Title: Irish Fling
Author: Valerie Douglas
Reading level: Adult
Size: E-book, 446 pages
Release Date: June 2011
Stand Alone or Series: One of The Millersburg Quartet
Source: Free nook book
First Line: "Welcome to Dublin,” the sign outside the airport said.”
Summary (from GoodReads):
At a crossroads in her life and career, orphaned Ali Dearborn had always been the smart one. With near perfect recall, she accomplished a lot in a very short time. A meteoric rise led to an equally meteoric fall. With her life and career in shambles, she goes in search of her mother's roots in Ireland. Lost, she offers handsome Aidan O'Connell a lift from his broken-down car and she gains an impromptu tour guide. But is Aidan only looking for a brief Irish Fling?
Favorite Quote from the Book:
"But she always told me to live for today, live it like there will be no tomorrow. Try to have more regrets for the things I haven't done than the things I have. Waste as little time as possible on what can't be and find something in every day that makes you happy."
I haven’t read a romance in a long time and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised with this one. It started off as a simple travel/self discovery/love at first sight story but then luckily for me morphed nicely into a bit more. I am generally not a fan of the whole love at first sight, divided by a ridiculous conflict, and then reunited to find lasting love type story: But this story managed to make me enjoy it nonetheless. The character development was well done and the setting in Ireland so gorgeous that I managed to find the love story believable despite itself.
Just when I feared there was no much more left to the story there was a small mystery thrown it to keep my interest though the end.
All in all, a fun quick read…a really believable love story and an entertaining way to pass a rainy day. I doubt I’ll pick up the others in the series…but I don’t regret reading this one.
This book was entertaining