by: Kathy Lane
$15.99 trade paperback
The Wild Rose Press
Released: August 2010
Devlin is a Bloodsworn, and the leader of his people. He knows duty demands he marry whomever the Oracle names, and he dreads having the choice taken from him. When the name of his mate is revealed, he's shocked. The woman picked is not only from a planet called Earth, but she's also his Starmate—the other half of his soul. But how can he, a man of magic, convince a woman who doesn't believe that they're meant to be together?
Avera is a research chemist who's recovering from a horrible attack. When she sees her new neighbor, she can't decide whether to drool or run in fear from his muscular form. Soon, though, she begins to fall for his charms.
But their peace will be short lived, because Devlin's enemies have come to Earth, intent on destroying Devlin's one weakness, his Starmate. And Avera must choose between the life she's always known, and one she never believed existed.
This book did a wonderful job showing that opposites do attract, and love doesn't care about the distances or differences between two people when it's meant to be. This book took me a bit to get into because it bounced around between viewpoints too quickly for me to get a feel for the worlds and characters, but that quickly changed. Once I got over that first hurdle, I was entranced. There was enough action and danger to appease my bloodthirsty side, and enough romance to keep me happy. When I had to put the book down to go to sleep, I ended up awake for an hour, wondering what would happen in the next scene (because of course I stopped right at a critical point in the story), and the first thing I did when I got home from work the next day was go right to the computer to finish the book. This is one book I wouldn't mind reading again. This is a great story about what happens when magic meets science. Anyone interested in a solid romance with a lot of action should read this book.