Image of Beyond the Rain


Image of Beyond the Rain

Granger's incredibly original and entertaining tale delivers passion,
compassion and personal destiny.
But while the relationship between
the hero and heroine is enjoyable, character motivations, particularly
in the beginning, feel abstract and unclear. Overall, it's a touching story about two people finding each other under unusual circumstances and changing their lives forever.

Captain Cyani is looking forward to retirement after one last mission. She's proven herself worthy and capable and will finally get to see her brother after many years. But when she rescues a seductive prisoner, Soren, they end up stranded on an enemy planet. Deprived of a vital hormone that keeps him alive, Soren becomes ill. Fearing he'll die, Cyani maneuvers an escape to a friendly planet just in time for their annual mating ritual.

Soren begins to bond with Cyani, a process that saves his life but also binds him to her for life. He's now producing the hormone that will keep him alive, but if Cyani leaves him, he will certainly die. Promising to never take away her freedom, Soren doesn't tell Cyani that he's bonded to her. She must make the choice to stay with him or return to her people, without fear of his death. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Aug., 336 pp., $15.00)
Reviewed by: 
Annette Elton