Book Talk…9/7/18 Nora Robert’s Shadow Spell
Shadow Spell Book 2 of the Cousins O’Dwyer trilogy by Nora Roberts. A Jove Book 2014.
Amazon blurb: 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…
My review: Connor finds himself transported in his dreams to his ancestor Eeamon’s side in time of trouble with Cabhan. As he, Branna, and Iona try to figure out a way to stop the dark sorcerer, Connor finds that the woman he always thought of as friend has become more with one electric kiss. As the two struggle to figure out who they are to each other, what they are, Cabhan strikes at the circle through Meara.
I LOVE these characters! This storyline is so fascinating and I enjoyed every minute of the read! It’s a sweeping book, taking place in Ireland, and having to do with an evil sorcerer who couldn’t have the original dark witch, so he’s attacking at her descendants. Connor and Meara are fabulous together and there romance is every bit as good as Boyle’s and Iona’s was, One more to go, and I think these two are going to explode: Branna and Fin. Can’t wait!