"Sexy male witch makes a return to print"

Entranced is Sebastian Donovan's story. Sebastian's gift is that of sight. He can delve into people's minds as well as see past, present, and future events. Although independently wealthy from various ventures, he lends himself to the authorities to solve crimes they are unable to solve on their own. Just having returned to his California home after apprehending a serial killer, he is determined to rest and recuperate. The grisly visions of the crimes, and the foray into the mind of a madman have taken their toll on him.

Mary Ellen Sutherland is also an only child. Raised by a single mother, she lived a rootless existence, moving frequently from place to place. She is a loner. Once a member of the police force she has become a private investigator. She likes to do things her own way and without help from others.

A crime has been committed and it hits close to home. Mary Ellen's friends baby has been kidnapped. The mother in desperation to find her child insists on enlisting a psychic sees read about. He's just solved a case of serial murder. Mary Ellen is of the opinion that the man is a charlatan and wants to pursue the case her way, but accompanies her to the home of Sebastian Donovan.

Sebastian is inclined to decline. He is shattered in the aftermath of his last terrible quest; he just wants some peace. It is not the mother's desperate plea that finally gets to him, but Mary Ellen's firm disbelief in his abilities. Something about the belligerent detective intrigues him. Mary Ellen returns alone to warn him not to hurt her friend by giving her false hope. Sebastian however has found a lead and Mary Ellen is not about to let him out of her sight. The next thing she knows she on the back of a motorcycle bound for Utah. Unfortunately they find that their case is only the tip of the iceberg.

On the trail of the kidnapper who is selling babies to childless couples, the two pose as a husband and wife in search of a baby to adopt. Can these two very different people work together to trap the kidnapper and will their role-playing lead to something more permanent? This was my favorite of the Donovan stories to date. Sebastian is just so sexy.

Copyright 2004

Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted October 30, 2006


Fascinating and irresistible, the mysterious Donovan cousins share a secret that's been handed down through the generations a secret that sets them apart from ordinary beings.

He was certainly a fraud, and she wasn't about to let him exploit her friend's vulnerability. But fiercely protective Mary Ellen Sutherland was desperate to find a missing baby and had run out of leads. So, reluctantly, the dubious private investigator agreed to enlist Sebastian Donovan's help. Soon she had to admit grudgingly that this beguiling mystery man had some pretty remarkable gifts, including his extraordinary ability to penetrate her tough facade and awaken her heart.


(Donovan Legacy: Book 2)
by Nora Roberts

Silhouette (Special Release)
June 1, 2004
ISBN #0373285019
EAN #9780373285013
304 pages
Paperback (reprint)
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