Adrienne has kindly indulged my fictional couples theme for the month of February, so without further ado, here she is with a sixth entry in our countdown!
If you’re not familiar with these books, here’s a brief summary: The Fever series revolves around MacKayla Lane, a seemingly normal girl in her early twenties living in small-town Georgia, USA. When her sister is brutally murdered while studying abroad in Ireland, Mac decides to travel to Dublin and track down the killer herself. When she arrives, however, she quickly realizes that all is not what it seems in the Irish capital. She isn’t even all that she thought she was. For one, Mac learns that the Celtic folklore concerning 'fairies' is true, but not in a pleasant way. For another, Mac discovers that she is a sidhe-seer (a person who can see the Fae for who they are, even when they are casting a 'glamour' in order to appear human).
Delving deeper, she realizes that her sister's death is linked to the search for dark and mysterious book - the Sinsar Dubh - which has gone missing from the Faerie realm. Many others are attempting to track down the book as well: the wealthy and enigmatic Jericho Barrons, the tantalizing Seelie Prince V'lane, the powerful 'Lord Master' Darroc, and the secretive Sidhe-seer society.
The interesting thing about this love story with Mac and Jericho Barrons is that we don’t know if they’re actually going to get together until the last book (there’s five in the series). Mac’s character is almost like a southern belle cliché. She has blonde hair, loves to wear pink, and sunbathe. When she comes to Dublin and meets Jericho, he is everything that’s dark and mysterious. Broody, demanding, and rude are his main characteristics that we see. However, as the story progresses, Jericho gets softer towards Mac. He definitely becomes more and more protective of her and she tries to do nice things for him, like getting him a birthday cake (His reaction to this is great!).
While their relationship is tense and rocky, their interactions entertain the readers through witty humor and incredible action (as in fighting – I know what you were thinking!) Almost every fan of this series instantly becomes attached to the enigmatic bad boy that Jericho embodies. It’s almost torture at how drawn out their “courtship” is, but that only makes it much more thrilling when they do actually become a couple.
If you like to read about couples who have to earn their love for each other, I would highly recommend the Fever series to you.
DISSENSION will be available where books and ebooks are sold February 23, 2013.
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