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Twelfth Sun

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  226 ratings  ·  34 reviews
The hunky young PhD knows all about seduction, but what does he know about love?

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 ab
ebook, 207 pages
Published August 5th 2013 by Lyrical Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Oct 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. I really enjoyed this story about a 35-year old woman who is sent on a quest by her beloved uncle to track down an old manuscript about a shipwreck. Her uncle also enlists the help of a 25-year old PhD who turns out to be some kind of a Marine Archeologist boy wonder. At his young age he is already a widely respected expert on shipwrecks and many other things marine related. He is also devilishly handsome and an unabashed flirt.

Even though this book was set in the Northeast U.S., for
Loni Flowers
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I don't want to give any plot points away... not even one... but I must tell you that if you enjoy love stories with a twist, or want to go on a wild treasure hunt with riddles to solve that seem impossible, or tag along with a drop-dead man who is way smarter than the average person and has enough charm and wit to keep you laughing and melting for more... then you'll want-no need-to read this book!

I've never read a story about nautical folklore or how seamen linked the ocean to the night's sky
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Nothing is what it seems at the estate of Eric Southern when the eccentric collector invites a group of buyers to compete against each other in a treasure hunt for the coveted journal of a legendary sea captain. Interior designer, Reagan Cassidy, and young PhD, Elijah Cross, are a team, both hoping to secure the journal for Reagan's uncle, who is also Elijah's long-time friend and mentor.

Though Reagan is ten years older than Elijah, attraction blooms upon their first meeting, which is one of the
I have to say, hands down, I loved this book! Twelfth Sun by Mae Clair is just one of those books that is pure escape pleasure! Reagan Cassidy was only doing her uncle a favor when she agreed to represent him in a bidding war for a valuable nineteenth century journal written by a man lost at sea when the ship he was on was lost at sea. Her uncle’s friend, Elijah Cross, a marine archeologist, will meet up with her to authenticate the journal. Easy in, easy out, home with the journal, right? Not q ...more
May 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Because Twelfth Sun is all about symbols and clues, I'll start by saying that the purpose of a ship can be not only to transport people from one place to another, but to bring them together in a more personal way. And if in some case the same fate becomes hostile, even sunken, the ship tends to fulfill her destiny. Yet, the Twelfth Sun will provide the opportunity, but the final decision will belong to the lovers.

What was supposed to be a simple purchase, fulminatory starts with one of the most
Lynelle Clark
Nov 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from the author for an honest review.

What an amazing story! I struggled to put it down and from the first chapter to the last it kept my interest. It was fast paced, well written with enough suspense to keep you guessing till the end. Filled with intrigue and romance we get to know the characters and the story of the Twelve Sun. A ship that has sunk 200 years ago, with a missing Journal that came to light and was on the market to the highest bidder. This caused a few interes
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Main protagonists: Regan Cassidy – ”At thirty-five, with a flourishing interior design business, upscale condo, two cats and a goldfish, she didn’t need a man to complicate her life.” But, as she says, Life had a way of defining and establishing priorities. She was glad hers had included taking
a chance on a treasure hunt spun around the search for an obscure journal.
Dr. Elijah Cross, far younger and sexier than she’d anticipated - he was only twenty-five. Owner of a doctorate in marine archeolo
Laura Lee Nutt
Oct 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: romance and mystery fans or anyone who likes a good book no matter the genre
Shelves: romance, mystery
Twelfth Sun is one of those books that appeals to a wide audience. Not only was it a great romance, it was also a fun mystery, and a heartwarming tale about family and forgiveness.

I loved how Clair made both Elijah and Reagan characters with complex inner lives and pasts that touch the heart even while their initial clash of personalities and amusing moments entertain. The characters were well drawn, likable, and more than deserved their happy endings.

Clair, like her luscious writing in Weatheri
Joanne Wadsworth
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love a romantic suspense, and this story provided all the intrigue and mystery I adore in such books. I highly recommend Twelfth Sun if you love this genre like me. The hero had some gorgeous quirks and fun dialogue. I certainly have to try grape soda now.
Rachael Orman
May 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Reagan Cassidy is on sent on a trip for her uncle, who is more like her father and she would do anything for. She is to meet up with her uncle's friend Elijah Cross... Doctor Cross. The night before she is to meet her uncle's friend, she checks into a hotel only to fine a naked, super sexy, younger man in her room... Or is it? He's quirky, fast witted and doesn't take her serious as she threatens him with a....lamp? She finally realizes that this man isn't in her room, but she is in his
Venice Kennedy
Jan 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read this book some time ago, and though I had so many personal challenges which kept me distracted, I couldn’t let any more time go by without leaving a review of one of my favorite reads from 2013. It was an ultimate pleasure to just sit back and let Mae Clair expertly draw me into to this tale full of romance and mystery. I remember the characters still— how I fell big-time and immediately in love with Clair’s young, charismatic, and sexy Dr. Elijah Cross (great name, too, BTW!). Her heroin ...more
Gemma Brocato
Aug 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Twelfth Sun was an intriguing and entertaining read for a number of reasons and I would highly recommend checking it out. Dr. Elijah Cross is a brilliant, but somewhat cocky marine archeologist who has agreed to team with Reagan Cassidy to authenticate and retrieve an important journal for Reagan's uncle. When Reagan arrives at the designated spot to meet Cross, she stumbles into his room by accident as he is stepping out of the shower. From that scene on, you hope that this couple will end up t ...more
Aug 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fun-reads, romance
Ms. Clair has a knack for creating characters you enjoy hanging out with. You find yourself giggling, laughing and groaning at their shenanigans.

Cassidy and Elijah are not just gifted with amazing names and the looks to match. They are interesting characters and their chemistry is undeniable from page one. Well except for Cassidy. She's happy to deny it for a while. And it adds to their sexual tension.

Ms. Clair makes the setting come to life. I felt like I was on the beach in this quaint New En
May 12, 2016 rated it did not like it
I so wanted to love this being that the older woman/younger man trope is a favourite of mine. It wasn't meant to be I suppose.

*Major Spoilers*

35-year-old woman goes on a trip (as a favour to her Uncle) to secure an artefact.
Meets 25 yr old super smart handsome male while on said trip.
Both need to work as a team to solve a mystery, in order to secure said artefact.
They spend 5 days solving one puzzle a day and are in love by day 3
An adversary intent on scuttling their plan emerges
Hero reconnects
Emma Meade
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved trying to figure out the clues with Elijah and Reagan. At times, this book felt like a wickedly enjoyable old school murder mystery, despite nothing so sinister going on. I kept thinking of Cluedo :). The descriptions of the beach and boardwalk brought me right back to the summer I spent time in Rehoboth Beach. I could almost taste the hotdogs and fries, hear the seagulls screeching right above my head and smell the Atlantic. The romance between Reagan and Elijah was refreshing. I adored ...more
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love a hot geek hero, and Dr. Elijah Cross does not disappoint. Being a bit more on the *ahem* mature side myself, I also love that this smart and sexy young Ph.D. is paired with older heroine Reagan Cassidy. How refreshing!

Rounding out the story is a maritime mystery featuring a cast of 'Clue' worthy characters, balancing the romance with action and adventure. The side characters are just as engaging and fun as the romantic pair. I loved the plot twists as much as I loved the delicious antici
Christina Cole
Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed Mae Clair's new novel, Twelfth Sun. She 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. I especially liked her vivid descriptions. She made it easy for me to visualize the scenes, which added imm ...more
Dakota Storm
Dec 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Nanee's Review:

Action, intrigue, and sexy fun....Reagan and Elijah when they first met were funny, him with his sexy grin and charm and her with her snippy attitude and not take shit from anybody glare. The cast of characters were all intriguing during their scavenger hunt a lot of mysterious things start happening, this books keeps you on your toes that for sure. I loved Elijah he's so sexy and smart and oh so devilish and sometimes immature and oh so drool wor
Christy Olesen
Aug 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 beach side location makes this a great summer read. The hero and heroine are not your usual romance couple, and their romance is genuine and sensual. An all around enjoyable story, well crafted.
andrea caro
Eh. Couple didn't have much chemistry imo, the two stars were for the treasure hunt. ...more
Harmony Kent
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From the first pages, where the hero and heroine meet in amusing fashion, this book held my attention. And you get so much more than a simple love story, with a treasure hunt and family and forgiveness and a man who'll do anything to get his hands on the prize ... even murder. So, Twelfth Sun gives us romance, mystery, clues to solve, a nice sub-plot that the main characters remain unaware of until near the end, and danger. What more could you ask for? Thoroughly enjoyed this book! ...more
Jan 14, 2017 rated it liked it
This took me forever to finish. Started off great but as you can tell I really struggled to finish it. Not at all believable and it lacked pace for me. It dragged......
Charlotte Wiebe
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
probably more of a 3 and 1/2 stars but fun treasure hunt.
Bibliophile at large
Sep 02, 2019 rated it did not like it
started off ok but for me, it went downhill at 50%
Mystery and love story — absolutely loved this one!
Jul 28, 2015 added it
Shelves: dnf
Regan Cassidy has agreed to help out her uncle by attending an auction and bidding for a volume he's been after for a while: a journal written by someone who was on a ship that was mysteriously lost at sea. She's to meet up with a professional contact of her uncle's, a marine archaeologist who's going to authenticate the journal. And it was their first meeting that put me off. Basically, Reagan is exactly the kind of heroine that really annoys me. The book opens with her mistakenly going into th ...more
Elisabeth Cole
Nov 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
All right, I admit one of my guilty pleasures in books is the "older woman, younger man" scenario, especially when the younger man is well-educated and accomplished. I also love books with history and mystery elements. "Twelfth Sun" had all of those things and more and I enjoyed every page!
Reagan is asked by her uncle to meet with Elijah, a marine archaeologist. Elijah is supposed to authenticate a marine journal that is for sale and then Reagan will purchase it on her uncle's behalf. When they
Jan 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Well, this was a nice surprise! I wasn't expecting the whodunit or treasure hunt, but I liked it. I didn't realize I was already near the end once I checked my progress.

It was supposed to be a straightforward transaction for Reagan, but somehow she and Elijah was dragged into something much bigger than just a journal. Honestly, I should've seen it, but I rarely have these things right. Even in the cop shows my mom (and inadvertently, I as well) likes to watch, I never figure out who the culprit
Staci Troilo
I love a steamy romance, particularly when the plot is intricate and the story is character-driven. Mae Clair delivers on all counts. TWELFTH SUN has everything you could possibly want in a story. The hero is as hunky as they come, plus he's a genius. The heroine is plucky and smart in her own right, and the two of them together make an unconventional yet marvelous pair. Throw in a mystery, a secret history, and an unexpected villain, and you've got a winner.

And that's exactly what TWELFTH SUN
Oct 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Ms Clair's writing is strong, descriptive, and moves along at a fast pace well suited to an adventurous, romantic story. I love the riddles, the mystery, the joint pursuit of the goal by the main characters, and the fact that the hero is younger than the heroine. After reading this book, I am on the lookout for all of the author's works. She writes a stellar romance. Thank goodness she has more in the pipeline! ...more
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A member of the Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers, Mae Clair is also a founding member and contributor to the award-winning writing blog, Story Empire. She has achieved bestseller status on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble, with several of her novels chosen as book club selections.

Mae writes primarily in the mystery/suspense genre, flavoring her plots with elements of ur

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