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The Wild Sight

3.24  ·  Rating Details ·  456 Ratings  ·  62 Reviews
Cursed with the Irish clairvoyance known as 'The Sight', Donovan O'Shea fled to America to escape his 'gift'. 15 years later, his father's illness has forced him to return to the family homestead where the past comes back to haunt him.
paperback, 336 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published September 30th 2008)
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Jan 12, 2011 Zeek rated it liked it
I finally got to read The Wild Sight this weekend after having it languish in my To Be Read pile for several months. This is a paranormal romance tale focusing on Wild Irish Magic- the hero has the gift of "The Sight". However, for me, it works better as an intrigue rather than a romance. In fact I wish the author had just stuck to the mystery because the romantic parts just didn't jive for me. (More on that later.)

Donovan O'Shea has a gift of clairvoyance. Whenever he comes upon ancient ground
Julie (jjmachshev)
Sep 21, 2008 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it really liked it
Reviewed for; book release Oct08

Really 3.75 stars. I’m always on the lookout for new authors to enjoy. So having the opportunity to review a book from an author new to me is a great way to spend a Sunday. I opened “the Wild Sight” by Loucinda McGary with anticipation and proceeded to travel to Ireland into a mystery and became caught up in a love story.

Donovan never wanted to return to Ireland. His ‘gift’ of the sight always seemed like more of a curse to him and after he fled
Aug 29, 2008 Terra rated it it was amazing
The Wild Sight by Loucinda McGary is a tale consisting of everything you could possibly want from Ireland. A romance, cozy mystery, paranormal all wrapped up into one nice neat package that will entertain you from the first page to the very end. A dapper dashing hero ensnared in intrigue, murder, and hauntings from past and the present must prove himself to all and theirs.

Donovan O'Shea is about as handsome as they come, smart, pleasant and he has the Sight. Plagued from his early years with thi
Mar 16, 2011 Nathalia rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
The first impression I got when I was browsing though the free eBook section on Amazon, was that it was going to be one of those extremely sappy and dry Romance novels. I was so wrong. Here's a quick pros and cons list without any spoilers:

- Fast-paced which makes it a great book to cuddle up with during rainy nights.
- Great plot. This surprised me the most when I began reading.
- Extremely likable characters.
- The romance scenes were subtle enough where I didn't get embarrassed while read
Barbara ★
Rylie Powell's quest to find her real father leads her directly to his sone, Donovan O'Shea (and presumably her brother). The attraction is instant and suddenly Rylie is hoping that Dermot O'Shea is NOT her father. Donovan has The Sight and experiences flashbacks of ancient artifacts. This "vision" has caused him to retreat to avoid being different and labeled a freak.

The mystery of Donovan's mother dominates the story as well as the dead body that is found during an archeological dig on the fa
Jan 03, 2009 Bitten_by_Books rated it really liked it
Shelves: readerwoman
The Irish are often born with the gift known as “the sight,” an ability to see through the tenuous web between this world and the next. Donovan O’Shea does NOT consider it a gift, but rather a curse that he fled to America to avoid. However, his past comes back to “haunt” him in ways he never expected – or wanted...

For the entire review please go to the Best Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Review site on the web, Bitten By Books for the review of The Wild Sight in it's entirety. You won't be sorr
Feb 07, 2009 Rhianna rated it liked it
Rylie is a young woman in search of her identity. After her mother died of cancer six months previous, she decided to try and find the man who had deserted them both when she was just a baby. What very few clues she has about him--her birth certificate and some photos--lead her to Ireland in search of Dermot O'Shea. Dermot, meanwhile, has had a stroke and can no longer handle his own affairs. Though he left years ago to live in America, Donovan O'Shea has come back to help his sister settle his ...more
Book of Secrets ☕
Jul 09, 2010 Book of Secrets ☕ rated it it was amazing
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Jun 16, 2011 Amber rated it really liked it
Shelves: free-amazon
This story is about a man named Donovan O’Shea. He has what you call “The Sight”. Donovan hasn’t had an easy life. Besides dealing with “The Sight” he lost his mother at the age of 7 and his dad became an alcoholic. So when he became of age he moved from home country Ireland to America to get away from his problems. Now years later his father has had a stroke so Donovan needs to come home to tie up some family affairs. However coming home is stirring up his “Sight” again as well as uncovering ...more
May 21, 2009 Sheila rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, suspense, mystery
Publishers Weekly reviewed "The Wild Sight" describing it as a “smashing romantic suspense… sizzling romance…” I know because I read the words on the cover. And it is an interesting cover. The girl on the shore—-of the sea, of a fen?—-with flowing hair and white dress could be ancient or modern, but the guy’s chest seems to be appearing from a thoroughly modern shirt. A curious mix.

And the book is a delightful mix too, with a wealth of intersecting stories: Rylie is looking for the father who de
Oct 22, 2008 Cheryl rated it really liked it
Donovan O’Shea has gone back home to Ireland, to visit his father. His father has had a stroke. Once in Ireland, Donovan meets Rylie Powell. Donovan can’t believe such a beautiful woman would come to pay him a visit, to Donovan’s much surprise, Rylie has not come to see Donovan but instead Donovan’s father. Rylie is claiming that Donovan and Rylie are half brother and sister. Donovan fully believes that Rylie is making this up and can prove it. Rylie comes from America and Donovan knows for a ...more
Dec 09, 2008 Allison rated it it was amazing
This story was an amazing journey and adventure to Ireland written by first time author Loucinda McGary that I won't soon forget. Romance, mystery and paranormal genres are used together to create a book of magic and intrigue from beginning to end.

An Irish lad trying to forget his 'gift' and an American girl trying to find her father are brought together in a small town in Ireland. As Rylie trys to locate her father, Donovan must use his clairvoyant ability, called "The Sight", to stir up old fa
Oct 01, 2009 Heather rated it liked it
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Apr 01, 2011 Radella rated it really liked it
This book actually had some plot twists that took me by surprise- I expected very little from the story, in all honesty, but I got a whole lot more. Rylie has come to Northern Ireland to confront a father that abandoned the family when she was still a toddler. Donovan has returned to Ireland to help settle his father, who has recently suffered a massive stroke. In the beginning there’s a lot of “we can’t be related” going on, but that rather obviously sorts itself out in rather rapid form. ...more
First off the Kindle edition has some problems with formatting. I tried not to let the bother me, but I have to admit that I think this would have been a much more enjoyable read if it hadn't been an issue.

Otherwise, this was a good solid mystery/romance with some paranormal elements thrown in for good measure. I liked the mystery more than the romance, I felt that the author could have developed it a bit more than just pawning it off as "instant lust/love" I mean that has it's place, but then I
Aug 01, 2012 Thea rated it it was ok
It's basically the plot of a Lifetime movie with an emphasis on sexual attraction. The end doesn't even really make sense but it is the type of book where that isn't really what's important.


To illustrate what I mean I wish to share a quote. In this scene, our star couple is in the hospital three days after narrowly avoiding death and both are wounded.


"'So it's over,' she breathed against his cheek. Then hooking her arm around his neck, she plunged her tongue into his mouth."

Yep, t
Poppy Fields

The best thing about this book was the leap into Irish culture that was charming and well described. You can almost hear the words lilt off the page. Donovan and his gift grabbed my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested until the end. A more complicated plot than I had anticipated, I was pleasantly surprised. It was worth the read. For me Ireland, romance , and magic are a winning combination so I enjoyed it. I found it difficult to read at times because the lay out of the text
Mar 10, 2011 Jamie rated it liked it
I found this online for free to read on my Kindle so I started reading it for fun. I was hooked within the first few chapters though. I liked the Irish words and traditions and lifestyle included in the book (not so much the Irish curse words). I also liked the romance part of the book too, between the 2 main characters, but there were a couple paragraphs I had to skip over because they were ... heated. There are lots of good mysteries tied into the story which kept me turning the pages, and I ...more
Apr 08, 2011 Greymalkin rated it did not like it
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May 28, 2011 Annie rated it it was ok
I feel like this book could have had a lot more to it. The main character has a special ability to see ancient warriors, but it feels like the author is just scratching the surface of these powers. The writing was good, but I feel like McGary just threw the main character's Sight into the story just to make it less of a typical romance.

All in all, it wasn't badly written but it was majorly lacking in substance. Okay for a light, quick read if you're not that hungry for a real piece of literature
Jan 10, 2012 Amanda rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
This is a paranormal romance. While I usually don't do paranormal, something about this caught my eye. Perhaps it was the premise that it is an Irish/American story and that crossing the two cultures was easy for me to bridge. I really enjoyed the romance, the plot and sub-plot, complete with a nosy big sister that didn't take well to her brother dating anyone. The paranormal parts were believable. I wouldn't describe the romance as "heavy", but there was a nice balance between tensions, ...more
Nancy Bennett
Dec 28, 2012 Nancy Bennett rated it liked it
As another reviewer mentioned, the Kindle freebie had absolutely horrible formatting but i was able to look past that to read the book. I enjoyed it enough, but am happy I did not pay for it nor will I seek out this author. I found the storyline implausible -- even for the paranormal world -- and the romance really didn't do anything for me. I found the beginning of the book disturbing while Rylie and Donovan determine the true nature of their relationship. Overall I wouldn't necessarily ...more
Blodeuedd Finland
Short..make it short...

Donovan has the sight.
Rylie comes to Ireland and claims to be his sister
He has the hots for her (euwwww). His excuse is that he refuses to believe her.T
There is this stupid cop who is all Tell me who murdered the stranger in your backyard!!!! Seriously, am I supposed to believe a cop is that stupid? Donovan was 7 at the time.
Rylie gets the hots for Donovan.
There are strange things in the Fens.

Bordering ok at times. But enough to pull through to good. Mostly cos I like Irel
Mar 20, 2011 Rhonda rated it it was amazing
story about a son returning home to Irland after 20 years because of father having a stroke. only in irland does he have gift or curse of sight. daughter having lost her mother searches for her aboundan father. through in murder, identy theft, flashes back hundreds of years time to druids and romance. its a rollercoast of a story. flows really well. the characters are interesting and involving. did not want to put book down. recommend it.

Apr 10, 2011 Mx rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-freebie
For a romance novel, this was pretty low-key on the sexy. Which I don't mind a bit... better to have nearly absent sexy-time than horrible, gut-churning, "did they really just say juicy c#%k?@" sex. What it lacked in encounters, it made up for in wonderful characters and an engaging plot. I enjoyed this book from cover to cover. An excellent offering from the Kindle Freebie store. (Note: This title is no longer free, but still worth the $5 it now costs).
Linda Brough
Mar 27, 2011 Linda Brough rated it did not like it
This was a typical B rated romance novel. It was light and easy to read. Nothing out of the ordinary. Sometimes it was laughable because it was so predictable. There are so many books out there worth reading. Don't waste your time on this one. Read the reviews on Amazon where I downloaded it to my ebook. Said that this was one of the most downloaded ebooks Amazon sold. Don't think I will trust their reviews anymore.
May 14, 2011 MiriLou rated it did not like it
Can't really recommend this one,even if it was free. This story tries to be a murder mystery, paranormal romance, historical novel but it just ends up being a scatterbrained crass romance novel. All of the elements just didn't mesh well and scattered throughout are annoying references to sexual attraction and sex scenes and those references just made me roll my eyes or cringe. It wasn't worth the time.
Aug 19, 2016 LadyCalico rated it really liked it
This was a fairly entertaining fast-paced mystery with some good dialogue and rather charming main characters. However, there was a thing or two that I disliked about this book that damped my enthusiasm down a bit. A little more polishing of rough spots and a lot more shoring up of weak spots would have made for a really terrific book. However, this is a relatively new author whom I would not be surprises to see getting better and better as she hones her craft.
Jackie (Literary Escapism)
I enjoyed The Wild Sight. It was a little slow getting into it, but once I did I enjoyed every moment of it. This is definitely a must read for anyone who loves the romances, and even if you don’t like a paranormal element in your novels, it won’t bother you with this one.

For my full review, click here.
Mar 25, 2011 Anne rated it liked it
Set in Ireland, a fun romance involving a high-spirited American girl and an Irishman who may be her half-brother!!! He has The Sight and an archeological dig on his family property has been setting his powers off like crazy. Donovan and Rylie get caught up in all sorts of mystery and intrigue related to the site as well as their powerful attraction to each other.
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Blessed with the gift of "Irish Blarney" Loucinda McGary (everyone calls her Cindy) became a storyteller shortly after she learned to read. If she didn't like the way a story ended, she made up her own ending. In high school, between history and algebra homework, Cindy wrote stories featuring herself, her friends, and their favorite movie and rock stars. After college, she published a couple dozen ...more
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