Thursday, April 25, 2013

Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts

Whiskey Beach
Good Reads Summary
Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts

For more than three hundred years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore—and its secrets. But to Eli Landon, it’s home…

A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigations after being accused of—but never arrested for—the murder of his soon-to-be-ex wife.

He finds sanctuary at Bluff House, even though his beloved grandmother is in Boston recuperating from a nasty fall. Abra Walsh is always there, though. Whiskey Beach’s resident housekeeper, yoga instructor, jewelry maker, and massage therapist, Abra is a woman of many talents—including helping Eli take control of his life and clear his name. But as they become entangled in each other, they find themselves caught in a net that stretches back for centuries—one that has ensnared a man intent on reaping the rewards of destroying Eli Landon once and for all…

My Thoughts
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

There’s always that one thing, isn’t there? That one thing that sticks out and that I just don’t buy. In one of her books, it was the pigs mysteriously dying in the midst of a family wealth being settled, in this one it’s pirate booty and a family legacy that somehow is the answer to everything. It’s a good thing this wasn’t just that rather we have a man and a woman both moving one, her doing more successfully than he is. How he’s putting behind him a years worth of crap and she’s building her life despite some horrific thing.

I like that it’s reversed… their positions, I mean. How she’s more together than he is, and how she seemed to be doing the saving this time around. I like how there’s family in this yet again, and home base for him to get better in. I love how there’s a history there even if the way said history ties into the story’s a bit out there. But mostly,  I love love love how things are one step then the next for the two of them, instead of flashes of heat then boom (though there’s that too)

It’s an easy read. The mystery of how his past connects farther back than you’d think and how she’s there past her own doing what needs doing. Bottom line, it’s a lovely story.

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