Book Review: Enchanted (Donovan Legacy #4)

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Author: Nora Roberts

Release Date: April 1, 2009

Series: Donovan Legacy

Genre: Paranormal| Romance | Fiction | Contemporary

Pages: 331ISBN NO.: 978-0-263-87514-0

Publisher: Penguin India

Preceded by: Charmed (Donovan Legacy #3)

Blurb

Rowan Murray needed the space to make an important choice, so she ran to a cabin on the wild coast of Oregon. But her new house was isolated, and Rowan was a woman alone. Hiking in the woods one day, Rowan’s solitude was threatened by an encounter with a stranger. Liam Donovan was mysterious, temperamental, frightening – and Rowan’s nearest neighbour. In a terrifying storm, with the power out in her tiny cabin, Rowan desperately needed help. When Liam arrived just in time, she had no choice but to accept his aid. Rowan would have to trust an enigmatic stranger with her whole future.

Review

4+1/2-Stars

The best thing about Nora Roberts’s books is that all the sweet and magical romance makes you forget all your tensions. Well atleast they do this for me! I liked this one a lot because it was different, firstly the lead male-witch, Liam, was a shape-shifter and second the female lead, Rowan, was also a witch, coming from a family of a long-forgotten but a real one!

Rowan as a character was brilliant and successfully flaunted the stuff women go through atleast once in a lifetime like confused, vulnerable, burdened and on the tricky edge to make a life-changing decision. On the other hand, Liam is a typical egoistic and arrogant male character with “I-take-all-the-f***ing-decisions” attitude. He behaves snobbishly and keeps throwing the excuse-ball of responsibility on everyone’s face.  I guess I’ve made it quite clear that I really didn’t like Liam but trust me it didn’t ruin my reading experience because at the end Rowan had the nerves to ask Liam to literally beg and confess his love. That douche-bag really deserved it! That little moment literally made up for everything!

I liked the angle of a Rowan’s grandmother’s forgotten legacy. After reading Captivated, Entranced and Charmed, loosely based on the same concept, except for all the different styles of love-making 😉 , this one was totally different.

The writing was simple and the plot was interesting. If you’ve read the other books from the series then you’ll be happy to know that in this book we get to meet Morgana’s, Ana’s and Sebastian’s families as well. It really felt good to read about all the cousins again, as over the first three reads, one really develops a relation with the leads.

You can also read this review at Goodreads.

 Other Stuff

Opening Line: “Dark as the night and fleet of foot, the wolf raced under a hunter’s moon. ”

Highlights: Different storyline.

Low-lights: Liam’s behaviour!

Quotes: “She sighed once, wishing she had a talent for the details of telling stories. She wasn’t bad at themes, she mused, but she could never figure out how to turn a theme into an engaging tale.”

Memorable paragraph:

““I was your lover Liam, but never your partner. I won’t settle for that, not even for you. You had my heart in your hands, and you didn’t know what to do with it. I can tell you, without the crystal ball, without the gift, you will never have another like it.””

Final Thoughts: A good book to conclude The Donovan Legacy.

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Book Review: Charmed (Donovan Legacy #3)

6612746Author: Nora Roberts
Release Date: February 1, 2009
Series: Donovan Legacy
Genre: Paranormal| Romance | Fiction | Contemporary
Pages: 328
ISBN NO.: 978-0-263-87187-6
Publisher: Penguin India
Preceded by: Entranced (Donovan Legacy #2)
Followed By: Enchanted (Donovan Legacy #4)

Blurb

Boone Sawyer never expected to move next door to a woman who looked like one of the fairy princesses he often wrote about. Anastasia Donovan had a serene kind of femininity that would

Book Review: Finding The Dream (Dream Trilogy #3)

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Author: Nora Roberts
Release Date: 1997
Series: Dream Trilogy #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance and Fiction 
Pages: 366
ISBN NO.: 978-0-515-12087-5
Publisher: Penguin Books
Preceded by: Holding The Dream

Book Review: Entranced (Donovan Legacy #2)

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Author: Nora Roberts
Release Date:
Series: Donovan Legacy
Genre: Paranormal| Romance | Fiction | Contemporary
Pages: 329
ISBN NO.: 978-0-263-87185-2
Publisher: Silhouette Books
Preceded by: Captivated (Donovan Legacy #1)
Followed By: Charmed (Donovan Legacy #3)

Summary

A missing child. A desperate mother.

A private investigator running out of time.

Mel Sutherland didn’t need the help of a fraudulent psychic to find the abducted baby – and she wasn’t about to let a con artist exploit a grieving mother’s vulnerability.

Then all the leads dried up.

Reluctantly, Mel had to accept Sebastian Donovan’s aid. She was cynical about his powers and suspicious of his motives. But as the clock ticked, Sebastian unfailingly knew how to follow abductor’s tracks and Mel had to make up her mind. Was Sebastian’s gift real? Or was something far more sinister at work?

-Back-cover

Review

4

Entranced is an engaging story about a psychic and a cynic. Yes, the psychic being Sebastian Donovan, Morgana’s cousin. Sebastian uses his powers of “seeing”,  to help cops solve twisted cases.

On the other hand, Mel Sutherland is a private investigator whose friend’s child is missing. She tries everything she could to get some clues about the kidnapper but like the cops, hits a dead end. Tired of waiting for her police to find her son, Rose enquires about Sebastian’s powers and then convinces Mel to take her to him. Being a cynic, Mel tries to stop Rose but ultimately gives in to the idea and meets Sebastian.

Accepting the fact that Sebastian might be her only chance to find Rose’s son, Mel starts investigating with Sebastian and makes him her temp. partner.She ends up falling in love with Sebastian and accepting the fact that there are some things beyond logic and reason and comes to accept and respect Sebastian’s gifts.

The story is predictable, but is adorably romantic. The characters in the book are full of life and you can instantly connected to them. Also we get a sneak peek in the lives of Morgana (who is pregnant at the time) and Nash Kirkland from Captivated, which really makes you feel like you are a part of the Donovan family.

Read this review of Goodreads here.

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Opening Line: “He understood his power early.”

Highlights: Simple writing.

Low-lights: Very predictable.

Final Thoughts: A comfortable read.

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Book Review: Captivated (Donovan Legacy #1)

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Author: Nora Roberts
Release Date: 1992
Series: Donovan Legacy #1
Genre: Paranormal| Romance | Fiction | Contemporary
Pages: 331
ISBN NO.: 978-0-263-87231-6
Publisher: Silhouette Books
Followed By: Entranced (Donovan Legacy #2)

Book Review: Daring To Dream

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Author: Nora Roberts
Release Date: 1996
Series: Dream Trilogy #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance and Fiction 
Pages: 366
ISBN NO.: 978-0-515-11920-6
Publisher: Jove Books
Followed By: Holding The Dream

Summary