Oh my word! I love a hot head and an Irish accent. Really pulls you into the story with the tension between the characters. The plot and story is phenomenal and it also helps that the author Tricia Daniels has an amazing character to match her amazing book. Amazing Plot! Amazing Characters! Amazing Book! Amazing Writing! Amazing Author! Umm, I guess not haha. Go grab Intractable Souls before you miss out!!! There are too many lovable characters to not have more By the way I am in love with Carter!!!!
Nov 16, Chantel Cervantes rated it it was amazing. The story is about Olivia James a smart and beautiful girl trying to move on from her haunted past. Let's just say it loved her but she drove me insane. I wanted to grab her and shake some sense into her. She meets the extremely sexy arrogant hottie Irishman Ethan O'Connell. With his sexy accent and irresistible words "You're not the only one who feels that way. The moment I saw you My heart beat you name. Looking forward to working with you again. Nov 02, Reckless Readers rated it it was amazing. Oct 22, Char Goodwin rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Everyone.
I don't normally add comments about a book I've read but this book was incredible!!! This is truly one of the best books I've read. The storyline was different than the usual love stories which kept my attention and makes it exciting what is going to happen next.
I hate being left hanging in a good way and it will drive me crazy until the next book comes out so I can see what happens with Ethan and Olivia. There was so much more to this book than just dialogue and sex, it's a real story that y I don't normally add comments about a book I've read but this book was incredible!!! There was so much more to this book than just dialogue and sex, it's a real story that you can see happening in everyday life and not just fantasy. I think this author, Tricia Daniels has excellent writing style and really give life to these characters.
I can't wait to see what else she is going to come up with. I will definitely put her on my list of authors to follow. Jan 10, Dimaris rossy rated it really liked it. Really if the author doesn't hurry with the second one, I'm going to go crazy as hell! At every turn there is conflict that leaves you at the border of the seat. This is not like other books that gives you one problem and then it's taken care of at the end. NOOOOO this is trouble all around and you really just want to grab the characters by the shoulders and shake them and slap them because they are so good together but they are so stuborn!!
Ethan and Olivia have so many obstacles in their way but have so many things to talk about I NEED the next one, this is torture! Oct 24, Lisa rated it it was amazing. Totally loved this book. Intractable Souls is about two people Ethan and Olivia who know deep in their hearts that they were meant to be together but lives, trust, and tragedy are keeping them apart. Ethan has a past that could destroy what he has with Olivia and he doesn't want to risk that no matter what, but can Olivia's past destroy them in the process?
No matter what they know they can't stay away from one another insert an old lady who tries to drive them nuts. LOL Intractable Souls will make you a believer in love, faith, fate, and soul mates. You will love this book. Dec 29, Hope rated it it was amazing. What the crap!!! I was reading and thought my kindle lost some pages! Yes it's that good, but Olivia gets on my nerves she's so confused and makes you want to slap her and what's with the old lady What can I say I feel sorry for the poor guy! One thing I liked about the book most is you actually got a piece of each character!
View 2 comments. Nov 01, Joanne Ainslie rated it it was amazing. Amazing book!!!!! Loved every page of it. Can't wait for book 2 to come out :. Dec 05, Jennifer Zorko rated it it was amazing. I was lucky enough to get the chance to read "Intractable Souls" by Tricia Daniels. This book kept me on my toes, made me cry, made me laugh, and at the end, made me want to scream.
From the start of the book you understand that their souls have been connected throughout time. If you believe that everyone has one true soulmate or even if you don't , then this book is proof that there is one soulmate for everyone out there. From the minute that they layed eyes on each other, they felt it, a connection that seemed to transent time. Actually before meeting each other, they dreamed of each other. As the story progresses, they continue to have shared dreams of a life and a future together, but there are problems.
Ethan has legal issues. He is accused of abusing his ex-girlfriend. He also has anger issues. Olivia has trust, self confidence, and emotional issues due to an abusive ex-boyfriend who beat her serverly and left her for dead. I know, you would think that they are the most unlikely two people on the planet to get together simply for these reasons, but here is the thing. They balance each other. When Ethan is with Olivia, he temper and anger are managable, and when Olivia is with Ethan, she is more open, feels more stable and safer than she has ever felt in her life.
Don't get me wrong, there will be times in this book that Ethan screws up so badly that you want to punch him trust me I wanted to reach through the pages of this book and choke him at some points , however there is a protective nature about him that makes you want to forgive him. Olivia makes her share of mistakes as well, but given her past experiences, you understand why she acts the way she does. Ok, now for the screaming. I loved this book, could not put it down, was both disappointed and excited to see the end of the book drawing near The book just stopped, making me want to scream "NO!
I really enjoyed everything about this book. It was fast paces, the characters were belivable, and some of the situations were very funny. Yes, I even enjoyed the cliff-hanger. I would recommend this book to every hopeful romantic out there. Fuck me!! I did not see that ending coming!! Jesus this book I haven't actually spoken with her online or in real life through her feud all in good fun with Ren Alexander Chasing the Wild Sparks on Facebook. I read and loved Ren's books so I decided that to really be fair in participating in said feud that I should probably read her book too.
So glad I did. I can't lie, at first I thought this was Fuck me!! I loves both of those series by the way so that's not a bad thing. However, this was so not. Finally, finally we meet a control freak who can also be light-hearted, playful, friendly and not be a complete asshole more often than not. Can I also point out that Ethan is the type of rich dom I can deal with. He has plenty of money to live very comfortably but he's not some uptight, posh, pretentious prick.
He dines at pubs and bars and goes to regular old dance clubs. He doesn't live in some ridiculous mansion that's clearly to ginormous for a playboy bachelor. He drives a fucking Dodge Challenger for Christ's sake, my dream car. I loved everything about him! The story flowed at a perfect pace without Olivia and Ethan's relationship moving too quickly or in a contrived manner. How did Ethan say some of the cheesiest, make me roll my eyes kind of lines and not rub me the wrong way.
I don't have these answers. The only answer I have is that you should read this book, read it now, tell your friends about it. Tell your friend's friend'a about it and then come back and tell me about it because I'm totally willing to rehash this story repeatedly to anyone who will listen. Dec 09, Lori Garside rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorite-books. Can I give a book 20 stars?! If this book is any indication of Ms. Daniels talent, then we are all in f Can I give a book 20 stars?! Daniels talent, then we are all in for the ride of our lives.
Olivia James is a very relatable character, as many of us know — or are — survivors of domestic violence. His dominant, never-take-no-for-an-answer mentality works well in business, but is terrifying to Olivia. He is doing his best to jump through all the hoops she tosses in his way, but it is not easy for the often volatile Ethan. This book was incredible! I cannot wait for the Bound For Ireland saga to continue! Dec 22, Trisha rated it it was amazing. From the first chapter where we meet Owen and Elizabeth until the last page where we really are rooting for Ethan and Olivia I was captivated by their interchanging stories.
Ethan is a hot Irish Alpha male who is used to getting things his way. He has a bit of trouble in his homeland so he is handling business in Canada where he meets Olivia. Olivia is still recovering from a bad relationship in her past and is reluctant to allow Ethan or any man into her heart. You get to follow their story from From the first chapter where we meet Owen and Elizabeth until the last page where we really are rooting for Ethan and Olivia I was captivated by their interchanging stories. You get to follow their story from their first meeting and discover how their souls are entwined from lives past.
The detail Tricia Daniels puts into her characters is astonishing. There is no wondering where that came from in this book. Her descriptive prose leaves no room for doubt in her storyline. The supporting characters become just as special to you by the end of the book. I particularly loved John, Shannon and how Carter takes one for the team.
Rachel and Scott add a lot to the story as well. Intractable souls kept my interest right to the last page. I experienced every emotion imaginable as I followed Ethan and Olivia's relationship. At pages you really get your moneys worth and to be honest even though it is on the longer side you will be hoping it was another few hundred pages long when the story ends. I hate spoilers so I won't spill any more details aside from at the cost of. Nov 16, Renee Entress rated it really liked it Shelves: series , re-read , read , suspense , twists-turns , read I enjoyed this story for many reasons.
Love the push and pull between the both of them. Have to say I wanted to smack both Scott and Noah for different reasons. They both deserved a least one smack each if not more. Chemistry is strong between them. I love the snarly comebacks from the both of them. They keep you laughing throughout the story. Olivia James is afraid of men with tempers because of an issue in her past. If men get angry arou 4. If men get angry around her she pulls into herself.
She is attracted to Ethan but even with a temper he makes her feel safe. She spends a lot of time pushing Ethan away. When she gets sick he steps up to help her. When she decides to give him a chance she finds that he is sweet and funny. Ethan knows that she is the woman for him. He wants to beat down anyone that touches her. First he must find out why she keeps pushing him away.
When a Psychic approaches them both separately she knows that they are soul mate and destined to be together. As they both have dreams of long ago they realize that they are destined to be together. Cannot wait for her next book. Jan 12, Tracey rated it it was amazing Shelves: erotica , hot-sex , contempary-romance , five-star-reads , easy-read. Five star read This book was so down to earth with characters so real you felt you knew them!
Olivia is a damaged girl, yes it's a common theme I admit, but this book does it really well. Ethan is an Irish sex god with friends that look like they all model for GQ :. Just a personal preference. Sounds like some things are stacking against it for me, so why the 4 stars? I also realized that I grew to like the characters. I think for a debut novel it was really well written. I think the characters are the type that pull at you. Intractable is not a word often used.
That is what this is about. Two difficult souls who have loved each other for forever. There are some nice steamy scenes. Olivia has a bold side to her that is refreshing despite her horrid past. If you are not a cliffhanger fan then I might recommend that you wait till the next one is out as I recommended to Dawn who loathes the CH. I also would suggest to read when you are in the mood for a bit of a longer read.
Not at the story. It was good. I read books that are part of series all the time!
I enjoy reading them! Intractable Souls is not your typical smart, successful, beautiful woman meets smart successful uber hot man kind of story. Not going to lie…that is what the story is about, BUT there is way more to it. Second, our hero, Ethan, has a past of his own. Third and the most significant difference to me is the fact that there is a mystical sort of thing woven throughout the story.
Her self-esteem and belief in the magic of a connection to another man are shot. She sells herself short in most areas of her life, most especially men. Ethan, on the other hand, is full of himself. He knows that at the mere sound of his Irish brogue, women get weak in the knees. Brablins: a crowd of children: a rabble. Bracket; speckled: a 'bracket cow. Braddach; given to mischief; roguish. Meath and Monaghan. Brander; a gridiron. From Eng. Brash; a turn of sickness North. Water-brash Munster , severe acidity of the stomach with a flow of watery saliva from the mouth.
Brash North , a short turn at churning, or at anything; a stroke of the churndash: 'Give the churn a few brashes. Braw; fine, handsome: Ir. You break a grass field when you plough or dig it up for tillage. Break; to dismiss from employment: 'Poor William O'Donnell was broke last week.
Breedoge [ d sounded like th in bathe ]; a figure dressed up to represent St.
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Brigit, which was carried about from house to house by a procession of boys and girls in the afternoon of the 31st Jan. With this money they got up a little rustic evening party with a dance next day, 1st Feb. Brecham, the straw collar put on a horse's or an ass's neck: sometimes means the old-fashioned straw saddle or pillion.
Brehon Law ; the old native law of Ireland. A judge or a lawyer was called a ' brehon. Brew; a margin, a brink: 'that lake is too shallow to fish from the brews': from the Irish bru , same sound and meaning. See Broo. Brief; prevalent: 'fever is very brief. Perhaps a mistake for rife. Brillauns or brill-yauns, applied to the poor articles of furniture in a peasant's cottage. Dick O'Brien and Mary Clancy are getting married as soon as they can gather up the few brill-yauns of furniture.
South-east of Ireland. Brine-oge; 'a young fellow full of fun and frolic. Bring: our peculiar use of this for 'take' appears in such phrases as:—'he brought the cows to the field': 'he brought me to the theatre. See Carry. Brock , brockish ; a badger. It is just the Irish broc.
Brock, brocket, brockey; applied to a person heavily pock-marked. I suppose from broc , a badger. Used also to designate the Irish accent in speaking English: for the old Irish thong-stitched brogue was considered so characteristically Irish that the word was applied to our accent; as a clown is called a cauboge which see: Munster. Brohoge or bruhoge ; a small batch of potatoes roasted. See Brunoge. Broken; bankrupt: quite a common expression is:—Poor Phil Burke is 'broken horse and foot'; i. Broo, the edge of a potato ridge along which cabbages are planted.
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Irish bru , a margin, a brink. Brosna, brusna, bresna; a bundle of sticks for firing: a faggot. This is the Irish brosna , universally used in Ireland at the present day, both in Irish and English; and used in the oldest Irish documents. In the Tripartite Life of St. Patrick, written in Irish ten centuries ago, we are told that when Patrick was a boy, his foster-mother sent him one day for a brossna of withered branches to make a fire.
Broth of a boy; a good manly brave boy: the essence of manhood, as broth is the essence of meat. Brough; a ring or halo round the moon. It is the Irish bruach , a border. Broughan; porridge or oatmeal stirabout. Bruggadauns [ d sounded like th in they ]; the stalks of ferns found in meadows after mowing. Brulliagh; a row, a noisy scuffle. Brunoge; a little batch of potatoes roasted in a fire made in the potato field at digging time: always dry, floury and palatable. See Brohoge. Bruss or briss; small broken bits mixed up with dust: very often applied to turf-dust.
Irish brus , bris , same sounds and meaning. Brutteen, brutin, bruteens; the Ulster words for caulcannon; which see. Buckaun; the upright bar of a hinge on which the other part with the door hangs. Buckley, Father Darby, 68 , Bucknabarra; any non-edible fungus. See Pookapyle. Buck teeth ; superfluous teeth which stand out from the ordinary row. Buddaree [ dd sounded like th in they ]; a rich purse-proud vulgar farmer.
Buff ; the skin; to strip to one's buff is to strip naked. Two fellows going to fight with fists strip to their buff, i. Buggaun Munster , buggeen Leinster ; an egg without a shell. Irish bog , soft, with the dim. Bullaun, a bull calf. Irish, as in next word. Bullavaun, bullavogue; a strong, rough, bullying fellow. From bulla the Irish form of bull. Moran: Carlow. Bullaworrus; a spectral bull 'with fire blazing from his eyes, mouth, and nose,' that guards buried treasure by night.
Bullia-bottha or boolia-botha ; a fight with sticks. Simmons: Armagh. Irish buaileadh , striking; and bata , a stick. Bullagadaun [ d sounded like th in they ]; a short stout pot-bellied fellow. From Irish bolg [pron. Bullshin, bullsheen; same as Bullaun. Bum; to cart turf to market: bummer , a person who does so as a way of living, like Billy Heffernan in 'Knocknagow.
Grainger: Arm. Used more in the northern half of Ireland than in the southern. Bun; the tail of a rabbit. Simmons: Arm. Irish bun , the end. Bunnans; roots or stems of bushes or trees. From Irish bun as in last word. Bunnaun; a long stick or wattle. Bunnioch; the last sheaf bound up in a field of reaped corn. The binder of this usually a girl will die unmarried.
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In Cork any kind of horse-cart or donkey-cart is called a butt , which is a departure from the English etymology. In Limerick any kind of cart except a butt is called a car ; the word cart is not used at all. Butthoon has much the same meaning as potthalowng , which see. Butter up ; to flatter, to cajole by soft sugary words, generally with some selfish object in view:—'I suspected from the way he was buttering me up that he came to borrow money.
Byre : the place where the cows are fed and milked; sometimes a house for cows and horses, or a farmyard. By the same token : this needs no explanation; it is a survival from Tudor English. Hayden and Hartog. Cabin-hunting; going about from house to house to gossip. Cabman's Answer, The, As a noun an idle stray of a fellow. Cadge; to hawk goods for sale. To go about idly from house to house, picking up a bit and a sup , wherever they are to be had. Caffler; a contemptible little fellow who gives saucy cheeky foolish talk. Probably a mispronunciation of caviller.
Cagger; a sort of pedlar who goes to markets and houses selling small goods and often taking others in exchange. Kinahan: South and West. Cahag; the little cross-piece on the end of a spade-handle, or of any handle. Cailey; a friendly evening visit in order to have a gossip. There are usually several persons at a cailey, and along with the gossiping talk there are songs or music. Used all over Ireland, but more in the North than elsewhere. Calleach na looha [Colleagh: accented on 2nd syll. Irish cailleach , an old woman: luaith , ashes.
Caish; a growing pig about 6 months old. Call; claim, right: 'put down that spade; you have no call to it. Call; custom in business: Our new shopkeeper is getting great call, i. Cam or caum; a metal vessel for melting resin to make sluts or long torches; also used to melt metal for coining. Called a grisset in Munster. Usually of a curved shape: Irish cam , curved. Cannags; the stray ears left after the corn has been reaped and gathered. Morris: Mon. Called liscauns in Munster. Caper: oat-cake and butter. Caravat and Shanavest; the names of two hostile factions in Kilkenny and all round about there, of the early part of last century.
Like Three-year-old and Four-year-old. Irish Caravat , a cravat; and Shanavest , old vest: which names were adopted, but no one can tell why. Card-cutter; a fortune-teller by card tricks. Card-cutters were pretty common in Limerick in my early days: but it was regarded as disreputable to have any dealings with them. Cardia; friendship, a friendly welcome, additional time granted for paying a debt. All over Ireland. Cardinal Points, Carleycue; a very small coin of some kind. Used like keenoge and cross. Very general. Carn ; a heap of anything; a monumental pile of stones heaped up over a dead person.
Irish carn , same meanings. Caroline or 'Caroline hat'; a tall hat. Caroogh, an expert or professional card-player. Irish cearrbhach , same sound and meaning. Carra, Carrie; a weir on a river. Irish carra , same meaning. Carrigaholt in Clare, Carry ; to lead or drive: 'James, carry down those cows to the river' i.
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See Bring. Cassnara; respect, anything done out of respect: 'he put on his new coat for a casnara. Castor oil was our horror when we were children. No wonder; for this story went about of how it was made. A number of corpses were hanging from hooks round the walls of the factory , and drops were continually falling from their big toes into vessels standing underneath. This was castor oil.
Catin clay; clay mixed with rushes or straws used in building the mud walls of cottages. Cat of a kind: they're 'cat of a kind,' both like each other and both objectionable. Cat's lick; used in and around Dublin to express exactly the same as the Munster Scotch lick , which see. A cat has a small tongue and does not do much licking. Cauboge; originally an old hat, like caubeen; but now applied—as the symbol of vulgarity—to an ignorant fellow, a boor, a bumpkin: 'What else could you expect from that cauboge? Caulcannon , Calecannon, Colecannon, Kalecannon; potatoes mashed with butter and milk, with chopped up cabbage and pot-herbs.
In Munster often made and eaten on Hallow Eve. Caur, kindly, good-natured, affable. Morris: South Mon. Cawmeen; a mote: 'there's a cawmeen in my eye. Irish with the diminutive. Cawsha Pooka; the big fungus often seen growing on old trees or elsewhere. Irish, and universal in Ireland as a salute.
Cess ; very often used in the combination bad cess bad luck :—'Bad cess to me but there's something comin' over me.
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Chalk Sunday; the first Sunday after Shrove Tuesday first Sunday in Lent , when those young men who should have been married, but were not, were marked with a heavy streak of chalk on the back of the Sunday coat , by boys who carried bits of chalk in their pockets for that purpose, and lay in wait for the bachelors. The marking was done while the congregation were assembling for Mass: and the young fellow ran for his life, always laughing, and often singing the concluding words of some suitable doggerel such as:—'And you are not married though Lent has come!
I saw it in full play in Limerick: but I think it has died out. For the air to which the verses were sung, see my 'Old Irish Music and Songs,' p. Champ Down ; the same as ' caulcannon ,' which see. Also potatoes mashed with butter and milk; same as ' pandy ,' which see. Chanter; to go about grumbling and fault-finding. Chaw for chew , Cheek; impudence; brass : cheeky; presumptuous. Chincough , whooping-cough: from kink-cough.
See Kink. Chittering; constantly muttering complaints. Chook chook [the oo sounded rather short]; a call for hens. It is the Irish tiuc , come. Christian; a human being as distinguished from one of the lower animals:—'That dog has nearly as much sense as a Christian. Chuff: full. Clabber , clobber, or clawber; mud: thick milk. See Bonnyclabber. Clamp; a small rick of turf, built up regularly. All through Ireland. Clamper; a dispute, a wrangle.
Irish clampar , same meaning. Clarsha; a lazy woman. Morris: South Monaghan. Clart; an untidy dirty woman, especially in preparing food. Clash, to carry tales: Clashbag, a tale-bearer. Classy; a drain running through a byre or stable-yard. Irish clais , a trench, with the diminutive y added. Clat; a slovenly untidy person; dirt, clay: 'wash the clat off your hands': clatty ; slovenly, untidy— Ulster : called clotty in Kildare;—a slattern.
Clatch; a brood of chickens. See Clutch. Cleean [2-syll. Two persons so related are cleeans. Irish cliamhan , same sound and meaning. Cleever; one who deals in poultry; because he carries them in a cleeve or large wicker basket. Irish cliabh [cleeve], a basket. Cleevaun; a cradle: also a crib or cage for catching birds. The diminutive of Irish cliabh or cleeve, a wicker basket. Clegg; a horsefly. Ulster and Carlow. Clehalpeen; a shillelah or cudgel with a knob at the end. From Irish cleath , a wattle, and ailpin dim. Clever is applied to a man who is tall, straight, and well made.
Clevvy; three or four shelves one over another in a wall: a sort of small open cupboard like a dresser. All over the South. Clibbin, clibbeen; a young colt. Clift; a light-headed person, easily roused and rendered foolishly excited. Clipe-clash: a tell-tale. See Clash. Clochaun, clochan; a row of stepping-stones across a river. Clock ; a black beetle. Clocking hen; a hen hatching. From the sound or clock she utters.
Clooracaun or cluracaun, another name for a leprachaun , which see. Close ; applied to a day means simply warm:—'This is a very close day. Clout ; a blow with the hand or with anything. Also a piece of cloth, a rag, commonly used in the diminutive form in Munster— cloutheen. Cloutheens is specially applied to little rags used with an infant.
Clout is also applied to a clownish person:—'It would be well if somebody would teach that clout some manners. Clove; to clove flax is to scutch it—to draw each handful repeatedly between the blades of a 'cloving tongs,' so as to break off and remove the brittle husk, leaving the fibre smooth and free. Clutch ; a brood of chickens or of any fowls: same as clatch. I suppose this is English: Waterton an English traveller uses it in his 'Wanderings'; but it is not in the Dictionaries of Chambers and Webster.
Cluthoge; Easter eggs. Reilly; Kildare. Cly-thoran; a wall or ditch between two estates. Cobby-house; a little house made by children for play. Cog; to copy surreptitiously; to crib something from the writings of another and pass it off as your own. One schoolboy will sometimes copy from another:—'You cogged that sum. Coghil; a sort of long-shaped pointed net. Irish cochal , a net. Coldoy; a bad halfpenny: a spurious worthless article of jewellery. Colleen ; a young girl.
Colley; the woolly dusty fluffy stuff that gathers under furniture and in remote corners of rooms. Light soot-smuts flying about. Colloge; to talk and gossip in a familiar friendly way. An Irish form of the Latin or English word 'colloquy. Collop; a standard measure of grazing land, p. Collop; the part of a flail that is held in the hand. See Boolthaun. Irish colpa. Comether; come hether or hither , Commaun, common; the game of goaling or hurley. Called hurling and goaling by English speakers in Ireland, and shinney in Scotland. Commons ; land held in common by the people of a village or small district: see p.
Conacre ; letting land in patches for a short period. He generally undertakes to manure the whole field, and charges high rents for the little lettings. I saw this in practice more than 60 years ago in Munster. Irish con , common, and Eng. Condition; in Munster, to 'change your condition' is to get married. Condon, Mr. John, of Mitchelstown, Conny, canny ; discreet, knowing, cute. Contrairy, for contrary , but accented on second syll. Convenient: see Handy.