Series: Guardians

BAY OF SIGHS by Nora Roberts

BAY OF SIGHS by Nora RobertsBay of Sighs by Nora Roberts
Series: Guardians #2
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Paranormal
Source: Publisher

ReviewedbyJo

Annika is the most innocent of the searchers of the Stars, but that has a lot to do with the fact she has been sheltered by living in the oceans as a mermaid.  Annika is quickly learning what she needs to know about the land world in order to fulfill her part of finding the Stars and saving the world.  Annika is now on a time limit for her time on the land because she had to reveal herself to the others to save one of them.  But she is determined to help the others and to also explore the passion that is building between her and Sawyer.

 

Sawyer King is the latest in his family to be given the task to save the Stars.  As each person was given the task to unravel the legend and the clues, they were also given something to help them do this.  Sawyer is now a traveler of both space and time and with that comes certain responsibilities, but in order to save his team and especially Annika, he will run the risk of breaking those rules.

 

The team is on the Island of Capri in search of the second Star.  Now that they know what each of the team members can do, they have an idea of what they will be facing, because the dark goddess is going to bring out even bigger guns to fight them.  It appears that the newest ally with the goddess a person who holds a grudge against both Sawyer and Riley and has the money and contacts to make life difficult for the searchers.  Now the searchers are facing not only figuring out the clues to where the Star is hidden, but also facing the worst of the worst mercenaries that have been hired to discover not only where the second Star is, but when the first Star is hidden.  So far, the searchers are keeping one step ahead, but when the Sawyer and Annika are captured it will come down to their belief in each other and their strength of character and, most importantly, their love for each other.

 

A mermaid and a traveler find a love that will transcend even living in two separate worlds in Bay of Sighs.  Wow, I was amazed at how much nastier the dark goddess fought as the search for the second Star went on.  Annika and Sawyer would have never met except for the legend and search for the Stars and, yet, I found their love to be the most natural.  I loved watching as they fell for each other, even knowing that everything was against them having a future together.  I also enjoyed watching as once again the searchers unraveled the clues and found the hidden Star.  The danger was brought into sharp focus when Annika and Sawyer were captured and then tortured to reveal where the second Star is.  Bay of Sighs has equal aspects of danger and passion, suspense and friendship that allows the good to win the day and love to rule.  On to the last Star.

STARS OF FORTUNE by Nora Roberts

STARS OF FORTUNE by Nora RobertsStars of Fortune by Nora Roberts
Series: Guardians #1
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Paranormal
Source: Publisher

ReviewedbyJo

Sasha Riggs is a well-known artist who loves nothing more than being alone with her art.  For the last year or so, Sasha has been having very intense and strange dreams where she and five other people appear to be fighting together.  Sasha is confused, because she does not know who those other people are or what they could possibly be fighting for or against.  But at last her dreams have given Sasha a place she recognizes and, with a feeling of impending dread, Sasha knows she has to go there to find her answers—the Island of Corfu in Greece.

 

Bran Killian is a professional magician and a secret wizard of great power.  His family has long known about the legend of the Stars and he, the newest in a long line, has spent his life trying to pick up the threads of the legend to find the lost Stars and return them to the island they were born at and save the world from darkness.

 

Sasha can’t believe that on her first afternoon on Corfu, she meets two of the people from her dreams and then learns about the legend of the Stars.  After an afternoon of food, drink, and storytelling, Sasha, Bran, and Riley discover that they are actually part of the legend and make a plan to search for the first Star and find their missing searchers.  One by one, the remaining searchers show up and the six soon learn that the darkness in the legend is also a very true.  Sasha and Bran are also discovering a passion for each other while the clues are being discovered and solved.  The closer Sasha and Bran get, the closer the danger seems to come until it becomes apparent that they are an important part of finding and saving the first Star.  Also, as the answers are coming, the searchers learn that each of them holds inner secrets that will be needed if they are to find and save all three of the Stars.  The night the Star is found is the night that Sasha and Bran’s new love is put to the test.  Can their love and power defeat the dark goddess and keep the Star safe?

 

A shy artist and a powerful magician learn the truth of love, power, and darkness in Stars of Fortune.  I was as intrigued by Sasha’s dreams as I was later as she met the other people in those dreams.  Watching as they unraveled the Stars’ legend with the other searchers kept me turning the pages to see what would be revealed next.  I also loved watching as they fell in love while chasing the answers to where the first Star is hidden and to make it safe.  The action-packed fighting in several areas also held my attention, because that is where all of the searchers’ secrets started to be revealed.  Stars of Fortune is an action packed book filled with suspense, danger, budding friendship and, best of all, a time-defying passion. I can’t wait to see what the next two books bring.

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