Yep, you guessed it. That is very much a romance cover. This means I’m still on my adult kick, and what better way to continue than with paranormal romance, or to be utterly precise – Selkie smut.
In Ocean’s Touch we meet the widow Meredith, a repressed, school marm-ish mouse of a woman still living under the crushing grief of her husband’s death five years earlier. Meredith manages her husband’s estate and money, funneling his wealth into several charitable organizations he chaired during his life. Now, years later, Meredith is lonely but won’t admit that. Enter Dylan, a roguish Scottish Selkie who has watched Meredith, longing to get her out of her drab days and into some colour… even if it means introducing her to his world.
Denise Townsend’s first book was quite a fun read. It’s very much a romance in that there is sex in it… lots of sex. Like… sex in every chapter (or at least every other). It’s not for readers who don’t like reading titillation. However, the scenes are beautifully written and achingly poignant. Where Townsend succeeds is in taking our heroine, prostrate with grief, and letting her live life again. We see her very elegantly evolve from one end of the spectrum to the other. I loved this book, though I was lukewarm on Alex, another love interest on the story. I liked reading Dylan so much better, but then again supernatural boys are always hot.
4.5 out of 5 stars.
* Ocean’s Touch is currently only available as an e-book through Samhain publishing. You can purchase it through various e-channels.