"Endearing and romantic"

Rayne, the descendant of a despotic psychic ruler, is in hiding from the government. She must keep her psychic abilities hidden, due to the backlash against psychics stemming from her great-grandfather's days in power. She lives a quiet life in a small rural community, working as a farmer. She has become part of the community, away from the prying eyes of the government and the Psychic Sensory Investigations Agency.

Unfortunately, the government has found her. The Agency sends psychic Sean McDougal, one of its agents, to investigate Rayne and determine if she is a threat to the post-psychic government.

With Sean's arrival, Rayne suddenly finds her life completely changed. Sean owns a farm near hers, so they will see each other often—and the most surprising thing is that she's found herself attracted to her new neighbour.

As the two become close, another man enters her life. Suddenly, being a farmer is full of danger, and Rayne must choose the right man to trust.

After reading another one of the related titles in this ongoing story, I'd expected this book to have more action and be more fast-paced. I was surprised to find that this book focuses less on Sean's investigation, but more on the growing relationship between Sean and Rayne, making this story more of a romance than I'd expected. There's nothing wrong with a romance, of course—it was just a bit unexpected. Rayne's naïveté about love, sex and romance is endearing, as is Sean's determination to protect her when Rayne finds herself in danger.

I felt, however, that the conflict was a bit lacking, particularly when Rayne finds out that Sean is a PSI agent. I also felt that the introduction of the second man, foreigner Anton, came out of left field and was quite out of place with the rest of the story.

Overall it was an endearing and romantic read. If you're looking for a book that's more focused on romance and less on paranormal elements, then this book may be for you.

Reviewed by Charlotte Cowie
Posted October 16, 2009


Keeping her psychic powers hidden had come to mean living the life of a near-hermit for Rayne. That was not difficult since she lived in a small community and worked as a farmer. Life wasn't easy, especially with the drought, but Rayne suddenly had two new men in her life. Sean owned the farm next door, but was he just another rancher? Then the French foreigner enters her life. Suddenly, being psychic is fraught with sexual tension and danger. Her life could be forfeit if she trusts the wrong man.

Publisher's Note: This story was previously available in the Elemental Desires anthology.

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Rayne Dance
by Mlyn Hurn

Ellora's Cave
August 1, 2009
Available: August 24, 2009
ISBN #1419923471
EAN #9781419923470
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Mlyn Hurn

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