Thursday, January 14, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Sullivan's Woman by Nora Roberts

Author: Nora Roberts
First published in 1984 by Silhouette

Fired from yet another job, Cassidy St. John hardly expected the solution to her difficulties to come looming out of the fog on Fisherman's Wharf. However, the darkly handsome Colin Sullivan seemed the answer to any maiden’s prayers.

When Colin offered Cassidy a job modeling for one of his paintings, it seemed her troubles were over-- but one look at his blue eyes and Cassidy knew they were just beginning.

How could she hide from the pitiless honesty of Colin's artistic vision when with every stroke of his brush he exposed her love for him?

I kind of have mixed feeling about Sullivan's Woman. On one hand, I enjoyed it.  I liked Casssidy.  She wasn't a complete waste of space and definitely marched to her own beat.  I liked how she didn't change who she was just to please someone. Her and Colin's HEA was sweet in the end. Colin definitely grew on me.

On the other hand, the story contains a jerky, self-absorbed male lead who really annoyed me for over half the book.  Colin was such a jerk to Cassidy most of the time.  But there were glimpses of the caring man he had the potential to be.  This story also suffered from a major lack of communication between the main characters.  Had they clarified a few things early one, it would have saved a lot of angst.

This is a quick read, so I think fans of this author will want to pick it up.  It's also fairly clean read which was a nice change of pace.

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