"a satisfying erotic novella"

Josie Weston had it all figured out. She had a great job, would be graduating from college soon, and was hoping to become part owner of "The Essence of Life" cafe. Everything was going according to plan until her boss's brother showed up unexpectedly making her feel like a third wheel. Now her plans may be ruined by this unwelcome visitor who has quickly become invaluable to his sister and quite the charmer to the ladies. Worst of all, Josie has found herself reluctantly attracted to him.

Forrest Jankowski can see the future. Born into a paranormal family, Forrest learned to accept his gift at an early age. To disguise his ability, he "reads" Tarot cards and earns a living as a fortune teller. His precognition led him to his sister's café, but recently her employee has started showing up in his visions. Josie's frosty exterior is pretty convincing, but he can see past the resentment to her true feelings. When Josie's Tarot card reading reveals danger lurking in the shadows, Forrest fears for her safety. As they grow closer, Forrest will have to convince Josie that his psychic ability is real...and so are his feelings for her.

IN THE CARDS is a satisfying erotic novella. The interracial romance and paranormal elements enhance the story without overpowering it. At times the main female character comes across as stubborn and judgmental, but overall the characters balance out each other nicely. They burn up the pages when they finally do get together in this perfectly paced story. The Jankowski Family sounds intriguing and I hope to read more about them in the future.

Reviewed by Sonya Harrison
Posted June 16, 2008


Forrest Jankowski is the oldest child in a family with paranormal abilities. After quitting his last gig as a fortune-teller he takes a job in his sister's health food café. Unfortunately this incurs the wrath of his sister's only other employee, Josie Weston. The little spitfire believes he's more of a hindrance than a help. But when he has a vision of Josie in trouble, he needs to convince her that his powers aren't just an act.

Josie has a five year plan, but her business dreams seem all but doomed now that Forrest is in the mix. The annoying man obstructs her at every turn, driving her crazy with his strange ways. He reads tarot cards and thinks he can see into the future. Her attraction to the handsome man only makes his presence all the more maddening.

When she begins to suspect his vision may have a basis in reality, she realizes her life might very well be in danger. Only when the two discover the depths of their feelings for one another will they know their love was truly in the cards after all.

Series: The Essence of Life; Previous Book: Sugar and Spice
Genre: Multicultural Paranormal Suspense
Length: Novella

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable.

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In the Cards
(The Essence of Life: Book 2)
by Liz Andrews

Loose Id
June 1, 2008
Available: June 10, 2008
ISBN #1596327073
EAN #9781596327078
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