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This was a hit and miss for me. I finished it and while I enjoyed it if I had had any other books waiting for me I would have been drawn awhile easily. The beginning of the book draws you in. I enjoyed reading about Emily and Zane and his sister in the earlier years but I didn't feel any real connection between Zane and Darcy. One minute she's the Gardner and the next she's the leading lady with no build-up, no spark, no nada between them, just nothing. The takedown of Graham by Darcy was over so quickly. Threat from his past taken care of and them boom here comes the threat from her past. To neat, coincidental and no imagination. in the end, I finished the book and while it wasn't great it also wasn't horrible.
I loved this book. It is about family abuse and survival. I find Nora Roberts’ books easy to get into and she keeps you entertained through to the end.
Nora Roberts book was about landscaping! Overcoming abuse with a little revenge late in the book sums this story up. I got very tired of details on the type of flowers and trees she was planting. The reviews on this book were over rated.
A fairly easy, fairly interesting read though also fairly predictable. I have to say too that I found the characters rather pollyannaish, and, yes, that includes the men. On the other hand, the two protagonists tipped the other end of the scale as rather over-the-top brutish. There was a lot of eye rolling throughout - mine!
Informative about family abuse.
I thought too much repetitive detail through out and wanted to say we get it.
With the detailed description of the gardening work, it felt like I had read this before
either in one of her books or another one.
Interesting enough that I finished it.
My first Nora Roberts novel. A real saga about the lives affected by domestic violence. A beautiful setting with enough suspense and crime to keep be interested.
A nice easy thriller. It feels slightly less cookie cutter than the typical Nora Roberts thriller - there's a fair bit of character development, however I found Darby's storyline was a little underdeveloped.
Love all her books but this one jumped around with multiple people, times, villains,etc. making it my least favorite to date. Sorry to make any negative comments, but this is not up to her usual high standards.
This NR book is better than the last one. It has four parts. Part one and three are good. Part two seems rushed as the author doesn't really develop the female character as she does the male, which is a shame. The character of Darby is a bit forced in to the story, when she is introduced. The last section, could be from anyone of NR's books. Even the dialogue has been recycled, which is too bad as part one was quite good. Overall decent read.
This was a better read than NR's previous book. The plot was better put together, and NR didn't get overly hung up on interior design. I adore how both characters grew into their relationship and their relationships with the people around them.
The last part of the plot did feel a little bit rushed, but overall, a decent read.
Zane Bigelow and his sister seemed to have the perfect childhood. But things are not as they appear. When Zane tries to protect his sister, his father and mother turn on him. HIs aunt and a cop believe him and they go to live with the aunt. When he grows up and becomes a lawyer, he decides to come back home. He meets a lady who he falls head over heel for. Later on his father comes to get his revenge on the ones who he says turned on him. This book is the type of book, I could not put down. It had me feeling sad for the children and then happy for the way they turned out. I really like this book very much.
Review excerpt: "I love Nora Roberts’ romantic suspense books. I schedule time off around release dates. I was so excited when 'Under Currents' was released because I assumed it would be a slam dunk for me. Unfortunately the pacing and the plot of this book felt so disjointed that it was difficult to enjoy. Rather than having several plot threads woven together, the story resolves them consecutively, like ticking boxes off a checklist. The result is that the tension is almost constantly disrupted and my reading experience was really uneven."
This was a very good book!!! Excellent look at family, and spousal abuse and the aftermath of living through it and rising above it. Well worth the read. Nora Roberts at her best.
Fabulous book! I couldn't put it down. The characters were wonderful. I'd totally recommend this book!