I had a tough time deciding between 4 and 5 stars, but somehow I ended up with 4, which fits my definition of "really liked it." The author is using a standard formula, but it works well and is entertaining. There were many lines that had me chuckling. The two main characters are neat. I liked their back stories and their developing interactions. I also enjoyed the author's video clip about the book on her website: krentz-quick dot com.
This is author's 5th book about the Arcane Society, humans with psychic abilities, called sensitives. Grace and Luther can read other peoples' auras. They each have an additional ability. Grace can see more detail about the person's personal life and past activities than Luther can. Luther has a hypnotizing effect. He can use his powers to calm down the other person, put them to sleep, or make them want to talk or do something. Grace and Luther work for the Jones & Jones agency. The agency wants Grace to go to Maui to look at the aura of someone suspected of killing three women. This is her first field assignment. Her past work for the agency has been as a research librarian. Luther is assigned to act as her bodyguard. While in Maui, they discover several high-level sensitives, who've enhanced their talents with an illegal drug and are criminally dangerous.
Story length: 337 pages. Sexual language: mild. Number of sex scenes: 4. Total number of sex scene pages: 11. Setting: current day Caribbean island, Hawaii and southern California. Copyright: 2008. Genre: romantic suspense with a psychic twist.
OTHER BOOKS REVIEWED:
For a list of my reviews of other books by this author, see my 4 star review of "Sizzle and Burn" posted 2/09/08.
BOOKS IN THE ARCANE SOCIETY SERIES:
By Amanda Quick, set in Late-Victorian England:
Not read by me.
Second Sight (Book 1)
The Third Circle (Book 4)
The Perfect Poison (Book 6)
By Jayne Ann Krentz, set in current day U.S.:
I have read all three of these, my ratings and review dates follow.
White Lies (Book 2) 3 stars. 2/09/08.
Sizzle and Burn (Book 3) 4 stars. 2/09/08.
Running Hot (Book 5) 4.5 stars. 1/06/09.