"Clear Your Schedule...The Collector Will Keep You Reading Until the End"
Reviewed by Sandi Shilhanek
Posted March 30, 2014
Romance Contemporary | Romance Suspense
When you decide to sit down to read THE COLLECTOR by Nora
Roberts you'll want to be sure you've got a fully charged e-
reader (if that's your format choice), an appropriate snack,
large drink, and a comfortable reading spot, because once
you start The COLLECTOR you won't' want to stop until you're
Lila Emerson was raised a military brat, so a lifestyle of
traveling light and having no permanent home is second
nature to her. Her best friend Julie allows Lila to use
her residence as a mailing address and a place to store a
Ashton Archer comes from a wealthy family, but needs a
spread sheet to keep it all straight. His father has been
married and divorced several times giving Ashton numerous
half-siblings who look to him as the stable family member.
Lila and Ashton meet after Lila is witnesses the murder of
one of Ash's half-brothers, Oliver, and his girlfriend, Sage
Kendall. When they meet outside of the police station they
don't expect to find themselves wrapped up in a murder
mystery, and a story that goes back to the Romanovs and
whether or not Anastasia survived. However, that exactly
More than this would be telling you the story and I can't'
do that. Suffice it to say that Nora Roberts uses her
writing skills to not only keep you on the edge of you seat
with nail-biting suspense, but also have you longing for a
leisurely stroll through the streets of Florence, and a
cupcake or two.
I felt the chemistry between Ash and Lila was natural and
that Lila's personality jumped off the page. Ash's
character was more domineering and stuffy, but given the
role he has in his family was probably accurately portrayed.
The secondary character of Luke and Julie were truly
secondary, but needed to help Ash and Lila have a more
normal life and someone to bounce ideas off of.
Overall, I would have to say if I were a keeper THE
would be added to my keeper shelf. Now it's time to stretch
my legs and root through my TBR for a book. That will keep
me as engrossed as the COLLECTOR did.
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. . . .
What do you think about this review?
2 comments posted.
Re: Clear Your Schedule...The Collector Will Keep You Reading Until the End
Great review! I can't wait to read this one!
(Susan Dyer 11:21pm April 15, 2014)
Very nice review Sandy! Personally, I think this is one of
NR's best in a long, long time.
(Betty Cox 1:42pm April 28, 2014)
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