Today I’m happy to be hosting J.T. Cheyanne and her book, Ocean’s Kiss. First let’s take a look at the book, and then I have written my review. The prize up for grabs is Winners’ choice of any Decadent Publishing eBook (1 each to 5 winners), so make sure to enter below.
by J.T. Cheyanne
Published by Decadent Publishing
24,000 words (eBook format)
Contemporary Fantasy Romance/Romantic Suspense
Contains Elements of Action
Heat Level: Sensual
At the age of seven, Devan McDaniel awakened to a new world full of color, noise, and clarity. On vacation with her mother, she waded into the warm waters of the Atlantic and her life changed. It, the debilitating affliction she’d struggled with since birth, disappeared. But, Devan wasn’t free. To control It, she maintained a strict routine of daily visits to the salty depths. Lack of vigilance sent her careening back into Its black void of sensory deprivation. Devan didn’t mind the swims. She loved the ocean and her Furies. The three dolphins had shown up almost a year after her family moved to the seaside and were her constant companions when she entered the sea. But lately, Devan yearned for more. She longed to find a man who could love her and accept It.
Dominic Cole lived and breathed the ocean. He’d entered the Navy and qualified for one of the elite SEAL teams. After a disillusioning mission, he retired. Unable to separate from his love of the sea, he settled down in Florida, where he set to work as a marine biologist. The small cove he researched offered up many interesting surprises, including three friendly dolphins. Dominic’s peace didn’t last. His highly tuned senses warned him danger lurked.
A blind date arranged by mutual friends brought Dominic and Devan together. Stunned by his immediate reaction to her, Dominic found himself agreeing to diving lessons. In a matter of weeks, Devan mastered the skills required and in the process, fell mask-over-flippers in love with the powerful, stoic instructor. Resisting Devan’s allure, Dominic struggled to keep his hands to himself. When he finally gave in, his worst fears were realized.
Would he find Devan before It and his enemy ended her life?
“Devan? What happened?”
Her words, when she finally spoke, emerged muffled against his skin. He eased her back away from him.
“I can’t understand you, sweetheart. Is this another It attack?”
Devan took a deep breath and latched onto his warm brown eyes. She shook her head. “A man…at the office. He knew I was going diving.” She saw the confusion in his eyes. “Dom, I haven’t told anyone at the office about the lessons. I haven’t even told Terrica, my best friend. There’s no way he could know, unless he’s been spying on me.” The trembling started again despite her best efforts to control it. “He could have been…the person who shot at me. But I don’t understand why.”
Dominic’s gaze hardened, and she actually experienced the change that came over the man before her. No longer was he the marine biologist about to give her diving lessons. A pissed-off, ready-to-do-battle Navy SEAL stood before her. Dangerous did not begin to describe the vibe rolling off his large, heavily muscled frame. Devan’s body responded instantly to the dominant male holding her. She wet her lips as her core clenched. Nothing like an alpha male to chase away the boogey man. Before she could embarrass herself, he swung her clear of the breakers and strode for the shore.
About the Author:
J.T. Cheyanne resides in the beautiful state of Alabama with her two sons and daughter. An avid reader since fourth grade, she has only just started writing her own stories. She also has several works in progress with a co-author. When she’s not writing, she enjoys coaching cheerleading in her local youth organization.
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Devan is a girl trapped within an ether that she calls It until one day she is on vacation with her mother and steps into the Atlantic Ocean, where her symptoms are miraculously cured.
Dominic is a former navy SEAL who loves the ocean and works as a marine biologist.
When they meet on a blind date, the sparks immediately begin to fly.
This is a completely unique story that is beautifully written. I could feel Devan’s discomfort and pain when she slipped into It.
As for Dominic, put SEAL behind his name, and I was sold.
The twists and turns of the book were good, but I especially loved when I found out why the ocean cures Devan.
My only complaint about the book was that I felt it could have been longer. I felt that the relationship building between the characters could have been given just a little more airtime.
I highly recommend this book, and if you are one of the winners for the giveaway, definitely make this your prize!
This book was provided to me to Coffee Beans and Love Scenes on behalf of the author for an honest review.
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