Shadow Spell by Nora Roberts
With the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O’Dwyer is proud to call County Mayo home. It’s where his sister, Branna, lives and works, where his cousin, Iona, has found true love, and where his childhood friends form a circle that can’t be broken…
A circle that is about to be stretched out of shape—by a long-awaited kiss.
Meara Quinn is Branna’s best friend, a sister in all but blood. Her and Connor’s paths cross almost daily, as Connor takes tourists on hawk walks and Meara guides them on horseback across the lush countryside. She has the eyes of a gypsy and the body of a goddess…things Connor has always taken for granted—until his brush with death propels them into a quick, hot tangle.
Plenty of women have found their way to Connor’s bed, but none to his heart until now. Frustratingly, Meara is okay with just the heat, afraid to lose herself—and their friendship—to something more. But soon, Connor will see the full force and fury of what runs in his blood. And he will need his family and friends around him when his past rolls in like the fog, threatening an end to all he loves…
Just like with the first I had to take some time to absorb this story. I couldn't stop reading it.
This time we are reading Connor's story. He works with falcons and he loves his family. That includes the ones that aren't blood. Meara, Boyle and Fin, they make the circle complete. Sadly though evil is still knocking around them and wants them to fail at everything.
When things start happening to Connor, dreams of the first three, and encountering Cabhan.The few times that he meets Cabhan leaves him weak. One time though, Meara thinks him dead and it scared her. She kissed him, but with her examples of love and marriage in her parents, she's scared and denying the feelings she has for Connor. Meara doesn't want things to get messed up, he's one of her dearest friends.
Cabhan doesn't care what their relationship is he just knows they're close and he wants Meara. She'll be a nice distraction until he can have Branna. His evil knows no bounds and he will do what it takes to get to any and all of the six.
I love that Connor is so easy going. He doesn't feel the need to get frantic, unless you mess with his family. He's loved Meara for forever, just not in the way that is creeping up on him. I love how Meara is fierce and loyal, she'd do anything thing for her circle. Once again NR weaves a tale so lovely that I feel like I'm watching it all play out instead of reading it. You all should read these books. Seriously, anything NR writes is spectacular! Show your love with a review!