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Fire Maidens: Ireland

Billionaires & Bodyguards, Book 5
Written by: Anna Lowe
Narrated by: Kelsey Osborne
Series: Billionaires & Bodyguards, Book 5
Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
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Magic, shifters, and a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Inheriting a cottage in Ireland seems like a stroke of pure luck to Grace Connolly, as is a chance meeting with her mysterious (and hot) new neighbor. Soon, Boston’s most up-and-coming harpist finds herself mixing business with pleasure and getting to know Finn Hurley - intimately.

But all is not as it seems with the alluring man from next door, nor in the seaside village of Ballyfianna. Magic, shapeshifters, and legendary pots of gold? The surprises don’t end there - not when Grace’s family secrets come to light. Before she knows it, her mini-adventure - and sizzling romance - become a fight between good and evil.

Ruthless enemies are muscling in on Finn’s home turf, and Grace will need more than the luck of the Irish to survive. Does she dare unleash the hidden power within her - a force she’s been warned never to use?

After a decade of military service, dragon shifter Finn Hurley is finally free to track down the elusive beauty he’s secretly loved for years. When he discovers her in his hometown, it seems like destiny is smiling on him. He should have known nothing in life comes easy - especially love.

Because, Ballyfianna is no longer the peaceful, sleepy place it once was, and Grace has unwittingly become involved in its troubles. Bitter enemies from beyond its borders are plotting to seize power, while traitors are conspiring within. But they are all mere puppets to an even more treacherous enemy lurking in the background.

Can this battle-weary warrior defeat evil and finally find his happy ending?

Don't miss Anna Lowe’s Fire Maidens: Billionaires & Bodyguards series! Danger lurks over Europe, where a ruthless dragon clan plots to seize power in the grandest, most glamorous cities. The guardians of old have summoned a new generation of shifter heroes to protect the castles, cathedrals, and cobblestoned streets of their ancestral homes and to seek out the last of the Fire Maidens - women coveted by the dark lords for their royal blood. Those women are absolutely off-limits to the young warriors tasked with protecting them. But destiny, of course, has other ideas!

©2020 Anna Lowe (P)2020 Anna Lowe
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  • Vicki
  • 2020-06-24

Grace and Finn

Another great addition to the series! Finn was absolutely awesome in Fire Maidens: Portugal so I am so glad his story is available. Finn and Grace, who is a musician and mixed heritage (which I loved), reunite in Ireland after not seeing each other since they were children. Finn saved her from what could have been a bad accident. Now years later, the same thing happens and they recognize each other. Grace is in Ireland because she inherits a cottage from her uncle just outside of Ballyfianna. Finn is there with his family (he was in Portugal with his friend Marco in the previous book). He was previously in the French Foreign Legion.

Grace and Finn go on a date but end up helping out at the pub when it gets too busy for Annabel to handle by herself. In the pub, there is a magical harp that calls to her. A few days later, Grace wonders on to Reuben’s property. Reuben catches her and argues with her. She steps back too far and tumbles over the cliff. Finn sees this and is forced to shift in order to save her. He hadn’t told her that he was a shifter so this is the first time she knows of it and she panics. It frightened her so much that she was going to run back to the States but decided against it.

Then Finn’s nephew goes missing. The child wondered off and a search party is looking for him. Grace’s necklace led them to the child who was down in a well. The necklace also lit the way so Finn is able to rescue him and get himself back to the surface. It was so rainy that night that Grace invites Finn back to her home to dry off and warm up and things start to heat up.

A lot happens to Grace and Finn before they eventually get their happily ever after. There was also lots of suspense. Ms. Lowe writes great “edge of your seat” as well as romance scenes. Finn was awesome in this book too. He was so patient with Grace.

After Finn and Grace spend the night together and Finn leaves, Grace drives out to follow a rainbow. She ends up in the middle of trouble. Of course, Enzo Lombardi is his usual villainous self along with his goons. That man is nothing but trouble!

The Fire Maidens: Billionaires & Bodyguards is a great series and should not be missed! Each book is about a different couple and Fire Maiden but they tie in together. I love how in the book, you meet the hero for the next book. Also, the covers for these books are great!

Kelsey Osborne, as always, did a great job with the narration. It is always easy to tell if the speaker is male or female. I received this free copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • VaWineLover
  • 2020-06-27

Makes you want to visit Ireland

This Fire Maidens story is a little different. For one thing, it takes place in a small Irish village and not a big city. For another, Grace and Finn met each other many years attack when they were children and Grace's family came to visit a great uncle who lived in the area. The two children bonded over an "almost" accident that they knew had to be a secret to keep parents from freaking out. Most importantly, the Guardians of Ireland are not snotty or overbearing. There is plenty of magic, but not the heart pounding feelings of doom that some of the other Fire Maidens have suffered before and after reaching their European destination.

Grace has come to the small village of Ballyfianna, Ireland because she has inherited a small cottage near the ruins of an old castle. She takes a walk around the castle grounds, remembering a day she spent there with a boy her age playing and climbing around the old ruins. When she almost took a header over a cliff, Finn saved her from falling and the two bonded over their shared relief at thwarting disaster. Grace has thought about Finn ever since that day, wondering about his life and fantasizing about the two of them together.

Finn is a dragon shifter who is the fourth of seven children. His life has led him all over the world and into many a hot zone as a member of the French Foreign Legion. The small village where he grew up and his family lives was too small for him once, but now? He has watched his friends from his Legion days meet their mates and settle down. If only he could go and find Grace, the little girl that he only met once, but has never forgotten. But right now his family needs him.

His brother-in-law is the leader of the local shifters. A giant elk shifter, Eamonn, is the head of the Irish Guardians. An alliance with Finn's dragon shifter family has always been a strong one and several of his relatives are also Guardians. Some troubles with a local wolf pack and the threat of the Lombardis have worried Eamonn enough to have him request that Finn stick around in the area for awhile.

When Finn takes a walk to the old castle ruins and sees a young woman near the edge of the cliff where a little girl once almost fell to her death he shouts to warn the woman away, and almost causes her to fall. When he looks into her angry eyes he sees..Grace.

Find out what happens when the magic of Ireland works to convince a girl from Boston that her heart is in Ireland and destiny shows a boy from Ireland that home really is where the heart is.

I was given an advanced copy of this book by the author. My review is voluntary.

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  • Shayay19
  • 2020-06-27

Awesome series!

Narrator does a good job. She gives a clear performance and a quality performance. Recommend listening!

Love the Ireland setting; love the visuals the author created with her words! Love all the dragon and elk shifter fun and action! Loved the backstory of how Finn and Grace first connected; so sweet! Finn, a dragon shifter, and Grace, a non-shifter, were childhood friends, but haven’t seen each other in years. They’ve thought of each other through the years and are now finally back together when Grace and Finn both find themselves back in Ireland. Finn knows right away that Grace is his mate and Grace knows right away that there is a major connection between them, but things aren’t necessarily going to go smoothly.

I’ve loved this whole series so far! This one was a little slow moving for me and I didn’t quite connect with Grace, but the story is still entertaining and lots of fun. I think it may have been Grace’s reaction to certain things that rubbed me the wrong way; felt too ungrateful to me, but I did love the musical aspect to her character. Finn is a total nice guy; loved how supportive he is of Grace. They have a cute and passionate connection. There’s also a cool magical element going on that added some fun whimsy. Really looking forward to the next book in Scotland!

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 2020-06-24

Fire Maidens Ireland

Another perfect addition to this series. I love the way these two met and how the story progressed with their love and understanding. This is a great series so far and I can’t wait for the next.

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  • LeMiliere
  • 2020-06-21

Can Finn and Grace Make Lasting Music Together?


I read this book not long ago and enjoyed it immensely, as I have the whole series, but as soon as the audio became available I couldn't wait to listen to this wonderful story. In this Fire Maidens story, Finn and Grace met once as children when her father came from America to connect with his roots. Their friendship was instant and strong, they bonded over a near-fatal accident which they agreed to keep secret from their parents. Unfortunately, their friendship never got a chance to develop further as she went back to the US almost as soon as they had met.

When Grace's great uncle died he left her his cottage on the outskirts of the village of Ballyfianna. She returned to Ireland to try and find a tenant for the property, a traditional cottage close the ruins of Ballyfianna Castle. Almost as soon as arrived she was drawn to the castle grounds as she walks she thinks about the time she and Finn spent there as children and their shared relief that disaster was avoided that day. Over the years she has thought about Finn often, wondering if he ever thought of her? Fantasizing about the two of them together at whatever age she was at the time!

Finn, a dragon shifter, has known for years that Grace is his mate and vowed that one day he would search for her. Life choices lead him to enlist in the French Foreign Legion but after ten years his term of duty is over and he's back for a quick visit to catch up with his family. Some of his friends from the Legion have met their mates and settled down, he even helped Marco keep his mate safe in Portugal. Is now the time to search for his mate, Grace, the human girl he met so long ago?

The Guardians in Ireland are different from the Guardians we have met before, they are more laid back. His brother-in-law Eamonn, a giant elk shifter is the leader of the Irish Guardians, Finn's dragon shifter family has a longstanding alliance with the Elk clan and several of his relatives are also Guardians including his sister. Eamonn has asked Finn to stay awhile because of some troubles with the Teague wolf pack and the ever-present threat of the Lombardis

Finn takes a walk to the old castle ruins where sees a woman too close to the edge of the cliff in the exact spot Grace almost fell to her death, alas his shouts to warn the woman startle her causing her to nearly fall, when he goes to check on her he realises that it's his Grace!

Grace is a musician, she knows nothing of the shifter world or magic, but she's about to get a rude awakening when she is again in danger and Finn has to show his true self to save her. Just as she's trying to come to terms with the fact that shifters exist she has to face the biggest challenge of her life when she learns that she possesses magic! But will this be enough to save herself, to save the shifters of Ballyfianna? Will the magic of Ireland work to convince her to follow her heart? Will destiny show the girl from Boston and the boy from Ireland that home is wherever they are so long as they are together?

The narration of this book, indeed all the books in this series, is by the wonderfully talented Kelsey Osborne, she does such a great job of bringing the characters to life and making Anna's descriptions of the majestic Irish scenery even more vivid!

I was given this audiobook as a gift and am voluntarily writing my review.

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  • trufriends
  • 2020-06-20

childhood

when childhood friends Finn and Grace reunite when Grace inherit a cottage in Ireland. Another great listen and/or read.

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  • Starwarslover
  • 2020-06-20

amazing

anna and kelsey did it again.. i love these two.. kelsey is the perfect narrator for this author.. i loved this story so much.. the emotions and personalities.. the fun and bantar.. the feelings.. it is all amazing

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  • jamoz23
  • 2020-06-20

I was transported to the green hills of Ireland.

Once again a totally enjoyable time listening to this book. I was transported to the green hills of Ireland whilst working in my kitchen. BOOK REVIEW Ms Lowe just keeps me entertained on our voyage around European countries. I loved feeling like I was in Ireland with all that beautiful greenery and scenery. I could hear the lilting Irish accents and envision the places as I read. Very different having Irish Elk shifters and the characters and story were entertaining. Loved both Finn and Grace and the fact they had met as children was sweet. More turmoil with the Lombardi’s involved and discord within the family and village and in relation to neighbouring power hungry wolves. This is my honest review of this book.

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  • jennine.
  • 2020-06-13

RECOMMENDED GREAT SERIES

I found this book to be rich, fulfilling and  delightfully entertaining in only a way this author can do.  Technically you can read each happy ending book on its own but l recommend you really must start at the first book of the series to experience the full community, love and antics that the characters portray as they overlap into each others  stories.  Love and sex scenes included so for mature readers only.