Honeymoon

Honeymoon

by James Patterson, Howard Roughan

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Overview

Don't give away the ending... Don't give away the beginning. How does it feel to be desired by every man and envied by every woman? Wonderful. This is the life Nora Sinclair has worked hard for, the life she will never give up. She doesn't just attract men, she enthralls them. So why is FBI agent John O'Hara interested in Nora Sinclair? Mysterious things happen to people around her, especially the men. And there is something dangerous about Nora, something that lures O'Hara at the same time that it fills him with fear. Is something dark hidden in the gaps in her past? As O'Hara spends more and more time getting to know her, is he pursuing justice? Or his own fatal obsession?.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455529858
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 05/27/2014
Series: Honeymoon Series , #1
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 70,022
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Hometown:

Palm Beach, Florida

Date of Birth:

March 22, 1947

Place of Birth:

Newburgh, New York

Education:

B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971

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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...)



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Honeymoon 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 436 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Patterson and et all, at their best. I think it would be very difficult for him to write a bad book. Looking forward to his next honeymoon book! Also, I wish B & N would do something about these kids who use review sites to play their sorry little games. It compleatly changes a book's true review. Many times they are vulgar and so poorly written with so many mistakes that it begs to wonder if they have ever attended school. These are not typos. Sorry to use this venue but it must be said and addressed.
Calebsmumma More than 1 year ago
This was a very quick and fun read. I think that i finished this book in like two days, and that is with my two year old running around. I thought that a female villian is cool, since the man always plays the bad one! This main character is sly and you just want her to get what she deserves! Loved it and like i said before very fun and quick read.
mcb0110 More than 1 year ago
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!
ITISI More than 1 year ago
JAMES PATTERSON ALWAYS DELIGHTS ME WITH EVERYONE OF HIS BOOKS, AND I HAVE READ THEM ALL. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND ALL OF HIS WRITINGS.
Dolphinsman13 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book as with all Patterson books - it was a page-turner. I couldn't put it down. I love the style of writing and patterson makes reading enjoyable. keep writing and I'll keep reading
Guest More than 1 year ago
i can't remember if i already wrote a review on this so i appologize if i end up having 2 posted. this was such a good book!! i had a hard time putting it down. i am embarrassed to say this is the first book i have read by james patterson but will NOT be the last. i highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is it just me or was the note from Olivia to Nora not important...it blew Emily's mind, so need to wonder.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waste of money. Guessed every plot "twist" before it happened. Is he even trying when he writes any more??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Great book! Holds your interest all the way thru! Surprise ending!
miko318 More than 1 year ago
Always found myself reading every chance u got. Needed to continue reading! Couldn't stop! Definitely recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first James Patterson novel I ever read. Non-stop action and suspense. All of his books, and his associates will not disappoint!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed James Patterson for a number of years and this book didn't disappoint. I read it in about 24 hours while lying on the beach. Very Entertaining and love the short chapters.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Loved the book. Read it in a couple days. Hard to put down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed very much.
bobonecho on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Excellent story, characters and plot. Moves right along.
dekan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
i really enjoyed this book. it was a light fast read. it was a combination of fbi/serial killer/political. the only reason it didn't get more star was due to the fact they didn't really clear up the political part. they just used it for an ending cincher. i new the ending (at least her) by the last chapter or so but it kept going. i wasn't totally satisfied with the division and/or relationship with nora and o'hara. all others were so thorough and well done and you got what he was doing and what was going on but compared to the others, it just didn't hold up well. it just wasn't enough. i would have prefered it was done as well as the others and been longer, but i guess you can't have it all. oh and the damn letter, that would have been a great way to end. a way for closure with nora, instead it just left you. if that's what was intended then so be it, i would have prefered more. still worth the read though.
jeanh12 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An ok read, but too predictable.
tipsister on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Right up front I'll say that this is one of James Patterson's better books. Honeymoon was both horrifying and intriguing. While I wanted to know a little more about what drove Nora to be the way she was, I was still satisfied with the ending.The story begins with Nora juggling a husband and fiance. Through crafty computer skills and a little bit of luck, she manages to get wealthy off of these men, which in turns makes them expendable. Nora has little regret as she ends their lives. The story is also told from the perspective of John O'Hara, an FBI agent who is suspicious of Nora. Despite his job and his knowledge of the woman, he becomes too close. I liked both the characters! I know I'm not supposed to like a murderer but she was so matter of fact about it all. I couldn't help but want to know what she would do next. John was smart and sarcastic, which to me means he was quite lovable. It was a quick and easy read that kept me reading to the end.
roxyfoxy5311 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very good book as usual by James Patterson.
BONS on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Patterson releases who the killer is in the beginning of this book so a bit of the mystery is gone. However, I enjoyed reading from the killer's perspective as well as from the one solving the crime. Part of the ending is interesting because you don't have it figured out, Then part of the ending is just too brief & quick leaving it hard to beleive would happen. Still a big fan of Patterson and it did hold my attention.
elliejane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Patterson has been pretty watered down lately, but this one reminds me a little of why he has been a favorite of mine. Fast paced and an easy read.
24girl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The beautiful Nora Sinclair has had no luck with men. First her first husband dies in a medical mix-up then her fiancé Connor has a heart attack in his forties. But don¿t feel sorry for Nora yet¿ she murdered both of them and has her next victim in her sights, her husband Jeffery. Yes, you read that right. She was planning a wedding while she was already married. She is a cold blooded murderer who has the grieving act down pat.Just after Connor¿s murder Nora transfers a large amount of money out of his bank account to her bank in the Cayman Islands. This immediately raises a red flag and FBI agent John O¿Hara is sent in undercover. He plays up to Nora¿s greed as an insurance agent investigating a potential $1.9 million payout if the autopsy proves Connor died of natural causes.As the investigation proceeds John and Nora get closer and John puts his career on the line when he falls under the black widow¿s spell. Will he become the next victim or will he find the proof her needs to put her away before she rides off into the sunset a very rich woman?Just like the collaboration of Sail, Patterson and Roughan reveal the bad guy (or in this case girl) right up front. We quickly learn about Nora¿s evil ways but the delicious part of the book is how she gets away with it and the anticipation of finding out whether or not she gets caught. And still the ending was a surprise and not what I expected.My review is based on the audio book and again there are two narrators. The female characters are read by Hope Davis and the males are read by Campbell Scott. I wish every audio book I listened to was done in this same way. All these Patterson audio books with two narrators are spoiling other audio books for me. LOL Needless to say, I recommend this one for all suspense lovers.
RelaxedReader on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I found that I could not put it down until I had finished it! This book is a must read!
Kwidhalm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was my least favorite Patterson co-write to date. I felt that the story lacked originality and had been done many times before.The story is about Nora Sinclair a beautiful and deadly black widow. She killed her first husband, who was a cardiologist,then she killed her fiance and drained both mens off shore bank accounts. This fact is what alerted the FBI to her crimes. Enter John O'Hara an FBI agent trying to tie the crimes to this woman before she kills her next husband/finance but he finds himself drawn physically to Nora. There is another side story going on that ties the two together but if I go into any other detail it was spoil it for the next reader. This was definitely a fast but light read perfect for the beach or mindless entertainment if you don't mind the been there done that aspect of the story.
jpsnow on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Suspenseful murder mystery with a few unexpected twists and more expected ones. Interesting characters and just enough psychology to show some depth. It was the perfect book to have on hand at 1 in the morning on a stormy night.