Sunday, December 26, 2010

Review: Nightshade by Nora Roberts

Title: Nightshade
Series: Night Tales
Author: Nora Roberts
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: December 4, 2009
Publisher: Mills & Boon
ISBN: 0263877183
ISBN-13: 9780263877182


Colt Nightshade: Professional troubleshooter. A damn good man to know—if he’s on your side…

Althea Grayson: That’s Lieutenant Althea Grayson—a hell of a cop, and heaven in his arms.

Colt Nightshade made his living facing danger—alone. But his search for a runaway girl through the steamy side of the city was one time he had to have help—whether he liked it or not. And if a man had to have a partner, he could do a whole lot worse than Althea Grayson. She was all business…and embodied his every pleasure. Soon, trouble became a four-letter word called love!

My rating:

Though this story held as much intensity as the previous two in the Night Tales series (maybe even a little more of it, thanks to the topic), it was also thinly veiled with humor, thanks to the hero, Colt Nightshade, and his "shenanigans".
It wasn't made humorous to mock the topic of abuse and violence, but to keep it from sinking under its weight. And I guess that's what Colt's character was all about. He was an intensely passionate man, but kept it all hidden under a veneer of light banter and jokes. Needless to say, I loved the man.

He was, IMO, perfect for Lieutenant Grayson, balancing her our, creating a perfect couple. I loved the two separately, and I loved them together. They were good for each other...and for the case.

And though this was yet another great NR suspense story, I felt it also concentrated more on the romance aspect of the plot. Neither of the two took over, but complimented each other, the first adding weight, the other adding some much needed "lightness". A perfect balance.

And a perfect score.


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