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Doing Ireland! (Harlequin Blaze #340) by Kate Hoffmann
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Jun 09, 2012

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bookshelves: romance, sexy
Read from June 09 to 10, 2012

** spoiler alert ** Setting – Island of Trall, Ireland – town, stone circle, inn; visits to Dublin

Theme – love, life

Characters –
Claire O’Connor- advertising career, Chicagoan, grandmother from Ireland, a planner – has a diary from her youth her plans and future. For 3 years she has lived with co-worker – who fits all of the qualities she listed in her diary.

Sorcha Mulroony – Druid priestess – lives on the island, and casts spells, sells trinkets, leads the dancing at the stone circle at Druid celebrations… one time lover of Will, not they are friends.

Will Donovan – made millions with creation of new face recognition software, sold business, occasionally consults… moved to Trall, to family inn, and took over running it (only 8 rooms). He is happy.

Eric – Claire’s live-in – she thinks he is going to propose, but instead leaves her a post-it note breaking up with her.

Summary –

Claire loses her boyfriend (by postit), her job (hostile takeover of company), and apartment (converting to condos and she can’t afford to buy) all in one day…. She decides to go to Trall – where her grandmother tells of a spelled water that when drunk leads a couple to fall in love – she decides to get some of the water and give it to Eric so that they are back on track. Impulsively, she goes to Ireland, She shows up at the inn, after being soaked, without reservations…

And she and Will (innkeeper), fall into passion – they do string out the consummation – with her explanations of 1st base to home run… they start at 1st base, with hot kisses… etc. Very tittilating…

They each give the other the water, not wanting the other know they had done it… Will encourages her to live in the moment, and after a week of passion (including sex at the stone circle during a ceremony), Eric shows up offering apologies and a job in New York… Will takes her to Dublin for a few days, trying to distract her… and Sorcha distracts Eric… and when they return, Sorcha and Eric have been at it…

And Claire decides she must take Eric home… and they go to the airport, and Sorcha shows up, and Claire (who has been torn) takes Sorcha’s word for Will’s feelings and they trade places, Sorcha going to NY, Claire going to her home on Trall… but Will took off, too depressed to stay on the island… and after a week, and after a call from Sorcha returns… and they spend 2 weeks getting to know one another without sex… and then they have sex… And she takes up painting, and they travel… and 16 months later he buys a house/studio in Chicago… and they re married.
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