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Heart of the Sea
I enjoyed the first two books in this series, so I had high expectations for the last book tying everything together and filling in all the blanks.
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About Heart of the Sea
Darcy Gallagher has always believed in the pull of fate, the magic of legend…and the importance of money. She longs to find a rich man who will sweep her away—into a world filled with glamour and adventure, and the exotic life that is her destiny…
A wealthy businessman with Irish blood, Trevor Magee has come to Ardmore to build a theater—and to uncover the secrets hidden in his family’s past. He thought he had given up on love long ago, but Darcy Gallagher tempts him like no woman ever has. She’s gorgeous and intelligent, and she knows what she wants—and he’s more than willing to give it to her. But as their mutual attraction flares into passion, they look into their hearts—and find out what happens when you truly believe.
Thoughts on Heart of the Sea
I find myself irritated after reading Heart of the Sea. Like I want the time spent reading it back so I can pick up a different book instead. The reason being, I loved Darcy in the first two books of this trilogy. But she was absolutely insufferable as a main character in this one, and I simply couldn’t stand her. Love isn’t a game, nor is it contracts. Yet Nora Roberts certainly made Darcy choose those things.
There wasn’t an ounce of actual romance in this book. It was games, contracts, two people trying to stay one step ahead of the other one, focused on appearances and if they were acting correctly. Then suddenly (with a whopping three pages left) they both pull their head out of their ass to magically see the light at the end, only moments prior having a knockdown dragout fight. Now they’re proposing to each other. Makes perfect sense.
The only redeeming quality of this book was the side characters. Who had been main characters in the previous two books. Their continued stories made this atrocity somewhat worthwhile to read, and probably the only thing that redeemed it. As a continuation of those stories, it was great. As a romance novel, it was the worst thing I’ve read in a very long time.
Final Thoughts on Heart of the Sea
Heart of the Sea is easily the worst book of this trilogy, and I wanted it to be good, because Darcy as a side character in the previous two books was simply amazing. But Nora Roberts ruined her for me with this one. I’m still scratching my head trying to figure out how an author can butcher and destroy a character this way, and it honestly makes me mad that Nora Roberts did that.
If you’ve read the other two books in the series, I do recommend you read this one as a conclusion, because there are side notes from the other main characters and their stories that are totally worthwhile to read. That is the one single redeeming quality of this book. There are no others.
But if you’re expecting a warm fuzzy romance story here, prepare to be disappointed. There is nothing romantic in this book between the two main characters. It’s facades, games, and two fake people. The way they are portrayed in comparison to the tone in the previous two books is disgusting.
Have you read Heart of the Sea or any other writing from bestselling author Nora Roberts? Are you a fan? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
About the Author
Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including Shelter in Place, Year One, Come Sundown, and many more. She is also the author of the bestselling In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than five hundred million copies of her books in print.
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