Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Review: Night Shield by Nora Roberts

Title: Night Shield
Series: Night Tales
Author: Nora Roberts
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: February 5, 2010
Publisher: Mills & Boon
ISBN: 0263877248
ISBN-13: 9780263877243


Even though he agreed to protect her cover — even though her own dad vouched for him — Allison Fletcher refused to be seduced by Jonah Blackhawk's smooth charm and good looks. She was too much of a cop to fall for a shady character like Jonah...even if her pulse did race at his touch.


If only she didn't have eyes like prime whiskey and a smile that melted his insides. If only she weren't Boyd Fletcher's daughter. Jonah had never cared much for cops — until now. But Ally was definitely off-limits to a guy like him. If only he could stop wanting her....

My rating:

Alison Fletcher thinks she's got everything under control. Though her stalker-ish ex-boyfriend would rather not be an "ex" anymore, her case is progressing rather smoothly, if you forget her father's drop-dead gorgeous former protégé's infuriatingly arousing presence. Then, she shoots a woman in self-defense and everything goes up the chimney with the dead woman's crazy brother coming after Alison with a vengeance, her father's gorgeous former protégé getting under her skin, and the stalker ex-boyfriend escalating.

What is a gal to do?

This was by far the best book in this series. Alas, it was also the last, but I'll definitely come back to it at a later occasion. A reviewer mentioned Alison and Jonah were the prototype for Eve and Roark in In Death series, and though I haven't read one book out of it, that piece of information was quite an incentive.

Anyway, I loved this story. Great characters, wonderful, explosive chemistry, believable situations, good suspense, great pacing...And it was wonderful to see the Night Tales family reunion in one of the funniest barbecue scenes I've read in a while.

A 5-star keeper!


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