Felicity Forrest has the perfect job as an investigative blogger for Everyday Supernatural. This curvy girl gets sent to the Aran Islands to find out whether a púca shape shifter is responsible for the strange accidents haunting a construction site.
Niall O'Leary is tall, broody, and totally alpha. His mission is to discover why the veil between the human world and the Realm has lifted. And as the chieftain's son he must find a mate or his twin will be promised to a stallion he despises. He has a duty to his family, his clan, and a need for offspring. Otherwise the púca could become nothing more than folklore.
Passion and frustration ignite when a curvy human female tempts his inner stallion like no other. There's only one problem...She just got out of a relationship that left her heart broken.
Is she ready for a second chance at love?
©2015 Julie Lemardy (P)2015 Julie Lemardy
I received a free audible copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
This is my first A.C. James book and I very much enjoyed it. It was also the first book I've ever read that involved pucas (or a horse shifter of any sort). I really enjoyed all of the particularities surrounding pucas and puca mating. I particularly enjoyed that the mate must be able to ride the stallion to be eligible as a mate (a.k.a. able to bear puca offspring). That added caveat of determining a true mate was also very interesting. Felicity is a strong, independent woman who, while self-conscious and with somewhat low self-esteem, she is comfortable in her own skin (she just doesn't think it possible for any man to find her truly attractive being a BBW). Cyn is her best friend, a plus size model, and her companion on her assignment to investigate the puca hauntings in the Aran Islands for her blog, Everyday Supernatural. Cyn is just along for the ride for a birthday get-away. Niall is a puca male who has never wanted a mate and only agrees to take one to keep his twin sister, Mariosa, out of a promised mating to another puca male who is, quite frankly, a complete jerk. He is sent across the veil to investigate why it is open before Sowen (and to find a human mate) along with his friend Thomas. The instant Felicity and Niall spot each other, they are enchanted, particularly Niall's stallion. This book covers Felicity and Niall's adventure as she shelves her blog assignment to help him investigate why the veil has been opened when it shouldn't have been (along with their budding romance). This book is intriguing with a story line that will pull you in. While this book is a culmination of the various parts of the Ride series, it also puts me in a good position to highly recommend these parts be read all together. Each individual part will leave you with only part of the story and a huge cliffhanger. While this culmination of parts has a HEA ending for Felicity and Niall, there is still a cliffhanger and I am incredibly interested to know what happens next!
The story is a breath of fresh air. Pukas, horse shifters. I apologize for the small SPOILER, I hate spoilers. The one thing that grated was when the sister's shifted form was referred to as a stallion. A female horse should have been a mare. The narrator has a wonderful British accent. She was very easy to listen to.
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I really enjoyed listening to this book.
I loved the narrator that was speaking clearly and was giving different voices to the characters. loved her voice and the way her accent.
The author has done an amazing job with this book. A mystery and a love story that will keep your interest and keep you company.
It's a book worth reading and listening.
I was given a copy by the author in exchange for an honest review.
This was an interesting and engaging book to listen to. I have never read / listened to a story about a puca shifter before and this author is also new to me. I enjoyed this story. The author weaves a wonderful story full of emotion and suspense. Felicity and Niall go through a lot in their story. Felicity finally gets the adventure that she has been looking for while she writes her supernatural blog. Niall finds something that he was not looking for ; a mate. I enjoyed the way their relationship took shape and it was nice to see the two fight for love. Their story flows at a nice pace and we get to see their attraction turn into something deeper as their adventure goes on.
So much better listening to an accent. It brings the story life. I loved the ebook, but the accents took it to a whole new level. I hope Erin narrates the rest of the series.
One of my favorites
The scene in the field, where things get "interrupted" shall I say
have to be Felicity, sounded exactly how I imagined
ahh not sure
Episode 1: Awakenings
Felicity Forest has a great, although lonely, life; she has friends that are like family and a job that she loves and pays the bills. The only downside is she still suffers from the aftermath of an ended emotionally abusive relationship and has trust issues. She take an assignment to investigate a supposed Puca haunting on Inis Mor and gets much more than she bargained for when she meets Niall O’Leary. Tall, Dark, and handsome doesn’t even begin to describe the sex god, and she has trouble accepting he sees anything in her, but what he sees gets his stallion going and he soon follows its lead…but he rushes it and she leaves him high and dry, not to mention VERY unfulfilled, standing naked in a field. WOW! Amazing start to this serial cannot wait to read the rest!
Episode 2: The Bet
Felicity’s memory of the night before, when she rode Niall and left him in the field, has been erased. She still does not realize he is a Puca. Nevertheless, Niall is fully on board with his stallion in taking her for a mate now. Meanwhile the investigation into the rising of the veil continues but has not revealed much, only that it is somehow tied to the local priest and his brother and that the witness to the hauntings is lying about it! Niall and Felicity grow closer and he realizes he much tell her who and what he is and convince her not to write the article that would expose him and his people; he returns her memories but she insists that she needs to see the stallion…and that’s where it leaves off for part , now I have literary blue balls!
Episode 3: Out Cold
OMG!! Deceit, deception, misdirection, allies? Enemies? Just when Felicity and Niall think they may have a good lead on what is happening with the veil they discover they have been lied to and misled. He convinces her to come to dinner and more than the stove gets hot! Unfortunately, worse than a bucket of ice water Fallon calls to tell Niall Maeliosa is missing. He and Tomas go to search and Felicity receives a message to meet the injured construction worker Dillon at a secluded location, stating that he has physical proof. Fearing he may mean Maeliosa, she sets off without Niall and realizes too late going alone was a really bad idea. WOW! Kept me engrossed until the last page, could not put it down!
Episode 4: The Veil
Felicity and Maeliosa find themselves held captive by Caitlyn and Dillion and the word kill is being bandied about. Fearing Niall will not find them in time; Felicity is determined to not become a victim to greed (Archer wants the Puca exposed to bring in tourists to his resort) and decides to try to rescue herself and Maeliosa. Maeliosa makes it but Felicity is grabbed by Archer and then beaten by Dillion and her only thoughts were that she might never get to tell Niall she loves him and wants to be his mate. I am not saying if Niall makes it or not, have to read it but I will say WOW! Great ending! Kept me engrossed until the last page, could not put it down! Looking forward to season 2 for Cyn’s story!
Erin Mallon has an incredible voice, great diction, perfect tone and pitch! A pleasure to listen too!
This is a great paranormal story . Great one from start to finish . And great narriorator . Hope the author has more in Audio . 5 stars all the way
Felicity and Cynthia plan to have a great night out for Cynthia birthday . Felicity writes for a blog ... Before they make it out Felicity gets a call for her to go to an island and do some investigations . Supposedly there is some activity at a job site that is scaring everyone .
It is said that there is a Puca riding around (a horse shifter . So Felicity is off to the island with Cyn to find out what is going on
Niall has to find a mate ... If he doesn't his sister will need to marry the man she is promised to . He doesn't want a mate and doesn't believe in it . Once Niall goes into town and to the bar with his best friend Tomas he and his animal see Felicity . That is when they know she is theirs ( she is Nialls mate .
Someone is still going around doing damages and causing trouble pretending it's Nialls people .
Great story. Gab it and see who is causing the trouble . Does Niall convince Felicty that he is real and that they are meant to be
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I have read many shifter stories but never a horse and never heard of Puca's. This wasn't so much a love at first site things grew.
Felicity. I feel the narrator had some difficulty with the male characters.
I had varying emotions. There were some areas that were extremely funny and others where I was like oh god what next.
I read a copy of this book sometime back but listening to it was fantastic.
I was gifted a copy of this Audible book for my honest review.
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This is a whole series. I love Erin Mallon her voice is great! I am from the usa so hearing the British accent is great. I love it. Now on to the review.
Felicity is sent on a hot story and what a hot story he is lol. Plus she gets to go on holiday to Ireland too! There is just a few problems.
Felicity has a broken heart from the last guy and the hot guy she is writing about, he just told her the reason she is can't resist him is because she is fertile and can mate with him . Yea that would go over really good lol.
I have a feeling felicity will keep this guy running!
Oh if only life came with redo buttons for real lol. Niall lucked out
this part of the story was hot, steamy and came out with felicity getting to know niall. Poor cyn cant get any fun lol the guy dhe is after is already mated.
To find out or not to find out do you ready want to know lol yes!
I am sooooo hooked on this series it's really good. Love the interaction of the characters and their development it is great.
Niall has fallen! And I don't mean that in the old lady kind of way lol more like he has fallen off his high horse he he he pun intended the man who would not fall in love has!
felicity and niall are working on the story together, the mystery is unfolding, the steamyness in the bedroom is about 10 lol yea that covers it.
Wow felicity is one kick a$$ reporter / woman. So much action in this part of the series along with drama, and HOTNESS!
A.C. James really writes a wonderful fast pace paranormal romance. I love it the woman has me hooked on this series, it so fun. This is the end of season 1 (felicity and niall)
I was so bummed it was over but NO its only season 1 now season 2 is coming YES! And this time it's Cyn's story. I can't wait.
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