Monday, August 26, 2013

Teaser Tuesday 187: Whiskey Beach

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current book or recent read.
* Share a few "teaser" sentences from somewhere in the book.
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!



I finished reading Whiskey Beach this evening, a rom-suspense by Nora Roberts, set on the shores of Massachusetts. Good summer read! Since this was an ebook, I'm making it easy on myself and sharing the opening paragraph:


Through the chilly curtain of sleet, in the intermittent wash of the great light on the jutting cliff to the south, the massive silhouette of Bluff House loomed over Whiskey Beach. It faced the cold, turbulent Atlantic like a challenge.
(Chapter 1)









ABOUT THE BOOK

For more than three hundred years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore — and its secrets.

To summer tourists, it's the crown jewel of the town's stunning scenery. To the residents of Whiskey Beach, it's landmark and legend. To Eli Landon, it's home . . .

A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigation after being accused of murdering his soon-to-be ex-wife. And though there was never enough evidence to have him arrested, his reputation is in tatters as well as his soul. He need sanctuary. He needs Bluff House.

While Eli's beloved grandmother is in Boston, recuperating from a nasty fall, Abra Walsh has card for Bluff House, among her other jobs as yoga instructor, jewelry maker, and massage therapist. She is a woman with an open heart and a wide embrace, and no one is safe from her special, some would say over-bearing, brand of nurturing — including Eli.

He begins to count on Abra for far more than her cooking, cleaning, and massage skills, and starts to feel less like a victim — and more like the kind of man who can finally solve the murder of his wife and clear his name. But Bluff House's many mysteries are a siren song to someone intent on destroying Eli and reaping the rewards. He and Abra will become entangled in a centuries-old net of rumors and half-truths that could pull them under the thunderous waters of Whiskey Beach...

Passion and obsession, humor and heart flow together in a novel about two people opening themselves up to the truth — and to each other.






18 comments:

Shelley Munro said...

I'm looking forward to reading this one. I love the way Ms. Roberts uses words :)

kelley jensen said...

I like that teaser, very descriptive. Kelley at the road goes ever ever on

Heather said...

Shelley: I'm looking forward to her new "witch" trilogy that begins in a couple months. Of course, I still have the "Inn" trilogy to catch up on. :-\

Heather said...

Kelley: Doesn't it make you shiver, the way she brings to life a stormy winter night?

Alice Audrey said...

Overbearing nurturing is a Nora hallmark. Sounds like a good read.

Greg said...

Nice teaser, secrets and seaside towns are always good!

Heather said...

Alice: Yes it is, and yes it was. *G*

Heather said...

Greg: Yes, you can't go wrong with that sort of combination. They tend to feed each other. ☺

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one is on my wish list. Thanks for sharing!

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Heather said...

Laurel-Rain: You won't be disappointed. Hope you can get to it soon! :)

Jennifer Windram said...

I've never read Nora Roberts, but your teaser got my interested piqued. Thanks for the summary too! I will add this to my "to read" list.

Yvonne said...

This looks really good.

Nise' said...

I liked this one.

Heather said...

Jennifer: Glad to pique your interest in both the book and the author! ☺

Heather said...

Hi Yvonne! This was a good rom-suspense, and just right for summer reading.

Heather said...

Nise': Thanks, I really liked this one, too. *g*

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

What a beautifully descriptive teaser! I hope you're enjoying Whiskey Beach. Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

Thanks, Andrea -- I did enjoy it!