The Hot Zone (Rainshadow #3) By: Jayne Castle
The world of Harmony has its wonders, one of them being Rainshadow Island. Just beneath its surface, a maze of catacombs hides a dangerous secret…… Halloween—with its tricks and treats—is a dust bunny’s dream come true. Just ask Lyle, Sedona Snow’s faithful sidekick. But for Sedona, it’s a nightmare. Though her new job managing a small hotel and tavern on Rainshadow is helping her move on from her tragic past, a bizarre disaster down in the catacombs has brought a pack of rowdy ghost hunters to her inn. And now, Sedona’s ex has arrived on the island, claiming he wants to get back together, just as a newcomer appears to have a strong interest in her. Cyrus Jones is the new Guild boss in town. He has his own agenda when it comes to Sedona, but even the best-laid plans are no match for the passion that springs up on Rainshadow….
Reading the series out of order had no negative impact so if that ends up happening with you, don’t worry.
I really don’t know what it is about a scorned family member, but I really love those plots. It’s like, oh you thought it was okay to disown this person for something they had no control over? Well screw you they’re amazing and you missed out on so much because of it! Hahahahahahaha
Anyway, loved that bit of the story, I also enjoyed getting to see another Jones on Harmony. I really like when authors take families and write about them for multiple generations. Jude Deveraux and Nora Roberts do that a lot and I love it.
Sedona was a nice strong woman with a powerful talent and Cyrus was a strong, but not overbearing man, with an equally strong talent. They were made for each other and were a great partnership. I also liked the fact that Sedona worked for the guild and wasn’t in a non-combatant/girly role. She wasn’t a secretary or shopkeeper or scientists. She, at one point, welded a flame thrower. Awesome.
Love the series, can’t wait for more, write faster.