of love, no thanks , the heroine for letting him have his way.Roberts does her usual trademark workmanlike stuff, so the book is readable However, the love story kept pissing me off so much that the suspense was diluted And the secondary love story, while meant to be interesting for its socially progressive messages, was both skimmed over and almost undermined because of the man s attitude of sureness that he wanted this and so it would be.I m trying not to add spoilers but I didn t find much in this novel that would be surprising to anyone I ve always liked Roberts for the humor her characters displayed I ve been known to laugh out loud But not this time As I said, workmanlike, but certainly not one of her best Overall, a disappointment.Update June 2011 having forgotten I d read it before, I tried to read it again This time, I disliked it so much I put it down about a third of the way through an said, ick Changed the stars to two Thinking about rating it one star One of NR s biggest disappointments so far


  3. says:

    3.5 Stars


  4. says:

    Solid 4 stars, maybe bordering on 4.5 This was just an all around solid book for me There were two things that kept it from being a 5 star read, and neither of those were critical issues But overall, I have to say I enjoyed this book a lot and I m trying not to be a biased Nora Roberts groupie when I say that.Cooper Sullivan was just eleven years old when his parents sent him off to his grandparents farm in the Black Hills of South Dakota for the summer For Coop, it was like being sent to Solid 4 stars, maybe bordering on 4.5 This was just an all around solid book for me There were two things that kept it from being a 5 star read, and neither of those were critical issues But overall, I have to say I enjoyed this book a lot and I m trying not to be a biased Nora Roberts groupie when I say that.Cooper Sullivan was just eleven years old when his parents sent him off to his grandparents farm in the Black Hills of South Dakota for the summer For Coop, it was like being sent to prison and he hated it But a talk with his grandmother convinces him to give it a chance so he does and befriends nine year old Lil Chance in the process Over the years their friendship grows until, in their late teens, it becomesLil thinks they are starting their future together, but after a while it all falls apart and they go their separate ways.Now twelve years have passed Lil has fulfilled her lifelong dream of opening a wildlife refuge and everything is going well for her Then Coop, a retired detective, returns, this time for good Coop broke her heart once and Lil is determined to not let him do it again For Coop, seeing Lil is a painful reminder of the hardships of his life The two come to an unintentional truce of leaving each other alone But then danger threatens Lil Someone is messing with her Refuge, pulling pranks and then killing a cougar.Coop can t sit by while Lil is in danger, especially when it becomes clear that Lil is in real danger He also realizes that it s time to clear things up between them personally He loves her, always has, but now he has to regain her trust And hope to keep her safe from a madman who loves the thrill of the hunt.I ve read quite a few comments already about hot the animal nature aspect of the book didn t do anything for the readerbut for me, I loved that part of the story Of course, I love nature and animals and all that So it was interesting to read about the Refuge, how things worked, the animals, etc And I loved the bond between Lil and Baby the cougar So sweet Especially how the ending worked out Realistic Probably not But very interesting to read and a great way to resolve the suspense part of the story All in all, this part of the story just worked for me I also liked how the beginning of the book was done The story goes back to when Coop and Lil are kids and meet for the first time and progresses through some key scenes Roberts has done time progression stories before and I ve always loved them , but this one is not quite as involved The flashback part is only about 80 pages So the past doesn t overwhelm the story But I thought those first 80 pages were nice to read gives you some great insight into the characters and the bond between them.As for the relationship between Lil and CoopI liked it, but I can t say I loved it There was definitely chemistry between them and a strong bond, but there was something just a little bit off and I can t put my finger on it The two were enjoyable to read overall, though There were some really sweet scenes and I liked how Coop worked to show here he was back for good and that she could trust him.There s also a secondary romance between Farley and Tansy Enjoyable to read Farley was a cool character Very aww schucks And Tansy was like his polar opposite So their romance was interesting.I have two somewhat minor complaints about the book First, the identity of the bad guy is reveals fairly early in the book and I found that rather annoying It deadened the suspense angle somewhat and made things a bit less intense It didn t really make sense to me why Roberts just flat out gave away the identity I would have rather there beenof a guessing game,trying to figure out who was trying to hurt Lil So that took away a little bit from the book, for me.And secondly and this is may bepersonal preference than anything else I would have liked it if Coop had had to face his family issues within the present part of the story There s some reference to Coop coming to peace, so to speak, with the way things were, but to me, things between Coop and his parents felt rather unsettled And because Coop s family dynamics played a role in what happened between him and Lil, it took a little away from their relationship that unsettled feeling between Coop and his parents So yeah, I wouldn t have minded something happening on that front.Overall, though, this was a solid book from Roberts I m not sure it would qualify in my top ten of favorites, but it s definitely a book I wouldn t mind reading again in a year or so It was fun to read, very nature centered, with a nice romance, and a pretty good suspense angle


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    It was a little difficult to decide on a star rating for Nora s latest The begining was great, the middle lulled, and then the end was good I waffled between 3 and 4 and decided what the heck, go for four.Lil and Coop became close as children when he would spend summers at his grandparents home in South Dakota He was a city boy that had never seen the country Lil, a Sioux descendant, was raised there with her sort of hippie like parents Lil is fascinated by wild animals, particularly the It was a little difficult to decide on a star rating for Nora s latest The begining was great, the middle lulled, and then the end was good I waffled between 3 and 4 and decided what the heck, go for four.Lil and Coop became close as children when he would spend summers at his grandparents home in South Dakota He was a city boy that had never seen the country Lil, a Sioux descendant, was raised there with her sort of hippie like parents Lil is fascinated by wild animals, particularly the cougar.They fall in love in their teens however, they have separate goals and are inevitably separated Lil wants to open a wildlife refuge on her parents land, and Coop is defying his father by not going to law school and joining the police academy On one of their last few days together, they are in the woods and stumble upon a crime scene Twelve years later, Lil has opened her refuge She s just come home from a six month trip in South America, and she discovers Coop is back in town for good She has mixed feelings about it, because she feels he broke her heart years ago She was willing to do anything to keep their relationship, but he was insistent they separate While the two are getting reacquainted, a psycho appears Someone is terrorizing Lil and her refuge I liked Coop a lot, and it didn t hurt that he was a cop my favorite type of hero He was of course gorgeous, patient, and determined to protect Lil and to keep her forever Lil was very reluctant to let him back in after she was hurt She s a tough girl, however didn t cross to line to being a ball buster I can t stand that type of heroine.There is a secondary romance that is really sweet, and I wish the author had spenttime on them For those that are interested in interracial romance, you d like this one The couple is BWWM The hot cowboy pursues this few years older woman and romances her to pieces.I recommend to fans of Nora, and those that like light romantic suspense


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I loved Lil and Coop together They were adorable together Farley and Tansy were also adorable together I may have shed a few tears when Farley had gone outside when they were going to start making plans for a house then Jenna followed him out, and he called her Ma Baby was my favorite of all the animals especially since he had followed Lil and he was her favorite also Lil and Coop s relationship showed that you never get over your first love It also showed that there are always obstacles w I loved Lil and Coop together They were adorable together Farley and Tansy were also adorable together I may have shed a few tears when Farley had gone outside when they were going to start making plans for a house then Jenna followed him out, and he called her Ma Baby was my favorite of all the animals especially since he had followed Lil and he was her favorite also Lil and Coop s relationship showed that you never get over your first love It also showed that there are always obstacles when it comes to the people you love When it comes to the people you love you will do whatever you can to keep them safe.One quote that I liked Do you know how many ways love can hit you So it makes you happy, or miserable It makes you sick in the belly or hurt in the heart It makes everything brighter and sharper, or it blurs all the edges It makes you feel like a king or a fool Every way love can hit you, it s hit me when it comes to you


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The only reason I finished this book was because I wanted to see how the end scene played out I assumed that the bad guy would kidnap her and I wanted to see what happened there Honestly, the only good thing I can say about this book was that it was pretty cool the way Baby came to the rescue.The rest of this book was just not fun for me I couldn t fully get behind Lil s refuge because while I understand some of the animals there, I don t really agree with taking an animal out of its natural The only reason I finished this book was because I wanted to see how the end scene played out I assumed that the bad guy would kidnap her and I wanted to see what happened there Honestly, the only good thing I can say about this book was that it was pretty cool the way Baby came to the rescue.The rest of this book was just not fun for me I couldn t fully get behind Lil s refuge because while I understand some of the animals there, I don t really agree with taking an animal out of its natural habitat because it got old The majority of the story felt like the refuge and, after a while, I just didn t care to hear any.I liked Lil and Coop a lotas children than adults, and even as children, Lil s This place is SO much better than the city even though I ve never been to the city got on my nerves As adults, I found Coop to be bossy, controlling, and selfish I found Lil to be annoying in how she kept swearing that Coop broke her heart 11 years ago and she still can t get over it.Basically, this book has left me wondering if I ll ever read another romance novel again It seems as though the trend is to have this boorish men who only care about what they want, and their feelings Coop flat out said that he didn t care what she wanted or thought, he wanted her and she would just have to come around The same thing happened with Farley and Tansy This is excused away by saying that the women had feelings for the men, too, but they had to be convinced that it was okay It bothered me that these women were basically stalked and I m supposed to think that this is romantic The way Farley told Tansy that they were going to get married really bugged me As did Coop s decision that the relationship was too hard back then, but now it s easier since he moved back, so now they ll be together I find relationshipsromantic and appealing when they are equal partners Coop cared nothing at all about Lil s feelings when they broke up or when he decided they were going to hook back up Tansy s fears regarding a relationship with Farley were just blown off as being silly So, no, I didn t like this book at all The ending was okay, but overall, I had to force myself to read it and I basically skimmed the last half of the book just to get it finished


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    One Sentence Summary Can Dr Lillian Chance and ex cop Cooper Sullivan outwit a crazed serial killer to save Lil s Wildlife Refuge and reignite the passionate flame of first love Favourite Quote Loving you made a man out of me, he said when he let her go It s the man who came back for you Page 374 My Review Being an Aussie who lives half an hour from the beach and has ridden a horse only once in her lifetime I loved this Nora Roberts novel There is just something about the American W One Sentence Summary Can Dr Lillian Chance and ex cop Cooper Sullivan outwit a crazed serial killer to save Lil s Wildlife Refuge and reignite the passionate flame of first love Favourite Quote Loving you made a man out of me, he said when he let her go It s the man who came back for you Page 374 My Review Being an Aussie who lives half an hour from the beach and has ridden a horse only once in her lifetime I loved this Nora Roberts novel There is just something about the American Wilderness so different to the Aussie outback or rainforest that I found so appealing Combined with the wildlife refuge element and all the talk about big cats and I was sucked in I fell in love with the setting and premise of this novel before I fell in love with the characters although that didn t take long either I wanted to book a plane ticket so I could see the South Dakota night sky for real.Although I ve read a couple of other reviews who haven t favoured the characters of this book, I have to tell you honestly that I really loved the main characters and their chemistry Cooper s a typical bossy alpha male no complaints here and Lil is an intelligent, likeable female lead who gives just as good as she gets Surprisingly, even the jilted childhood sweethearts storyline worked for me and the suspense element really heightens the romantic tension.The suspense element of this novel wasn t nightmare inducing however it certainly was enough to keep me flipping pages quickly I tend to think of Nora Roberts romantic suspense as crime novels for chickens like me If it weren t for the absolute guarantee that both the hero and the heroine are going to live and have their happily ever after, I don t think my poor nerves could cope with the serial killers and other assorted nasties she writes about So if you re a seasoned suspense reader you may not be phased by this part of the plot if you re like me, you may find yourself biting your nails onthan one occasion.Apart from wanting to read the talked about wedding, I really can t think of anything I d like to change about this book I loved it from start to finish it was just what I needed Fans of Angel s Falls and Nora Roberts s other romantic suspense novels will enjoy this read Forreviews visit my blog by clicking below


  9. says:

    This is probably one of my favorite NR books It was a re read that still kept me turning pages First, I loved the secondary characters and the secondary romance in this one It brought a lot of depth to an already good story What was not to love about Coop s grandparents, Lil s parents and Tansy and Farley The Chance Animal Reserve was great backdrop, especially Baby the cougar.


  10. says:

    This could be easy five stars rating if it wasn t so damn long and quite boring with all the manual of wild life.

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