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Blood Brothers (Signs of Seven #1) by Nora Roberts

Posted on 04/15/2013 in Book Review / 3 Comments

Blood Brothers (Signs of Seven #1) by Nora RobertsBlood Brothers by Nora Roberts
Published by Jove Books on 11/27/2007
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Fiction, Romance
Pages: 314
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Every seven years, there comes a week in July when the locals do unspeakable things--and then don't seem to remember them. The collective madness has mad itself know beyond the town borders and has given Hawkins Hollow the reputation of a village possessed. This modern-day legend draws reporter and author Quinn Black to Hawkins Hollow with the hope of making the eerie happening the subject of her new book. It is only February, but Caleb Hawkins, descendent of the town founders, has already seen and felt the stirrings of evil. Though he can never forget the beginning of the terror in the woods twenty-one years ago, the signs have never been this strong before. Cal will need the help of his best friends, Fox and Gage, but surprisingly he must rely on Quinn as well. She, too, can see the evil that the locals cannot, somehow connecting her to the town--and to Cal. As winter turns to spring, Cal and Quinn will shed their inhibitions, surrendering to a growing desire. The will form the cornerstone of a group of men and women bound by fate, passion, and the fight against what is to come from out of the darkness...

Nora Roberts is one of my favorite authors.  Not because she writes stellar, thought-provoking novels, or thrilling novels, but because she has perfected a formula that is easy to settle into and just enjoy.

It’s also part of my issue with her novels:  because she is formulaic, they almost never deviate and there are no surprises.  She works in pairs and threes, especially in her paranormal novels, and it’s always very obvious where she is taking the story and that characters are going to get their HEA.  But, like I said, that’s why she’s so enjoyable, too.  You know what you’re gonna get.

Blood Brothers starts out innocently, and centered around 3 boyhood friends who accidentally open the portal for something evil that then terrorizes their small Maryland town for seven straight days every seven years.  The townsfolk never remember what they’ve done, and each time is stronger and worse.  The boys, now men, are nowhere close to solving how to close off whatever is terrorizing them, or knowing exactly what it is.

I enjoyed this, but I’m struggling to find much to say about it.  It’s a standard Nora Roberts paranormal romance novel, so it has everything one of her fans is looking for.  It’s comfortable, it’s easy to get into, and it’s fun.  She always writes likable characters, because she’s just really perfected that.  In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever run into a character written by her I didn’t like.  But I’m so used to her writing, that I’d like her to shake me up a bit, do something out of the ordinary.  My favorite novels by her continue to be her earlier works like Montana Sky and Genuine Lies, because they’re different and dangerous.  Now I think she just writes things that are…easy.

Either way, Nora Roberts fans will still like what she offers!


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