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Review: Ocean Light by Nalini Singh

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Ocean Light
Author:
Nalini Singh
Reviewer:
Jen
Rating: B

What I’m Talking About:

It’s been over eight week’s since the attempt on the Human Alliance Security Chief, Bowen’s life, when he took a bullet and fell into the waters of Venice. Waking from a coma, he discovers he’s been in the care of the BlackSea physicians who are using him as an experiment to see if they can eliminate the degradation of the Psy blocker in his (and other’s) head. Agreeing to the high probability of experiment failure so he (and other humans) can live on his own terms, Bowen finds himself falling for the talent BlackSea chef, even though she brings him news of traitors within the Human Alliance.

Kaia has lived her adult life deep in the blackest parts of the ocean, happiest when she’s cooking for her pack mates. Suffering from the loss of her best friend, Kaia is on guard against the Human Alliance security chief, who may be behind the kidnapping of her kind. However, her instincts tell her Bo is trustworthy, and she is torn between walking away or loving him only to lose him.

Kaia and Bo are mates, each recognizing it from the first time they speak to one another, though neither is willing nor able to accept or acknowledge it. Their immediate attraction, coupled with the fact he may only live a few more weeks, gives each the push needed to just live life and enjoy each other. The opt for open communication and sharing quiet moments rather than allow the evidence the Alliance may be behind the brutal taking of the BlackSea members. It’s not smooth sailing, and the both make mistakes, but they don’t fall apart at the first sign of problems. 

I love that Ocean Light focuses on the relationship between Bo and Kaia. While there is the seriousness of his procedure and the mystery of the Alliance betrayal, the story spends the bulk of its efforts sharing the tender moments, fun times, and all the instances in between for Bo and Kaia. The romance is always front and center, yet never overwhelming. The romance is woven around each aspect of the story, creating cohesiveness and even warm-fuzzies when the more serious moments shift to center stage.

In addition the wonderful romance between Kaia and Bowen, Ocean Light shares more fragments regarding the mysterious Consortium and the shifting balance in power since the fall of Silence. Furthermore, we finally see the inner workings of the BlackSea clan, something that has been illusive for far too long. There is still much to be unravelled and uncovered, but the author is developing strong ties and alliances that will be needed down the road if our heroes was to stop the Consortium.

In the end, I really enjoyed Ocean Light for its romance, action, and intrigue. As Ms. Singh’s Psy-Changeling world continues to grow, it only gets better and better. 

My Rating: B, Liked It

About the Book:

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…

Release Date: June 12, 2018
Publisher:
Berkley
Series:
Psy-Changeling Trinity #2; Psy-Changeling #17
Genre:
Paranormal Romance
Format(s):
hardcover (416 pages), e-book, audiobook
Book Source: Publisher/NetGalley

Purchase Info:
Amazon

Reviews in the Series:
Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #8)
“Whisper of Sin” by Nalini Singh (Burning Up) (Psy-Changeling #0.6)
Play of Passion by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #9)
Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #10)
Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #11)
Wild Invitation by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #0.5, 3.5, 9.5, 10.5)
Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #12)
Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #13)
Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #14)
“Secrets at Midnight” by Nalini Singh (Night Shift) (Psy-Changeling #13.5)
Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #15)
Wild Embrace by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #15.5 – Anthology)
Silver Silence by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling Trinity #1, Psy-Changeling #16)

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