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Danni always believed she was an abandoned child. Then the seductive Sean Ballogh appears out of nowhere with a startling story challenging everything Danni thought was true. He claims that Danni’s family has been searching for her ever since she disappeared twenty years ago. He’s come to bring her home to Ireland. Now, Danni must rewrite history to save her family, to fight a force more evil than she ever imagined, and to reunite herself with the man she was destined for-or risk living forever in time as nothing more than an ethereal memory, a tragic and haunting beauty.
I liked reading ‘Haunting Beauty’ in spite of the fact that it does not fall in the category of my ‘preferred genres’. After the first few chapters, I found myself struggling to keep up with the flow of the book as it got very confusing. Reality, visions and dreams were intertwined together and meshed so tightly that a reader surely gets misled. I did feel that the visions and dreams were mandatory to give the story its appeal, but wished that they were portrayed slightly differently for ease of reading.
I fell in love with both Danni and Sean. The blooming romance between them was captivating and I was literally biting my nails to see if their pasts can be changed. Danni is very courageous but she also exhibits a vulnerability that was left behind in her by the past events. Sean is conscious of his duty and the purpose of his visit but cannot help himself from falling in love with her. He exhibits a different kind of vulnerability which is again ‘ADORABLE’.
When I finished the book, I had more questions than answers (and that is a good thing right?) Who is the lady in white? Where is Danni’s twin brother? Will Danni and her twin brother ever meet? I am eager to read the rest of the books from this series as it surely has a lot of mystical romantic suspense to offer. Rated a 4 on 5 but just be prepared for the visions, dreams and oops! did I forget the Time travel.