Book #124 was Sea Swept, the first book in Nora Roberts’ Chesapeake Bay series. The back of the book reads:
A champion boat racer, Cameron Quinn traveled the world spending his winnings on champagne and women. But when his dying father calls him home to care for Seth, a troubled young boy not unlike Cameron once was, his life changes overnight. . .
After years of independence, Cameron has to learn to live with his brothers again, while he struggles with cooking, cleaning, and caring for a difficult boy. Old rivalries and new resentments flare between Cameron and his brothers, but they try to put aside their differences for Seth’s sake. In the end, a social worker, as tough as she is beautiful, will decide Seth’s fate. She has the power to bring the Quinns together – or tear them apart. . .
I’m still a Nora Roberts newbie, but I’m getting into the rhythm here. I thought this was really good, and the underlying mystery (what’s the deal with Seth?) is enough to pull you into the second book. And of course, the framework for the second book is neatly set up in one scene. This is the only book in the series I have a hard copy of, but I have the others on audio and will surely be listening to them soon.
Page count: 330 | Word count: 98,310