In the mysterious world of Harmony, there are places filled with unexplored marvels. But Rainshadow Island isn’t about to give up its secrets…
In the alien catacombs of Rainshadow, there are creatures whose compelling songs lure the unwary to their death. That’s why Rafe Coppersmith, hired to clear out the catacombs for exploration, needs a music talent. He’s knows the perfect one, but she probably doesn’t want anything do with him...
Ella Morgan had once fallen hard and fast for Rafe, but then he disappeared for months…and he’s not about to tell her why. Ella, too, has secrets that only her dust bunny knows. She’s not just a music talent, she’s a Siren: a paranormal singer capable of singing men to sleep—or to their deaths.
But once on Rainshadow, Rafe and Ella will learn that surrendering to passion doesn’t come without risks—and fighting fire with fire only adds to the flame…
The ultraprolific Jayne Ann Krentz dons her Castle pseudonym for the steamy fourth Rainshadow novel (after The Hot Zone), exploring Rainshadow Island's alien tunnels and psychic powers. After perennial bridesmaid Ella Morgan unmasks a friend's bridegroom at the altar as a two-time wife-killer, she blasts his mind with her hidden and rare psionic talent, which she's sure renders her unmarriageable. Then she meets smoldering-hot Rafe Coppersmith, and for most of the rest of this torrid fantasy adventure, she repeatedly declares her disbelief that he not only doesn't fear her but is intrigued by the notion of a confident, monster-slaying woman. Castle's involved plot features the accustomed assortment of baddies, but Ella's psionic ability (and her helpful companion, Lorelei, a bouncy creature called a dust bunny) defeats them all before Ella and Rafe reach matching high notes of ecstasy. Though entirely predictable and couched in standard romance genre language, this is still a pleasant pas de deux in which a liberated woman meets a dangerous hunk who lusts after both her curves and her cerebrum. Castle adroitly lets the sparks fly in this cozy escapist story.
I couldn't stop once I started reading. I love the strong female characters. Ella and Rafe make a great team.
Entertaining book, enjoyed the action and romance. Loved Lorelei!