Nora Roberts and J. D. Robb are the only two authors I now buy hardback for my kindle. While I wanted to love this book, I didn’t. It sounds so similar to other books I have read by the author. There is no romance, if you are reading for romance, until about two-thirds thru the book. The mystery, doesn’t play out until the last fourth of the book if even that. The main characters are predictable, and not particularly likable. I will say I loved the secondary characters and the dogs and that is the only reason I am giving this 3 stars. I reread my books but I don’t think I will ever try this one again. It just didn’t cut it for me.