Whiskey Beach opening line: Through the chilly curtain of sleet, in the intermittent wash of the great light on the jutting cliff to the south, the massive silhouette of Bluff House loomed over Whiskey Beach.
I think I have an obsession with Nora Roberts’ books. This is the 42nd one I have read. Part of my obsession has to do with the fact that her books are very predictable and I think they follow a set pattern. I will explore this further when next I get a Nora Roberts book to review.
Nora Roberts knows how to set the scene from her first words, and in Whiskey Beach the house is central to the story. This is a love story interwoven with a murder mystery and in Chapter 1 Eli, the accused meets Abra, the woman who will save him. It takes them until chapter 9 to kiss after an argument and another 4 chapters before they have wild, passionate sex. Nora Roberts’s sex scenes are descriptive and plentiful, in all of her books. In chapter 24 Abra realizes she is in love with Eli but only tells him in Chapter 27. Of course, it takes Eli – a typical male – a whole chapter to realize that he too is in love with Abra. This book, like all the others I have read ends with a marriage proposal.
Whiskey Beach is not just a love story, and if you can get over the formula feel that her books exude, I think this is a good read. It is a light hearted romance with a decent mystery story to go with it. It made for very light easy reading.
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20 thoughts on “Whiskey Beach, Nora Roberts”
Sounds like a pretty brilliant book to read for sure 😀
Choc Chip Uru
Light and easy 🙂
Absolutely agree with you, Tandy, though I have not read 42 (!) books by her, looking forward to what you will further explore. There are so many authors with the same predictability and “formula feeling” (Sandra Brown, James Patterson with his many co-authors, Jojo Moyes et al.) and yet I enjoy reading their products. I am a real sucker for light reading …
And the opening line is great after all, is it not?
Her opening lines are always amazing!
I like Nora Roberts a lot. Her essay on why she hates purses is one of my favorites of all time.
I will have to find that and read it!
Always good to have a nice relaxing read on a table 🙂
I feel silly but I don’t think I’ve read any of her books. you’ve inspired me to pick up one of her books now! 🙂
I like the fact that I can read an entire book on a flight!
Never read any of her books, but now i will have to look out for one to start
They are very easy reading 🙂
Do you know when the paperback edition of Whiskey Beach will be released??
I was sent the paperback version so I am sure it is in the shops already 🙂
I love Nora Roberts. I get caught up in her books and relax into them so quickly. I am on the last few pages of this one.
They are such easy reading Jacs 🙂