Sunday, May 9, 2010

Crystal Tides


Title: Crystal Tides
Author: Lynne Connolly
Publisher: LooseId
Publisher URL: http://www.loose-id.com/
ISBN: 978-1-60737-571-5
Genre: {M/F/M} {M/M} Shape-shifter/Paranormal Ménage
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx

Kai has decided to move on from a relationship that he was not committed to and find something else to satisfy his boredom. When he meets a hot merman and a woman while swimming under water one day, he is smitten by both of them. The three of them become friends, but Kai realizes that something is missing but he decides to help them when they found their car stolen. What he realizes it that he has to call in help from the Department, from the disaster done to the apartment the couple lived in. Kai feels the need to help them, and hopes it will cause a closer bond for them.

Tyler and Zoe have been married for years, and have stayed away from the Talented, due to Zoe’s father’s warnings. When she met Tyler, he became the strength she needed to make it through each day without falling apart, due to the stress from her past. These two have little trust for others, due to recent attacks on Zoe, and it even included moving across the globe to stay anonymous.

Crystal Tides is more than what I expected, and I really enjoyed reading about the continuing Department 57 series. I didn’t think I would be reading about Kai so soon, but it was nice seeing him reach the peacefulness he needed. The villain is still crafty enough to keep a few steps ahead of the Department 57 agents, and causes harm to those he no longer needs. It was nice to see Kai have to learn patience to form the relationship he wants from Tyler and Zoe, and it takes a near tragedy for them to realize what they have together.

It was an added touch to include characters from past books, which were there to lend a hand when trouble arose. Ms. Connolly has done it again for me, by her storytelling of murder plots, archeological underwater digs, and of finding love. I don’t dive, but after reading this story, I am encouraged to try my hand at going down in the beautiful ocean. Although the villain got away again, I see that there will be more to tell about the secondary characters, and I look forward to reading about them.

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