Friday, June 20, 2014

Friday Memes: The Collector by Nora Roberts

Happy Friday everybody!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

This week I am spotlighting The Collector by Nora Roberts. This one has been on my TBR pile for a while. Here is the description:
From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a novel of a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed, and danger that brings them together—and could tear them apart . . .

When professional house-sitter Lila Emerson witnesses a murder/suicide from her current apartment-sitting job, life as she knows it takes a dramatic turn. Suddenly, the woman with no permanent ties finds herself almost wishing for one. . . .

Artist Ashton Archer knows his brother isn’t capable of violence—against himself or others. He recruits Lila, the only eyewitness, to help him uncover what happened. Ash longs to paint her as intensely as he hungers to touch her. But their investigation draws them into a rarified circle where priceless antiques are bought, sold, gambled away, and stolen, where what you possess is who you are, and where what you desire becomes a deadly obsession. . .
She thought they'd never leave. Clients, especially new ones, tended to fuss and delay, revolving on the same loop of instructions, contacts, comments before finally heading out the door.
Friday 56:
She wondered if it would be slightly less awkward if he was pudgy and bald or twenty years older. Or anything that didn't hit every single one of her yum buttons.


  1. Great choice for the 56 and the beginning of this book is such a great way to set the scene! I just finished this and enjoyed it. Hope you do as well!

  2. I have my eye on this one and hope to get to over the summer. Love the phrase, "yum buttons" . . . classic Nora!

  3. The title alone sounds eerie, I'm not a fan of mystery or suspense. But a romantic suspense? Perhaps :) Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend! :)

    Sparrow's BB & Friday 56

  4. "Yum buttons!" Had to laugh. I don't know of any person who doesn't love Nora Roberts. I want to read this one, but I want to read Whiskey Creek too.

  5. I love it when the very beginning makes you have to keep reading. And her Yum buttons cracked me up. I'll have to remember that one!
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  6. Yum buttons... lol.. I like that.

    Happy weekend!


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