Friday, October 12, 2007

Face the Fire (Book 3)

Mia Devlin knows what it's like to love with your whole heart -- and then watch your love walk away. She and Sam Logan shared an incredible bond built on passion, legend, and fate. But then one day Sam fled Three Sisters Island, leaving Mia determined to live without love...

Now the owner of the island's only hotel, Sam has returned to Three Sisters with hopes of winning back Mia's affections. Angry, hurt and deeply confused, Mia denies that her passion for Sam still burns. But she'll need his help -- as the deadline for breaking a centuries-old curse draws near, they must comet together to turn back the dark... - Synopsis from the back cover of the novel.

I have totally enjoyed the first book
Dancing Upon the Air and then the second one Heaven and Earth. Now Face the Fire completes the satisfaction of reading this trilogy. No regrets at all. Certain parts are quite predictable but mostly Nora Roberts generates lots of excitement and I like how things turn out in the end.

The first book talks about Nell Channing, the second about Ripley Todd, and finally Face the Fire is about Mia Devlin. She is Fire. Amongst the three, she is the strongest, most powerful, and possesses exquisite control over her power. Not to mention she is drop dead beautiful too with fiery red hair, alabaster skin, and legs that go on for miles. Guys couldn't help but goggle when they see her. Like the book says, she's outrageously beautiful. She is also the owner of Cafe Book and successful.
What more can a girl ask for?

Mia and her friends know the darkness is gaining strength and time is running out. She must be prepared to face her time and the impending evil. It is already doing its thing on her loved ones, especially Lulu who has taken care of Mia since she is a baby. Mia's grandmother passed her on to Lulu because her own parents can't take care of her. Lulu encountered two near-death experiences -- one without Mia's knowledge, a secret she asks Nell, Ripley and their men to keep from Mia so that she does not worry; the other one witnessed by Mia herself as she tries saving her with Sam Logan's help.

Speaking of Sam Logan, he returns to the Three Sisters Island after 10 years of disappearance. In his absence, Mia picked herself up (after getting over it, of course -- that takes time) and build herself a successful business, and hone her magic. Sam now waltzes back into Mia's life asking for her forgiveness and acceptance, but it is hard for Mia to open up again. Sam consistently pursues her trying to make up for lost time. Mia and Sam are made for each other and they know it. Nora created a nice tension between them. Secretly I wish Sam would bug off but at the same time I wish Mia wouldn't be so stubborn. Oh well...

Mia has visions of her plunging into the cliff as she fights evil, thus ending her life. It seems like that is the way to break the curse. Her many years of study of the legend and magic seems to interpret that that is the only way, but deep down, she knows there must be something else and she is willing to test it. Sam holds the key. Believe me, I cried in the last chapter. I don't know why I'm such a cry baby.

The Three Sisters Island trilogy is a great read and I'm sure you'll enjoy it too!