Reagan Cassidy is settled in her life. She has a thriving interior design firm, an upscale condo, two cats, and a goldfish. As a favor to her uncle, she agrees to team up with his marine archeologist friend to validate and retrieve a nineteenth-century journal, reputedly that of a passenger aboard the doomed schooner Twelfth Sun. Finding a hunky twenty-five-year-old coming out of the shower in her hotel room wasn’t part of the deal, but it’s hard to complain…
Dr. Elijah Cross is cocky and he knows it. He enjoys trading barbs with the lovely Reagan. Barbs, and some innuendo. He can tell she’d rather get back home to her business than stick around for the extended treasure hunt they’ve been talked into, but he’s fine with the situation. At least, until the “clues” start getting personal.
Reagan finds Dr. Gorgeous is as skilled in matters of the heart as he is behind the lectern. Throw in a series of clues which mean more to Elijah than he’ll explain, several odd-ball competitors out to win the journal, a saboteur, and a lavish seaside mansion, and Reagan has enough trouble keeping her head straight, let alone her heart.
WARNING: Younger man, older woman, nautical riddles and romance.
What reviewers and readers are saying about Twelfth Sun:
“Twelfth Sun is a perfect mix of romance, drama and mystery and I would recommend it to everyone as a good read.” . . . 60’s Girl
“This contemporary romance has a surprising, twisting plot with history, mystery and romance. And a treasure hunt! It kept me guessing and entertained. The cast of characters is reminiscent of an Agatha Christie ensemble. The hero and heroine are not your usual romance couple, and their romance is genuine and sensual. An all around enjoyable story, well crafted.” . . . .C. Olesen
“I thoroughly enjoyed Twelfth Sun. Mae Clair gave me all the things I want in a romance novel and more. Between the history and the mystery, I was hooked from page one. As for Dr. Elijah Cross…well, sexy and intelligent is a combination that will get me every time. I adored him. He’s going on my list of favorite heroes, and Mae Clair is now on my list of favorite authors.” . . . Christina Cole
“Mae Clair blesses us with two fully developed characters–two lovers you can’t help but enjoy their journey to, then celebrate their arrival to finding–true love. There is also a collection of fully-fleshed out secondary supporting characters to enjoy. But, there’s also the story! The plotting is clever and keeps you engaged. Mae Clair knows her craft, that’s for sure! She’s a gifted story teller, and knows how to bring her story and characters to life. This author’s work will be an automatic purchase. Can’t wait to see what treat she serves up next! . . . VK
“Rounding out the story is a maritime mystery featuring a cast of “Clue” worthy characters, balancing the romance with action and adventure.” . . . Dana Brantley-Sieders
“Elijah Cross, the genius archaeologist hero of Twelfth Sun is a great mix of hot guy, fun and energetic youth, passionate lover, and dead serious when it comes to what really matters in life. I loved how Clair made him so complex. It made him more believable than your average romance hero.
Reagan Cassidy, the novel’s heroine, is much the opposite of Elijah. She’s serious, an interior designer, and has to warm up to Elijah’s brand of fun. But she’s also a great balance for him. Their personality tug-of-war is what gives the novel it’s initial momentum.” . . . Lady Pict
“If you’re looking for a fun romantic read full of mystery and suspense, Twelfth Sun is a great pick. Thirty-something Reagan pairs up with twenty-something Elijah with the intent of winning a bizarre treasure hunt…and keeping her heart in tact. But as they spend the week together sifting through clues, the uber-handsome young PhD is simply too much to resist. Mae Clair does a wonderful job with the coastal scene’s imagery and the story’s suspense-building. The sea lore was a fascinating bonus in this great read.” . . . Karen M.
“From the fascinating clues to the maritime history to the wonderfully-drawn setting to the sweet romance between Reagan and Elijah, Twelfth Sun kept me flying through the pages.The treasure-hunt aspect of the plot reminded me of one of my favorite movies of all time, Clue. Strong, quirky secondary characters abounded. Everyone was after the same goal. They all had to stay in a beach-front mansion at the behest of their host, who is mysteriously absent during the treasure hunt…or is he?I loved everything about this book. I hope Mae Clair has more romantic mysteries up her sleeve, because I’ve made her an autobuy author.” . . . Jessica