Recommended by: The 3rd in the Donovan Legacy.
From the Back Cover: She was all sunshine, light and serene enchantment — But Boone Sawyer had no idea, when he and his daughter moved next door to the exquisite Anastasia Donovan, that she was so much more than she appeared. Ana and Boone were drawn to each other with a fierce passion neither had ever known before. But Ana had secrets. . .secrets she was certain no man could accept. When a life — threatening disaster forced her to reveal herself, she had to face the fact that it could cost her the heart of the man she loved. . . .
My Thoughts: This is my favorite of the Donovan Legacy so far. I loved Ana and Boone’s story. Boone is a widower with a 6-year-old daughter, Jessie. Jessie is precious and makes friends with everyone. One day she plants herself in Ana’s backyard to visit, and Ana’s life is never the same. This is how the reader is first introduced to Boone. Boone is a worried father and Jessie didn’t tell him where she was going. So he was a little out of sorts and has landed himself in the backyard of a woman he’s instantly attracted to. And he doesn’t like it.
Ana and Jessie quickly become good friends ~ Ana and Boone take a bit longer, but they warm up to each other pretty fast. But Ana’s afraid to tell Boone about her gifts because she’d made the mistake of telling someone she loved and who she assumed loved her back, and she was hurt pretty badly. So, she keeps her secret and then the inevitable happens ~ Jessie is hurt in an accident and it is up to Ana to save her.
The cousins and their families are in this story quite a bit, as well as the family in Ireland. Not to mention Boone is in the same line of work as Ana’s aunt, Bryna. He’s also good friends with Nash, Morgana’s husband. They went to school together.
I’d rate this Very Good. I enjoyed it and read it from cover to cover. There is a 4th installment to the Donovan Legacy, Enchanted, which I’ve requested and hopefully get a chance to read soon.