By Dale Mayer
Psychic Visions series, book 1
Category: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Overall Rating: 3.7
- Captivation: 5
- Sizzle: 3
- Romance: 3
- Enjoyment: 4
- Literacy: 3.5
Book Description: What she doesn’t want…is exactly what he needs.
Shunned and ridiculed all her life for something she can’t control, Samantha Blair hides her psychic abilities and lives on the fringes of society. Against her will, however, she’s tapped into a killer–or rather, his victims. Each woman’s murder, blow-by-blow, ravages her mind until their death releases her back to her body. Sam knows she must go to the authorities, but will the rugged, no-nonsense detective in charge of tracking down the killer believe her?
Detective Brandt Sutherland only trusts hard evidence, yet Sam’s visions offer clues he needs to catch a killer. The more he learns about her incredible abilities, however, the clearer it becomes that Sam’s visions have put her in the killer’s line of fire. Now Brandt must save her from something he cannot see or understand…and risk losing his heart in the process.
As danger and desire collide, passion raises the stakes in a game Sam and Brandt don’t dare lose.
Captivation: I really could not put this book down. I read without stop, listened while driving (thank goodness for the narrator on the phone!), and stayed up too late.
Sizzle: There is more sexual tension and frustration in this book than actual sex, but the sizzle was there and it was good tension. I couldn’t rate this higher than a 3 because there just wasn’t a lot of actual physical relationship until the very end, but what was there was good.
Romance: I felt the development did lack a little bit for the relationship. The book description is misleading and I was expecting more conflict than there had been, and what conflict there was kept being mentioned in passing as though it was there, but not really talking about it much. I think this would have been a higher rating if the author took just a bit more time developing the conflict along with the plot.
Enjoyment: I really liked this book. Though the physical and mental relationship detail and development was just slightly lacking, the plot was fascinating to me.
Literacy: I did catch several errors in this book, but not enough to start highlighting them or distract me from the enjoyment of the story. I did have a few moments where I paused and had to think about grammar or mixed up words, but not many, and it didn’t take me long to get the drift.
Overall, This was a really suspenseful, interesting read, and I will definitely put it on my Read Again bookshelf. This author is new to me, and I look forward to reading more of her books.