FIVE FUTURISTIC ROMANCES For three generations the genetically altered Corban family have hid their talents from the Defence Department to avoid conscription. Genetically altered at conception, William and Belinda begin this saga and pass their genetic cocktail to their children. The mixture of talents each character develops can at times be a blessing and, at other times a curse, preventing them from giving into their heart’s desires. Intelligent, multi-talented, yet pretending to be boringly normal these characters continue to live their lives under the radar. Follow the family’s trials, loves, and achievements in this thrilling series of paranormal romances.
I have a confession to make. Yes I know another one. Prior to being invited to take part in the blog tour for ‘Future Movers’, I haven’t actually read anything by Deryn Pittar. I most certainly have read some of her work now and I enjoyed every bit of it but more about that in a bit.
I must admit that I took to the main characters in the first book from the start. Belinda is a young woman, who has been genetically altered. At the age of 7, Belinda was put up for adoption because she hadn’t shown any ‘special talents’. She was adopted by a lovely sounding couple. When we meet her in ‘Catching Love When It Falls’, her father has sadly died and she is closer than ever to her Mam. They certainly have a strong bond. Belinda works is landscaping gardens and it soon emerges that she has a talent but she doesn’t like to use it. Belinda comes into contact with William. William is another genetically altered child, who is a computer whizz kid. William is an orphan as his parents died. He is also a young man on a mission because he wants to erase the records of these genetically altered children, who are on a database and at the moment they are subjected to regular checks, which means that they can’t live a normal life. William offers to do the same for Belinda but she is a little unsure about this. They begin a friendship, which quickly becomes a romantic relationship.
I have to admit that it took me a little while to get into the book. I have a vivid imagination but to start with I found it hard to get to grips with the whole idea of genetically altered children and the consequences they face. However once I got into it, boy did I get into it. I became addicted to reading ‘Catching Love When It Falls’ and because I was desperate to find out if William and Belinda got their happy ever after, I kept turning the pages. For me, ‘Catching Love When It Falls’ really was a ‘CPID’ (couldn’t put it down) book. My Kindle wasn’t exactly glued to my hand but it might as well have been. The more I got into the story, the more I had to read on and the quicker the pages turned. On and on I read and before I knew what was happening I had finished the first book, which I was disappointed about because I was enjoying the writing style, the characters and the storylines so much that I just wanted the book to continue. I soon cheered up when I realised that I had another 4 books of the series to get through. I did feel as though I had been on an emotional but gentle rollercoaster ride after I had finished the book. There were highs, there were lows and there were moments that had me mentally cheering on the characters.
In short, I absolutely loved reading ‘Catching Love When It Falls’ and I certainly look forward to reading the other books in the series. I am not usually a fan of paranormal romance but Deryn’s book certainly had me hooked. I would definitely recommend her and her books to other readers. The score on the Ginger Book Geek board is a very well deserved 4* out of 5*.