finished reading

From the Publisher:
To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life — a quaint house on an island off Seattle’s coast, a thriving dog-training school, and a challenging volunteer job performing canine search and rescue. Not to mention her three intensely loyal Labs. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare.

Several years ago, she was the only survivor of a serial killer — a madman who stalked and abducted young women, strangled them, and left them buried with a red scarf on their bodies. As authorities were closing in on the Red Scarf Killer, he shot and killed Fiona’s cop fiancé and his K-9 partner.

On Orcas Island, Fiona has found the peace and solitude she needed to rebuild her life. Yet all that changes on the day Simon Doyle barrels up her drive, desperate for her help. He’s the reluctant owner of an out-of-control puppy, foisted upon him by his mother. Jaws has eaten through Simon’s house, and he’s at his wit’s end.
To Fiona, Jaws is nothing she can’t handle. Simon is another matter. A newcomer to Orcas, he’s a rugged and intensely private artist, known for creating exquisite furniture. Simon never wanted a puppy, and he most definitely doesn’t want a woman. Besides, the lanky redhead is not his type. But tell that to the laws of attraction.

As Fiona embarks on training Jaws and as Simon begins to appreciate both dog and trainer, the past tears back into Fiona’s life. A copycat killer has emerged out of the shadows, a man whose bloodlust has been channeled by a master with one motive: to reclaim the woman who slipped out of his hands. . . .

This is my first Nora Roberts book. What I liked about it was all the dog talk--the psychology of dog training, the search and rescue aspect. As a dog lover, I appreciated all the dog love. What I didn't like is that it wasn't a tight read--it seemed a bit long in places and some editing would have been good. I liked the main characters, Fiona and Simon. I don't know if I will read more Roberts' books, as I suspect they follow a romance formula.


Unknown said...

You couldn't be more right about Roberts. She's the Queen of Romance (what I love about her).

I thought the dog parts were interesting. I'm always entertained by how she takes the same romance tropes and makes them unique to each story.

**** April **** said...

I have tried to read her books but get bored with the same formula....