A MADNESS MOST DISCREET
Started 6/30 Finished 7/7
This is the last book in the series, and it won’t let you down. If you read the other books, you’ve been rooting for Tennyson, hoping there’s someone out there perfect for him. The first time I read it, I wondered if Nichole could find the perfect heroine for him. She did - in Olivia Hawking!
Together Tennyson and Olivia will help end the curse of the D’Angelo’s. How? Sorry, I can’t tell you, but I love the way Nichole left the crumbs of her back story in all four novels, AND, she stuck the ending!
PS – Next up for me – the prequel to the series, how the triplet’s parents met and married.
TENNYSON D'ANGELO . . . Darkness lives within each of us. Shadows. We are each capable of great goodness and unbelievable evil. It is the duality of being human. I want to live in the light. I don’t enjoy the shadows. But I’m not sure I’ve been given a choice in the matter. The shadows own me. They dance at my edges and tangle in my light. They torment my days and make my nights an anguished hell. I simply want to be free. One way . . . or another.
They call him the Prophet. Tennyson D’Angelo, the man who can foretell the future. A modern-day oracle. And Olivia Hawking desperately needs his help. She tracks him down in Italy, begging for his assistance. She has a life-or-death problem that only a bonafide psychic can solve. But Tennyson is slowly fracturing from within, the weight of the D’Angelo curse destroying him.
Olivia and Tennyson join forces, each searching for answers. But their understanding of the D’Angelo curse keeps changing, and Time is not on their side. Even as they fall in love, Tennyson and Olivia realize they are in a race against the clock. Will they find answers in time to save themselves?
Started 6/21 Finished 6/30
I met Chiara in book 1, and Jack in #2. I liked them both as supporting characters. They were both well developed , and it was fun to see them step into a story of their own. I never would have put them together, but I’m glad Nichole Van did. Enjoy this thriller with a Mafia twist that has Chiara hiding from the Italian mob, and Jack, in his ghostly form trying to protect her.
Chiara doesn’t like Jack. Jack doesn’t like Chiara.
The story should end there. Except . . . maybe Chiara finds herself daydreaming far too often about Jack. And maybe Jack finds Chiara aggravating in an adorable sorta way. Maybe Jack and Chiara find themselves falling in love. The problem, of course, remains. Jack is a ghost. And Chiara is not.
Jack Knight-Snow has had a bad year for losing things. So far he has lost a ship full of ancient treasure, his family, his friends, his title, his lands and money, his fiancé, the century into which he was born . . . oh, and his physical body. Worse, feisty Chiara D’Angelo might just finish the job and make him lose his mind.
For her part, Chiara simply wants to help Jack get his body back and move on with his life. She doesn’t want to like his snarky humor or his gorgeous eyes or the way he accepts her exactly as she is. She’s a hot mess when it comes to romantic relationships. Case in point . . . she’s developing feelings for a ghost.
But tackling the problem of Jack’s ghostliness is not straightforward. Soon, Jack and Chiara find themselves embroiled in a mystery which creates more questions about the D’Angelo brothers’ gifts of Second Sight. Set against the backdrop of Tuscany, Italy, Jack and Chiara race to uncover answers about the past before becoming history themselves.
Love's Shadow . . . . . . Started 6/5________________________________ Finished 6/20
I wasn’t a huge fan of Branwell or Lucy in the beginning. I’d forgotten they were a little too goofy for me, BUT, as I continued reading, I remembered how much I liked this book. It’s like Gladly Beyond because the chapters go back and forth between characters. The biggest difference is that Branwell’s take place in the past so Nichole got to thread in their backstory early in the novel. (I never get away with that! No LOL!)
Branwell is Dante’s identical twin, except for hair, clothes, and his GUT. Lucy was once Tennyson’s girlfriend and totally off limits, because of the brother thing. Tennyson is the most fragile of the triplets . . . he sees, hears, and feels the future. Lucy was like a buffer for him, keeping the bad emotions at bay, helping him hold onto his sanity. He was barely in the first book, but he has a huge role in this one.
The problem this time . . . Lucy’s niece Grace is missing. She VANISHED! Literally, all that’s left is a bloody red handprint, and the Italian police believe Lucy did it. (I never did!) This is the story of finding Grace again and resolving the issues between Lucy and Branwell. It’s a GOOD Read!
Branwell D’Angelo . . . Six years ago, I fell in love with Lucy—my brother’s girlfriend. Stupid of me, I know, but sometimes the heart doesn’t listen to reason.
Six years, I’ve lived on the sidelines. Seeing him love her, be with her, bask in her sunshine . . . I watched her break his heart and then cleaned up the shattered pieces of him she left behind.
She’s the one woman I can’t have but still the only one my soul wants. Now she’s back in our lives and needs the unique help only us D’Angelos can give. My brother’s not emotionally strong enough to face her. So he’s sending me instead . . .
When tragedy strikes Lucy Snow on a visit to Italy, she can’t bring herself to call any of the D’Angelo brothers for help. There are consequences for falling in love with your ex-boyfriend’s brother. But Lucy desperately needs Branwell’s paranormal skills and his gift of Sight. And if seeing him will negate at least three years of therapy? Well, it’s a price she is willing to pay.
Thrown together in a desperate bid to save an innocent life, Branwell and Lucy struggle against their shared past, only to realize that something even more dangerous is reaching through the weight of time to stalk their every move . . .
When I write, I can only have one voice in my head, mine. A little noise is fine. But too much, or worse yet, WORDS, and I must change rooms or pull out headphones. Then I can write on!