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Title: Summer Pleasures
Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: Published May 29th 2007 by Silhouette Books (first published 1986)
ISBN: 9780373285464
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4.6 out of 5

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Second Nature Getting an exclusive interview with notoriously reclusive horror writer Hunter Brown was all Celebrity magazine reporter Lee Radcliffe ever wanted. And when Hunter agrees to the interview on the condition that Lee conduct it on a camping trip, she can hardly refuse. But after spending some time alone with the seductively mysterious author, Lee discovers the o Second Nature Getting an exclusive interview with notoriously reclusive horror writer Hunter Brown was all Celebrity magazine reporter Lee Radcliffe ever wanted. And when Hunter agrees to the interview on the condition that Lee conduct it on a camping trip, she can hardly refuse. But after spending some time alone with the seductively mysterious author, Lee discovers the only thing she wants exclusively is Hunter. One Summer A summer spent traveling across America with cynical, brooding photojournalist Shade Colby was not Celebrity photographer Bryan Mitchell's idea of a dream assignment. But Bryan will have to manage for an entire summer if she wants the fabulous cross-country photo shoot for a book, which they're both salivating over. However, Bryan and Shade disagree about everything�everything, that is, except the fierce attraction they have for each other….

30 review for Summer Pleasures

  1. 4 out of 5

    Tiffany PSquared

    ❝One summer, ... One fascinating summer. ❞ Summer Pleasures contains both Second Nature and One Summer by Nora Roberts I can honestly review both of these books together because they were so similar. Woman and man meet in the midst of their professional careers during summertime. They make certain negative assumptions about each other, then get stuck together, become lovers, try to fight against the relationship, but end up falling madly in love forever and ever. I started listening to the audioboo ❝One summer, ... One fascinating summer. ❞ Summer Pleasures contains both Second Nature and One Summer by Nora Roberts I can honestly review both of these books together because they were so similar. Woman and man meet in the midst of their professional careers during summertime. They make certain negative assumptions about each other, then get stuck together, become lovers, try to fight against the relationship, but end up falling madly in love forever and ever. I started listening to the audiobook of Summer Pleasures, but I had to end up going to the library to finish it out - long story. I wish I had more of a review for this book (these books), but they were typical Nora Roberts: strong-willed females who become vulnerable as soon as love enters the mix; and arrogant, handsome men who are, at times, a little too handsy for my personal taste. Not a favorite title of hers for me, but nothing was particularly wrong with either story, so 3 stars.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jenn

    oh Nora, what happened? I understand that you have a system, and that the system works. But can't you mix it up a bit? I've just finished the first "book" in this and I've never wanted to slap a man so badly. If you've read of these types of books, you've read them all so I don't feel I’m giving anything away when I tell you the "plotline" : Girl meets boy, boy is mean, girl works on boy and finds he's really just a teddy bear. Boy changes and becomes nicer for girl or risks losing her. Both live oh Nora, what happened? I understand that you have a system, and that the system works. But can't you mix it up a bit? I've just finished the first "book" in this and I've never wanted to slap a man so badly. If you've read of these types of books, you've read them all so I don't feel I’m giving anything away when I tell you the "plotline" : Girl meets boy, boy is mean, girl works on boy and finds he's really just a teddy bear. Boy changes and becomes nicer for girl or risks losing her. Both live happily ever after. Well good grief - this starts that way, but the "boy becomes nicer" somehow falls down a rabbit hole. She's supposed to interview him: he answers absolutely no questions, makes fun of her, forces her into situations she's uncomfortable with, sneers at her, pretty much cyber stalked her so he knows all about HER but finds it completely unnecessary to give any information about HIM (the whole reason he agreed to the interview after all), and makes her time with him as uncomfortable for her as he can – while judging her on her response to him. And her, knowing she must have this interview, is forced to deal with it…... and yet every other page she finds herself falling more madly in love with him and just takes each abuse in stride?? What kind of masochistic woman is she? If I were her I would have packed up my bags and left his ass deserted in the middle of nowhere. Most likely after shoving it off a cliff. Nora Roberts novels are supposed to be escapism. I realize there is no real every-day love stories in most of her novels, but there is absolutely nothing about this man that would make the other fall for him, much less want to be around him for more than a half hour. I'm truly truly disappointed in this book.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Audel

    Ce roman nous raconte l’histoire de deux amies : lenore et Bryan. Pour se faire le livre est divisé en deux parties chacune consacrée à l’une des deux amies. Ainsi, c’est Lenore qui ouvre le feu. L’auteure se concentre ici sur les prémices de la relation amoureuse. L’intrigue se déroule sur quelques semaines durant lesquels Lenore et Hunter vont faire connaissance. On assiste à l’évolution de leurs sentiments : d’abord simple attirance physique puis profond attachement émotionnel. On retrouve les Ce roman nous raconte l’histoire de deux amies : lenore et Bryan. Pour se faire le livre est divisé en deux parties chacune consacrée à l’une des deux amies. Ainsi, c’est Lenore qui ouvre le feu. L’auteure se concentre ici sur les prémices de la relation amoureuse. L’intrigue se déroule sur quelques semaines durant lesquels Lenore et Hunter vont faire connaissance. On assiste à l’évolution de leurs sentiments : d’abord simple attirance physique puis profond attachement émotionnel. On retrouve les éléments standards de ce genre de romance : une héroïne forte et indépendante qui ne veut rien devoir à personne et un héros énigmatique avec un secret qui va mener la vie dure à l’héroïne. Bien que l’histoire soit courte, elle n’en est pas moins efficace. On prend plaisir à assister à la naissance de la romance de ces deux personnages. Grace à l’alternance des points de vue, le lecteur en sait juste un peu plus que les protagonistes. Cependant, l’histoire est un peu plus tournée vers Lenore dont la rencontre avec Hunter va littéralement chambouler la vie. Par ailleurs, la première partie de l’histoire est une mise en abyme de l’écriture. Hunter, un écrivain va tenter de transmettre et de faire comprendre sa passion des mots à Lenore ce qui nous donne une réflexion sur l’écriture, les genres littéraires etc. Et c’est également à travers ces entretiens qu’on va en apprendre plus sur les deux personnages. La deuxième partie racontant l’histoire de Bryan est construite de la même manière que la précédente. Ainsi, on retrouve deux personnes qui vont devoir passer du temps seul ensemble pour leur travail, ici un reportage photo. Il s’agit ici d’un road trip à travers les Etats-Unis dans lequel nous découvrant deux photographes aux techniques très différentes. Là encore il est question des prémices de la relation amoureuse suivi d’une ellipse temporelle pour l’épilogue. Contrairement à la première partie, l’huis-clos s’étale ici sur un peu plus de deux mois. Le récit s’étend donc un peu plus ce qui se traduit vers les deux tiers par un léger ralentissement de l’intrigue. En conclusion, deux romances légères, drôles et sympathiques. Idéales comme lecture de vacances !

  4. 5 out of 5

    Judy

    This book was a compilation of two of Roberts' earlier romance novels. While they lack the mystery, suspense elements that are a part of her later novels, they are still well written and enjoyable. Both novels deal with women who work for Celebrity magazine, one as a reporter and one as a photographer. They both experience life-changing summers.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Francesca

    Ho preso questa raccolta di due libri aspettandomi una lettura leggera per l’estate ed invece ne sono rimasta delusissima. Due storie orribili (la seconda non ho neanche finito di leggerla per quanto mi stava annoiando). I personaggi e le storie sono prevedibili e piatte.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jazzypom

    This book is a twofer, about a reporter and a photographer who work for Celebrity, a magazine in the same breath as Harper's Bazar or Vanity Fair - with slick writing, high gloss pictures, and more celebrities that you can throw a stick at. I didn't like the first story much Second Nature, what with Hunter and Lee, because well... I guess I should tell you the plot first. Lee is desperate to interview Hunter Brown. Brown is a horror writer, in the likes of Stephen King territory, and doesn't do in This book is a twofer, about a reporter and a photographer who work for Celebrity, a magazine in the same breath as Harper's Bazar or Vanity Fair - with slick writing, high gloss pictures, and more celebrities that you can throw a stick at. I didn't like the first story much Second Nature, what with Hunter and Lee, because well... I guess I should tell you the plot first. Lee is desperate to interview Hunter Brown. Brown is a horror writer, in the likes of Stephen King territory, and doesn't do interviews, or does he have pictures of himself on a dust jacket ( you know that this book is old, because in the naughties? Would never happen). So on a tip, Lee gets herself to Arizona, thinking that she'll just get an interview with Hunter, and takes her unfinished manuscript as a cover of being a fledging writer shopping for a contract. Lee gets rumbled by Hunter, and Hunter, impressed by Lee's coolness and icy reserve, invites her to camping. The pair hook up, Lee finds out certain secrets about Hunter, faces some truths about herself and hiding her talent under a bushel and they come to an understanding. I have issues with Hunter's deceit of Lee, despite the fact that his reasons are reasonable, and his pushing her on when Lee has never had to camp before (trust me, as someone who goes on camping trips herself, it's a concern) didn't really endear him to me. But since it's not my panties he's finessing, I guess it doesn't matter. One Summer in contrast, is really quite good. Bryan is offered the opportunity of a lifetime to do a pictorial portrait of America with her idol, Shade Colby. Of course, that's before she found out that Shade is grim, and arrogant (because he's like, a Rembrandt with a camera), and too attractive. Shade on his part thinks that Bryan is too open, too easy, and too much of a reminder of what he was before he got emotionally scarred on an assignment in Asia some time ago. Cross country treks are really satisfying if done very well. Ms Roberts does this very well. Over the course of six weeks, the characters fall in love. The pacing was delicious, not too fast - with photographic highlights and the country painting the tapestry of their feelings as it goes on. The book isn't too slow where you’re bogged down with technical ‘how to’s either. Reading it is like a salve on sunburn at the end of a very good and busy day. It's really hard to write a good romance, without the ADD of magic, and suspense, because the writer has to paint the emotions on a page. It's grand when it's done right, and One Summer does it right. Recommended.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Leane

    Now, I am a Nora Roberts fan, so I picked up this book duo for some light reading over the summer. It was horrible!! The first story, "Second Nature" is absolutely ridiculous. I hated Hunter's character and thought he was definitely more creepy than romantic. If I were Lee, I would have thought for sure he was going to rape me. I mean, what kind of woman agrees to go on a two week camping trip with a man she barely knows but knows wants to sleep with her in the Arizonian desert? It's a miracle s Now, I am a Nora Roberts fan, so I picked up this book duo for some light reading over the summer. It was horrible!! The first story, "Second Nature" is absolutely ridiculous. I hated Hunter's character and thought he was definitely more creepy than romantic. If I were Lee, I would have thought for sure he was going to rape me. I mean, what kind of woman agrees to go on a two week camping trip with a man she barely knows but knows wants to sleep with her in the Arizonian desert? It's a miracle she came out alive! I honestly would have stopped reading, but it was a very slow weekend for me. The second story, "One Summer" is slightly better than the first but not by much. I liked the character of Bryan, but didn't fancy Shade all that much. The photography trip across the country was an interesting setting, but it was just so freaking predictable. Come on Nora! What about the great classics you've written like "Montana Sky" and "The Reef"? Now those are books I will never, ever forget.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Natalia Miranda

    Summer pleasure is definitely recommended for adults! it has a lot of sexual parts where it gets too intense for younger teenagers to read! its a very passionate story, where two couples end up falling endless in love with their soul mates, but total opposite attracts! 1) a reporter meets the famous author brown who doesn't have not one single picture of himself anywhere! Him and the reporter make an agreement and go camping together in order for her to get her info about him for her job and conve Summer pleasure is definitely recommended for adults! it has a lot of sexual parts where it gets too intense for younger teenagers to read! its a very passionate story, where two couples end up falling endless in love with their soul mates, but total opposite attracts! 1) a reporter meets the famous author brown who doesn't have not one single picture of himself anywhere! Him and the reporter make an agreement and go camping together in order for her to get her info about him for her job and convenient for him because he gets to get a little action from her here and there! at the end they end up falling in love with each other and she moves out the city into a whole new life style! and becomes an author herself instead of a reporter! 2)One summer that turned into a whole new life style and to opposites becoming together as well. Where they are assigned to on a tour for photography among places in america and they disagree on everything and anything, besides the fierce attraction they can't deny.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Maria

    A joy to read. Both books revolve around two friends that work for the same glossy magazine, Celebrity. One as a journalist and the other as a photographer. In One summer you meet Bryan and Shade. Bryan seems to be the epiphany of a Californian laid back beach girl and Shade is a very organized loner. They get an assignment where they should travel through America and document the summer. The other book, Second nature, deals with Lenore and Hunter. Lenore is a journalist that can give her right a A joy to read. Both books revolve around two friends that work for the same glossy magazine, Celebrity. One as a journalist and the other as a photographer. In One summer you meet Bryan and Shade. Bryan seems to be the epiphany of a Californian laid back beach girl and Shade is a very organized loner. They get an assignment where they should travel through America and document the summer. The other book, Second nature, deals with Lenore and Hunter. Lenore is a journalist that can give her right arm to get the interview she´s after and Hunter are a successful horror writer who is a very seclusive person. Lenore tracks Hunter down and a sizzling love story begins. In this book Nora Roberts are really showing her style. The language flows and the scenery is absolutely fantastic. I can´t say one was better than the other. As I said in the beginning, they were a joy to read!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Cara

    I really liked Second nature. Well I liked it better than One Summer. It wasn't my favorite of Nora Roberts. But I liked the camping backdrop and Hunter's relationship with his daughter and sister. One Summer had potential to be good but it was missing something. I liked both characters but the story was slow even though I liked the backdrop of traveling. It didn't captivate. And really I kept waiting for hot darkroom sex and then nothing. Sweet but eh.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Bonnie Staughton

    "Summer Pleasures" was another "hard to put down" book for me. There are actually 2 stories in this book but they are related as the 2 females in these books both worked together, are friends and meet up for a visit in the 2nd story. One is a reporter "on the rise" at "Celebrity" magazine and the other is a photographer of celebrities at the magazine. Both ladies "take a risk" to further their careers and unexpectedly find the men of their dreams. I enjoyed both stories equally.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Maria

    Both books in this edition are about the creative process, the first about writing and the second about photography. Although I found both interesting, the description of the terrain, the unbelievably beautiful parts of our country that Ms. Roberts captures so tellingly, was what caught and held my attention. It made me want to get in my car and visit ever state in the country, explore to my heart's content.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Cheryl

    It is fascinating to try to figure out why this author is so popular. Better writers exist by the thousands. The answer, in my view, is that, like Steven King, she provides a deeply satisfying emotional arc, and a descent sense of place.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Maryann

    I really enjoyed the last book more than the first. I loved Shade's sense of humor. It was a great story with wonderful characters. Roberts did a great job with the descriptions in regards to a photographer's point of view.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Amar

    First book about Hunter and Lee was decent but when compared to the second book, with Bryan and Shade, it really pales in comparison...really liked both of them as people and how well matched they were. Loved their chemistry...

  16. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    A light fun read. Certainly not a challenge, but a good summer beach book.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kellie

    Fun, light read.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jenna Peters

    Nice easy reading. Good love stories.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Diane

    Fun reads-I love that they are connected stories.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Christine Kirchoff

    I read this awhile ago but forgot to post it here. Good book!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Vika

    Fun Summer Read!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Tiffany

    I always enjoy Nora Roberts, no matter what it is.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Holly

    I love anything Nora Roberts

  24. 4 out of 5

    Priyadarshni Palanikumar

    1. Second Nature It appealed so much to the writer in me and might have gotten me out of a giant Writer's Block. It's earned itself a place in my heart. Hunter Brown, cryptic reclusive writer, is subjected to an interesting woman. Lenore 'Lee' Radcliffe, is hell-bent on getting an exclusive interview out of the famous writer. She chooses to tag along in his idea of camping in the Canyon. But, does she want the man more than the interview? So many good things about this book. The references to a wri 1. Second Nature It appealed so much to the writer in me and might have gotten me out of a giant Writer's Block. It's earned itself a place in my heart. Hunter Brown, cryptic reclusive writer, is subjected to an interesting woman. Lenore 'Lee' Radcliffe, is hell-bent on getting an exclusive interview out of the famous writer. She chooses to tag along in his idea of camping in the Canyon. But, does she want the man more than the interview? So many good things about this book. The references to a writer's life, the setting, the dialogue... Oh my God, the dialogue. It was so wonderful to hear Hunter speak. I wish he were real, just to have conversations with him. 2. One Summer This book won the other over in the setting. I had loved the former, but, this feels better. Photographer Bryan Mitchell is all about de-cluttering her life, her thoughts. Shade Colby on the other hand sees the worst in every situation; complex and confusing. Setting off on a three-month photography journey across the USA is the least they both wanted. Things are heated up right from the moment they discuss the contract. It was so picturesque! Each state the duo travel to is set so much in words more than the pictures they choose to take (well, it's not an illustrated book I'm reading), and I can't get enough. So many emotions all narrated in a way that's unfamiliar, yet familiar to a reader. The book made the review lose a star though, and here's why. It was too abrupt. The protagonists remained true to themselves, but, in some places, the definition became blurred without any explanation. I expected more from a book by Ms Roberts. Maybe the old style of hers does not appeal to me that much (I've only read her books from the late 90s and newer before).

  25. 4 out of 5

    Debby

    "Second Nature" is the story of reporter/writer Lee Radcliffe's quest for a story on horror bestseller Hunter Brown. She goes to a writer's conference in AZ to pin him down. Through a series of misadventures they do connect but Hunter is VERY private and challenges Lee (very city girl) to a 2 week camping trip in Oak Creek Canyon near Sedona, AZ. They fall in love but Lee has a hard time giving up her security to finally finish her book and take the love Hunter offers. She does eventually. "One S "Second Nature" is the story of reporter/writer Lee Radcliffe's quest for a story on horror bestseller Hunter Brown. She goes to a writer's conference in AZ to pin him down. Through a series of misadventures they do connect but Hunter is VERY private and challenges Lee (very city girl) to a 2 week camping trip in Oak Creek Canyon near Sedona, AZ. They fall in love but Lee has a hard time giving up her security to finally finish her book and take the love Hunter offers. She does eventually. "One Summer" is the story of Lee's photography friend Bryan Mitchell. Bryan specializes in photos of celebrities but is offered the chance to travel across county one summer with gritty former war photographer Shade Colby. They seem to be complete opposites, but again the attraction is there if they can get past the emotional baggage of failed marriages and past experiences. Again a happy ending. Well done Roberts.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Adrianna Kowalska

    Ogólnie nie znałam wcześniej twórczości Nory Roberts, więc spotkanie z „Letnimi rozkoszami” to mój debiut tej kwestii. Z tego, co dowiedziałam się z zagranicznych portali książkowych to „Wywiad życia” oraz „Pewnego lata” należą do mini serii „The Celebrity Magazine”. Przy tych dwóch powieściach chciałam się po prostu zrelaksować, ponieważ w momencie, gdy je czytałam nie czułam się na zmierzenie się z czymś ambitniejszym. Poznajemy na początku jego, czyli Huntera Browna, który jest autorem bestse Ogólnie nie znałam wcześniej twórczości Nory Roberts, więc spotkanie z „Letnimi rozkoszami” to mój debiut tej kwestii. Z tego, co dowiedziałam się z zagranicznych portali książkowych to „Wywiad życia” oraz „Pewnego lata” należą do mini serii „The Celebrity Magazine”. Przy tych dwóch powieściach chciałam się po prostu zrelaksować, ponieważ w momencie, gdy je czytałam nie czułam się na zmierzenie się z czymś ambitniejszym. Poznajemy na początku jego, czyli Huntera Browna, który jest autorem bestsellerowych horrorów. Media nic o nim nie wiedzą, bo on skutecznie ukrywa swoją prywatność. Lee Radcliffe jest dziennikarką luksusowego magazynu. Włożyła wiele pracy, aby się znaleźć w miejscu, w którym jest. Ma jednak obsesję na punkcie Browna, ponieważ od wielu lat próbuje dowiedzieć się o nim czegokolwiek więcej, a interesuje ją tylko z powodów zawodowych żebyście nie pomyśleli, że jest jakąś jego hotką czy coś takiego. Dzięki wtyczce w Nowym Yorku dowiaduje się, że Hunter weźmie udział w zjeździe pisarzy w Flagstaff w Arizonie. To właśnie tam krzyżują się ich drogi, a na pierwszym spotkaniu Lee bierze Browna za… pracownika hotelu. Jest ogromnie zaskoczona, gdy orientuje się w swojej pomyłce. Przede wszystkim jednak jest zła, że ktoś pierwszy raz w życiu zadrwił z jej dziennikarskiego nosa. Ostatecznie Hunter Brown zgadza się udzielić jej wywiadu, jeśli spełni jeden jego zaskakujący warunek… Lee, a właściwie Lenore Radcliffe jest osobą niezwykle pewną siebie i świadomą swoich atutów urodowych. Ma to, co powinien mieć dobry dziennikarz, czyli upór ciekawość i konsekwencję działań. Odniosłam jednak wrażenie, że w kontaktach z Hunterem od samego początku była arogancka i patrzyła na niego z wyższością, jakby bycie dziennikarzem stawiało ją wyżej w hierarchii od bycia pisarzem. Brown z kolei to autor, o którym świat nie wie nic. Na okładkach jego książek nie ma nawet zdania notki biograficznej. W relacjach z Lee jest chłodny, arogancki i cyniczny. Ośmiesza ją w każdej możliwej sytuacji. Jednocześnie nie może powstrzymać swojego pociągu fizycznego do niej. W relacjach z nią nie jest do końca szczerzy, ponieważ ukrywa przed nią jedną bardzo ważną informację. Jest to typowy romans i nie należy tego ukrywać. Ma wszystkie jego główne cechy, ale w odróżnieniu od tych pisanych przez Danielle Steel ten czyta się w miarę przyjemnie. Czułam pewną nutkę zainteresowania, a na dodatek bohaterowie nie są tak mdli. Powieść miała mnie zrelaksować i dokładnie tak było, bo nie jest to kawałek ambitnej literatury, ale pozwala się wyluzować i odprężyć po ciężkim dniu. Mimo to ocena nie może być wysoka, bo wszystko było przewidywalne, a bohaterowie z wyglądu byli zbyt idealni. "Można powiedzieć, że chcieć to przeznaczenie, a mieć to szczęście" ~ Wywiad życia [w:] Letnie rozkosze, Nora Roberts, Warszawa 2015, s. 135. OCENA: 5/10 *** Bohaterką drugiej powieści jest Bryan Mitchell, którą poznaliśmy już w „Wywiadzie życia”, jako przyjaciółkę Lee. Teraz uwaga czytelnika skupi się wyłącznie na Bryan. Jest to fotograf gwiazd, jedna z najlepszych na świecie. Wybaczcie, że nie nazwę jej fotografką, ale to brzmi gorzej nić metalowe grabki ciągnięte po asfalcie. Mitchell jest przed trzydziestką. W kwestii życia uczuciowego jest już po rozwodzie i na obecny moment stawia na swoją karierę. Dlatego właśnie zgodziła się przyjąć zlecenie, nad którym będzie pracować razem z Shadem Colbym, który jest fotoreporterem i był w różnych zakątkach świata, gdzie dokumentował wszelkie tragedie ludzkości. Przy pierwszym spotkaniu, które miało miejsce w mieszkaniu Mitchell szczerze nie polubiłam Shade’a. Po pierwsze chciał decydować o całej trasie podróży przez Stany Zjednoczone oraz mieć wgląd w zdjęcia koleżanki i mówić jej, które będą opublikowane, a które nie. Zupełnie zapomniał o tym, że to jest ich wspólny projekt, że oboje są za niego odpowiedzialni w równym stopniu, że są partnerami. Po drugie Nora Roberts w końcówce pierwszego rozdziału napisała, że Shade będzie miał trzy miesiące, aby dowiedzieć się, co czuje do Bryan. Hellloł!!! Rozmawia z nią pierwszy raz w życiu i twierdza to po długości jej nóg, które pożera wzrokiem? Męska, szowinistyczna świnia! Przy drugim opowiadaniu męczyłam się niemiłosiernie. Bryan sama nie wie, czego chce. Jednocześnie pragnie kochać się z Shadem, a gdy ma do tego dojść nagle się wycofuje, twierdząc, że nie wie czy tego chce. Na Boga! Ja rozumiem, że jest kobietą i ma prawo do zmian zdania jak pogoda, ale to jest po prostu śmieszne. Pół powieści go pożąda, a potem nagle nie, aby za chwilę znowu myśleć tylko i wyłącznie o seksie z nim. Druga powieść z tej mini serii to jedno wielkie nieporozumienie. Dałam taką ocenę tylko ze względu na opisy przyrody i nic więcej, bo ani tego czytać szybko się nie dało, ani nawet nie było jakiejkolwiek akcji. Bohaterowie mało interesujący, wiecznie sobie przeczący i udający wielce tajemniczych, chociaż wszystko można było wyczytać z ich twarzy, więc ja się pytam, gdzie ta tajemnica?! Podsumowując… Moja pierwsza styczność z twórczością Nory Roberts mało udana, ale gdzieś czytałam, że powieści z wczesnych okresów są gorsze od tych obecnych. Może za jakiś czas, jak zatrze się złe wspomnienie o tych dwóch sięgnę po coś jej nowego i wtedy po prostu spędzę czas z w miarę dobrą lekturą. Bo teraz to pod koniec przypominało to bardziej drogę przez mękę niż relaks, a ja nie umiem odłożyć nieskończonej książki nawet, jeśli jest zła. "Samoświadomość może wiele zmienić, niestety, nie każdemu jest dane ją osiągnąć." ~ Pewnego lata [w:] Letnie rozkosze, Nora Roberts, Warszawa 2015, s. 295. OCENA: 2/10

  27. 5 out of 5

    Maggie Yancey

    It’s a Nora Roberts romance, classic Nora with her characteristic skillfully woven characters, but it’s on this shelf because it’s about two writers, written by one of the most prolific of our times, and the gems of inspiration on the writing process, starting with the very first chapter, are priceless. Ever so slight TW: the male hero can be a little pushy, so read with that awareness and the fact that it’s an 80s book. :)

  28. 5 out of 5

    Camandwmm

    Second Nature and One Summer both included in novel Summer Pleasures. Each book lead character are employees of Celebrity Magazine, Lee is a reporter and Bryan a photographer. Both have exciting assignments that leads to a nice love story.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Tami

    Blast from the past It's interesting to go back when photos were still shot on film and books were still written on typewriters. The characters are still people who laugh and cry and occasionally yell.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kat Ashworth

    Fun enticing romance

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