Face the Fire (Three Sisters Island #3) by Nora Roberts

April 16, 2013 2 stars, book rage, contemporary, fantasy romance, paperback, prickly pear heroine, reunited lovers, Romance, Serial, unlikeable main characters, witches 0

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Mia Devlin knows what it is like to love with your whole heart – and then watch your love walk away. Years ago, she and Sam Logan shared an incredible bond built on passion, legend, and fate. But then one day he fled Three Sisters Island, leaving her lost in memories of the magic they shared – and determined to live without love.

The new owner of the island’s only hotel, Sam has returned to Three Sisters with hopes of winning back Mia’s affections. He is puzzled when she greets him with icy indifference – for the chemistry between them is still sizzling and true. Angry, hurt and deeply confused, Mia refuses to admit that a passion for Sam still burns in her heart. But she’ll need his help – and his powers – to face her greatest, most terrifying challenge. And as the deadline for breaking a centuries-old curse draws near, they must take the first steps toward destiny – and come together to turn back the dark…

So…not sure what I want to say about this book. I hated Sam. Hated him. Hated him so much I could not really enjoy the book.

What do you say to a man who leaves you simply because you love him? He left – for 11 years – because how dare this woman love him with her whole heart without any reservations? /sarcasm

It killed me that this jackass shows up after 11 years and gets to hop back in her bed and in her life. And that – due to the plotline of the story – he gets everything he THREW AWAY 11 years prior. All within two months. TWO MONTHS??!?!! Grrrrrrr.

Yeah. I keep going back to the 11 years. Cause this dude is a total douche. TOTAL DOUCHE. I can’t say enough how much I hated Sam!!!! It kinda sickened me that this jackass was able to get back with Mia with little to no problems. FUCK SAM.

Another reviewer mentioned that Mia was…distant and cold compared to the heroines in the other two books. I can agree 100% with that statement. She is a lot more reserved…and I can understand why. Every single person who she has ever loved – with the exception of Lulu – has left her, abandoned her. I can’t imagine being a young and passionate girl – she is Fire – and having no one to give that love to. It must be agonizing.

There was a funny line in the book I mentioned to my husband: Mia said “Men, can’t live with them, can’t turn them into jackasses.” When I told him that my husband said “Why turn us into something we already are.”So. Others may like this book a bit more than me. I felt that Sam should have spent the entire book groveling and kissing Mia’s feet. And two months is not enough for the 11 years of hell Mia went through. But it is a Nora Roberts and it’s well written. But not enough groveling.

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