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Irish Fling (The Millersburg Quartet Book 1) Kindle Edition
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As Ali continues her tour of Ireland with Aidan as her tour guide, they begin a passionate romance. To begin with, the sex scences are very well written but I felt that there were a few too many set too close together. Of course, the fantasy can not last forever and Ali is left with her heart broken. Of course, neither knows much about the other and their paths will cross again but when?
It transpires that Ali or rather 'Alex' is a genuis with computers and they happen to come across each other again at a conference. This part of the book is very well written, with various characters playing a part in the rekindling of this romance, especially helped with the threat to her life. From her sad upbringing it was nice to read about someone so happy with their life and full of joy. The book of course has a very happy ending but getting there was a pleasure to read, although I can't help feeling she gave into Aidan a little too easily for my liking!! There was a little too much sex at the beginning for me but I was glad this peppered out and just slightly disappointed with the few typos that were in there. Overall, a good read.
The first thing to say is that I wanted to shout at the characters for their risky behaviour. Even if you are instantly attracted to someone and even if you are in Ireland it is not a good idea to go away with someone you have just met and don't know, they are both intelligent people and you would have thought that they would know that this is not sensible.
Anyway, if you accept that this is how they behave then their time together is interesting enough although Aiden's reasons for finishing it and his way of doing so are pretty cruel and Ali forgives a lot easier than I think that most of us might in the same situation. The second half of the book combines their romance with a terrorist plot (which is very light on details and motivation). I am not quite sure why this was added unless it was to liven up a book which was becoming a little dull and predictable - I am not quite sure that it fits with the start of the story.
A bit of a mixed book for me - unrealistic, and the different elements of the plot didn't really meld together. The ending was achingly sentimental but most of the book was well enough written (by an American so all the words used are the American ones rather than the Irish). Not challenging at all.
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6:00am this morning. The heroine of the story Alexandra (Ali) Dearborn was portrayed as a all american girl next door, who had a few good things going for her, which she so deserved after her childhood full of foster homes due to the loss of her mother at the age of 5 years, and never knowing who her father was. She was a genius. also coupled with something similar to a photograpic memory, graduated from MIT and hired by a the top computer software company..
She quits her job to begin a new career in Ireland, (her mothers birthplace) meets a handsome man seems to fall in love at first sight, has an steamy affair for a week when he leaves her. However, heartbroken she picks herself up and pursues her hoped for new career. She becomes unwittingly involved in a terror plot, which nearly costs her her life. Her former lover comes back to protect her.
The best part of this book that created such a compulsion for me to write this review was the triple whammy at her birthday celebration at a local pub. It starts out with tears filling your eyes, then they start streaming down your cheeks, then you just sob. It was so beautiful !!!!! The story does continue on to a great ending.
I can not remember ever being so affected by a book before.
Hero – Irish billionaire and founder of a software firm. Last girlfriend dumped him for someone richer.
How they meet - The heroine comes to the hero’s aid when he has car trouble along the roads of Ireland. Both characters are at the point in their lives where they are seeking a change in their careers and their lives in general. They wind up spending a week together. It is love at first sight. After they spend their last night together, the hero breaks her heart with his following words:
“Ali, you’re a sweet girl and we’ve had some fun but I never intended it to go on. You’ve a home in America. You don’t know anything about me. You’d never fit into my life….”
He then walks out leaving her in her hotel room.
How they meet again - Neither of them knows much about the other’s background so it is a complete surprise when they find themselves attending the same conference the following week and she turns out to be the media darling of the event.
Nits-- The H knows he made a mistake in letting her go and he knows that he broke her heart. He wants to earn her trust again, but he does not get the chance to because the h does not give him the opportunity to grovel. She confesses that she still loves him after they see each other at the conference. He never apologizes or explains his actions for walking out. She drops into his arms again after an attempt on her life and they resume their relationship.
The h never demands an explanation from the H regarding his parting words prior to the breakup. The H also never explains to the h why she is no longer GU (geographically undesirable...label for guys from my college days) and why she suddenly fits in his life. They act like the breakup never happened. They never bring up the subject of their breakup after they reunite and I felt like I was left hanging.
It was a nice, pleasant read. The author did a good job with the descriptive shots of Ireland and with combining romance with elements of suspense throughout the book. I also liked the characters very much…especially our geeky American software sweetheart.
What a Fantastic story, masterfully written details so crisp and clear you can see everything even smell the Irish surroundings. This has Romance, Suspense,Mystery. All in one masterful written book.
The first in four books, I Highly Recommend this book!
I love Ali and Aiden. No two people deserve happiness more. I'm glad they found their way to each other.