Aug 06, 12
Read in February, 2011
This is a predictably enjoyable example of the adventure/romance genre.
In the second installment of the Three Sisters Island trilogy, Ripley Todd is the focus. Despite knowing she has power, Ripley refuses to have anything to do with magic and just wants to live an ordinary life as the Deputy Sheriff on Three Sisters. Of course, this being a Nora Roberts book, that just isn't to be!
When MacAllister Booke - paranormal researcher - arrives to investigate the history of the island, sparks fly between him and Ripley despite her best efforts to resist.
To make matters worse, the evil that the three women - Nell, Mia and Ripley - thought they vanquished in book one is trying to reassert its power and destroy everything Ripley loves.
The story is well-written as always with Roberts. The characters are likeably flawed and wonderful to root for, or against, as the case may be. The story builds nicely to an exciting climax and resolves in a satisfying way. No big surprises if you are a regular reader of this genre, but a good enjoyable story that is dependable for entertainment value and good characters.