Narrator: Angela Dawe
Length: 12 hrs 51 mins
Series: Psy-Changeling Trinity #2
Published by Berkley on June 12, 2018
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Security specialist Bowen Knight has come back from the dead. But there's a ticking time bomb in his head: a chip implanted to block telepathic interference that could fail at any moment--taking his brain along with it. With no time to waste, he should be back on land helping the Human Alliance. Instead, he's at the bottom of the ocean, consumed with an enigmatic changeling...
Kaia Luna may have traded in science for being a chef, but she won't hide the facts of Bo's condition from him or herself. She's suffered too much loss in her life to fall prey to the dangerous charm of a human who is a dead man walking. And she carries a devastating secret Bo could never imagine...
But when Kaia is taken by those who mean her deadly harm, all bets are off. Bo will do anything to get her back--even if it means striking a devil's bargain and giving up his mind to the enemy...
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Ocean Light by Nalini Singh is the second in the Psy-Changeling Trinity series. Ocean Light features Bowen Knight who we know had an unfortunate incident in a previous book. He is lucky to be alive and after two months, is finally awakening from a coma. He still has health hurdles to face and as the commander of the Human Alliance, he feels it is his responsibility to take on the experimentation that is needed to save the Knights with chips. Time is not on his side when he falls for the beautiful Kaia Luna.
Kaia has suffered much loss and she believes at the hands of humans so initially has a hard time following her instincts and feelings with Bowen. She knows he is dangerous to her well-being. Kaia is a great character. There was so much I loved about her. She had so many sides, she was playful, protective and smart.
Their romance does take off fairly quickly, but there is a lot of uncertainty at times on Kaia’s part. Bowen tries not to rush her, but she is really trying to protect her heart. Bowen does a wonderful job of wooing Kaia but the whole time it is bittersweet as Bo’s future is so uncertain.
Singh builds a somewhat stable relationship between the two characters before we jump into some action. There was an investigation all along that Bo and the Alliance are trying to solve, but incidents start happening. As the story continues on, the pair encounter obstacle after obstacle. Just when one gets solved and I think we can concentrate on Bo and Kaia being together, something else happens to distract from the romance and build some more adrenaline. I think the final straw was when Kaia is taken and Bo must do whatever it takes, despite his fears to bring her back. I thought it was amazing how Bowen takes on the mating feelings a Changeling would have.
I really loved getting to know more about the Black Sea Changelings. There is such a wide variety of them and their world is so different than that of the land creatures. It’s so peaceful and family-oriented. Everyone looks out for the other and life on their cities is run smoothly with everyone contributing. I am so curious about the attacks on the Black Sea Changelings. I’m wondering what this other party is hoping to achieve. You can see in Ocean Light how they are trying to shift the blame and drive a wedge between the humans and Black Sea. But I think that is only a part of their plan. I can’t wait to find out what they are going to try next. If they have given up on the Black Sea Changelings and are going to focus somewhere else with their evil intentions.
Ocean Light was a great story. I loved the Changelings and the adventure Bowen and Kaia are on. Their struggles both physical and mentally all keep your mind racing on how they will handle things. This was a new world and I’m glad we got to know it.
The audio was great as usual. I love listening to this series. Angela Dawe does a wonderful job taking on the narration of this story and voices of all the characters. I really loved how she brought out the playfulness that Bowen and Kaia shared at times. She really captured the mood differences on each of the couples encounters.
I am anxious to see if we are going to continue with more stories from Black Sea. I really loved this group of Changelings.
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