Tuesday, September 20, 2011
A Book I Enjoyed- Nocturne By Syrie James
A few weeks ago I was at my favorite Wal Mart store (the one with the BEST book selection I have ever seen at a Wal Mart) I came across this book. The cover caught my eye, and I picked it up. The blurb sounded interesting, so I put it in my cart. I'd never heard this author's name before, but hey, I'm always willing to try a new author.
Here's the blurb: When Nicole Whitcomb’s car runs off a Colorado mountain road during a blinding snowstorm, she is saved from death by a handsome, fascinating, and enigmatic stranger. Snowbound with him for days in his beautiful home high in the Rockies, she finds herself powerfully attracted yet mystified by him, filling her with apprehension.
Who is Michael Tyler? Why does he live alone in such a secluded spot and guard his private life so carefully? What secret—or secrets—is he hiding? With her own secrets and a past she is running from, Michael understands Nicole better than anyone she has ever known. Soon, they are falling deeply in love—a profoundly meaningful experience that is destined to change their lives forever. However, as the sexual tension between them builds, the clues mount up. When Nicole learns her host’s terrifying secret, there is nowhere for her to run but into the blizzard raging outside, and Michael may be the only one who can save her life.
I enjoyed the book. The writing is beautiful, and even though there's not always dialogue going on, the narrative is still smooth and has wonderful description. The characters of Nicole and Michael are mysterious, and I loved how little by little, I learn more about them as the story unfolds. They are inside Michael's home while a winter storm is upon them. Absolute strangers, and Michael is a very private person, I had to know his secrets, and why he was such a hermit. He was hesitant to bring her to his home, but Michael wasn't about to let this woman die.
The story is beautiful- it's contemporary with a paranormal element. While it's a love story, I wouldn't classify this as a romance novel, but whatever the classification of this book is, I enjoyed it. When I see a book from Syrie James in the future, I will take note.
Until next time!
The Storm Goddess.