Sunday, February 5, 2017

Review: Hidden Star by Nora Roberts

Title: Hidden Star
Series: Stars of Mithra
Author: Nora Roberts
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: June 20, 2011
Publisher: Silhouette

She couldn't remember a thing, not even who she was. But it was clear Bailey James was in trouble. Bit trouble! And she desperately needed Cade Parris to help her live long enough to find out just what kind.

The moment the coolheaded private eye laid eyes on the fragile beauty, she almost had him forgetting who he was. If Bailey was a criminal, Cade would eat his P.I. license. But what was she doing with a satchel full of cash and a diamond as big as a baby's fist? And how could he unravel this mystery if he kept tripping over his heart?

My rating:

P.I. Cade Parris has finally met the woman of his life. She's gorgeous, frightened out of her mind, carrying a bag full of cash, a gun, and a huge diamond, and has no idea who she is. The only clue to her identity is a piece of paper with the name Bailey on it.

Now, since she's the woman of his life, and he's finally found her, Cade has no intention of letting her down, but as the two start piecing together clues to Bailey's identity and the reasons behind her strange fear of lightning, it soon becomes obvious, she's seen something she shouldn't have...

I loved it.

The premise with the amnesiac heroine, her penchant of thinking the worst about herself, and the hero determined to do anything in his power to discover who she is and what she's embroiled in, was great. The plot and story were tight, intense, and intriguing, with a flawless pacing, and a great voice and narrative style.

But, as it's usual with NR's stories, what I loved most were the characters.
Although her past is a mystery, Bailey's present was wonderfully done, her character, her nature and her true intentions shown through even the murkiest of suspicions, and her hero, Cade, was NR at her best. Funny, quirky, steadfast, determined, and just the right amount of stubborn to persevere in everything life and Bailey threw in his way. I loved how he simply accepted his feelings for her without qualm, without reservations, his love for her was a simple fact for him, and he was okay with it. I also loved how he stubbornly refused to let her go, no matter what nonsense she uttered, and how determined he was to keep her no matter what.

This first story in this trilogy was pretty light on the suspense, and high on mystery, but the three little glimpses of the main villain we got were intriguing, and the scene introducing the next story, delivered quite a promise.

Can't wait to dig in.


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