The BEST opening paragraph in a book I've read all year!! Love the Harmony series and this spin-off (kinda) just keeps getting better and better!
What I liked: Ms Castle's (AKA Jayne Ann Krentz) writing is like coming home to a great cup of coffee. I know exactly what to expect and she never lets me down with the Harmony world. Siren's Call is not exactly a spin-off but a series within a series maybe. It still takes place in the Harmony world but all the action happens on Rainshadow Island.
If you think the Harmony series is "different" then wait until you meet the characters populating Rainshadow Island. I get the impression that Rainshadow was a research center of sorts for the aliens. It certainly has it's fair share of weird creatures and places. The Preserve (on Rainshadow Island) is not a place for people to take a relaxing walk. The island and the Preserve are not only mysterious but can be deadly.
Ms Castle just keeps upping the ante with her characters and mysteries surrounding the Harmony world. Ella is a Siren, a fact she and her family are keeping secret but a chance meeting with Rafe Coppersmith opens up all kinds of possibilities for her and for him.
The romance is quick but appealing. Their respective "talents" are off the charts and together they are even stronger. Within minutes of their second meeting and projected business deal, Ella and Rafe find themselves the target of a kidnapping. Is it their partnership or their talents the kidnappers are interested in?
What I didn't like: How many ways can you say NOTHING. I loved this book because no matter what mood I'm in, when I read a Jayne Castle book, I end up with a smile on my face!!
Lastly, all I can say is....dust bunnies!!! I would love to have one someday!
Highly Recommended BUT you need to start with the Harmony series and work your way forward. You'll be in for a real treat and have a smile on your face!