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3.0 out of 5 starsnot as good as the first two books
Reviewed in the United States on May 22, 2012
I don't usually write reviews about books but this time I just had to. I enjoyed this series of books up until this one book. I was intrigued by the ghost/treasure story and wanted to see how it ended. However, I found the female character, Jackie, to be the worst character I have to read through. She was stupid, insecure and untrusting at every point in the story. The whole time I wanted to tell Adrian to dump her and get a woman with a spine. She was always running to bathroom after sex or after something nice was said to her. I found her to be so annoying that I almost couldn't finish the book. I actually skipped over the everything this character said the whole last half of the book just waiting to see if the ghosts were freed. Then we get that part and what a let down!I can't remember the last time I this disappointed in a book.
5.0 out of 5 starsLoved the trilogy... great ending.
Reviewed in the United States on August 16, 2012
Falling for You (Pearl Island Trilogy)
when it was still free, just as a trial, but I actually very much enjoyed it and ended up buying the entire trilogy! The stories basically follow the 3 siblings of the story in their own "love story" and it was nice to be able to continue along with the same characters each time. As in most cases, the first was my favorite, but each had their own twist of fun and getting to know the intricacies of each sibling in their own book was fun as well. The writing style was simple, but I very much appreciated that and it was more than sufficient to keep me entertained and wanting more. I will miss these characters and think Ms. Ortolon did a wonderful job with these books. I loved being able to follow the same characters, and the closure that was given in this final book.
Reading through the trilogy, you knew the brother's story would be interesting and the story didn't fail. The author gave enough heart-warming back-story for the hero, so you didn't get annoyed with his too good to be true looks and seemingly easy success for life. I really enjoyed this wrap up book for the trilogy. I think the heroine was PERFECT for the hero and as a significant other for one who loves sailing, diving and the ocean - I think the heroine was my favorite.
Again, I plan to read the entire series again and again for times when I want the happy, warm fuzzy entertainment in my reading time.
As always, the author left me in awe about the twists and turns of the stormy line. Happy endings are all that matters......especially for the three siblings that finally found true happiness ingaod's own time. Nothing to dislike at all. Just a page turner from start to finish. I'm hooked a,
Adrian and his pirate lady did not disappoint me. This was, also, a really good book. I know people leave lengthy reviews (and I have done it), but just read the book. Know you will want to stay up for hours and read on. Know that when you near the end, you'll try to put it down (only to prolong its ending), but will most certainly pick it back up! And when it ends, you'll be heartbroken, but satisfied and longing to find the next read that suck you in! I am now reading "The Castaways" by Elin Hilderbrand and it has me hooked.
The Pearl Island trilogy is a fun, light, summer read. It's a good, sexy, romance. A couple of lovelorn ghosts are part of the story line, but that part of it did not turn this trilogy into an other world fantasy. I read 5 of Julie's books this summer. My only complaint was that on the Kindle edition where you depend on the percent designation instead of page numbers, Julie's books end at about 85% with the rest of the pages being previews of other books. It really took me by surprise on the first book and I was very disappointed there wasn't more story.
This third book of the Pearl Island Trilogy was packed with emotion. Shame. Fear. Insecurities. Doubt. Lack of self-worth. Love. Patience. Faith. Belief. Trust. Acceptance. Friendship. Love. It's all in this book. Adrian and Jackie find love in this story. We get to follow Rory and Chance, Alli and Scott and all their children as well. Even Aunt Vivian's love life is refreshed. All three books will please romance readers.
The way the author combines people's hopes and dreams then includes the fantasy is wondcerful. It really makes you believe that true love can overcome any obstacle, yet it allows the fact that the people have to overcome their own fears before they can continue with their lives. Each person had their own difficulties, maybe not the tall, dark, & handsome brother, but all do come together in the end to help all realize their own dreams.
Adrian has been a wonderful brother to his sisters, taking on the role of a mother and father when their parents were killed when they were all very young. He has worked hard and has protected his sisters sacrificing his own hopes and dreams whilst encouraging them to fulfil their own. handsome intelligent and skilled he begins to feel loneliness crashing in around him. In Jackie he sees hope for a future on Pearl island, he just has to convince her of his honest intentions and get her to surrender to love, hope and their future happiness. Can the ghosts of their collective paths be laid to rest , will they sail off into the sunset . They will have to fight for the ultimate treasure a symbol of all that they seek in Margaritte's pearl necklace. Beautifully told story which had me laughing and tearing up. Could not put it down. For the romantics.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 6, 2013
This is one of a series and it tells effectively the same story from another viewpoint. I has twists unique to the main characters, like the first book in the series and suspense enough to keep interest. Not much of the main characters are given away in the first book, just enough to make you want to read what their story was.
Have read three novels in the Pearl Island Trilogy and find they are excellent reading once started I could not put them down.I was transported to the island and felt I was part of the family with all the intrigue and ghostly happenings.Certainly recommend all three books Julie Ortolon is an excellent writer who transports you into the world of her characters.