the collector nora roberts review
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Title: The Collector
Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: Berkley
Date: April 2014
Pages: 496
Genre: Romance/suspense
My Rating: 4/5

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About The Collector

When professional house-sitter Lila Emerson witnesses a murder/suicide from her current apartment-sitting job, life as she knows it takes a dramatic turn. Suddenly, the woman with no permanent ties finds herself almost wishing for one.

Artist Ashton Archer knows his brother isn’t violent. He recruits Lila, the only eyewitness, to help him uncover what happened. Ash longs to paint her as intensely as he hungers to touch her. But their investigation draws them into a circle where priceless antiques are bought, sold, gambled away, and stolen, where what you possess is who you are, and where what you desire becomes a deadly obsession


I’ve read a few other books by Nora now. I love how two genres (romance and thriller) come together in one book. I call that the best of both worlds. Perfect for when you are not sure if you want to read a thriller/suspense or something romantic.

Lila is a professional housesitter and my first thought was: where I can sign up? Her life sounds pretty cool. She takes care of pets and/or plants, gets paid for it and in the meantime, she writes. I really have to find out where I can be a pro housesitter. I think it is a cool way to see the rest of your country or world.

Anyway, one night she is a witness of a murder. Well, the police think it is the brother of Ashton who killed the model and then committed suicide. But Ashton thinks someone else killed both of them and he wants to find them and find out why. With the help of Lila, he is trying to solve this murder. Which is kind of stupid and the police thinks that too? Lila was only the witness and now Ashton wants that Lila should help him? I thought that was ridiculous.

Lila doesn’t want to be protected by someone she doesn’t know that well and Ashton feels the need to protect Lila from the bad. He wants her to be safe. Especially when the murderer knows where they are.
I have to say those best friends (of Lila and Ashton) were pretty boring. They fell in love again too easily in my opinion. What was the reason why they got divorced many years ago? It was so cliché.

Have you ever read a book by Nora Roberts?

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