Series: Tidewater #2.5
Published by Berkley on July 21st 2015
Genres: Paranormal mystery, Paranormal romantic suspense
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Also in this series: Spirited, Guarded, Energized
Also by this author: Spirited, Guarded, Energized
After nearly dying on assignment, Tidewater police officer Zig Harmon has been awarded the Silver Star and desk duty. But handling every case that walks through the door while his entire department is out hunting a serial killer is nothing compared to dealing with his former flame, Karma De La Cruz. As much as she hates it, Karma knows that her best chance of finding the kidnapped baby haunting her visions is the man she once left behind. Forced to work together, Karma and Zig start to realize that they may have let go of something incredible. But now, time is running out, both for the missing infant and for their chance to start again...
Harmonized kept me turning the pages until late at night! The Tidewater series novella delivers suspense, second-chance romance, and an opportunity to revisit characters from the previous books – it stars Zig Harmon from Spirited, and offers a glimpse of Seth and Jules from the same novel. Behre packs a lot into a short time frame, and the story and relationship develop quickly. Karma’s passionate defense of her friend and determination to find the baby give an early glimpse into her character, and Zig exhibits the integrity, protectiveness, and empathy I look for in a hero. There’s a lot of pain and anger between them over their breakup, but the attraction and feelings between them are palpable, which makes the swift pacing easier to believe – and the resolution something to cheer about. Whether or not you’ve read the other books, Harmonized will whet your appetite for the forthcoming Energized.
Full disclosure: I do my best to be honest in my reviews regardless of personal acquaintance, but I do know the author slightly.
Content warning: there’s a fair bit of profanity and one explicit scene. (I don’t usually include a content warning but the level of profanity, though probably true to life, is higher than some readers will be comfortable with.)
Challenges: COYER Scavenger Hunt – #20, a book with two people fully clothed on the cover (2 pts)
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- COYER Scavenger Hunt - Summer 2015