"A delicious, sexy twist on psychic talents"
Wren Delacourt hired private investigator Derek Chapman to
look for her missing sister, and found herself deeply
attracted to him. However, she also finds herself having a
dream lover...who isn't Derek. As Wren helps Derek try to
find her sister, she finds that her own psychic talents are
coming into play...
Wren Delacourt is a sexually repressed woman, but her
sensual dreams are bringing out the starving woman she has
kept hidden for so long. She also somehow just "knew"
things, her intuition telling her things that are going to
happen in the future or sending her warnings, thereby
keeping her safe. When she hooks up with Derek, she finds
her talents taking a sexual bent, and she delights in the
experimentation as it affords her more chances to be
intimate with Derek.
Ms. Tan contributes to the genre with a new twist on
psychic talents, and I suspect we'll see more of Wren and
Derek in later books, maybe with Wren studying and learning
more about her talents. The paranormal angle is intriguing,
what with the heart-meld and all, and Ms. Tan may further
develop the world she has introduced in this book. I would
be interested to see what she comes up with.
This story is easy to read, however, I believe if the
writing could be tightened, the story would have more
impact on the readers.
Reviewed by Silver Winters
Posted September 24, 2009
Wren Delacourt is a woman with a gift, only she doesn't know it. She has psychic abilities-the ability to see the future, to read minds, and to sense emotions. But ever since the death of her parents when she was a teenager, in an accident she foresaw, she has suppressed her abilities, often doubting her childhood memories and unsure if her powers even exist, or if she only imagined them. Unable to deal with other people's emotions, she leads a quiet, somewhat lonely life working in a university library and socializing mostly with her downstairs neighbor, a gay man named Lawrence.
Everything changes when her sister Abby goes missing, and Wren hires a private investigator to try to find her. Derek Chapman isn't what Wren expected in a P.I.; he's young, good-looking, and sensitive. Wren is attracted to him immediately, and the feeling seems mutual, but Wren is afraid that this will be just another failed relationship.
She begins to have dreams about sex, about a dream lover who visits her at night. Is the man in her dreams just her subconscious trying to work out its conflicts between desire and fear? Or could someone really be stalking her in her dreams? And what does it mean when Derek's search for Abby leads him to a private sex club? Fate seems to be pulling Wren into Derek's arms, whether she is ready or not...
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Psychic