Ripley that seemed cynic and levelheaded in book one becomes easily manipulated and swept off her feet so easy.
Just tickle her honor, her ego, her pride and she does whatever. I feel sorry for Ripley for undergoing such an awful transformation. As in book one, the rest of the story had potential but it was just folly and whimsical and I don't know why I kept reading. Maybe I hoped something would change? Book three begins with yet another man making an entrance on the Island. He has been gone a decade, but it doesn't stop the islanders and the woman scorned to act like it's only been a couple of months and everyone is anxious to see how this will play off.
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He is determined to win back Mia, this storys main character, the woman he left in broken pieces ten years ago and he does it in a way we are now so familiar with.. Taking no for an answer? Go when asked? Respect her body enough to not touch her when she tells him not to? Leave her alone when she tells him to? Absolutley not! He knows what he wants and is determined to get it no mather what she thinks on the matter.
The plot in the last book is something about the final battle against the evil we met in the former two, and Mia is the one who will face it. The man is determined to save her life, like she has no clue what to do with herself.. He's been gone ten years and comes back acting like he knows best and she's so frail and he needs to help and I'm like.. The sad thing is, the ground story for this trilogy could've been interesting. It has potential. It's not a fantasy novel, but with a bit of training and removal of the steamy sexscenes that are soo unecessary, George Martin has patent on that it could be on a good way to become one.
But it gets lost in the damsel in distress nonsense, guys playing heroes when there's no need, and the uncomfortable feeling it gave me with all of the above. Is this how girls would think a courtship from a romantic guy is suppose to be? All noes turns into yes if they nag long enough? If they don't respect boundaries?
It makes me mad. Feb 23, Claire rated it it was amazing. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Perhaps, when writing Dark Witch etc, she took some ideas and inspiration from this series. I need to decide what to go for next, because although all her works revolve around love, I want magic too. The Sign of Seven trilogy maybe? Did a lot of skimming more than reading. I got it mostly for Dance upon the air because it seemed like the type of heroine I would like and got some good reviews from friends. I just didn't like it at all.
I couldn't connect to Nell.
I couldn't stand Mia or Ripley. Mia was one of those that butt in and rule everyone's life without acknowledging the issues or problems with her own. Ripley is the tomboy type that is all fight and mouth. Nell is the nice one but for some reason I just couldn't Did a lot of skimming more than reading.
Nell is the nice one but for some reason I just couldn't connect and maybe it was because of the side characters being so involved due to it being a trilogy. I also couldn't get into the paranormal witch aspects either. I just felt disconnected to the stories and the characters so I couldn't keep going with any real enjoyment.
It was more like a chore trying to read it. I love some of NR books but some don't work for me and this one is just a fail for me. Feb 13, Bridget rated it really liked it. I am not going to review every Nora Roberts book that I have read in the past because she is quite prolific and it would get redundant and I honestly cannot remember all the plots.
I think someone finds someone else attractive but at least one cannot admit it so there is sexual tension, then lots of sex, and then they live happily ever after? Sometimes there is some magic , a family legacy, or a mystery. I think I have read every one of her books to date because despite the cheesy nature, the ending is always happy and the read is easy. Frankly, I like these books and will continue to read each one that comes out.
I am going to post this same review for each of her books that I have read in the past. View 1 comment. The Best or at least my personal favorite! This trilogy captured my imagination from the very first page and didn't let up until the last page of the last book. When it was over the story still resonated with me and I have re-read it several times since that first discovery. Jan 10, Sally Peterson-love rated it really liked it. I thoroughly enjoyed this trilogy.
It was a beautiful and magical escape. I didn't want the last book to end. Predictable but lovely nonetheless.
It was like watching a beautiful, gentle film - one where you can simply relax, enjoy and not think too much! An easy read.
Rated 4. This was another attempt to get Waking up Married out of my mouth, with an ebook reread of a trilogy of slightly paranormal view spoiler [ I really wish she hadn't decided that all the casting of spells had to be rhymed hide spoiler ] contemporary romances if by virtue of that we're talking about the early s by La Nora. Dance Upon the Air is easily my favourite and deserves five stars.
La Nora's The Witness has a similar plot, but a much darker and more elaborate set-up, which stretches This was another attempt to get Waking up Married out of my mouth, with an ebook reread of a trilogy of slightly paranormal view spoiler [ I really wish she hadn't decided that all the casting of spells had to be rhymed hide spoiler ] contemporary romances if by virtue of that we're talking about the early s by La Nora.
La Nora's The Witness has a similar plot, but a much darker and more elaborate set-up, which stretches the imagination quite a bit. In comparison, Nell's escape from her Pygmalion-complex abusive husband is, while totally dramatic in its own right, more believable and her growth and freedom and the support she gets from future heroines Ripley and Mia make the book sparkle, much like the books and food at Cafe Book and the community on Three Sister Island. Bonus points for fun dog Lucy and an alpha sheriff hero who is so secure in his manhood he has NO problem with supporting his love in whatever way she wishes and letting her set the pace.
Macalister is the draw in this book and how his relationship with abrasive Ripley Todd develops is a beauty to behold. However, due to personal hangups view spoiler [ I'm just as selfish as Ripley is and would make as big a mistake as she did, and have as much problems to own up to it and let other people suffer because I'd be telling myself it was better that way hide spoiler ] , I could not enjoy Ripley finding a man who enjoys her It's a case of too good to be true. I believe the two will be happy, yup.
Because Mac will always give in, if Ripley really wants something. Three stars. Face the Fire is for me a similarly problematic read as Heaven and Earth, only this time the roles are switched. Returning hero Sam Logan is a selfish idiot, who expects to pick up his relationship with Mia Devlin where he left off when he left her as year-old girl on the island. While there are some very nice scenes of come-uppance, those are far too few and too easily forgiven the third book of course has the problem that the outside danger of the Three Sisters curse has to be addressed here and Sam is needed for that, as a descendant of the witches and a water witch.
I also did not like the implication that Mia and Sam's love and loss may have been predestined because a similar thing happened three hundred years ago. Again, I'm pretty sure Mia will be happy, but I don't think Sam deserves her. She could have done better.
Very enjoyable - a guilty pleasure. I picked up this trilogy as a recommended favorite for people looking for "witchy" reading for the summer. It's very good, and I loved the magic and power aspect of it all. However, it is billed - honestly so - as a romance, and I'd forgotten what reading romance books was like. The sex scenes were provocative and plentiful. If I were 15 years younger, I probably would have really enjoyed them! Note that I read the Kindle Very enjoyable - a guilty pleasure.
Note that I read the Kindle edition. I'm hoping that somewhere down the line, the editing is improved a bit. The author italicizes liberally, and in almost all cases where a word is italicized, the space between it and the next word is missing. Those types of editing mis-steps always put a hitch in my reading rhythm.
Although I am not normally a romantic novel reader, this series was more than a little interesting. The lives of three women, descended from three witches many years before, are revealed as they come to grips with who they are.