Berkley, Dec 2002, 5.99, 304 pp.
In 1863 Rebecca Lynn Mallory sees the ship sailing away from her and thinks that she is going to drown here in the Irish Sea without ever seeing her beloved again. She prays for a miracle not expecting one even as she wonders how that sudden wave washed her off the deck. Thoughts that her unborn child would die too angers Rebecca as she begins to sink into the sea when suddenly The Radiant One saves her life. Poseidon informs his son Nikodemus and Rebecca that due to his son's interference, in another time and place her descendent must marry Nikodemus.
A hundred years later, Rebecca's descendent Chelsea Porter recovers from a disastrous relationship, vowing to put men on hold. However, her pledge is quickly shredded when Chelsea meets artist Nicolas Demitry. Nicolas knows he has waited forever or since he saved Rebecca for a chance at love, but will his beloved survive the test of his realm?
POSEIDON'S KISS is an exciting refreshing fantasy romance that is at its best when Gail Crease introduces readers to Poseidon's under the sea world. The story line succeeds because the fantasy realm seems authentic as if the author had been there outside her dreams and the lead couple feels darlingly real. Fantasy purists as well as those who delight in a romantic undercoating will relish Ms. Crease's creative novel and demand more trips to the undersea realm.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner