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Irish Dreams: Irish Rebel / Sullivan's Woman (Irish Hearts #3)

4.1  ·  Rating details ·  4,028 Ratings  ·  88 Reviews
"Irish Rebel" She was practically royalty--the daughter of a rich, renowned horse-breeding dynasty. He was just a hardworking horse trainer. But Brian Donnelly was in America now, where even he might aspire to possess the breathtaking Keeley Grant. Her wealth and position didn't deter Brian...for it was the innocence Keeley offered him that beguiled the wild Irish rebel an ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Silhouette Books (first published 2000)
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Apr 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
See my review for Irish Hearts as I have similar feelings about this one....Once again two novels in one. The first novel in this book continues the saga of the family in Irish Hearts....Enjoyable fluff yet again!!!
Jul 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Irish Rebel 5 stars
I didn't expect to like this novel as much as I did. I never fell in love with Brian's character, in fact I found him snobbish, prejudicial, and proud, and I didn't like how he often "slipped into Gaelic," which seemed like overkill.
However, I loved Keeley's character. She was independent, kind, generous, and chased after and seduced the boy herself. I saw myself in some of her traits and actions, although she was a much better rounded person.
I also had loved Irish Thoroughbre
May 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Okay I'll be honest, I only read the first one. It was the reason I bought it, I wanted to see more Travis and Dee, and was curious about their children. The second one didn't seem interesting. I may read it at a later date or something.

Brian was snobby and a bit emotionally immature, but he was a hard worker, full of respect and I loved how when he discovered she was innocent, the game faded away.

Keely was strongwilled, independent, hardworking and very determined, she was definitely her parent
Sep 16, 2007 rated it did not like it
Shelves: trashyromance
this had two books in 1. It was a decent summer read for the beach which is exactly where I read it.
Mar 06, 2013 rated it liked it
A perfect read for vacation or a day at the beach. Light hearted, fun, and plenty of fun scenes to distract you from the rest of the world around you.
Mar 23, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: nora-roberts
I like how they put two similar books together in one book. This book is a good one to read on a plane or on the beach.
Mar 28, 2008 rated it really liked it
Typical Nora Roberts novel, easy reading, fun story!
Mar 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Irish Rebel 3.5 rounded up. Sullivan's Woman 4 stars. Author Nora Roberts delivers romance times two in this two in one novel called Irish Dreams. In Irish Rebel, part three in a trilogy which I didn't realize or I would have read book 1 first, Brian Donnelly assumes Keely Grant is like any other rich man's daughter: pampered, spoiled and icy underneath all the glitz. but, after going to her father's horse ranch to work, he realizes there is more to Keely than meets the eye. Determined to make i ...more
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
For meaningless beach reading fluff, this book is perfect! It's not good writing by any means, but that isn't really the point, is it? It's incredibly easy to get into and plays on sweeping emotions - just the sort of romantic junk that's perfect for vacation. Irish Rebel seemed a slightly less hurried story, which I liked, but Sullivan's Woman was easy to finish off in a day. Neither book is extremely smutty, so although it's definitely a romance novel and definitely not appropriate for childre ...more
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nora-roberts, romance
the four stars are for Irish rebel because Brian and Keeley warmed my heart and I love horses.

Sullivan's women gets one star and barely manages that. it was Dreadful to read and I only read it because it was Nora Roberts and I wanted to finish the whole book. save yourself the trouble and don't read the 2nd book.
Jen Albino
Sullivan's Woman was such a huge disappointment for me! A frail maiden falls in love with a moody, ride, arrogant jerk. Not bad enough? He treats her like crap, but at the end tells her he's been an assume because he fell in love with her. And, of course, she forgets how horrible he treated her and happily ever after. Seriously.
May 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Irish Rebel was charming. Sullivan's Woman? Not so much.
Dani Moore
Dec 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Irish Dreams By Nora Roberts.
This is actually two books in one! The first, Irish Rebel invites us into the world of Brian Donnelly, Irishman, horse trainer of some repute, ready to go to work as head trainer in the stables of Royal Meadows. The much loved dynasty of Travis Grant, his Irish wife and family. Brian is from "common stock" as he describes himself and has a bit of a chip on his shoulder. He is surprised to discover that Paddy Cunnane, head trainer for many years, quite well known in t
Syeda Nessa
Feb 06, 2010 rated it liked it
Irish Rebel:
Brain is a horse trainer who just got a job at the Travis Grant’s ranch. At first sight he is instantly attracted to his boss’s daughter, Keeley. He sees the attraction as a bad a thing because he believes she’s a princess and he a peasant. He believes the relationship would not only because of the class difference, but also because Brain never stays in one place for long. What also made him not want start a bond with her was that she is a virgin, which scared him even more than any
I don't know how I hadn't read these stories before. I thought I had read all of the Nora Roberts short stories.
Irish Rebel is part of the Grant family series. In this book, Brian Donnelly is a brilliant horse trainer with a giant chip on his shoulder. He's just been hired by the famed Grant family to train their race horses. He falls into instant lust with their oldest daughter, Keeley, but assumes that she is a high society princess who spends her time in salons, not around horses. He discove
Dec 17, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-owned
The two stories in this book are Irish Rebel and Sullivan's Woman.

Irish Rebel. This was a fairly typical romance book... girl doesn't care for boy then falls madly in love while boy fights his feelings. Pretty typical for a Nora Roberts short story actually. Brian comes from Ireland to America to train Keeley's family's racehorses and the two of them come together even though he doesn't think that he thinks that he is not in the same class as her. I liked Brians character throughout the entire s
Sep 02, 2013 rated it liked it
I seem to recall I must have read all the other "Irish" books and wondered for a log time if I had already read this which makes me think there must be huge similarities between Irish Thoroughbred and Irish Hearts. That being said I much preferred that story to Sullivan's Woman.

The thing I've come to understand about romance novels is that they sweep us up in a hurried, 'unrealistic', rush of "LOVE' and we like that feeling but it doesn't last. I'm 50+, so I know that love isn't HEAT, and WANT
Feb 01, 2017 rated it liked it

A two in one pack..

Two different stories built with a common line 'the irish blood'
THe IRISH REBEL speaks of the ambitious keeley and an dedicated hardworking brian who places his work before anything else.the strange understanding he holds with the horses that he trains attracts keeley who is a splendid rider.Keeley is the boss and Brian is the staff..Well the story speaks of the two...

SULLIVAN'S WOMAN brings Colin in touch with Cassidy who falls for her inner beauty and her skin.He wishes to s
May 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read Irish Rebel part of this book and really enjoyed it. I may have enjoyed it more than Irish Throughbred. Irish Rebel started out like any other romance (the electricity in the air when they see each other), but I liked the course this took and how Brian handled most of the situations. Keely of course was strong and caring, but I liked the end when she talked about being grounded by her father. That was one of those scenes that shows Nora Roberts wit between characters. Just started Su ...more
Kathleen Smith
Sep 26, 2011 rated it liked it
I thought this book was ok. The first book Irish Rebel revolved around Keeley Grant the daughter of Travis and Adelia Grant from "Irish Thoroughbred". I enjoyed the romance and the way Keeley had her own Horse riding academy. I wasn't thrilled with the way she threw herself at Brian Donnelly the man her father hires to take the place of Uncle Paddy. I have to say I enjoyed " Irish Thoroughbred much better, but it was an ok book. Sorry I can't be of much more help.

The second book "Sullivan's Woma
Lindsey Faye
Feb 06, 2008 rated it really liked it
Now I can officially say that I have read Nora Roberts, and she's a pretty good authoress. I really enjoyed reading this book. Both stories were fantastic.

Irish Rebel
I really enjoyed the horse aspect of this story. Horses where my fancy when I was young and thought boys had cooties. Reading this story was very similar to 'skipping down memory lane'.

Sullivan's Woman
My favorite story of the two by far. I loved the painting/art aspects as well as the moments. I personally like the little moments be
May 22, 2007 rated it liked it
Okay, so I read a Nora Roberts novel. I had to see what the hype was about, and also, I needed some research on a simple concept: What sells? I actually discovered the opposite of my hypothesis with Roberts. My assumption was that she would have an engaging, fun-filled story, but the writing quality would be poor. In actuality, she's a very talented writer (no Salman Rushdie by any means, of course), but her stories are quite basic and even dry. Apart from the rare erotic scene, they're not even ...more
Aug 12, 2011 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed getting to see the characters from "Irish Hearts" again, as well as seeing the kids all grown up. I liked how Keeley wasn't just a rich girl and how it took Brian a while to figure that out. I liked how once Keeley accepted the atrraction between them, Brian backed off because he didn't want to damage her purity, and finally how they protected each other. As for the second story, I thought it was odd that these characters weren't connected at all to the old characters, but Sulli ...more
Adriana Melo
May 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Mushy romance novels, but well written ones are always fun to read. I enjoyed both of these stories and read them pretty quickly. I especially liked Sullivan's woman due to the mysteriousness of Colin. I was really hoping that Cassidy would end up with Jeff for some reason. I myself would be a little more interested in Gail and would ask him about why she is still so smitten and why she is still around if they haven't been together for a year. I felt Cassidy gave in a little to quickly to all of ...more
Dec 29, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
The first part of this book was Irish Rebel. I loved it, but then again I'm partial to Nora. The characters came to life, like they jumped right off the page. The plot alone was juicy and the way it flowed together to create scenes that would make you feel like you were standing there witnessing it first hand is - just plainly stated - brilliancy! The second part was Sullivan's Woman and let me just say I was lusting after this man! Nora has amazing talent when it come to creating a sexy, mouthw ...more
Aug 12, 2016 rated it did not like it
I only read the second story and it was awful. Where to begin...

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Feb 22, 2009 rated it liked it
This is actually two novels under one cover. The first, _Irish Rebel_, is a follow-up to _Irish Thoroughbred_, which being a horse-related romance I've already read. It's light and fluffy, but enjoyable.

_Sullivan's Woman_ really annoyed me. The h/h relationship begins when the hero, using all the skills of a violent, predatory aggressor, corners the heroine in the dark on a pier. She's intrigued and comes to his artist studio the next day. Hello? Run the other way, lady! Aggression and intimidat
Jamie Demartino
I loved the first story as it was in part of the Grant family. I wasn't to thrilled with the second book because it was of different people altogether. While I get that they put them together because they were both Irish stories I didn't like it as much as I would have had there been another story to go along with the Grants.

In general I love Nora Robets and her book. Can't really complain about the stories. It was a good easy read while we had our October Storm in Pennsylvania.
May 23, 2012 rated it it was ok
this was a follow up to Irish hearts and it holds 2 short story's...the first story had characters from hearts and was a cute and fun read, but the 2nt had new people and the only thing that was the same was he was Irish...I wanted more from the characters i new and loved. also it didn't flow as well as most of Nora's books :(
Irish Rebel: I did like the 'princess and pauper' theme. This story however was my least favourite of the three in the series (Irish Thoroughbred and Irish Rose).

Sullivan's Woman: I really liked this one. Collin was mysterious and that made him intriguing. The ending was filled with a tad too much misunderstanding for my liking but generally, it was pleasant.
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