Monday, May 13, 2019

Island of Glass - Romantic Suspense Review

Goodreads:  Island of Glass (Guardians Trilogy #3) by Nora Roberts

Rating:  Very Good
Source: Purchased

Description:  As the hunt for the Star of Ice leads the six guardians to Ireland, Doyle, the immortal, must face his tragic past. Three centuries ago, he closed off his heart, yet his warrior spirit is still drawn to the wild. And there’s no one more familiar with the wild than Riley—and the wolf within her…
An archaeologist, Riley is no stranger to the coast of Clare, but now she finds herself on unsure footing, targeted by the dark goddess who wants more than the stars, more than the blood of the guardians. While searching through Irish history for clues that will lead them to the final star and the mysterious Island of Glass, Riley must fight her practical nature and admit her sudden attraction to Doyle is more than just a fling. For it is his strength that will sustain her and give her the power to run towards love—and save them all…

Genre: Romantic Suspense - Paranormal

Why I Picked This Book:  I loved the first two in this trilogy so I had to read the conclusion and of course I can never resist a Nora Roberts book.

My Impression:  This was a fantastic conclusion to a thoroughly enjoyable trilogy.  Not only does the main plot wrap up nicely but the connection between the six was explained as well and all without being too trite.  To be honest this was my least favorite romance.  While I like Riley and found her character fascinating I just never quite felt connected to Doyle.  He's got so many walls and is so angry that I couldn't quite buy his letting everything go all at once.   The book made up for that issue though because I loved seeing the six really working as a team and I loved the descriptions of Bran's house.  I  need a house like that with towers and libraries on the Irish coast though without the demons and whatnots coming to kill me.  It was a fun read and one I flew through.  I'm a bit sad to see the last of these characters though it did make me want to reread the first book so I'll get a bit of a revisit.

Would I Read More of this Series/Author?  Of course!  Nora Roberts is an auto-buy/read for me.

Would I Recommend this Book?  I would though you really need to read the first two books in the trilogy first or you'll be very lost.


  1. I enjoyed this series and this one set in Ireland too. Yes wouldn't a house with all those nooks be so awesome.

  2. I love books set in Ireland. I love the cover!

  3. I really enjoyed this trilogy. Have you read/listened to her newest. It is different but so good. It looks like it will be a trilogy. The final one comes out this December.