Series: The Guardians

Bay of Sighs by Nora Roberts

Posted July 6, 2016 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 6 Comments

Bay of Sighs by Nora RobertsBay of Sighs by Nora Roberts
Series: The Guardians #2
Published by Berkley on June 14, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Fantasy
Pages: 352
Format: eBook
Source: Library
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To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all worlds in danger. And now three women and three men join forces to pick up the pieces…

Mermaid Annika is from the sea, and it is there she must return after her quest to find the stars. New to this world, her purity and beauty are nothing less than breathtaking, along with her graceful athleticism, as her five new friends discovered when they retrieved the fire star.

Now, through space and time, traveler Sawyer King has brought the guardians to the island of Capri, where the water star is hidden. And as he watches Annika in her element, he finds himself drawn to her joyful spirit. But Sawyer knows that if he allows her into his heart, no compass could ever guide him back to solid ground...

And in the darkness, their enemy broods. She lost one star to the guardians, but there is still time for blood to be spilled—the mermaid’s in the water and the traveler’s on the land. For she has forged a dangerous new weapon. Something deadly and unpredictable. Something human.

 

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The journey of the six continues following the collection of the first star. This time, the locale is the Isle of Capri in Italy and Nerezza eventually discovers them. But this time, she enlists the help of a rogue known to the group. Sawyer King and his famous compass are the focus, as is the beautiful Annika, the siren from the sea.

 
Though plagued with a terribly slow start, Annika made this a captivating and fun story. Her naïveté and innocence, overlayed with a joyous and playful spirit, provided much comic relief among the dark and violence. Sawyer’s attempts at resistance were also laughable but just made their romance more endearing.

 
The fight scenes were brutal and there are some very tough moments. But, it made the story exciting and I just wish they’d occurred earlier. It was a slow build in developing the team strategies and relationship bonding, all necessary but it was tedious at times. However, the payoff at the midway point made it worthwhile. I loved the ending and where they end up next.

 
This is a really good trilogy and I’m anxious to read the final story.

About Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, the youngest of five children. She married young and settled in Keedysville, Maryland where she worked briefly as a legal secretary. After her sons were born she stayed home and tried every craft that came along. A blizzard in February 1979 forced her hand to try another creative outlet. She was snowed in with a three and six year old.

Born into a family of readers, Nora had never known a time that she wasn’t reading or making up stories. During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write down one of those stories. It was there that a career was born. Several manuscripts and rejections later, her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published by Silhouette in 1981.

Nora met her second husband, Bruce Wilder, when she hired him to build bookshelves. They were married in July 1985. Since that time, they’ve expanded their home, traveled the world and opened a bookstore together.

Through the years, Nora has always been surrounded by men. Not only was she the youngest in her family, but she was also the only girl. She has raised two sons. Having spent her life surrounded by men, Ms. Roberts has a fairly good view of the workings of the male mind, which is a constant delight to her readers. It was, she’s been quoted as saying, a choice between figuring men out or running away screaming.

Nora is a member of several writers groups and has won countless awards from her colleagues and the publishing industry. Recently The New Yorker called her “America’s favorite novelist.”


It’s Fantasy! Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts

It’s Fantasy! Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts

Posted November 3, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 4 Comments

    Sasha Riggs lives a lonely, solitary life as a painter in the mountains of North Carolina. When she becomes plagued by disturbing dreams that manifests into her art, she decides to give into the pull and ends up in Corfu, Greece. From there, she meets five people who will become part of her destiny, one of whom, Bran Killian, will mean much more.   I loved the mythology of this story, which forms the foundation for the tale. The quest is for three stars created many years before by three goddesses of light. They must find and reunite them before a powerful and evil dark goddess does so. Each of the six has unique gifts that are slowly revealed, adding a bit of […]