Monday, July 7, 2014

Dark Witch

16158558With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends.


County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations—and where her destiny awaits.

Iona arrives in Ireland with nothing but her Nan’s directions, an unfailingly optimistic attitude, and an innate talent with horses. Not far from the luxurious castle where she is spending a week, she finds her cousins, Branna and Connor O’Dwyer. And since family is family, they invite her into their home and their lives.

When Iona lands a job at the local stables, she meets the owner, Boyle McGrath. Cowboy, pirate, wild tribal horseman, he’s three of her biggest fantasy weaknesses all in one big, bold package.

Iona realizes that here she can make a home for herself—and live her life as she wants, even if that means falling head over heels for Boyle. But nothing is as it seems. An ancient evil has wound its way around Iona’s family tree and must be defeated. Family and friends will fight with each other and for each other to keep the promise of hope—and love—alive…

My Thoughts on the Book

3.5 stars for me. I like the characters, I liked the plot, I liked the paranormal aspect of the book and will all that you would think I would have liked it more. But for me I think the problem was the pacing of the story. The story starts off in the past and moved to present day and the pacing is just too fast. There is no discovery, no mystery to the characters, they all know what they are a accept it. Even the romance was too fast, not that I did not agree with it. Then Nora Roberts decides to back track and slow the romance down but that was just as forced as the fast paced romance was. This is the first book in the series and I liked everything enough to read the rest but I felt like the series should have been 4 books, the first to set up the plot with a hint of romance and then the rest to bring the characters together and solve the bigger issue.

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