New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh dives beneath the surface of her Psy-Changeling world into a story of passionate devotion and selfless love...
Security specialist Bowen Knight has come back from the dead. But there’s a ticking time bomb in his head: a chip implanted to block telepathic interference that could fail at any moment—taking his brain along with it. With no time to waste, he should be back on land helping the Human Alliance. Instead, he’s at the bottom of the ocean, consumed with an enigmatic changeling.
Kaia Luna may have traded in science for being a chef, but she won’t hide the facts of Bo’s condition from him or herself. She’s suffered too much loss in her life to fall prey to the dangerous charm of a human who is a dead man walking. And she carries a devastating secret Bo could never imagine.
But when Kaia is taken by those who mean her deadly harm, all bets are off. Bo will do anything to get her back—even if it means striking a devil’s bargain and giving up his mind to the enemy…
- ISBN-13: 9781101987827
- ISBN-10: 1101987820
- Publisher: Penguin
- Publish Date: June 2018
Romance: Waves of passion
Nalini Singh pens another thrilling love story in her Psy-Changeling series with Ocean Light. Bowen Knight is saved from certain death by water changelings at a hospital that’s hidden deep in the ocean. A living experiment, Bowen is given an artificial heart and a chip in his brain that may shield him from telepathic interference—but also may kill him at any moment. Even under this shadow, he can’t escape his fascination with the underwater settlement’s cook, Kaia Luna. Kaia is fascinated in return, even though she’s sworn to never fall for a man who lives on dry land. More obstacles face the pair and threaten the fragile cooperation between their people. Readers can step confidently into this complex realm, trusting the details to wash over them until they are deeply immersed in Singh’s exciting world of fascinating characters and self-sacrificing romance.
Too Wilde to Wed, the latest Georgian historical romance by Eloisa James, features a reader-favorite trope—the governess heroine. Miss Diana Belgrave used to travel in lofty circles and was once engaged to a duke’s heir, Lord Roland Northbridge “North” Wilde. But she ran away from their engagement, and a heartbroken North left to join the army. When he returns, he finds Diana living in his family’s castle, along with a child whom society suspects he fathered. Battle-weary and far wiser, North must manage this simmering scandal as well as his resurging feelings for Diana. Isolated from society, they get to know each other without the camouflage of the embroidered garments and powdered wigs of their earlier courtship, and find themselves more suited than their younger selves could have guessed. Members of the irresistible Wilde family visit throughout the book, and their insouciant response to gossip make them the relatives anyone would want in their corner. North and Diana are a delightful couple to root for in this delicious and witty love story.
TOP PICK IN ROMANCE
Contemporary romance fans will find all the emotional drama they could ever want in The One You Can’t Forget by Roni Loren. Divorce lawyer Rebecca Lindt is scarred inside and out from the shooting she survived in high school, but she doesn’t let that stop her from striving for success. Then she’s rescued from a mugger by a sexy, charming man—whose ex-wife Rebecca represented in their divorce. But Wes Garrett doesn’t hold that fact against her. He messed up his marriage as well as his life. But now he’s on a better path and heading up an after-school cooking program. He hadn’t been looking for a relationship, but he’s not willing to walk away from the gorgeous attorney. Wes and Rebecca feel like real people with very real problems—overcoming their pasts, figuring out what they want to do with their lives and managing family expectations. Cheering them on to well-deserved happiness is a treat.
This article was originally published in the June 2018 issue of BookPage. Download the entire issue for the Kindle or Nook.