by Jayne Castle
Series: Rainshadow #4, Harmony #12
Published by: Penguin
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Suspense
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…
Siren’s Call is the fourth novel in the Rainshadow series by Jayne Castle (Jayne Ann Krentz). I love these paranormal romances set in the world of Harmony. Filled with suspense, dust bunnies and supernatural powers performed with tuned amber. Castle always manages to give me one heck of a ride and Siren’s Call delivered.
Ella Morgan is a rare music talent and when a dust bunny pleads for her aid, she manages to help the furry fuzz ball but it also exposes her secret to Rafe Coppersmith. He claims he will keep her secret, asks her out for coffee and then never shows….
Months later Rafe shows up in her offices to hire her. He needs her very special talent to clear some catacombs known as Wonderland, on Rainshadow Island. They are trying to mine these catacombs but they have been overrun with dinosaurs. Yep, I said it dinosaurs! Ella has a secret, one that has left her with a string of unsuccessful dates. She is a rare-talent, a Siren who can sing men to their death. Men usually run from her, but Rafe has secrets too. Intrigued by the job and if she is honest the man himself she accepts the job. Soon the two are thrust into danger as someone or something wants them.
Castle provided a suspenseful tale that kept me curious and opened the door to more adventures with hints of a secret city. The action was intense and our couple found themselves trying to escape capture. The clues, villains and betrayals were well crafted as we learned about two groups. One wants to stop alien-technology and the other wants to possess and control it. I loved that Ella was a Siren and her talents were interesting. We met a new adorable dust bunny named Lorelei who has an affinity for donuts. Siren’s Call is heavy on the suspense/mystery aspect but the romance weaved throughout was delightful. We get banter, see growth and enjoy a few lightly detailed moments with the couple. It was fun seeing them share their secrets and trust each other.
Siren’s Call offered another enjoyable trip to Rainshadow Island and I look forward to another adventure. Now if you will excuse me, I am off to find some donuts.
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