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By Sea by Carly Fall
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I was provided with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Marine Brody has a secret supernatural power that's formidable and scary at the same time. His psychic connection to the sea lets his control it. When a Joe Smith tempts him to accept an assignment, Brody takes it up, half for the intrigue in the challenge that helps him be near an element he loves - the sea, and half for his livelihood. When destiny makes his mission traverse the path of Rayna, he finds more than what he bargained for. Rayna, on the other hand, is on a reluctant journey to help her half-sister, and the last thing she wants is to fall for this mysterious sea-controller Brody. Irresistibly drawn towards each other, will they each bring danger to the other, or do they join forces to overcome troubles, is what the book takes us through.
The book has a very interesting premise. A protagonist with abilities to control a natural phenomenon and another, who is firmly rooted to the ground, make for perfectly crafted foil characters. I specifically loved Rayna's characterisation. Her internal turmoils and the inner voice that keeps warning against falling for Brody, and the memories of having been with Brody already, are all deeply troubling, which has been brought out well in the narrative. The story gets a tad dragging beyond a point, with the pace getting a bit sluggish.
Nevertheless, this was a very enjoyable read.
My rating: 3.5 stars
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While fighting the War on Drugs in Latin America, Marine Brody Teller was involved in an accident that left him with a supernatural power: a deep connection to the sea and the ability to control it.
When the mysterious Joe Smith approaches him with an incredible job offer, Brody thinks it’s too good to be true. His life-saving need as well as his desire to be near the ocean while earning a living are rolled into one perfect job: the captain of a yacht.
Rayna Lopez lives a quiet life as she tries to climb her way up the CIA ladder, always in fear the government will learn of her family lineage. When her father asks for help getting her famous and belligerent half-sister out of trouble, Rayna reluctantly agrees to travel with her and they board a yacht where they will be protected.
Brody and Rayna realize they’ve met before, and despite a significant lack of trust between them, they face an attraction neither can deny. As they fight to keep Rayna’s sister alive, lies are revealed and secrets are told. They must both learn to trust each other, and—if they live through their voyage—figure out what to do about their whirlwind romance.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
By Sea is the first book in her new series, The Supernatural Renegades.
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