Bayou: King of the Rising Tides by Annitia L. Jackson
Something or someone is out to destroy the Water Realm, and it is King Bayou Moreau’s duty to figure out what is going on and save his people. He turns to the one person he knows can help him, Rachal Porter, the woman he loves but refuses to love him back.
Rachal Porter Moreau lost her mate, Samuel, who was Bayou’s brother. She blames Bayou for his death and pushes him away, even though she finds herself drawn to him.
When the two start to investigate the mysterious deaths and disappearances, not only are they drawn to each other but into the web of an enemy they never expected.
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