Gayle Ann Williams
Dorchester, 2010 (2010)
Reviewed by Martina Bexte
n the not so distant future, the world's landmasses have mostly been swallowed up or destroyed by a series of monster tsunamis that show no signs of letting up. On a small island along the Washington coast, Kathryn O'Malley and her faithful dog Max live a solitary existence. It's where she feels safe from her enemies and where she broadcasts daily messages as
, warning whoever might be listening about where the next giant wave will hit.
hen a stranger washes up on her beach, she suspects that ruthless pirates known as
won’t be far behind. For years, they've been trying to capture Blue and use her abilities to
to the ocean for their own evil ends. Can she trust this man whose life she's saved and who claims he too has special powers? Blue can't help but hope that Gabriel had indeed risked life and limb to help her. But as their attraction grows it soon becomes clear that he may well have been conspiring with the Runners all along.
hile the story is nicely written and with a mythology that initially showed promise, Williams' plot soon deteriorates to cheesy, especially when her cartoonish Road Warrior-type villains are on stage. She's also created two leads who never really found an emotional connection. Blue tended to punch or stab first and ask questions later, which eventually grew tiresome, and Gabriel's origins and motivations were never fully revealed until almost the end of the story.
Note: Opinions expressed in reviews and articles on this site are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of BookLoons.
Find more Romance books on our
or in our book