Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Wild Irish Sea by Loucinda McGary

Title: The Wild Irish Sea
Author: Loucinda McGary
ISBN: 9781402226717
Publisher: Sourcebooks/2010
Pages: 306

Amber O'Neill gets a telepathic message from her brother and she knows that he is in some kind of trouble. She has to reach him somehow so she rushes to the rocky shores of Ireland. She lands up at the doorstep of Kevin Hennessey, looking for a policeman. He is unable to drive away this dishevveled American female. He offers to help find her brother. However, no one is keen to own up seeing her brother anywhere in the vicinity. Amber and Kevin find themselves into battling out with smugglers. And also with their own attractions.

The telepathic link between the siblings is amazing. They have always been able to talk to each other in their minds. After arriving in Ireland, Amber finds that she can read other peoples mind too, including Kevin. Somehow he too can communicate with her telepathically, although he can't do it with anyone else. Kevin is not very keen on getting closer to her as he has his own demons to deal with. When they do get to Parker, Amber's brother, they also find a selkie prince. Will Parker survive his ordeal? And how did he land up in trouble, in the first place? Amber and Kevin have to find out the truth, in order to catch the smugglers.

The scenic beauty of Ireland, the connection between the characters and also with the seals along with underlying suspense help in keeping the reader engrossed. The romance portion does get steamy but in no way out of place.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I so want to visit Ireland! My eldest son lived there for a few months back in the nineties and has gorgeous photos (he's a photographer).

This book sounds wonderful.

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The Bookworm said...

sounds really good! great review :)

Anonymous said...

This sounds good! I'm adding it to my tbr list. I've been to Ireland twice and hope to go back some day.

Kaye said...

This was a fun one!