Monday, September 27, 2010


Publisher: Carina Press
Date published: 27 September 2010
ISBN: 9781426890611
Paranormal, romantic suspense
Reviewed by Rebecca
Obtained via Publisher

Theresa has a gift, if you want to call it that. After a horrible event as a teen, she developed psychometry, the ability to pull psychic visions from objects. Using her gift leaves her drained and aching emotionally for days. Then Max asks her to help him find his missing godson. Can she afford to bare her soul and her gift for the sexy, skeptical PI?

Max has known Theresa for years. She is his brother’s best friend and he doesn’t know how to take their close relationship. Are they more than just very close friends? He wished he knew, but he’s willing to set his personal feelings for the sultry psychic aside if it means finding Jeremy alive before it’s too late. Or so he tells himself.

This is a nice read. It’s a contemporary romantic suspense set in New Orleans in November. It has a definite dark undertone, which anyone who reads my reviews knows is one of my favorite types of book. All of the characters are easy to identify with and the central characters have great chemistry. The pace does bog down a bit with heavy use of adverbs, adjectives, and clich├ęs as well as a few editing and formatting errors. No spelling errors or plot holes, though, so it moves along ok despite the pacing issues. The story was compelling enough that I wasn’t tempted to stop reading.

The plot was awesome! The antagonist was also a victim of sorts and it was hard not to feel sorry for him even though he brought much of the pain on himself and hurt a lot of people in the process. There were twists and turns so carefully woven in that I didn’t see them coming but at the same time I never got the feeling that something didn’t “fit” about them. I want so badly to tell all, but if I go into any real detail, it would fall under the heading of a spoiler and that’s not the kind of review I like to write. A little more polishing would have made all the difference to this book.

I’m giving DESPIRATE CHOICES 3 hearts. You might want to have a box of tissues handy when you read this story. This is a good “I’m feeling moody” kind of book.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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