“What About Barnum (Binary Bounty)?” by Joss Landry is a wonderful story and the beginning of a promising series.
It is the story of a divorced single mother by the beach with her best friend. An Adonis like stranger saves her child from drowning, but when she sees him again he doesn’t recognise her. Then there is a business partner/ ex, who’s becoming a suspect in a police investigation, complicating matters more.
Now if you know Joss Landry and her writing then you will suspect that something of the spiritual and mystical will come into play as well, and you are right.
You’ll discover in this book that the Universe works in mysterious ways and people don’t always see it because they are looking at it the wrong way. Landry has created not only unforgettable characters but also successfully combines mystery with inspiring and uplifting themes.
The novel has suspense, romance, depth and seriousness, all in good measures. A wonderful read.
To Millicent Brewer, Barnum may as well be Poseidon when he walks out of a rip current’s swell in the Pacific Ocean to save her five-year-old son from drowning. Jonah is her whole world. However, Millie’s divorce taught her to avoid tall, gorgeous men—badasses her sister Denny calls them. And the glow in Barnum’s eyes stirs her. No. Not merely gratitude. More like an emotional alarm prompting her to remain on her guard.
Trouble emerges in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico with two murders at their hotel. To prevent retribution from the Jalisco Drug Cartel, Barnum fetches Millie, Denny, and Jonah in the middle of the night to board his yacht.
One evening while walking on the beach, Barnum gathers Millie in his arms in a passionate kiss that turns black clouds into white linen, and Millie senses the two of them floating far above the ground. While the man provides for all their needs with charm and kindness, through unfathomable occurrences, Millie considers Barnum might not be human.
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