Tuesday, October 8, 2013

DECEPTION COVE by Jayne Castle

Harmony #10, Rainshadow #2

Jove Books, August 2013
Obtained via:  publisher

: 0515152854 (ISBN13: 9780515152852)
Paranormal Romance

Jayne Castle’s DECEPTION COVE is romance, fantasy, paranormal abilities, giant mutant insects, aliens and dust bunnies, yes dust bunnies.  What more could you ask for?

On Rainshadow Island, two dangerous alien crystals have gone missing, creating a paranormal storm that is threatening the stability of the island.  Drake Sebastian’s eyesight was severely impacted in a lab accident and he is now day-blind.  Yet he can see light-talent Alice North when she disappears as part of her magic act with her dust bunny Houdini.  Thinking Alice may have some clue as to the whereabouts of the missing crystals since one of her dead relatives had history with the crystals (along with one of Drake’s relatives), Drake enters into a Marriage of Convenience with Alice to protect her from her ex-husband’s stalking psycho mother before bringing her to Rainshadow Island to find the crystals and save the day.

Jayne Castle’s DECEPTION COVE is a fun and whimsical paranormal romance.  It takes place in an alternative universe where technology no longer functions.  Long gone alien technology is everywhere and can be quite dangerous as the inhabitants of Rainshadow Island have found.  The characters are interesting; an orphaned heroine with a dust bunny for a pet and a wealthy and influential day-blind fellow light-talent.  The evil villainess was colorful and more than held her own in the drama department.  The storyline was a bit predictable.  But who doesn’t enjoy giant mutant insects, dust bunnies and alien technology?

All in all, DECEPTION COVE is yet another relaxing and entertaining paranormal romance from the incredibly prolific Jayne Castle (aka JA Krentz).

Reviewed by T. Barringer

"This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book."

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