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|Read E-pub ⚢ Hot Whispers of an Irishman ì When Ballymuir s sharp witted artist Violet Kilbride, who inherited the gift of second sight from her beloved grandmother, decides to sell her nan s cottage in Duncarraig, she returns to a town that holds complicated memories Vi fell in love with Liam Rafferty there one teenage summer and has never gotten over their failed romance When she runs into Liam now a divorced dad the attraction flares anew But just as quickly, their reignited passion is threatened by Liam s quest for the legendary treasure known as Rafferty s gold, which was entrusted to an ancestor of Vi s who was also scorned by a Rafferty man Determined to find the gold herself and to see that it ends up in a museum Vi pits her second sight against Liam s fancy gold hunting gadgets But the lure of lost treasure doesn t stand a chance against a love like thisor does it This is a really good series I thoroughly enjoyed the writing, the plots and the characters I think each story was wrapped up too quickly, but otherwise I would recommend highly The stories are sweet, the relationships are mature, and the conflicts are honest Very nice. This was a stinker of a book 371 pages worth of mostly tedium.This was the fifth or so time I tried this book and I am sorry I never left it as a DNF Romance is a genera I do not read that much of, when I do I want it to be good This was bad Sorry to whoever gave it too me so long ago I do not even remember who, but at least I finished it All 371 dreary pages of it As this book was recommend to me based partly on the process of a marine salvage and an artist, I was pretty annoyed that This was a stinker of a book 371 pages worth of mostly tedium.This was the fifth or so time I tried this book and I am sorry I never left it as a DNF Romance is a genera I do not read that much of, when I do I want it to be good This was bad Sorry to whoever gave it too me so long ago I do not even remember who, but at least I finished it All 371 dreary pages of it As this book was recommend to me based partly on the process of a marine salvage and an artist, I was pretty annoyed that there was practically nothing of either in the entire book The title Hot whispers of an Irishman The only HOT to be found here is in the title The main Irishman, Liam, does not whisper anything but moaning and complaining whinging and whining continually about how his partner cheated him, he doesn t get along with his daughter, he hates his family, he hates Duncarraig whine whine whine In whose universe is this Hot The other thing he whines about is the buried treasure he is looking for, buried on leading lady, Vi s, land He does not plan to give her any of this treasure when he finds it He self justifies this through some old family myth that an ancestor of his gave the gold to an ancestor of Vi s These ridiculous statements pepper the narrative throughout the book and the only thing less believable that the moronic logic, is that Vi seems to accept this moronic logic Now, this man is meant to be an international salvage operator Yet, he has nonotion than a kitten about legalities The author would have us believe he is going out of business because of a cheating partner, but, to me, given the internal logic It seems muchlikely that he is going out of business because he bases his searches on undocumented myths and ignores ownership and property laws.The leading lady Vi, is the only thing that kept me reading to be honest Even though she also can immensely frustrating at least she is a likable character An artist who never does anything artistic until the last chapter or two We are told she is suffering from some sort of artists block and can t work, but there are no hints of anything artistic about her at all She is also meant to be a local witch she gets called that occasionally mostly by the whining Irishman she does nothing witchy at all except late in the book a bit of random telemetry which was pretty useless both in terms of advancing the story or character development Lame.The sex scenes were about as exciting as three day old, cold boiled potatoes The ending was almost incredibly bland Sure, romance,of course they get together, andof course they find the treasure andof course he doesn t steal the whole lot and leave her destitute But still, try a little bit to make it believable And this big horrible secret that Vi is carrying around, haunting her whole life, coyly mentioned for the first hundred or so pages without being spelled out though obvious beyond belief to the reader Personally I don t especially like kids, so I don t sympathise anyway, but, if this has been a major issue for years for her, dragging through the book like a ball and chain, then you don t just resolve it with the same emotional weight you would give a slice of burnt toast But that is what this book does in the last few pages, Vi tells Liam as casually as you please, this thing happened Liam goes oh well that s ok I still love you blah blah blah And that s it Stupendously Bland.Now I did not realise this was one in a series until after I started it Maybe the characters were established in previous books to the extent that no effort was put into them This is lazy writing and I am glad I did not pay money for it Perhaps the previous ones are better, I hope to never have to find out Book 3Of course I enjoyed this book too I wish for maybe 2chapters One the wedding and one their happy ending with children and success for Liam and Vi s art I also hope there sstories to tell. Sweet with a touch of spice I disliked seeing Vi so subdued in this book compared to the prior, but it all worked out in the end.