2020 Book Review: The Collector by Nora Roberts

I don’t often read romance. I have in the past, but it’s not a go-to genres unless something special about it has caught my attention. I was given several books some time back that contained a lot of Nora Roberts, who at the time I did not know of. Curious about this new to me writer I wanted to pick of the pile I had of her work something that stood out and The Collector did just that.

Why it stood out to me I am not sure, it was probably a combination of the cover and the back synopsis that got me in the end, but within its pages I found an interesting suspense story. I haven’t read any of her other books I’ve kept, so I can’t really compare her to her other work and because this is one of the few romance stories I’ve read I don’t feel I have much to compare it to in this way.

For me, romance has to happen for a reason. It cannot be forced and cannot be a ‘just ’cause’ type of reason. I didn’t feel that happening in this book. It’s a very well written book, comparing this to other authors I have read. I was left with many questions unanswered. I can only assume this is because I’ve not read much of her work. I have been told that her work makes more sense if I had read more of her work. Perhaps, but sadly I haven’t.

This isn’t a book I’m over the moon about and I’m not going to dismiss either. It’s one of those books that fell in the middle for me. She is an amazing writer, the story was interesting, and all that, but just not my cup of tea.


This review is a part of my 2020 yearlong self-challenge to read and review. I have reread some books for the purpose of reviewing them on my website whereas I have read others for the first time. Check out Book Reviews and Recommendations to find other book reviews, book recommendations, and more information about the books I’m reading, have read, or are sharing.

Have you read this book? What were your thoughts? Do you agree with me? Do you disagree? Let’s have a conversation about it.

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