Dark Witch by Nora Roberts
Also by this author: Of Blood and Bone, The Rise of Magicks
Series: The Cousins O'Dwyer
Published by Berkley
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romance
Read in: Sep 23 to Sep 24
Source: Personal Collection
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With 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… - via GoodReads
Dark Witch by Nora Roberts has so many of my favorites that it was hard for me to not love this book. It combined an old family curse, Ireland, love, spells, and myths. Seriously it was like it was failure proof.
Iona Sheehan is a likeable enough heroine. I just didn’t love her. I thought she was incredibly gutsy to move halfway across the world because she wanted to or felt the need to. I also found how to be a little too much on the bouncing emotional side. Iona felt so much that it just all came spilling out at times.
Boyle McGrath is the type of guy who is going to make the strong and silent/stubborn type girls swoon. Boyle is the exact opposite of Iona. Where she is all heart on her sleeve, Booyle is far more, reserved. He makes you work for it. He still feels, he just doesn’t share often how he feels.
I really loved the secondary characters. My favorite parts of the books included the flashbacks to the first Dark Witch’s family. For me, that was the truly magical part. I am excited to continue with this trilogy. I already know that I’m anxious for that last story! Sexual tension much?