Nora Roberts Land (Dare Series) Book Review

I had the pleasure of digging in and reading an awesome book that I got free through emails that are sent to me daily. This book review is written because I wanted to see you add it to your to read list.

If you read any of my other book reviews I don’t normally just quote what has been posted elsewhere, but this book is a bit complex and hard for me to put into words the details of it without giving it away completely.


From Amazon:

Journalist Meredith Hale’s ex-husband claimed her Nora Roberts addiction gave her unrealistic expectations about marriage, and she believed him. All dreams of happily ever after–or Nora Roberts Land as her mother calls it–went up in smoke. But when her family asks her to temporarily help their Dare Valley, Colorado newspaper, she decides it’s time to change her life and prove her ex wrong. She’s determined to find her own small-town Nora Roberts hero, prove that true love exists, and publish a story about her quest.

War correspondent Tanner McBride has just returned stateside to work for a major newspaper, and the last thing he expects is blackmail. Yet, before he can even unpack, he’s headed to Colorado. His assignment? Make his boss’s ex-wife fall for him and then break her heart. Her article about discovering love à la Nora might air dirty laundry about her marriage to the media mogul, threatening his senate run. The mogul wants Meredith stopped, and he makes sure Tanner has no choice in the matter.

When the two meet, the sparks between them are undeniable. Meredith, who vowed never to date another journalist, begins to succumb. Could Tanner be her Nora Roberts hero? As they work together to uncover the truth behind a suspicious death, the depth of their feelings unfolds and both realize they’ve kept their secrets for far too long. But before the truth can be revealed, their investigation takes a deadly turn, one that might make Meredith’s personal Nora Roberts Land go up in flames. (love story, contemporary romance, alpha males, heroes, romantic suspense, mystery, women’s fiction, falling in love)

My Review of Nora Roberts Land

As a woman who has lived through a divorce and had my self-esteem all buy crushed as a result of my divorce, I could relate to Meredith’s character all throughout this book. I can remember how it felt to come back to my small town after many years of being away and feeling like the failure because of my divorce. It wasn’t easy picking up the pieces or finding myself again. Truth be told although I’ve found parts of myself I am still missing a big chunk of who I was. I wonder to this day if I’ll ever gain her back.

Meredith fought the urge to be with Tanner for as long as possible. However, after she does end up with him there is major complications with them being together for a long list of reasons. That’s where the suspense comes into play in this book for me.

I enjoyed reading this book. I look forward to reading the remainder of the series. (Yes, I’m a sucker for a good series if I can get my hands on them all.) Dare looks like it’s filled with ‘some good people’ worth knowing.

Have you had the chance to live out your romance story? If so, I’d love hear about it! 


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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny.Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

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