Title: Stars of Fortune
Author: Nora Roberts
Series: The Guardians Trilogy: Book 1
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld
Sasha Riggs is a reclusive artist, haunted by vivid dreams and nightmares that she turns into extraordinary paintings. Desperate to understand her visions, she finds herself drawn to the Greek island of Corfu.
She has only just arrived when she encounters Bran Killian, an Irish magician with a warm charisma and secrets dancing in his eyes. Sasha has never met Bran before, but she knows him only too well – because this is the man from her dreams. The man she has painted over and over again. The man she seems fated to be with…if she can find the courage to accept who she really is.
Sasha soon discovers that four other strangers have been lured to the island. Like Bran, they are all desperately searching for a mysterious jewel known as the fire star – before it falls into the wrong hands. Together, they might just succeed. But first they must learn to trust one another, and reveal their deepest secrets.
On the sun-drenched island of Corfu, love and magic are sparked into life. And for Sasha, nothing will ever be the same again.
Nora Roberts never disappoints. Things kick off right away with our main character walking up to someone she doesn’t know, or rather, hasn’t met outside of her dreams. This made me a little uncomfortable as I would never be able to do that myself. I have issues with social situations.
All in all, a group of 6 slowly forms through the story. In true Nora Roberts fashion, there are 3 pairs of people, so everyone gets a romance. I’m guessing like other trilogies, each book will have a new couple be the main characters we follow. This first book follows Sasha, who is responsible for bringing the group together in a way, but everyone has been pulled to certain areas feeling almost like a destiny to be in these certain cities, or restaurants. She pairs up with Bran, who is an Irish magician, not like a street performer, but an actual magician.
Everyone has their own little secret, and in their own time and way, their secrets get revealed. Wondering what the secrets are is a small piece of the puzzle that keeps you reading. The other piece that kept me going was wanting to see the stars these characters are supposed to collect to keep away from the evil Goddess.
This book I would classify as a Fantasy Romance, and I will definately be continuing with the next book Bay of Sighs sometime hopefully soon. I wanted to pick it up immediately, but once again, don’t own the book yet, and want to try to finish books I own first.