Sunday, July 27, 2008
High Noon by Nora Roberts
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Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Pub. Date: July 2007
It nothing new that Nora Roberts is auto buy for me. I've enjoyed all of her books and has some favorite (Honest Illusion, Midnight Bayou, Carolina Moon, Three Fates, Carnal Innocence, Chesapeake Bay series, Three Sister Island..etc). I brought High Noon when it first released in hardcover (I know it recently released it in paperback this month). I didn't start to read it until now because too many other books want me to read them first - including Nora's Angels Fall *grin*. Pretty soon, I'll be reading Tribute ~~ I can't wait! As I begin to read, I sat in my comfortable bed and start to get into the wonderful world of Nora story *grin*.....(p.s. forigve me for my reviews with errors)
When Police Lieutenant Phoebe was young, she had experience a horrible hostage situation from a violent unstable man who broke into her home, trapped and terrorizing her family for hours. Now that she have grown up, she became Savannah's top hostage negotiator. She had put her life into dangerous line and risk everything. Even when it mean protecting her seven year old daughter, Carly and her agoraphobic mother.
Duncan Swift, fell hard for Phoebe when he watched her negotiated with one of his employee from the roof ledge. Fascinated and intrigued with Phoebe, he want to be committed to her. But when Phoebe was brutally assaults, deeply shaken by a unknown man at her precinct and threatening messages was deliver to her doorstep, she decided to take the matter on her own hand and bring down the person who did this to her. Even when her tormentor wanted to make her become a fearful hostage, Duncan is there to help her catch the guy.
Knowing me, I have to have a fair equal amount of balance for both romance and suspense in my book to be satisfied of the book as whole. This is my preference in romance suspense. I felt that in High Noon the suspense have taken over mostly of the book, even though there seem to be fair enough romance in them. There wasn't MORE intense, MORE heat or any interaction between the heroine/heroe. It was mutual attraction at first then it slowly builds from there. The suspense was great! While reading the book, I thought I was in the "In Death" world except minus the futuristic and weird object stuff used in the JDRobb's books. Phoebe reminded me of Eve Dallas, except she is more soft heart even though both women are a strong person. And then I thought Duncan reminded me of Roarke too. It seem like Phoebe and Duncan relationship too similar to Even and Roarke. Was Nora thinking of Eve and Roarke when she wrote High Noon? The suspense part was what grab me to the book. There is a few intense and emotionally scenes that just might be too hard for some reader to handle. But the scenes was very well written that you can feel the characters emotions. Physically and emotionally.
I wish there were more interaction with characters. And I wish the fact that there so many things being said about something or someone but none have gone anywhere that much. Beside that, while this is a very good book...it my least favorite.
High Noon was an action suspense with lot of scenes on police stuff. It a pages turner, wanting to know "whodunit" and solving the case at the end. Just a little romance, but enough to be a little satisfied of the HEA. Strong heroine and likable hero. A good book reading!