by Lena North
My rating: 5 stars
Publisher: FAB Books; 1 edition (August 20, 2018)
Publication Date: August 20, 2018
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Print Length: 276 pages
Available from: Amazon
Charlie runs for her life, bruised and bleeding after yet another visit from her former boyfriend. The only one she can turn to is a colleague, and Carrie sends Charlie to her parents on the Islands, a safe haven where she can rest and heal. Prepared to leave, things take an unexpected turn when Charlie finds out about the legacy some of the families on the Islands share, and how she has links to it.
Joao is about to propose to his girlfriend when his uncle calls to ask for help, and he arrives at his uncle Nico and aunt Pauline’s house to find an abused girl. As the chief of police and protector of the Islands, he’s used to handling situations like this, but then the girl opens her eyes and his world shifts. The turquoise gaze is a clear indication that the girl comes from the Islands, but it also cuts straight to his soul.
Charlie and Joao grow close as she adjusts to her new life, but then their lives are turned around yet again, and this time, there might not be a way back to who they were becoming together.
Seaborn is loosely linked to the Birds of a Feather series where Joao played a part in book #4, Black Snow. The story takes place after the series ends, but it is not a continuation and can be read standalone.
Seaborn by Lena North
What Charlie discovers on the small island she hides on is more than a safe place to heal, it is a piece of her unknown heritage and the sense of belonging that she has never known. Will her island haven be destroyed by demons from her past or will she finally find the true meaning of belonging in a community who will stand up and protect their own? Will her heart finally find a safe place to land, as well or will she once again face stormy seas that will shatter her heart?
Joao is more than the chief of police on the island, he is a Protector, but what does that mean for Charlie? Does the laidback bar owner have a connection to Charlie’s past? Why does Charlie seem to have an affinity with the dolphins who swim off the shore?
With the magic of her words, Lena North takes us back to a magical world of spirit animals and shapeshifting abilities while still making her world come alive with a sense of mystery in a setting that seems almost mystical. Feel the island breezes, sense the atmosphere of caring among its inhabitants and watch Charlie morph from a troubled and terrified young woman into the special person she was meant to be.
There is always something that feels special, like a shared secret in Lena North’s tales. SEABORNis a perfect reflection of this author’s wonderful talent to draw readers in, make them care about the characters and believe in the world they have entered.
I received a complimentary ARC edition from Lena North!