She could never forget the boy with the ice blue eyes…She was only twelve when she saw the silver boy on the beach, but Jenny has never stopped dreaming about him. Now she is grown, a marine biologist charting her own course in the family business — a corporation that covertly crosses the boundaries of science into realms of the unknown…and the incredible.
And now he has found her again, her boy grown into a man: Perrin, powerful and masculine, and so much more than human, leaving Jenny weak with desire, and aching for his touch.
But with their reunion comes danger. For Perrin and Jenny — and all living creatures — their only hope for preventing the unthinkable lies in a mysterious empire far beneath the sea…and in the power of their dreams.
The Dirk & Steele series tends to go all over the place. I either love them or hate them. This one fell closer to love than to hate. I also find it extremely hard to review these books.
Jenny and Perrin first met when they were children. Perrin is a merman (or merboy as is the case) when he comes ashore where Jenny finds him. They only have a brief moment together, but it is enough to sustain them through the sixteen years that follow. In the years between, they both go through their own tragedy that shape the people that they are in the present.
Jenny has been living at sea, helping as many other as she can find. Perrin has been living on land, after a forced exile eight years before. When the call to the sea is too great to resist, Perrin heeds it even at the risk of his life. All he can see is red hair and green eyes of the girl on the beach so long ago. Imagine his surprise when he actually finds her being held captive by one of his kind.
Jenny is stunned when she is taken captive by one of her very own men. Having worked with Les for years, the last thing she expected was betrayal. Then he comes to her rescue. The man with the blue eyes that seem so familiar. Jenny’s heart wants to connect them but her mind is unable to let her do so. Soon she doesn’t have time to think of it because she has a parasite growing at the base of her neck and apparently something bad is awakening underneath the ocean which causes the complete and total destruction of earth. The only thing that can lull this thing back to sleep is dreams by whomever has the kra’a, but that person is dead in Jenny’s onboard morgue.
Perrin and Jenny’s story was just so lovely. I can’t really state it any other way. They were meant for each other since childhood. It was sweet and innocent in the way that only children can feel, but as they dreamt about each other over the years those feelings evolved into what they feel today. I did feel bad for Jenny because the girl never caught a break. The weight of the world literally rested on her shoulders. At least Perrin was there to help her lift it. So sweet.
4 out of 5.