The O’Hurley Siblings

Molly and Frank O’Hurley along with their only son Trace were expecting the fourth member of their family.  But Molly and the family were about to get a surprise.  Instead of one baby there were three.  Triplets, Chantel, Abby and Maddy.  These four stories The Last Honest Woman, Dance To The Piper, Skin Deep, Without A Trace, of Nora Roberts will charm you, make you laugh and feel for these siblings.

The Plot of The Last Honest Woman

Abby the middle triplet and the sensible one.  The only un-sensible thing she did was run off with a race driver, Chuck Rockwell at eighteen.  Now eight years later Abby is a widow with two children.  She has been a widow for five years and decided now is the time for her to give in to the book deal.  It’s for herself and her children who never really knew their father.  But the story is not what it seems to be and Dylan Crosby will find his answers.

Dylan Crosby an accomplished writer on biographies is getting the chance at Chuck Rockwell’s story.  Going there all he was thinking was that she was rich and had servants but he was finding out that was not true.  She was not who he thought.  Abby was hiding the truth from him and he needed to know.  But the truth is not always pretty.  Dylan will find out and experience more than he expected to with Abby O’Hurley.  And just maybe Abby will find something as well.

The Plot of Dance To The Piper

Maddy O’Hurley was a performer her whole life was on the stage, it was where she felt the most alive.  As the youngest triplet Maddy loved her sisters and brother but she wasn’t like them, not glamorous or generous she was just the cute sister.  She needed someone and that someone was Reed Valentine.

Reed Valentine was a cool business man running his fathers recording company.  They decided to try and back a play which is where he meets Maddy O’Hurley.  She isn’t anything he imagined.  She was so alive and it scared him.  He needed her but he was burned before by those he loved and was wary of a relationship with her.

But it may be just what Reed needs, Maddy’s spirit and love.

The Plot of Skin Deep

Chantel O’Hurley is an inspiring actress known for her roles and tabloid romances.  Chantel had everything going for her, she was loved by her family, doing something she loved and loved by fans.  But maybe one fan went a little too far.  A crazed fan is going above and beyond to get Chantel’s attention.  Matt, Chantel’s agent, gets an old friend Quinn Doran to help.

Quinn Doran is a tough P.I. and wasn’t thrilled with his assignment.  He thought she was overacting but then he saw the notes and the terror in her face.  Quinn decided to stay and help.  He wanted to protect her the best way he could but he disrupted her life and her life.

Quinn finds what he has been missing as he protects Chantel and Chantel will find the one man she is able to be truly happy.

The Plot of Without A Trace

Trace O’Hurley left his family early in his live to pursue something that is for him.  Trace knew that his father would be angry but he had to do this even though he would miss all of his family.  And now twelve years later Trace is looking forward to retirement from the agency.  A friend had died and he didn’t want to do this work anymore.  He had experienced a lot within these years but he wouldn’t be getting that retirement just yet.

Gillian Fitzpatrick was the woman who would bring Trace back to his work and towards his goal of retirement.  Gillian had a proposition to make for Trace.  She wanted his help to get her brother and niece back from the group Hammer who took them about six days before.  But she is also the one in danger as the men are also trying to get to her.

Trace takes the assignment against his better judgment.  One for the money and another for revenge.  There was also a part of him that wanted just to protect her.

The two are thrown into a whirlwind of action but end up finding comfort in each other.  Gillian knows what she needs and Trace just might find out what he really needs with Gillian’s help.

As I finished these four books I was amazed by the dynamic characters and plots which flowed through the pages of the stories.  I loved the fact that there were the set of triplets and only one brother.  It was also interesting with the family being performers and in one way each child possessed some side of this artistic trait whether they wanted it or not.  I really loved that all of the sisters or brother were talked about in each others stories.  You never forgot about the others.  These books were fantastic to read.

Irish Rebels by Nora Roberts

The third and final chapter, Irish Rebels, to the series Irish Hearts was enchanting and entertaining as the other two.  “Irish Thoroughbred” and “Irish Rose”, the first two in the series sets the plot for the third one.

Irish Rebels brings us more into the future where the Grants are again the main topic but this time it is Keeley Grant the oldest daughter and Brian Donnelly, an Irish man.

“She was practically royalty-the daughter of a rich, renowned horse-breeding dynasty.  He was just a hardworking horse trainer.  But Brian Donnelly was in America now, where even he might aspire to possess the breathtaking Keeley Grant.  Her wealth and position didn’t deter Brian…for it was the innocence Keeley offered him that beguiled the wild Irish rebel and threatened to corral his restless heart.”

Brian Donnelly a man that wants no attachment, no troubles is about to get shaken up when he takes employment with the Grants on Royal Meadows.  He didn’t want to feel the attraction to her but the moment she walked in he knew he wanted her but couldn’t touch.  He thought insults would be good enough, made fun of her students.  Saying those privilege kids would never stick with this.  But he finds that he put his foot in his mouth.  Keeley helped unprivileged kids and rescued abused horses.

Keeley was goal oriented and didn’t want anything getting in her way.  But then Brian Donnelly came on to the scene and everything changed.  An attraction was there from the start but she didn’t know how to deal with it.  She remain cold until enough was enough.  Keeley decided to take the seducing in her own hands.  She wanted Brian and she was going to get him.

Brian was denying her at first but he couldn’t for long.  The two of them were able to find comfort in one another and Keeley knew she felt love in the arms of Brian but he wasn’t saying it.  Her goal now was to get Brian to come over to her side and admit he wants a life together.  But with a man afraid of attachment ever find a way to accept and feel that he belongs?

I enjoyed reading this book.  I liked how Robert’s was able to share on what happened with the previous books through this plot. She keeps the characters moving forward and to see how things have progressed.