Friday, June 08, 2012
Vision in White by Nora Roberts
Well, I managed to hold out for 15+ years, but this past weekend I finally gave in and read a romance, Vision in White by Nora Roberts. And you know what? I liked it. I suppose I was expecting Harlequin, so the focus on all of Mac's personal relationships and not just her budding romance with Carter was a relief. I must admit the greatest draw for me personally was the wedding venue angle, since I will be experiencing matrimony myself in August.
What can I critique about this book? I found the love scenes had just the right amount of visual stimuli and tasteful description to make me feel slightly risque as I read on the ferry, but it was tame enough that I would happily pass it on to my mom (as an interesting aside, I picked it up at my mother-in-law's). It's a trade book, so no typos here, but then again, no plot surprises either.
Romance novels and rom-coms are (unsurprisingly) made for the same audience. So, if you like yourself a good rom-com, you'll undoubtedly like this book (although it isn't particularly humourous). For me, I find it sufficed to get me from Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island to the Tsawwassen terminal. Maybe I'll pick up the next in the series, Bed of Roses, when I go back to the Island for my next round of wedding planning.
Copy source: loan