Bay of Sighs
By Nora Roberts
Guardians Trilogy, book #2
Category: Contemporary Romance
Overall Rating: 4.1
- Captivation: 4
- Sizzle: 4
- Romance: 4
- Enjoyment: 4.5
- Literacy: 4
Book Description: Mermaid Annika is from the sea, and it is there she must return after her quest to find the stars. New to this world, her purity and beauty are nothing less than breathtaking, along with her graceful athleticism, as her five new friends discovered when they retrieved the fire star.
Now, through space and time, traveler Sawyer King has brought the guardians to the island of Capri, where the water star is hidden. And as he watches Annika in her element, he finds himself drawn to her joyful spirit. But Sawyer knows that if he allows her into his heart, no compass could ever guide him back to solid ground…
And in the darkness, their enemy broods. She lost one star to the guardians, but there is still time for blood to be spilled—the mermaid’s in the water and the traveler’s on the land. For she has forged a dangerous new weapon. Something deadly and unpredictable. Something human.
Captivation: Another truly captivating book, though this one took me two days to read rather than one, I continued to use the multi-method to complete the story, moving from ebook to audio book as needed, pausing only to sleep.
Sizzle: The intimacy in this book was again sweet and sometimes hot. The humor from Annika’s character and her innocence adds to the enjoyment of these scenes. There’s some uniqueness to the intimacy here too, and though it could have been more descriptive to make it more spine-tingling, the idea in itself if quite different.
Romance: I really enjoyed reading the developing relationship between Annika and Sawyer. Though she’s more innocent and pure in personality, he’s no less innocent in his chivalry. It makes for a wonderful story.
Enjoyment: This story has a great combination of intense suspense, while adding innocent humor, sweet romance, and the building of a series of friendships in trial. I really, really enjoyed reading through this story.
Literacy: This book contains more standard errors – nothing unusual or unexpected, really.
Overall, I continue to enjoy this story and find it fascinating.