Sunday, June 23, 2013

Twelfth Sun by Mae Clair

Title: Twelfth Sun 
Author: Mae Clair 
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Mystery 
Publisher: Lyrical Press 
Number of Pages: 207
Source: Publisher

The hunky young PhD knows all about seduction, but what does he know about love? 
Reagan Cassidy is settled in her life. She has a thriving interior design firm, an upscale condo, two cats, and a goldfish. As a favor to her uncle, she agrees to team up with his marine archeologist friend to validate and retrieve a nineteenth-century journal, reputedly that of a passenger aboard the doomed schooner Twelfth Sun. Finding a hunky twenty-five-year-old coming out of the shower in her hotel room wasn't part of the deal, but it's hard to complain... Dr. Elijah Cross is cocky and he knows it. He enjoys trading barbs with the lovely Reagan. Barbs, and some innuendo. He can tell she'd rather get back home to her business than stick around for the extended treasure hunt they've been talked into, but he's fine with the situation. At least, until the 'clues' start getting personal. Reagan finds Dr. Gorgeous is as skilled in matters of the heart as he is behind the lectern. Throw in a series of clues which mean more to Elijah than he'll explain, several odd-ball competitors out to win the journal, a saboteur, and a lavish seaside mansion, and Reagan has enough trouble keeping her head straight, let alone her heart. WARNING: Younger man, older woman, nautical riddles and romance.

I enjoyed this one a lot! I thought it was a perfect blend of mystery and romance, but thought it leaned a bit more on the mystery side. The ending was predictable, but despite that I still enjoyed the book. Reagan was a breath of fresh air as far as heroines go. I loved how she was strong, independent and that even though she had her doubts about dating a younger guy, she went for it anyway.  Twelfth Sun was just an endearing read that left me wanting more of the romance and mystery at hand!