Ella Morgan has a rare talent, one that has made her almost unmatchable when it comes to love. That same rare talent has also made her invaluable in the professional arena. Instead of working for a large company she takes her skills and forms her own small company. She can help with dreaming and will work her way up to bigger things. After only owning her company for a couple of days she finds herself in trouble and having to explain things to Rafe Coppersmith. Rafe isn’t daunted by her talent and agrees to keep her secret. In fact, he finds her interesting enough to ask if he can take her out for coffee.
Many months later and Ella hasn’t heard from Rafe about that coffee. She knows he said that in the spur of the moment and once he would have thought it over he would have realized how dangerous it would be to date someone like her. She is hurt but almost used to this sort of thing. So when Rafe shows up at her new office asking for a work consultation she is very tempted to refuse him and send him on his way.
Rafe is very intrigued by Ella. He had every intention of asking her out but he took on a family job that left him fried. Now he is running hot and cannot control his talent, the same talent he thinks he has lost. Something is going on with him and he doesn’t know how to fix it. His family has thrown him back into a job hoping it will help and Ella has the skill he needs for that job. He just has to convince her he didn’t abandon her and he really does need her help.
Ella cannot resist the job Rafe is describing. Large dinosaurs residing in Rainshadow luring people to their deaths by singing? She has to see it to believe it so she agrees to help Rafe’s family. Before they are able to leave for Rainshadow they are attacked and have secret alien technology used on them, technology that people are not supposed to be able to use. Rafe thinks it is a secret organization out to stop anyone from using the alien technology and fights to protect Ella until they get to Rainshadow where she can do her work.
Once in Rainshadow though the attacks don’t stop. Ella is able to complete her job rather quickly but Rafe is convinced something else is going on. He will stay close to Ella, very close, and make sure she is safe. No hardship for him considering the attraction between the two of them but what will happen when she leaves? Rafe and Ella know there is more to the story than trying to stop her from working with his family and they need to figure it out before someone is really hurt. Plus Rafe has a goal to show Ella how good they really are together and figure out a way to make that last.
Siren’s Call is book four in the Rainshadow road series. The series is a very fantastical one with little pets called Dust Bunnies running around. A Dust Bunny is what started all this and what led Ella and Rafe to each other. Ella and Rafe are typical characters in this series. The hero falls hard for the heroine and is left floundering on how to convince her they must be together. The women are practical and bossy but ultimately softies when it comes to their man.
For some reason I didn’t feel the spark between the main couple this time. I think it might be because while Rafe was close to a typical hero for this author he didn’t have that forceful trait I’ve come to love. He was off his game because of his burnout in the catacombs. That event almost made him more tentative and less like the past heroes. It seemed like Ella played more the lead role than normal.
Overall, Siren’s Call is a good addition to this series. The plot is fun and engaging. Castle keeps the reader entertained by the love story and all the quirky things in this world she has created. I like this series and will keep reading as long as she keeps writing! Final grade- B-
“Does it occur to you that all we ever do when we go out is run from bad guys?”
“One of these days we’ll do coffee. I swear it.”