Montana Sky by Nora Roberts
SOA Listening Challenge 2012: Spread Your Listening
Narrated by Erika Leigh
Montana Sky is a solid romantic suspense novel with a decent balance
of romance and suspense. The suspense plot was somewhat graphic and at
times disturbing, but the author doesn't dwell on it too much or for too
long. I can be pretty wimpy about graphic violence, and while there
were unpleasant parts, they were over with fairly quickly.
The romance here is fairly typical for a Roberts' suspense novel.
The suspense is probably the main focus, but the relationship isn't out
of the spotlight too much. Or, in this case, one of the three romances
always seemed to be in focus most of the time. The suspense is
well-developed, with a few surprises thrown in.
As with most of Roberts' suspense novels, I thoroughly enjoyed
learning about about the setting--here it's running a cattle ranch in
Montana. The author always does a good job of making the setting feel
like one of the main characters in her novels.
The narration by Erika Leigh was fine. Not great but it didn't put
me off the book. I did find myself thinking how a really talented
narration would have brought this book up a level in enjoyment. A dual
narration would work especially well for this book because of the wide
variety and large number of both male and female characters.