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Amaryllis (St. Helen's, #1)

Amaryllis (St. Helen's, #1) - Jayne Castle Rating: ★★★1/2✩ Review: Clever little romantic mystery on the planet St. Helen's. Settlers from earth have inhabited this world for over 200 years. They were cut off from home and had to adapt to using all the foreign materials and technology to survive as all earth materials disintegrated. Included in this process was making sure the settlers made the best marriage matches to ensure surviving on this world, so it is tabu when couples decide to marry on their own. The settlers also developed psychic skills on this planet and everyone has a "talent" or are a "prism", which works with the talents to use their power. Amaryllis is a high gradient prism and Lucas is the head of Losestaraid an off the charts talent (psychic vampire) that hires her to assist with company espionage. She then enlists him in her little mystery of finding out if the death of a colleague was more than an accident. She's a little prissy, by the book and uptight. He's like a western cowboy with a little Indiana jones added in and between the two they compliment each others powers and find themselves extremely attracted to each other. Only problem, they have both enlisted with Synergistic Connections to be matched up for a mate, so they fling will be short unless they go against their world's traditions. It was an enjoyable romantic read, on the light and fluffy side and the alternate world was fun and entertaining.