Thursday, December 25, 2014

Book Review: Blood Magick by Nora Roberts

Blood Magick
Author: Nora Roberts
Series: Cousins O'Dwyer (Book 3)
Publication: Berkley Trade (October 28, 2014)

Description: County Mayo is rich in the traditions of Ireland, legends that Branna O’Dwyer fully embraces in her life and in her work as the proprietor of The Dark Witch shop, which carries soaps, lotions, and candles for tourists, made with Branna’s special touch.

Branna’s strength and selflessness hold together a close circle of friends and family—along with their horses and hawks and her beloved hound. But there’s a single missing link in the chain of her life: love…

She had it once—for a moment—with Finbar Burke, but a shared future is forbidden by history and blood. Which is why Fin has spent his life traveling the world to fill the abyss left in him by Branna, focusing on work rather than passion.

Branna and Fin’s relationship offers them both comfort and torment. And though they succumb to the heat between them, there can be no promises for tomorrow. A storm of shadows threatens everything that their circle holds dear. It will be Fin’s power, loyalty, and heart that will make all the difference in an age-old battle between the bonds that hold their friends together and the evil that has haunted their families for centuries.

My Thoughts: This final book in the Cousins O'Dwyer trilogy tells the story of Branna and Fin's romance and finally ends a curse that has lasted 1000 years. For Fin and Branna's relationship you could sort of think of the Montagues and Capulets because Fin is descended from the villain of the story - Cabhan. They didn't know this until Fin and Branna became intimate and a mark appeared on his shoulder. This caused Branna, who was long since sworn to defeat Cabhan, to break up with Fin which managed to break both their hearts.

Years have passed and, at the time of these stories, Fin and Branna have learned to work together. Along with Branna's brother, cousin, and two other friends, they have formed the magical team necessary to defeat Cabhan once and for all.

This series has it all - intense romance, heartbreak, wonderful magic, and a really nasty villain. Fans of paranormal romance will enjoy the way Roberts writes with such emotional intensity.

Favorite Quote:
By the time Fin turned off the light, Bugs was quietly snoring. Fin found the sound of it a small comfort, and wondered how pathetic it was when a snoring dog eased the lonely.
I bought this one. You can buy your copy here

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