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Book Review: HONEST ILLUSIONS by Nora Roberts

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Disclaimer:  I received this book from Jonathan Ball Publishers for an honest review


Roxy Nouvelle understands the art of deception.  The daughter of a world-renowned magician, Roxy has inherited her father’s talents – and his secret life as a jewel thief.  She loves the thrill of the game and can take care of herself.

Roxy is smart and resilient, but she has one weakness:  Luke Callahan, a sexy escape artist with a roguish reputation.  Five years ago they fell into a passionate affair – but then, true to his art – he disappeared, leaving Roxy broken hearted and furious.

Now Luke is back, trailing secrets and danger in his wake.  Why did he run out on Roxy all thos years ago?  And can she trust him again?



Love and magic have a great deal in common.  They enrich the soul, delight the heart.  And they both take unrelenting and unabating practice. – Maximillian Nouvelle – Honest Illusions

I was transported to a carnival and lived in New Orleans while reading this book.  Roxy and Luke, two very stubborn, very charismatic characters.  Loved it.

As usual, Nora Roberts did not disappoint.  The book was easy to follow, the writing great.  I enjoyed reading it.  The further into the book, the more I couldn’t put it down.

We follow the lives of our two lead characters Roxanne and Luke.  They grow up together.  The book also speaks a great deal of Maximillian Nouvelle, Roxy’s father, who, has a knack for taking in strays.  A story of love of family, friendship and magic.

A slow burn romance, friends-to-lovers trope has you routing for these two.  A love that blossomed like magic and as Max advised Luke – both magic & love take unrelenting and unabating practice.

Nora Roberts is a fantastic author that can transport you into another life while reading her stories.  Brilliant!

I rated this book 4 1/2 stars

Author: The Reading Papillon

Just a girl who loves stories.

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