I much prefer Nora’s In Death books (as JD Robb) and her stand alone suspense books, but I was intrigued by the premise of this book. Overall I enjoyed the book. I liked how Iona was enthusiastic and didn’t have much of a filter on her emotions. It’s a nice change from women who are attracted to men, but always trying to keep them arms distance. I got a kick out of Boyle, a man of few words and very settled in his ways, who is baffled at the attraction (and his inability to avoid it) to Iona. He doesn’t say much, but when he does it counts.
Because it’s a trilogy, you don’t get the big finish by the end, but you get one committed couple who still have work to do to defeat evil and help two other couples eventually get together. I will say I’m eager to read Conner’s story and of course, Fin and Branna’s.
After 200 books, Nora’s books sometimes feel like they’re recycled from older stories (i.e. I felt like the last Boonsville Inn was similar to Rafe McKade), but I still enjoyed the characters, the setting and overall story. If you enjoy a good romance, an Irish setting with folklore, a quest and a little witchery, then you’ll probably like this book.