Rapture by Renee Field

Posted April 25, 2012 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 2 Comments

Mermen aren’t real. That’s what biologist Jamie Winters thinks until a gorgeous Greek god enters her life and drowns her, forcing her to rapture into a Siren. Used to logic, she can’t quite come to terms with Seth Cutter’s magical undersea realm or the fact that he’s a macho Titan.
Being a Siren causes Jamie’s hormones to go into overdrive, which isn’t good when she realizes that’s exactly what Seth was hoping for. Sure, the sex is out of this world, but she’s not about to change her character.
As Prince of the North Seas, Seth is used to having his commands followed. A decade of exile on land was easier than having to deal with the sexy-as-sin Siren who tips the scales of his existence and doesn’t listen to one word he says.
They must overcome their prejudices to recover stolen relics that are key to the undersea kingdom, stop a deadly plague and destroy an underwater diva who wants to rule the roost. Are they two souls destined for each other or will the Fates decide otherwise? Seth knows firsthand, Fate can be a bitch.

I have to say that this subject matter is not the norm for me, I tend to roam freely in the land of magic, vampires, and werewolves. So when a book comes along that wants to tackle a different group of paranormals, I tend to get pretty excited about it. After all everyone wants fresh take on the genre they like to read, after all it keeps things from getting repetitive. 
Generally speaking the book was an enjoyable read. Especially as the book moves on past the beginning, the characters start to feel more organic, and as a reader you can kind of get behind them and their individual stories more, and therefore the book is more enjoyable. I do have to say I wish we reached this point a little bit earlier in the book, because in the beginning I did feel like it started out to slowly. I think for me the fact that it was a unique idea/a topic I hadn’t read before made me give the book more latitude, so the beginning wasn’t too  bad for me. 
I do have to say there were a couple of problems with the book in my eyes. And honestly they are some of the same issues I have with several other books. To start off, sometimes I really didn’t understand the characters, one minute I did and everything felt fine and organic, and then the next minute a switch would flip the character would have a completely different emotional response to something and I was left feeling a little confused. I think the author could have clued me into the characters reasoning, or maybe put in more build up to be emotional shifts, but that was one of the issues I had. 
I also have to say that while I enjoy paranormal romance (and I really do, the genre has grown on me over the years), I think some of the sex in the book could have been cut done. The reason why I say this is, to some extent I felt like some of the scenes weren’t organic to the characters and were just padding to the book (or giving the reader what they want). For me though I need the intimate scenes to make sense to the characters, to feel organic. Also the first couple sex scenes were bordering on the cheesy line, but as the book got going the scenes felt more organic and less cheesy. 
Overall, I think if you are in the market for a new paranormal romance, that is heavy on the romance then you should try out this book. Also I think you have to give the author props from going against the “industry norm” and picking subject matter that not everyone would be familiar with. So if you want something new and fresh you should try out this book.

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