Finding love is hard, even when you aren’t a mutant.
Like most seventeen-year-olds, Piper Dunn wants to blend in with the crowd. Having a blowhole is a definite handicap. A product of a lab-engineered mother with dolphin DNA, Piper spends her school days hiding her brilliant ocean-colored eyes and sea siren voice behind baggy clothing and ugly glasses. When Tyler, the new boy in school, zeroes in on her, ignoring every other girl vying for his attention, no one, including Piper, understands why...
Then Piper is captured on one of her secret missions rescuing endangered sea creatures and ends up in the same test center where her mother was engineered. There she discovers she isn’t the only one of her kind. Joel is someone she doesn’t have to hide from, and she finds herself drawn to the dolph-boy who shares her secrets. Talking to him is almost as easy as escaping from the lab. Deciding which boy has captured her heart is another story...
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Page-turner with expert touches of humor and adventure
(Wednesday, February 11, 2015)
Piper Dunn straddles two worlds in Love, Lattes and Mutants--a page-turning romp through the world of teen romance with expert touches of humor and a dash of life-threatening adventure.
In her public life, Piper is a mousy high school student, hiding her astonishing beauty and trying to get through the day unnoticed. But in private, thanks to her dolphin DNA, she is a defender of ocean creatures, rescuing dolphins and other marine animals from danger. Eventually, Tyler, a hunky new boy at school, starts to see through Piper’s disguise and wants to get to her know better. And Piper has difficulty saying no.
Author Sandra Cox has created in Piper an immediately likable heroine: fresh, funny, brave, and unrelenting in her convictions. Cox perfectly captures Piper’s watery feats, giving readers the feeling of swimming along with her and hearing the chattering of dolphins.
The reader understands Piper’s pull to both worlds, and the conflicts she faces in deciding between Tyler and her secret identity. When Piper is kidnapped by a clandestine laboratory conducting experiments on mutants like her, she must find a way to escape, with the help of Tyler, and decide if it’s time to take him into her confidence.
Suspenseful and original, Love, Lattes and Mutants links super-hero abilities to the problems of everyday teens with a result that is unlike any other book I’ve read. Best of all, Piper’s mutant adventures will continue when the sequel to Love, Lattes and Mutants is published this summer. Highly recommended!