Thursday, May 12, 2016
Throwback Thursday: Taming Natasha by Nora Roberts
Author: Nora Roberts
First publisher in 1990 by Silhouette
Natasha Stanislaski left youthful indiscretions far behind when she settled in rural West Virginia. Her way with children made her toy store a success; her fiery temperament kept men safely at bay. Then brash Spence Kimball and his adorable little girl joined forces to nudge their way into her shop...and her closely guarded heart.
Sensing that a hidden wound was what made Natasha such a tigress, Spence cautiously probed her gentler emotions, nurturing the feelings she both longed for and dreaded. Slowly he felt her sensuality stir, felt her pain yield to passion. But when he vowed to love her always, make her his wife and the mother of his child, she bristled in terror. What would it take to tame her fears?
Set in the early 1990s, this story is a very bittersweet straight romance. I liked the characters as well as the love story. Natasha own a toy store in a small town in West Virginia. Spender and his daughter "Freddy" have just moved to town to start a new and slower paced life. For Spencer, it was instant attraction.
I loved Spencer. He was just too cute as he went about wooing Natasha to give in to their attraction. I loved that they ended up becoming friends. first and took things slowly. I will admit to not like Natasha at first. She was kind of a bitch. But after learning her back story over the span of the book, I could see how she ended up being untrusting. Freddy was also a cute character and I liked her scenes with Natasha.
If you are in the mood for a good solid contemporary romance, this one is worth checking out. It's the first in a series about the Stanislaski siblings. I will be checking out the next book soon.