Night Tales #1- Night Shift by NoraRoberts
With her velvet smooth, seductive voice, warm nature and the ease with which she can carry out a conversation, CillaO’Roarke is the most famous RJ of the KHIP radio station of Denver. She occupies the night slot, and loves being connected to people, talking to them and playing their favourite songs. All is going extremely well until she receives a call filled with ugly threats.
Cilla shrugs it off but her boss is not convinced and hence calls in the cops. Enter BoydFletcher and Althea Grayson, the cops in-charge of the case. While spending time together, Boyd manages to look through Cilla’s tough exterior and is charmed by the person he finds within and cant help but fall in love with her. Cilla loves him too but is afraid because she knows how dangerous the duty of a cop is. She doesn’t want to lose the guy she loves like how she lost her parents because of their profession.
While their personal lives are intermingling with each other, the threats from the mystery caller start to get too personal with things like “He killed himself for you. And now you have to die.” They realise that this revolves around jilted fan and someone is seeking revenge on his behalf.
One night, while Boyd is out getting coffee and Cilla is alone, the caller appears at the radio station. The identity of the caller is revealed. He tells her that he has ‘taken care’ of Boyd. This revelation makes her realise that the guy is really deranged and that its up to her now to do something and save herself. She comes up with an ingenious plan which gets the cops to the radio station in no time.
Boyd’s injuries are severe and so he is hospitalized. Cilla finally realises that cop or no cop, she loves Boyd and that she shouldn’t let things of the past decide the future for her. Cilla is on air and she professes her love for him and accepts his marriage proposal, while dedicating a song to him. And that’s how the book ends, in the parking lot of the station.
Now about this book, the character sketches are great, the story is fast paced and the suspense unfurls in the right way at the right time. As for the romance, it’s there but it doesn’t get too mushy like the usual love stories. If you’ve NoraRoberts earlier, you’ll understand what exactly I’m referring to. Over all, a short and good book.
My Rating: 4/5
Next Review: Night Tales #2 – Night Shadow by NoraRoberts