Throwback Thursday Reviews is a weekly meme here @ A Weebish Book Blog. It is a chance to tweak old book reviews, share them with others, and perhaps fall in love with some old favorites.
*By tweaking reviews I do not mean I will be changing review ratings or my opinions, since those are likely to change over the years . I will only be changing grammar errors, wording, sentence structure, etc.
Once again, I am sharing an old review of a Nora Roberts book. She remains one of my favorite authors after all these years of reading her books. I plan to put her books on my Read All the Books challenge, so you’ll see plenty of her books grace the TBT feature. There is no better way to catalog which books I have read by her than bringing my old Roberts reviews back to life. This week I’ll be taking you guys back to the late ’90s with the first book in the Chesapeake Bay Saga.
SEA SWEPT BY NORA ROBERTSSea Swept by Nora Roberts
Series: Chesapeake Bay Saga #1
Published by Berkley on January 1st, 1998
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Public Library
Purchase on: Amazon | B&N
Also by this author: The Collector, Rising Tides, Year One
A champion boat racer, Cameron Quinn traveled the world spending his winnings on champagne and women. But when his dying father called him home to care for Seth, a troubled young boy not unlike Cameron once was, his life changed overnight…
After years of independence, Cameron had to learn to live with his brothers again, while he struggled with cooking, cleaning, and caring for a difficult boy. Old rivalries and new resentments flared between Cameron and his brothers, but they tried to put aside their differences for Seth’s sake. In the end, a social worker would decide Seth’s fate, and as tough as she was beautiful, she had the power to bring the Quinns together–or tear them apart…
There are so many facets to a Nora Roberts book. She writes heated love scenes, beloved characters, and a helluva mystery. SEA SWEPT is the first book in the Quinn family saga and one of my all-time favorite close-knit famiiies.
Cam is living the high life in Monte Carlo when he receives an urgent message from his brother, Phillip. He rushes home to find his father on his death bed and a new ten-year-old brother that is now he and his two brothers’ responsibility. His life of flash and fame is put on pause to make sure Seth gets to stay a Quinn. Before he realizes, he finds himself planning a new business venture with his brothers.
Every time I re-read SEA SWEPT, I remember Cam Quinn is kind of an asshole, and then I foolishly fall back in love with his slick self. The book begins with Cam attempting to seduce a Sports Illustrated bikini model. Once he gets the letter from Phillip, he tosses her out of his room NAKED! When he’s wooing Anna, falling in love, than making an ass of himself, I call him an idiot. When he proves to be a strong and caring family man, shows Seth that he is a welcome—if a tad unexpected—addition to the Quinns, and charms the pants off every female with a heartbeat, I’m once again his biggest fan. Every time I read SEA SWEPT Cam takes me on an emotional rolleroaster, but he’s so entertaining, I’m happy to go along for the ride.
Anna is a strong female lead at her finest. She overcomes a terribly traumatic past and uses her childhood troubles to help protect kids and find them loving homes. She prides herself on staying objective until she’s assigned Seth, a young boy who was in the process of being adopted by Cam’s father before he died and left the Quinn brothers ito raise the newest family member, and things become more personal than ever. She’s closer to Seth and the Quinn family than usual, and the sparks igniting between she and Cam is not helping. The man gets under her skin like nobody else has, but she doesn’t let her growing feelings for Cam get in the way of what is most important: making sure Seth is happy and healthy.
SEA SWEPT is a dramatic, emotional, and wonderfully family-oriented. The Chesapeake Bay saga is my favorite series to re-read when I want a trip down memory lane and it’s perfect when I need to reinforce my love of reading. If you’re a Roberts fan and haven’t yet read this series, or if you’re new to Nora Roberts and searching for a place to begin, SEA SWEPT is my recommended read!