Friday, July 2, 2010

The Wild Irish Sea by Loucinda McGary

InThe Wild Irish Sea, Amber rushes to Ireland after getting a vision of her twin brother fighting for his life. Once there, she meets Kevin Hennessy, a police inspector, who sweeps her off her feet and helps her find her brother.

Once I realized that this book was going to be more fantasy than reality, I quite enjoyed it. There's plenty of romance, suspense and paranormal activity. The steamy scenes between Amber and Kevin bring lots of heat to the story, while the storyline involving Amber's brother, Parker, had me quickly turning the pages to see what would happen next. The paranormal aspects of the book were interesting. Amber and her brother Parker were able to communicate telepathically. They didn't even have to be in the same room with each other to do so. Once Amber reached Ireland, she discovered that this ability was strengthened and not only could she communicate with other people, she could also sense a connection with the seals.

I did enjoy the book, but there were a few things that bothered me about the story. For one, I didn't think Amber would be feeling such an attraction to Kevin when she was so concerned about her brother. At times, it seemed that her connection to Kevin was stronger than her bond with Parker even though the story kept saying the opposite. Also, I don't think the author adequately explained why Amber and Parker could read everyone's thoughts once in Ireland. Was it because they were in land of their ancestors or some other reason?

This story was especially interesting for me because I'm a twin. My relationship with my sister, however, is very different from the one described here. I thought the relationship between Amber and Parker was kind of spooky. There's no way I'd want their mind-reading abilities.

I don't usually read romances, but the suspense part of the story kept me entertained to a point. I would have liked to see a little bit more of that. Even in the romance department, anticipation is a wonderful thing.

Recommended for McGary's fans and for those who like romances mixed with a little magic.

Want to read another review? Here's one from Kaye at Pudgy Penguin Perusals.

For more information about this book or to browse inside, please visit the Sourcebookswebsite.

For more information about the author and her other books, please visit Loucinda McGary's website.

I'd like to thank those nice people at Sourcebooks for this review copy.

The Wild Irish Sea by Loucinda McGary, Sourcebooks Casablanca (Sourcebooks), ©2010. ISBN 9781402226717(Uncorrected Advance Copy), 306p.


  1. Hey, thanks for the link- Much appreciated! I think it was implied (tacitly) that their telepathy was stronger in Ireland just because their family did emigrate from there. I could have done with a little less of the steamy scenes and I think you are spot on with your wondering how Amber could feel that way while worrying about Parker. Thanks for pointing that out, it hadn't even occurred to me.

    Have a great week and happy reading!

  2. You are welcome Kaye. I figure that their homeland had something to do with it, but it still doesn't fully explain it. Their "powers" were unexplainable too, so I guess this is no different.

    Thanks for stopping by. Have a good week.


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