Honeymoon

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How does it feel to be desired by every man and envied by every woman? Wonderful. This is the life Nora Sinclair has dreamed about, the life she's worked hard for, the life she will never give up. Meet Nora Sinclair.

When FBI agent John O'Hara first sees her, she seems perfect. She has the looks. The career. The clothes. The wit. The sophistication. The tantalizing sex appeal. The whole extraordinary package - and men fall in line to court her....

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Overview

How does it feel to be desired by every man and envied by every woman? Wonderful. This is the life Nora Sinclair has dreamed about, the life she's worked hard for, the life she will never give up. Meet Nora Sinclair.

When FBI agent John O'Hara first sees her, she seems perfect. She has the looks. The career. The clothes. The wit. The sophistication. The tantalizing sex appeal. The whole extraordinary package - and men fall in line to court her. She doesn't just attract men, she enthralls them. If you dare.

So why is the FBI so interested in Nora Sinclair? Mysterious things keep happening to people around her, especially the men. And there is something dangerous about Nora when Agent O'Hara looks closer - something that lures him at the same time that it fills him with fear. Is there something dark hidden among the unexplained gaps in her past? And as he spends more and more time getting to know her, is he pursuing justice? Or his own fatal obsession?

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Editorial Reviews

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
With the irresistible attraction of the greatest Hitchcock thrillers, Honeymoon is a sizzling, twisting tale of a woman with a deadly appetite and the men who dare to fall for her. In his sexiest, scariest novel yet, James Patterson deftly confirms that he always "takes thrills to the next level"
Library Journal
The fiancee did it, insists FBI agent John O'Hara when a young investment banker dies. The prolific Patterson is squeezing in an author tour. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446696265
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/2/2006
  • Series: Honeymoon Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 552,401
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Howard Roughan is the author of The Up And Comer and The Promise of A Lie. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and son.

James Patterson's most recent major international bestseller is 3rd Degree. He is the author of 27 books and lives in Florida. His most recent major international bestseller is 3rd Degree. He is the author of 27 books and lives in Florida.

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First Chapter

Honeymoon


By James Patterson Howard Roughan

Little, Brown

Copyright © 2005 James Patterson
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0-316-71062-8


Chapter One

NORA COULD FEEL Connor watching her. He always did the same thing when she packed to leave on one of her trips. He'd lean his six foot three frame against the doorway to his bedroom, his hands buried in the pockets of his Dockers, a frown tugging on his face. He hated the thought of their being apart.

Usually he wouldn't say anything, though. He'd just stand there in silence as Nora filled her suitcase, occasionally taking a sip of Evian water, her favorite. But that afternoon he couldn't help himself.

"Don't go," he said in his deep voice. Nora turned with a loving smile. "You know I have to. You know I hate this, too." "But I already miss you. Just say no, Nora - don't go. To hell with them."

From day one, Nora was captivated by how vulnerable Connor allowed himself to be with her. It was in such sharp contrast to his public persona - a very rich and hard-driving hedge-fund manager with his own successful company in Greenwich, with another office in London. His puppy-dog eyes belied the fact that he was built like a lion. Powerful and proud.

Indeed, at the relatively young age of forty, Connor was pretty much king of all he surveyed. And in Nora, thirtythree, he'd found his queen, his perfect soul mate in life. "You know I could tie you up and keep you fromleaving," he said jokingly.

"That sounds like fun," said Nora, playing along. She lifted up the top of her suitcase, which was lying open on the bed. She was searching for something.

"First, though, could you maybe help me find my green cardigan?"

Connor finally chuckled. He got such a kick out of her. Good jokes, bad jokes - it didn't seem to matter. "Do you mean the one with the pearl buttons? It's in the master closet."

Nora laughed. "You were dressing up in my clothes again, weren't you?"

She headed for the cavernous walk-in closet. When she returned, green sweater in hand, Connor had moved to the foot of the bed. He stared at her with a grin and a twinkle in his eye.

"Uh-oh," she said. "I know that look." "What look?" he asked.

"The one that says you want a going-away present." Nora thought for a moment before flashing a grin of her own. She dropped the sweater on a chair and slowly walked up to Connor, purposefully stopping just inches from his body. She was wearing only her bra and panties.

"From me, to you," she whispered in his ear, leaning in. There wasn't that much to unwrap, but Connor took his time anyway. He gently kissed Nora's neck, then her shoulders, his lips tracing an imaginary line downward to the jutting curves of her small, pert breasts. There he lingered. One hand stroking her arm, the other reaching around to remove her bra.

Nora shivered, her body tingling. Cute, funny, and very good in bed. What more could a girl ask for? Connor knelt and kissed Nora's stomach, his tongue lightly drawing circles around her little wink of a belly button. Then, with a thumb resting on either side of her hips, he began to roll down her panties. He charted the progress with kiss after kiss after kiss.

"That's ... very ... nice," whispered Nora. Now it was her turn. As Connor's tall, muscular frame straightened out before her, she began to undress him. Quickly, deftly, but sensually.

For a few seconds they stood still. Perfectly naked. Gazing at each other, taking in each and every detail. God, what could be better than this?

Suddenly Nora laughed. She gave Connor a quick, playful shove, and he fell back onto the bed. He was fully aroused. A prodigious human sundial lying there on the duvet.

(Continues...)



Excerpted from Honeymoon by James Patterson Howard Roughan Copyright © 2005 by James Patterson. Excerpted by permission.
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  • Posted April 20, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    James Patterson didn't disappoint me!!!

    I have yet to find a book that James Patterson has written that I haven't liked! I have read all of the murder club mystery books, except for the 9th one that just came out! I love the short chapters because it works perfectly for in between classes at school, I don't have to stop in the middle. The book is about a lady who steals money from rich men that she seduces into marrying her and then she murders them. It has the perfect balance of mystery, suspense, and sexuality that it caught my attention. I read it in two days! Once I got into it I couldn't put it down. I don't want to give away the ending, but it definitely has you thinking one way and ends up another! It's a great book by Patterson! I definitely think it is one to add to the collection. I could only put 5 recommendations, but I would recommend all the murder mystery series and any other book written by him!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2007

    GREAT BOOK

    This book is a great! I could not put it down. In fact I read this book in three days! The author did a good job getting the reader hooked from the very beginning. This book is worth reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2007

    Gripping!

    Fastastic book! I read the book in one day and couldn't stop thinking about it the next. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2007

    It should and could have been better

    This book began as a suspenseful story about a female serial killer, and had my interest. About half-way through, it degenerated into a poor romance novel and ended with a whimper. And I still can't figure out where the title came from.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2006

    Good Beach Reading

    I read this book on a recent vacation. It was perfect beach reading. The story was light and breezy, entertaining, and of no intellectual consequence. It's the literary equivalent of 'junk food,' and like junk food, it's nutritionally empty but, oh, so tasty.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2006

    GOOD BEACH READ

    ONE OF MR. PATTERSON'S BEST BOOKS. IT'S THE PERFECT SUMMER BEACH READ OR JUST A GOOD RELAXING AROUND THE HOUSE BOOK. EXCITING, FULL OF TWISTS AND TURNS AT EVERY PAGE, SUSPENSEFUL!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2006

    Eh

    I read this book at work in a night. It was very easy to figure the twists and who was going to be who. I never felt anything for John or Nora. It just seemed to be lacking something. I, like other reviewers, don't know how this was a Thriller of the Year.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2006

    forget buying, just borrow a copy!

    this was a so-so read. definitely NOT one of patterson's best. simply for entertaining or when you have no other better book to read. true, it may be a page-turner in the sense that you wanna try to figure out what made this book THRILLER SUMMER READ or whatever, but at the end, you just get this feeling of, 'uh... that's it?' read if you want to, but definitely don't waste your money to get a personal copy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2006

    Greatest book Ever!

    This was the best book I've ever read! I couldn't put the book down. I loved the book so much I lent to my sister, and she loved it too. This book has a great story line and now I'm buying other books by Patterson because I think he has an outstanding talent.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2006

    Easy Read

    This was definitely a smooth and enjoyable read. Once again very good work by James Patterson.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2006

    Very good!

    Great book! There was only one thing that puzzled me though, and that's the detective. Knowing that her husbands were all coming up dead, surely he should have guest that they were poisoned! So, I couldn't figure out why he felt so comfortable in eating anything from this women. Other than that flaw, I thought the book was a good read..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2006

    Very good, worth the read!

    I read this book in 2 days, it was very good. It kept me flipping the pages to see what would happen next. Both main characters (Nora and John) were very complex, yet underneath it all very human (or as human as you can call a black-widow witch! haha). Would definitely recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2006

    Fast Read...Disappointing Ending

    Like all of Patterson's books, I have come accustomed to fast page-turners and unique plot endings. This book, although fast to read, was a let down at the very end. His ending seemed rushed and had no surprise whatsoever. Although I finished it in one day, I was sorely disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2006

    Great Read!

    This was my first James Patterson novel, and I was a little skeptical about it at first. I thought the book might be predictable and boring, but it was exactly the opposite. I read this book in two days. Needless to say, I couldn't put it down! At times you might think you've figured out what's going to happen and then something totally different is woven into the story. I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a great, fast read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2006

    jessica, A huge patterson fan

    When I started to read this I knew right away that this wasn't what I've come to expect from James Patterson. I was right this and When the Wind Blows were huge disappointments.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2006

    A riveting read

    With the rising number of black widows in our society, this book pierces the mindset of this growing phenomenon. Through Nora Sinclair, James Patterson successfully created one of the most intriguing characters ever. The plot is outstanding and leaves you guessing and wanting to know more from the opening pages of the novel until the very end. With its twists and turns, Honeymoon deserves all the credits as one of the most outstanding thrillers of the decade. Enjoy the ride with this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2006

    Did he write this himself?

    I have loved Patterson's writing for years, but lately as in this novel the plots seem a little weak and the endings appear rushed. Just as I began to appreciate the novel, with it's strong villian, she falls apart, the subplot takes over leaving you confused and wondering where did this come from. I truly believe someone else was ghostwriting for him and had to try to pull the characters together and provide us wtih a nice happy ending, but unfortunately they just left me disappointed wondering where that came from. Not his best book. I wouldn't recommend it unless you are just looking for a quick, easy read.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    An enthralling thriller

    Interior designer to affluent men thirtyish Nora Sinclair is a beautiful widow having killed her first spouse to inherit his wealth. Currently, in Briacliff Manor, Westchester, Nora is engaged to successful hedge fund manager Connor while also being married to bestselling author Jeffrey in Boston. She plans to kill both of them for the money starting with poisoning Westchester and then Boston.------ After poisoning Connor, Nora meets undercover FBI Agent John O'Hara, who pretends to be an insurance investigator but in fact believes she is a black widow who he needs to bring to justice though he admits that she is the total package of looks, brains, and charm. Quickly though he knows better and admonishes himself, John finds he cannot resist Nora¿s lure. She seduces him catching him in her web. John struggles to get past his obsession for Nora, as he needs to get on with the job, but she owns him.----- Nora and John are extremely complex characters who play a kind of cat and mouse game, but who is the feline and who is the rodent keeps the audience wondering how John will survive this case. A final spin adds to a powerful story line that when it centers on the black widow and her men, especially John, grips the reader as few books will. Though a running subplot involving money deposits to banks in the Cayman Islands requires a very late explanation to pull into and tie it back to the female serial killer prime plot, HONEYMOON is an enthralling thriller.---- Harriet Klausner

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2006

    Superior writer

    This was the first James Patterson novel I have ever read and it is terrific! If this is not his best, I cannot wait to read more! James Patterson knows his craft. His prose is succinct, he presents superb images and his story is well organized. His writing, simply said, is a pleasure to read. He is obviously polished and has a well rounded background in literature. I can't wait to read more.

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    Posted April 7, 2010

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