Monday, August 06, 2012

Review: Nightingale Way

About the Book:
Dark, brooding Jack Davenport hides his secrets well, never telling his wife about the dangers of his job, never sharing his thoughts or worries . . . never sharing himself. After tragedy strikes, their marriage shatters. Now a threat to Catherine Blackburn’s life brings her back into his—and gives them a second chance.

A reporter whose most recent investigation has ignited a national controversy and put her in harm’s way, Cat thinks she can handle herself. So when Jack grabs her off the street and sweeps her to his home above Eternity Springs, she’s furious.

In the warm sanctuary of the Eternity Springs community, Jack and Cat face the heartache that drove them apart. But can they find the courage to pick up the pieces of a shattered love?

My Comments:
This is another one of those romance novels that does not suffer from excessive realism.  He is extremely independently wealthy, and works as some sort of secret agent who rescues people held by bad guys overseas.  Her mother is his boss.  She's an investigative reporter who, since she was laid off from the Washington DC paper, has been a blogger (and since he was generous in the divorce settlement, she doesn't need money either).  Each of them suffers from abandonment issues, and when a crisis comes in their marriage, neither is there for the other and they end up splitting, but never really getting over each other.  When Cat's life is threatened, her mother sends Jack after her and the two end up in his mansion in Eternity Springs Colorado.

I've read two other books in this series and I think the connecting theme of the book is a second chance at first love.  In each book the primary couple loved each other once, had something get in the way, and in the book, finds their way back together.  A major catalyst in all three books is the owner of a resort in Eternity Falls who befriends the characters and helps them come to the decisions they need to make.  In this book she tells Jack not to consider the person he is today or was yesterday but who he really wants to be in the future.  Of course, once he makes that decision, ...

There are intimate scenes but they aren't very graphic. As with other series books, this one has a lot of characters who have little to do with the main plot.  It also contains references to backstory that don't really make sense unless you have read the backstory.  Even though I've read two of the earlier books, I found it hard to keep track of everybody and all the story lines.

I enjoyed this book, which I got via Edelweiss, and look forward to others in the series.  Grade:  B.

Other reviews of Emily March Books:
Lover's Leap
Heartache Falls

Other books by Emily March

1 comment:

  1. "This is another one of those romance novels that does not suffer from excessive realism."

    That has got to be the best review statement I have ever read, bar none. LOL!


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