Thursday 16 April 2015

✿ Love and Shamrocks (Ballybeg #4) ✿ Zara Keane ✿


Trouble in Dublin, True Love in Ballybeg

Clio Havelin needs a lucky break. Desperate to protect her child, Clio accepts her estranged mother
s offer of a refuge in Ballybeg. What can go wrong in a place with more cows than people? Her hope for a fresh start is smashed to smithereens when shes blackmailed into facilitating the heist of the decade. So the last thing Clio needs is a sexy cop underfoot, especially when shes one crime away from freedom. Too bad shes already slept with him.

án Mackey wants his life back. The former police detective is now stuck apprehending errant sheep in Ballybeg population 3968, pubs 35. After months of frustration, hes finally on the scent of a real case. When hes sidelined into playing bodyguard for his nemesis, talk show hostess Helen Havelin, hes pissed. And when his gorgeous one-night stand turns out to be Helens daughter, Clio, pissed turns to horrified.

ARC received from author for an honest review

This book 5 in the Ballybeg series, and although it could be read as a stand alone, you will want to read the whole series!

We have met Sergeant Sean Mackey throughout this series, and now we are finally getting his story.
After being a Garda in the big city, life for the Sergeant isn't the excitement he is used to.  Though the residents of Ballybeg *cough cough John-Joe and Buck cough cough* do keep up the amusement and nuisance factor for him.

The last thing he expects is his one night stand from the city to end up in his town... awkard!

Clio Havelin is great.  She is the daughter of a somewhat famous woman with the diva attitude to go with is.  And is so not like her mother!  She is down to earth, sexy, funny.

The attraction between Sean and Clio is there from the start and you can feel the pull between them, even when it is not great timing for either of them.

There is a bit of mystery and intrigue surrounding Clio and her mother, secrets being kept - and we all know how well that always turns out!

I felt that this installment of the series was less about small town Ballybeg than the others.  Sure we got to see more of our favourites from the rest of the series, but this time it felt a little more wide reaching, introducing us to some new characters, who I feel may play more of a part in the spin off Bad Boys of Ballybeg series?  But this may just be me and my wishful thinking

I have thoroughly enjoyed my times in Ballybeg, and look forward to continuing them in the Bad Boys series