Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Review: Orchid by Jayne Castle

Title: Orchid
Series: St. Helens
Author: Jayne Castle
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: May 31, 2008
Publisher: Pocket Books
ISBN: 0671569023
ISBN-13: 9780671569020

Atop psychic for exclusive Psynergy Inc., Orchid Adams has her hands full with a baffling murder—which doesn’t exactly allow time for husband hunting. Is it even possible there’s a man on St. Helen’s who measures up to her dreams of wedded bliss? Take her new client, Rafe Stonebraker: primitive and elemental, an unlicensed P.I. with some serious secrets, Rafe is hardly marriage material. So why does his powerful presence have Orchid imagining the most outrageous affair? Rafe is embroiled in solving a strange theft while thwarting a hostile takeover of Stonebraker Shipping; he needs a wife—and fast—to salvage his credibility. Orchid Adams doesn’t fit the profile he had in mind, but she fits in his arms. Will their electrifying connection end up getting them burned

My rating:

I'm really sorry to see this series/trilogy go.

Though we had another amandaquickish heroine to contend with, Orhid was toned down just enough to keep things lively but not too annoying. The pacing was yet again spot-on, the villain a complete surprise, the mystery intriguing and chilling...And the hero turned out to be my favorite of the three in this trilogy.

There are no words to describe just how much I loved Rafe Stonebreaker. I love my heroes to have a little of a primitive warrior/hunter in them and Rafe had those instincts in abundance. A perfect ending to the trilogy and well worth the wait from his first appearance in Amaryllis. ;)


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