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    Whiskey Beach was my first Nora Roberts book ever, believe it or not I don t know how I ve managed to avoid this talented author s work for so long, but shamefully, I have When I saw this book on the bestsellers lists for such a long time, I got a little curious I was between audiobooks and nothing on my Audible shelf was calling to me So, on an impulse, I downloaded Whiskey Beach and started listening It ended up being a great choice.The hero, Eli Landon, has returned to his grandmother s home at Whiskey Beach, in a cloud of speculation He had been a successful defense attorney in Boston, until he became the prime suspect in his cheating wife s murder case The negative publicity from the trial made him a national figure, ruining his career and turning his life upside down He may not have been convicted in the court of law, but the court of public opinion was another matter.Eli s grandmother asked him to come stay at Bluff House and look after her home while she was in the hospital recovering from a bad fall down the stairs The home is a legendary part of the small coastal town and Eli s old stomping grounds He was glad to return to the comfort of his family s home and escape the spotlight for a while.Of course, national news did not miss Whiskey Beach Many of the locals are convinced that they now have a murderer in their midst However, unlike in Boston, Eli has just as many supporters in this small town who cannot believe that the boy they knew could ever be guilty of such a crime.Out of all the supporters, nobody is adamant that Eli is innocent than Abra Walsh Although not a lifelong member of the Whiskey Beach community, Abra has made a lasting impression on the community in the few years that she s lived there A cheerful, optimistic, do gooder, Abra has imbedded herself deep in the heart of this community.At first, Eli doesn t know what to make of the chatty lady that his grandmother hired to clean Bluff House Everywhere he goes, she seems to turn up She doesn t avoid him or look at him with questioning eyes, like many of the townspeople do Little by little, she pulls him out of his shell.Eventually, Eli and Abra begin to date, but not before Eli s past rears it s ugly head A Boston detective that is sure of Eli s guilt continues to push the envelope Now that Abra is in the picture, he sees her as just another angle to work Eli s ex in laws are also sure that he is responsible for the death of their only daughter Meanwhile, there are a string of crimes that have followed Eli to Whiskey Beach From murder to break ins, something is not right The Eli digs, the he begins to question whether or not everything is related and what the killer s true motives were.My only complaint, is that the Audible version would have been so much better if two narrators had been used I cringed every time that the male narrator made his female voices It was awful With such a huge bestseller, I was surprised to find that the extra effort hadn t been put into the narration After a while, I think I numbed myself to it, but it wasn t ideal and it did take away from the listening experience.Overall, this was a great romantic mystery suspense The story was well developed and entertaining It certainly was not the type of erotic story that I usually choose, but sometimes less is In this case, it worked well.

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    I only wish I could say this is typical Nora Roberts This has to be a rehash of earlier work The story line wasstupid..characters..annoying. I listened to this on audiobook..and I literally slept through 6 hours of it..and lost nothing..Abba..haha I wasn t paying attention but if it was a homage to the 70 s group..they have substance than this flaky yoga teaching house cleaner..who works for Eli s grandmother who had a serious fall and can t live in the HUGE OLD MAINE house..list like the one described in Three Sisters Trilogy, and Homeport Are we cutting and pasting description because the BB business in cutting into writing time..but I digress Eli..successful Boston lawyer..in limbo for his lying, cheating, wife s murder..escapes to the family manse to heal from the limbo of being accused but never tried for said murder..Perky,optimist, zen ABBA. I know..I m being snarky..but this book was toooo much heals our hero through sticky notes and being obnoxious.A third of the way through I was hoping she would get murdered by the obligatory crazy stalker..that would have been both merciful and interesting..but no..she lived to chirp her way through the book with inane dialogue.I honestly did not care what happened to the mystery treasure..which was really never explained..except by..post script..but by that point..who cares anyway..it could not have been stupider.This is a harsh review..it might be from the migraine the annoying reader gave me..but I don t think so..I m a voracious reader I average two audiobooks a week across all genres All I care about is a good engaging story And what accounts for Nora Roberts appeal is that she s very good at doing just that Her books are based on a certain formula..have a certain rhythm..because they re a Nora Roberts book I m great with that..it s why I like other authors like John Grisham, David Baldacci, Molly Harper all my go to authors I can ever forgive a certain amount of reuse of old plot lines..if they reflect the growth of the author s craft and ability I also can understand that all books are not created equal They re individuals with elements that sometimes just don t work Every author is entitled to a dysfunctional book I just read Black Hills and it was formulaic. but a nice story Fully cooked This book felt like a rush job to meet deadline.Either that..or instead of evolving as a writer, and getting better..Nora Roberts has run out of ideas, and is devolving Which would be sad Personally, as a reader I would rather have an author take a break from releasing books, to recharge whatever creative battery is running low, than to have to read BAD recycled plot lines.I hope this is a temporary phenomenon..since the last couple of releases have been really subpar I rarely return audiobooks But I ve returned two of the last three Nora Roberts books I ve purchased And I ve read almost all her books, except the really early ones which are as flat and awkward as this one was.Note..Lead female was Abra..that s how much I did not care. Update Apparently I wasn t the only one who hated the audiobook Audible rereleased Whiskey Beach with a new narrator, free of charge to those who returned it I listened to the sample version and still took a pass So I guess it s true..you couldn t give this book away The new trilogy being released at the end of October 2013 sounds like classic Nora Roberts Hopefully this signals a return to quality storytelling which Nora Roberts has done so well, for so long and not just old stories reworked.

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    I can t recall the last time I read a book by Nora Roberts, but I know it s been quite a while And after reading Whiskey Beach which by the way was a fabulous read I said to myself that I mustn t take so long to take another one of her books Whiskey Beach was not only written well in my opinion, but it also had twists and turns that kept the reader turning the pages rather quickly wanting to know what would happen next I normally shy away from what I call chunky books close to 500 or pages as I believe they will take me forever to read and I ll lose interest in them, but this was not the case at all with this book in fact it was quite the opposite Mystery, twists and turns, suspense, intrigue, romance and a page turner what else could a reader want Highly recommended.

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    Opening a Nora Roberts book is like stepping into a Thomas Kinkade painting In Noraland, everyone is privileged, everyone is beautiful and almost everyone is white Super , everyone loves dogs, and children, and babies, and problems are solved by the final chapter If Thomas Kinkade ish literature pisses you off, then you won t like Noraland, but for many of us it s a pleasant place to spend a few hours Whiskey Beach at first seems like it might slightly warp Nora s usual rules Abra, our heroine, works as wait for it a yoga instructor cum waitress cum HOUSECLEANER Whaaaat A working class Nora heroine Interesting Well, actually, no We find out that Abra has an MBA from Northwestern and is working cleaning people s houses because she finds it EMPOWERING and FUN anyone else think it s been a while since Nora s done menial work Yeah, me too Oh, and Abra s mom is a Nobel laureate This is not a woman who s going to worry about health insurance.Now, I get it You don t take a trip to Noraland to wallow in the depressing aspects of Actual Life But I do think that she could afford to get a little less gauzy, a little gritty Noraland, for me, would be even inviting if it bore slightly resemblance to the real world.

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    Let me just say. NORA s BACK. the last couple of stand alone Nora Roberts books have been good but for me they haven t been Great. Yeah I know it s Nora of course they are great. but I expect something undefinable from Nora and missed that in the past few books Of course that is going to happens when you write as many books as Nora does Not everyone is going to fall head over heels for every book. and that s ok But Whiskey Beach puts Nora back on top with me Eli Landon has had a really bad year Right in the middle of a civil divorce he finds out his wife has been having a pretty serious affair for a large part of their marriage and he blows it Unfortunately he also is the one to find her body that same day. Of course he is the main suspect. even when no evidence is found he is still living under a cloud of suspicion The main detective is sure it s him and borderline harasses him, he looses his job as a Criminal Attorney sure we will defend you but we won t employ you and finally his grandmother is in a serious accident Things just have to start looking up Because he needs a reprieve, an escape he heads to Bluff House, the family home in Whiskey Beach Ready to find a way to get on with his life.Abra Walsh has known some serious hard times herself but instead of letting the negative stuff win she has learned to create a life where she can help others and find positive in her world When one of her Yoga students is injured and forced to go live with family until she recovers, Abra is asked to help look after the house. and eventually Eli Grins yep, Eli has hit that stone wall..Nora does an excellent job of weaving legend with reality A Gripping story that takes two separate issues and blends them into a wonderful story of insanity, temptation and yes love When you read a book like this, written by a master, it s hard not to fall in love.I have a longtime love of Nora s Heroines, she writes these rich, complete, complex individuals that actually live life They fight their own battles and win their own wars. and stand readily on their own two feet to support those they love I think part of Nora s true gift comes with her ability to write about real women Women who have loved, lost, battled, been betrayed, been victorious and totally earned their right to say here I am. in short real women Abra, fits into that category with a resounding bang She is driven by her own personal power and she is a force in this book.Eli plays the wounded warrior to perfection He has been battered and bruised, life has been hard on him but he has a family that loves and suports him His home town accepts him and even the police are starting to come around All he needs is time to come back to life and when he does. he comes out swinging. You just want to cheer when he is finally peeved enough to take a stand and shut all the idjiots down. Yay Eli What a wonderful book. all you NR lovers will want to put this one at the top of your lists. and those three people mom who have not read NR. well check her out Shauni

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    I wanted to like this book I really, really wanted to like this book and in the end, I did, but only because it s Nora Roberts The set up was intriguing a guy suspected of murdering his soon to be ex wife retreats to a family house on the beach Yeah, sign me up Eli Landon was the perfect hero and his growth throughout the course of the book from a man barely hanging on to sanity to a person who d rediscovered themselves was a joy to read My main complaint, the thing I really just can t get past Yeah, that would be the heroine, Abra She s SO caring and SO thoughtful and SO PUSHY that seriously, were she in my life, I d go crazy No, honey, he does not want to eat a sandwich, LET IT GO She truly bugged me Now, to be completely honest, Roberts does an excellent job of justifying all of Abra s actions and I found each response to the push pull push between Eli and Abra to be completely believable So there s that But she went too far too many times.In the end, the characters were drawn with an excellent, fine hand The set up was amazing, the plot kept me turning the pages and the ending was satisfying A bit of a stretch, but so satisfying Roberts is an auto buy for me and will continue to be.

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    Oct 2014 Update This book now has a new narrator so I will reread at some point and update my review 3 1 2 StarsGreat storyline and characters I think the problem for me was that I listened to the audiobook and the narrator was not really into the book he sounds almost bored while reading, which is unfortunate because I think I would have enjoyed it much if I read the book or she had a different narrator.

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    Pero qu maravillosos son los personajes de esta novela Desde Eli y Abra, los protagonistas, hasta los secundarios m s secundarios y los villanos m s villanos aunque no sepas que lo son Puede que la historia no sea lo m s original del mundo, pero Nora Roberts sabe c mo convertirla en algo entretenido y disfrutable sin dejar de lado la caracterizaci n de los personajes, los di logos trabajados que llevan el peso del ritmo de la novela y, sobre todo, los diversos misterios que acaban convirti ndose en uno solo, con los cabos at ndose poco a poco a la vez que la relaci n entre los dos protagonistas va afianz ndose como tel n de fondo Sin duda, muy recomendado Ay, Nora, no vuelvas a fallarme como en Bruja oscura y sigue escribiendo novelas como La casa de la playa, porfi.

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    Whiskey Beach What a great title Just so grabable and just so Nora Roberts Her book titles are always amazing.Page 1 and I was back into the warm arms of Nora Roberts s world Like coming home You know that there will be a mystery filled with twists and turns, engaging and delightful characters, great dialogue filled with wit and warmth, marvelous settings, passionate hero heroine and of course a HEA THIS BOOK HAS IT ALL AND MORE A treasure hunt, lovable dog, yoga and karma Eli Landon has returned to Bluff House, the family home he has always loved, to find peace after the torturous year he s had as the suspect for his wife s death image error

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    2.5A nice story with nice characters Nothing ground breaking here If you re a Nora fan you know what you re getting semi alpha males, strong women, some nice banter with a coherent storyline and solid sex scenes I m taking this one down a half star for the transparent thriller aspect I m not expecting to have to put on a Holmesian deerstalker cap to figure things out but still I called the murderer and the intruder really early on in the read.If you re sitting down and looking for a cozy romantic HEA, you ll enjoy this one.

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Whiskey Beach download Whiskey Beach, read online Whiskey Beach, kindle ebook Whiskey Beach, Whiskey Beach f566b7795158 For Than Three Hundred Years, Bluff House Has Sat Above Whiskey Beach, Guarding Its Shore And Its Secrets But To Eli Landon, It S Home A Boston Lawyer, Eli Has Weathered An Intense Year Of Public Scrutiny And Police Investigations After Being Accused Of But Never Arrested For The Murder Of His Soon To Be Ex Wife He Finds Sanctuary At Bluff House, Even Though His Beloved Grandmother Is In Boston Recuperating From A Nasty Fall Abra Walsh Is Always There, Though Whiskey Beach S Resident Housekeeper, Yoga Instructor, Jewelry Maker, And Massage Therapist, Abra Is A Woman Of Many Talents Including Helping Eli Take Control Of His Life And Clear His Name But As They Become Entangled In Each Other, They Find Themselves Caught In A Net That Stretches Back For Centuries One That Has Ensnared A Man Intent On Reaping The Rewards Of Destroying Eli Landon Once And For All