An ancient book, a power untouched, and a heart unloved lead Keelin O'Brien from her graduate studies in Boston to a small village on the coast of Southern Ireland. Determined to unearth the secrets lying hidden in the enchanted waters of the cove, Keelin has little time for a surly Irishman who infuriates her during the day and haunts her fantasies at night.
Inexplicably drawn to the woman who has stepped from his dreams and into his world, Flynn fights a stubborn battle against his increasing attraction for Keelin. Forces unknown have better plans for the two. Only the secrets of the cove can show Keelin who she really is, the beauty of her mysterious power, and a love that will break the bounds of what she knows.
©2014 Tricia O'Malley (P)2016 Tantor
Poor grammar and lots of Americanisms which I didn't understand. Narration grim as the readers Irish accent was laughable. Better to read the book and ignore the aforementioned issues,
I'm excited about this series! It's a light romance with quite a bit of fantasy. Our heroine goes to Ireland to meet her grandmother and she finds out she is a descendant of an ancient healer and she has the same special power. This is a journey to embracing who she really is, learning about her past and falling madly in love with the amazing neighbor of her grandma. I recommend this book to people who enjoy romances sprinkled with fantasy because of the mention of magic hearing, a color changing cove and the spirit of an ancient healer.
Narration: Amy Landon did a very good job on this book. She totally nailed the old grandmother voice, the male voice, the accent and her transitions between characters was smooth. I would listen to more books narrated by her.
PS- The best way to get this audiobook is to buy the kindle edition and then buy the audiobook. By doing this and getting the Whispersync with voice option you will save a lot versus buying just the audiobook or using a credit.
"Enchanting Love Story"
I just love this book! Tricia O'Malley has captured the very enchanted essence of Ireland and her people. Narrator Amy Landon gives so much life to the characters and landscape that you are literally transported there to become one with the story. This is a must read book especially if you have any Irish in you. I wholeheartedly recommend this book.
"Reminds me of NR's Irish Jewels Trilogy"
I've had this book on my Kindle TBR list for a while now and seeing Ms, O'Malley fans on her FB page rave about it I decided to give it a try. Tricia O'Malley does not use the tag line..."If you liked Nora Robert's Irish Jewels Trilogy you will love this"...but she should. Her characters are well developed and make you wish they were friends of yours and the magic element is perfect. Honestly I can't say enough good things about this book. I am now off to listen to the second book in the series.
Her ability to use her voice to give each character their own personality and being able to read the male parts without sounding like she's imitating a man. In my opinion, a great narrator is one who's voice allows you to become immersed in the story and never think about the narrator themselves.
I hope that there will be more books to come beyond the 4 that are out.
it was a good story enjoyed it. only wish it went more into her family a little bit.
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First, the narration was supurb, and really if that part doesnt hold up the rest just doesn't work no matter how great the writing. So 5 stars for the narration..
Second, the story. Only 3 stars, and here's why. It is just average. Only mildly intriguing, pretty predictable and not much character building. The story flows down the same dried up creek bed that has been around for years without carving a single new channel...
Ho Hum, it was a sweet story, the writing style is sophisticated, just uninspired.
I will probably try another offering from this author at some point since this was my introduction to her writing.
"Great paranormal romance!"
Great story and the narrator was super! Got me through hours of tedious work. Can't wait to start the next one!
I enjoyed the story very much. Reminded me a bit of a Nora Roberts novel the way it combined Ireland & magic. My only complaint is how easily the hero went from disbelief to total acceptance. I would've liked to see him struggle with that a little longer. But that's a nit pick. Otherwise, highly recommended!
I enjoyed this book very much. I didn't like the fowl language, it was not necessary.
"Gotta Love Those Irish Romances"
Keelyn and Flynn meet and the sparks fly! Watching them come into a new understanding of themselves and seeing their love develop was so entertaining. I couldn't help laughing out loud sometimes. A great read and wonderful start to the Mystic Cove series.
"A Woman Embraces Her Healing Powers"
My favorite types of books, generally, involve mysticism and exploring the spiritual side of life, and I often read romance novels because they're not too taxing on the nervous system- they relax me, and open my heart. What a nice surprise to get my two favorite genres in one book! Speaking as an empath myself, and being in the process of studying energy healing in my own body and life, hearing about Kellin's journey to understanding her energy healing gifts was a gift in and of itself (and I can't wait to read more about Ashley, who is an empath!). I look forward to reading the rest of the series and learning more about the rest of the Mystic Cove women who share the legacy of healing gifts passed down through Grace O'Malley's line
I didn't expect a sub-plot about healers learning to embrace their talents, so this was a fantastic stand-out feature of this romance book.
Tricia O'Malley should be commended for exploring this lesser known, mysterious side of our spiritual lives. Many people have the special healing abilities she describes via Kellin. I deeply appreciate her willingness to talk about the ins and outs of possessing these gifts.
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