Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Legacy by Nora Roberts

Legacy by Nora Roberts. A bold new novel of mothers and daughters, ambition, romance, and suspense... Available Now!

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents Legacy, a new novel of a mother and a daughter, of ambition and romance, and of a traumatic past reawakened by a terrifying threat…

Adrian Rizzo was seven when she met her father for the first time. That was the day he nearly killed her—before her mother, Lina, stepped in.

Soon after, Adrian was dropped off at her grandparents’ house in Maryland, where she spent a long summer drinking lemonade, playing with dogs, making a new best friend—and developing the stirrings of a crush on her friend’s ten-year-old brother. Lina, meanwhile, traveled the country promoting her fitness brand and turning it into a billion-dollar business. There was no point in dwelling on the past.

A decade later, Adrian has created her own line of yoga and workout videos, following in Lina’s footsteps but intent on maintaining creative control. And she’s just as cool-headed and ambitious as her mother. They aren’t close, but they’re cordial—as long as neither crosses the other.

But while Lina dismisses the death threats that Adrian starts getting as a routine part of her daughter’s growing celebrity, Adrian can’t help but find the vicious rhymes unsettling. Year after year, they keep arriving—the postmarks changing, but the menacing tone the same. They continue after she returns to Maryland and becomes reacquainted with Raylan, her childhood crush, all grown up and as gorgeously green-eyed as ever. Sometimes it even seems like the terrifying messages are indeed routine, like nothing will come of them. Until the murders start, and the escalation begins…


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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is a really engaging read – combining an interesting life with a definite romance coming with a stalker/murder mystery, which keeps slipping in just as life seems to be going well. We follow Adrian's life from when she was seven all the way through to her thirties.

Adrian may not have a conventional mother, but her grandparents have given her the stability and home that ensures she remains grounded, even when her own career takes off. We see that whilst she has some wonderful friends and a loving community, she is really very alone. It is fascinating watching her deal with her priorities and start to see how she can lean on Raylan. It is most definitely the ultimate in slow burn and is very enjoyable.

I did get a strong idea about the mystery element fairly early on, but it is definitely cleverly done, and the tension, the anger, and the insidiousness build and eventually explode.

Excellent read! This book puts family, good food, and love at its heart, and then turns up the heat with its suspense elements, but promises that love will win out.

Mary Jo☆☆☆
I anticipate reading Nora Robert's annual standalone release as much as I do Halloween candy: something to be savored, rather than gobbled up all at one time.

This year's release, Legacy, left me a little disappointed. I'm not sure if it was the main character, Adrian, that I didn't like or that so much of her focus was on her career. Adrian doesn't want to think that she's like her mother, but I see hints of that trait in her at times. Her friend circle mainly consists of four people she met in high school and they have remained friends and business partners since.

As Adrian's fame grows, she begins to receive poems, one each year. They are all threatening and yet no one, not even the FBI, can find the person who is behind them. No spoilers here but I will say, think inside the box.

The romance is fun and gave the book the something needed to hold my attention and yet, I kept waiting for something more.



Author Bio

NORA ROBERTS is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including Hideaway, The Chronicles of the One trilogy, Under Currents, Shelter in Place, Come Sundown, and many more. She is also the author of the bestselling In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Legacy by Nora Roberts to read and review.

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