Bowen Knight the de facto leader of the Human Alliance gets his book. We left Bowen clinging to life following a catastrophic shooting and with a failing chip in his brain. We find him in the care of the BlackSea changeling group and meet Kaia.
Given time is of the essence, I expected a fast paced romance with breakneck speed and passion. Ms. Singh however, delivers a slow burner, that’s sweet, touching and totally endearing. With absolutely no time to spare we find two people who above all become friends. All around them is a freneticness (including the pregnant doctor), yet there’s something almost logical about their connection against the ticking timebomb in Bowen’s brain. It made my heart ache and was simply beautiful.
Whilst the romance might be a slow burner, the story is a cracker with dynamite on board. If the romance made my heart swoon, the twists and turns made my head spin and my blood rush. And don’t forget those glimpses of the enigmatic BlackSea. A whole book based with them and quite honestly I’m still not sure!
Please indulge me what I talk about the international cover. Clearly, it’s divine but that’s not the point. This cover is important. So many romance readers are lucky enough to see people who look like us on book covers all the time. I was so disappointed that the cover for probably my fave Nalini Singh book ‘Mine to Possess’ didn’t reflect Clay’s darker Egyptian heritage. Diversity in romance is like anything else, the more diversity the more innovation, connections, learnings we all benefit from. Romance and diversity bring love and richness – they go together.
If you’re interested in diversity in romance have a look at this report https://www.therippedbodicela.com/sites/therippedbodicela.com/files/2017%20diversity%20study%20%281%29.pdf