Can an ancient leviathan work magic between a practical man and an idealistic woman?
Rylie Carswell is an amateur cryptozoologist in search of a mythical creature, the Sea Goliath. In order to reach Solstice Island, a location the ancient leviathan is rumored to haunt, she’s forced to hire charter boat captain, Daniel Decatur.
Initially, Daniel wants nothing to do with the trip or the fool woman waving double payment in his face. Convinced she’s yet another loony treasure hunter looking for gold on the remote island, he reluctantly agrees. An embittered neighbor wants to have his charter license yanked, so the extra cash will help him stay afloat.
It doesn’t take long for Daniel to realize Rylie is after the same beast his parents were tracking when they mysteriously vanished ten years earlier. He’s avoided all links to cryptozoology ever since, but the smart and sexy cryptid hunter has him second-guessing his oath and wondering what he’s signed on for.
Warning: A family legacy, glowing plankton and rough waters.
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About the Author
Mae Clair opened a Pandora’s Box of characters when she was a child and never looked back. Her father, an artist who tinkered with writing, encouraged her to create make-believe worlds by spinning tales of far-off places on summer nights beneath the stars.
Mae loves creating character-driven fiction in settings that vary from contemporary to mythical. Wherever her pen takes her, she flavors her stories with conflict, mystery and a dash of romance. Married to her high school sweetheart, she lives in Pennsylvania and is passionate about folklore, old photographs, a good Maine lobster tail and cats.
Discover more about Mae on her website and blog, www.maeclair.net
I wasn’t sure what to expect with this story, being unfamiliar with the term cryptozoologist, but having previously read Myth and Magic by Mae Clair, I knew it would be action-packed, and she didn’t let me down.
From the opening scene, Clair builds the suspense with descriptive passages and strong characterization.
My heart nearly stopped at some of the tense points of the story (I don’t want to give anything away, but wow!)
The conflict between H/H Daniel and Rylie is believable and well-developed. If anything, I would have liked to see a little more growth between these two before the finale.
I give Solstice Island 4 lovely kisses- A very enjoyable read!