Book Review: Nora Roberts Land (Dare Valley #1) by Ava Miles

Self-Published Published July 2, 2013 378 Pages

Self-Published
Published July 2, 2013
378 Pages

Meredith Hale, a recently divorced journalist,  is trying to reclaim her former glory. Her ex-husband believes that their married failed because of Meredith unrealistic expectations of love and marriage due to her obsession with Nora Roberts books. 

Determined to prove her ex-husband wrong, she takes a job offer at her family’s newspaper in her old hometown, to find her own Nora Robert’s romance and to write an amazing story (think ‘How to lose a guy in 10 days’).

Her husband, fully aware of what is going on hires Tanner to make Meredith fall in love with him and then break her heart. 

When the two meet sparks fly but can Tanner be the hero of Meredith romantic tale?

It has been forever since I’ve read a Nora Robert’s novel. But no matter how long it has been I can spot one instantly. This was a surprisingly good novel. It was detailed and not as dripping of romance as I thought it would be.

Reading it, I felt the author took extreme care with each word used. However, for most of the book, it felt like a Nora Roberts novel. What I mean by that is, it felt like a book Nora Roberts would write.

I didn’t feel Ms. Ava’s writing style til crap started hitting the fan. I loved the action, the fast pace, the secrets and I feel that Ms. Ava wrote it wonderfully but you can really feel the shift in writing style midway through the book.

Although this is a romance, I didn’t like the back and forth between Meredith and Tanner. When grown people play high school games, it makes my skin crawl.

Overall, I enjoyed this book, I wish that Ms. Ava wrote more like her and not Ms. Nora. 3 Pickles

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