Author: Jayne Castle
Series: Rainshadow #4
Publication: Jove (July 28, 2015)
Description: 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…
My Thoughts: This latest Rainshadow novel pairs Rafe Coppersmith and Ella Morgan. Ella is a very rare Siren talent. In fact, so rare that some people don't believe that talent exists and everyone is afraid of it. Ella and her family have kept the talent secret but that means that Ella is pretty much unmarriageable. In order to go to any of the matchmakers, Ella would have to lie on the applications and keep her talent secret from her husband forever.
Rafe Coppersmith needs her talent. After they met, he was called to solve a problem for his family on Rainshadow which caused a psychic burn and destroyed his talent to locate crystal. He has been plagued with nightmares and hallucinations. He is also running a psi-fever. He is afraid that the burnout ruined him and that he will become insane. However, his family has put him in charge of their holdings on Rainshadow and he has encountered a dinosaur problem. These dinosaurs hunt their prey using Siren abilities to sing and freeze their prey.
As soon as Ella signs her contract with Rafe to find a solution to the dinosaur problem, someone tries to kidnap them. In fact there is more than one attempt. Rafe and Ella need to band together to keep both of them safe. Of course they fall in love but Ella is so convinced that she will never find a husband because her talent is so scary that she can't believe that Rafe wants more than a short term relationship. And Rafe doesn't think he even has a future.
This was another great paranormal romance. This book's dust bunny was Lorelei who Ella calls her first client when she goes out on her own as a dream consultant. The dust bunny leads her to a cache of alien artifacts in the tunnels under the city and leads to her meeting Rafe for the first time.
The tears were running down her face now. She knew full well that she did not look attractive when she cried. She tightened her hands into fists.I bought this one for my Kindle. You can buy your copy here.
"You weren't born to destroy people," Rafe said.
"Then why do I end up hurting people and ... and helpless monsters?"
He smiled a little at the helpless monsters.
"There is always a dark side to any talent," he said gently. "You know that. A paranormal ability that is strong enough to heal is strong enough to kill. Power is power. It all comes down to how it's used."