Bay of Sighs (The Guardians Trilogy #2) By: Nora Roberts
To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all worlds in danger. And now three women and three men join forces to pick up the pieces… Mermaid Annika is from the sea, and it is there she must return after her quest to find the stars. New to this world, her purity and beauty are nothing less than breathtaking, along with her graceful athleticism, as her five new friends discovered when they retrieved the fire star. Now, through space and time, traveler Sawyer King has brought the guardians to the island of Capri, where the water star is hidden. And as he watches Annika in her element, he finds himself drawn to her joyful spirit. But Sawyer knows that if he allows her into his heart, no compass could ever guide him back to solid ground… And in the darkness, their enemy broods. She lost one star to the guardians, but there is still time for blood to be spilled—the mermaid’s in the water and the traveler’s on the land. For she has forged a dangerous new weapon. Something deadly and unpredictable. Something human.
I’m still really enjoying this series and the world that’s being created, though I didn’t like this book quiet as much as the last.
Annika is a mermaid so English is not her first language and while most of her confusion and screw ups seemed normal a lot of the time she came off as kind of simple. Even when the story was from her point of view she seemed that way. She was supposed to represent light and innocence I guess, but then also really want to jump Sawyers bones, it was an odd contrast.
Sawyer was fine, more prudish than the others it seemed, which I guess Roberts thought paired well with innocence, but I’m not so sure. He was fine, his powers are the coolest. Overall they are probably going to be my least favorite couple.
There were also a few sudden changes of point of view that weren’t signaled very well and a couple times I had to re-read sections to figure out who the hell was talking. That didn’t happen frequently, only a couple times, but it really shouldn’t be happening in a Nora Roberts book at all.
Looking forward to the third and final book in the series that comes out in December.