Key of Valor by Nora Roberts
I FINISHED THE SERIES YAY! Here’s part one, and here’s part two.
I know that the Key series is not super fascinating stuff, and it’s basically been one of the least-popular things I’ve ever reviewed, so let’s keep it quick and painless. My next review is going to be the conclusion to the Fever series, and I know y’all have a big fat crush on Jericho Barrons so bear with me and we’ll get there.
But first, I do want to tell you that I DID enjoy this series, and the last book most of all, as it focuses on Zoe, the young mother of the group. The dude is Bradley Charles Vane, and with a name like that, you know he’s either A) rich, or B) a doctor on General Hospital (in this case, he’s rich).
What I liked:
Zoe is at once very kind and very courageous, and she was the warmest and most relatable of the three. Her son, Simon, was adorable. Brad was sexy and interesting. There was more going on than JUST the hunt for the key, and I read this book the fastest of the three and enjoyed it the most.
What I didn’t like:
OMG GIRLS AND THEIR CHOCOLATE, RIGHT? Seriously. Ugh. Nora, stop stereotyping us. There were a few times where I added a Kindle note that just said “fuck off” because it mentioned emergency chocolate or pastries YET AGAIN.
Anyways, it was still pretty good. If you’re going to read the Key series, hold out for the end, because it’s the best. Be prepared to swallow some truly clunky mythology and the idea that three mystical keys of ancient power are hidden in rural Pennsylvania.
However, if you’re going to read a Nora Roberts series, skip this and go straight for the Chesapeake Bay books.