The Gypsy Ribbon Shannon MacLeod.

The Gypsy Ribbon

 

The Gypsy Ribbon Shannon MacLeod.

Review from Jeannie Zelos Book Reviews.

I’d enjoyed the first in this series (Celtic Knot) so was pleased to get this one. I enjoyed it even more than book one, whether its just the storyline appealed more, or that I was familiar with the characters and the paranormal quirks they all had I’m not sure.
Anyway, this time its about another brother from the Kelly family, James. He’s an international top rock star, and with his good looks, fame and money he has no shortage of woman wanting to be with him. But what he wants is someone to love him, not the rock star, not the fame and the money, someone who will say no to him when its needed. He’s getting jaded with the rock scene, loves his band mates and the music, but their manager has been pushing them hard and they are all feeling it. I can see how that happens in real life, and love the way authors show us the downsides to a situation instead of just the outward, glossy appearance. This felt so real, I was wishing for something good for James..and then he meets Beth at a family wedding. She’s the best friend of his brothers wife, and when he sees her he feels an immediate connection. Beth’s got his poster on her bedroom wall, and had a long time crush on him and can’t see he’d be interested in her, she’s not like the type of lady he’s always pictured with. So when he tries to get closer to her she says no. He’s stunned, but persistent though and slowly they begin a romance, with advice always from the Tarot cards 🙂 I love this mystical side Shannon adds to her writing, it fits well with the characters and with the overall story arc and gives a little extra dimension to the plots.
Of course James being famous means danger for Beth, and the manager isn’t happy at his money maker having a girlfriend – that’s not going to go down well with the female followers! So they don’t have a smooth ride for their love story, but one fraught with dangers and double dealing, mayhem and mysteries, and it all comes to a life threatening climax.
Its a great read, one I really enjoyed, and would re read. It has a good balance of love and emotion, happiness and sadness, it’s much more than just a bland sweet HEA story. Its a good length too at 98,000 words, that to me makes a far better book than a short one, as a quick reader I want one to occupy me for hours and only long ones do that.
Stars: five, good fun romance, with a mystical theme.
NB: ARC supplied via Lyrical Press.

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About jeanniezelos

I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on amazon.co.uk for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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