Monday, May 31, 2010

Tears of the Moon

Tears of the Moon by Nora Roberts

In order to break a centuries-old spell that keeps him from his true love, Carrick, Prince of Faeries, must help pub-owners Aidan, Darcy and Shawn Gallagher fall in love. In Jewels of the Sun, the first step of Carrick's plan was completed when Aidan married Jude Murray. Now Carrick has turned to Shawn, a handsome daydreamer who spends his days composing music in his head while cooking for the pub. The faerie prince hopes to match Shawn with Brenna O'Toole, a fiery-haired carpenter with a longtime secret crush on Shawn. The problem is that Shawn is perfectly happy as a single man; he informs Carrick that he will have nothing to do with his plan. But, as anyone familiar with Irish lore will tell you, mere mortals don't stand a chance against the whims of the faeries.
--Tears of the Moon by Nora Roberts, Copyright ©2000 by Nora Roberts

My Review

Not my favorite story in the series, but an enjoyable read nonetheless. Brenna rubs me a little the wrong way—she’s one of these types who thinks she knows what’s best and, though she’ll give you a little time to come around to her way of thinking, if you don’t fall in line, she’ll bulldoze over you to do what she wants and then pay the price later. That’s not to say she’s a bully. She just sees no need to play games in life. “If you want something, go for it” would be her motto, I suppose. And Shawn’s an affable sort of fellow, content with his life as it is and not looking to shake things up, though he could use a little shaking up and Brenna is more than happy to do it. The ending, of course, is a happy one, with a proposal and a ring.

Because Brenna did bother me a bit, I was more interested in reading this book for one of the other story lines. Being part of a trilogy, it continues a running theme that started with the first book, Jewels of the Sun and will conclude with Heart of the Sea. The Gallagher family owns a bit of land behind their pub and a developer based in New York City is interested in purchasing the land to build a live entertainment theater. The two businesses would be joined and be mutually beneficial to both parties. In Jewels of the Sun, a man from the developer’s company spent some time in Ardmore scoping out the site and the Gallaghers themselves. In Tears of the Moon, the deal is struck between the developer, Magee, and the Gallaghers. Sounds boring? Ah, well, it’s the telling of the tale that makes it interesting, rather than just a quick summary. Anyway, reading this story was not a trial and I did enjoy it, if only to get through it to the third in the trilogy.

I give this story THREE STARS.

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