With the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O’Dwyer is proud to call County Mayo home. It’s where his sister, Branna, lives and works, where his cousin, Iona, has found true love, and where his childhood friends form a circle that can’t be broken…
A circle that is about to be stretched out of shape—by a long-awaited kiss.
Meara Quinn is Branna’s best friend, a sister in all but blood. Her and Connor’s paths cross almost daily, as Connor takes tourists on hawk walks and Meara guides them on horseback across the lush countryside. She has the eyes of a gypsy and the body of a goddess…things Connor has always taken for granted—until his brush with death propels them into a quick, hot tangle.
Plenty of women have found their way to Connor’s bed, but none to his heart until now. Frustratingly, Meara is okay with just the heat, afraid to lose herself—and their friendship—to something more. But soon, Connor will see the full force and fury of what runs in his blood. And he will need his family and friends around him when his past rolls in like the fog, threatening an end to all he loves…
I said it all, pretty much, in my review for Dark Witch. Which might beg the question why I’m still reading this series. Well, Nora Roberts is kind of a comfort read, palate cleanser for me. She resets me, brings me home, and gives me a good base to get my reading mojo back.
Look, I am in love with Urban Fantasy and Fantasy right now. LOVE, love. But it’s heavy, and it’s (very often) dark. Sometimes, no matter how much I love it, and how invested I am, I need a break. Nora Roberts can sometimes give me that break – providing I haven’t read her other books too recently.
Normally when I need a NR-reset, I go to a favorite. And I kind of wish I had here, too. I always make these vows – I’m not going to read any new NR; I’m only going to re-read favorites; I won’t get sucked in again. And I always end up failing because I keep hoping that the magic (or magick, as it’s spelled in this series) will ensnare me again.
It never quite manages it. But this series is still doing what I like it to do. Which is give me happy feels and a surety that all ends right for everyone (except the Big Bad, of course).