A talented songwriter, Shawn Gallagher spends his days lost in reverie and wonder, oblivious to the wiles of women and the ways of the world. He claims that he's content with his life, but his music tells a different story—one of loneliness and desperate longing…
No one understands why Shawn doesn't put his musical gift to profitable use—least of all Brenna O'Toole, a fiercely independent tomboy who has been secretly in love with him for years. But it is only when Shawn gives in to the mysteries of magic that he gets the chance to fulfill his destiny as a man and a musician—as the song in his head keeps time with the beating of a woman's heart… (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
This was certainly my favorite book in the series set in Ardmore. Brenna is a complete sparkplug who constantly cracked me up throughout the development of their relationship. I loved how both Brenna and Shawn thought they were doing the manipulating while the other was convinced of the opposite. The rest of the family just sat back and watched it happen in slow motion.
One of the best scenes in the book is when Shawn and Mr. O’Toole decide to come to an understanding. I was truely laughing out loud. Actually, all of the relationships with the O’Toole family are well done in a way that is realistic with its grudges and pain – even if they are manage to work through them quickly. This was definitely one that I’d highly recommend.
Warning: contains repeated sexual content.
Rating: 5 stars!
Who should read it? Fans of romance, a touch of fantasy and strong heroines.
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