Title: Extrasensual Perception
Author: Rayna Vause
Narrator: John Solo
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press/Dreamspun Desires
Run Time: 5 hours and 45 minutes
At a Glance: This narration is wonderful and rich. It is a great addition to the Dreamspun Desires series, and could get a series of its own with a reluctant psychic and skeptical businessman as partners.
Reviewed By: Mike
Blurb: If a stalker doesn’t kill them, the heat between them might.
Christopher Vincent is desperate enough for a job that he accepts an offer to entertain as a psychic in a friend’s nightclub. Jackson Whitman, one of the club’s co-owners, is less than thrilled by the new act. To him, psychics are ridiculous and a liability. But when they come face-to-face, attraction flares to life between them.
Someone is watching Jack and Chris from the shadows. What starts as a series of creepy encounters leads to deadly attacks.
Jack and Chris must set aside their differences and work together to survive a homicidal stalker. But can they survive their explosive connection?
Review: Christopher Vincent is taking care of his psychic mother, who recently suffered a career ending stroke. He needs a job, he needs an outlet, and he needs to not be the same psychic his mother is. His best friend is opening a new club. She wants Chris to be the main attraction and read minds for the club’s patrons. Her brother, Jack, is not only a skeptic, he has a past with Christopher. One, or all three, of them is being stalked. The stalker keeps getting closer and closer to them, with ever more dangerous results. In the middle of it all, Jack and Chris feel the tugs of the old attractions coming forward again.
John Solo narrates this book in the Dreamspun Desires series, a lovely addition to the Dreamspinner family. Solo is one of their better narrators. The action of the book is part thriller, part mystery, and part romance. Solo gives each one of those things a more than competent narration. While these books are supposed to be light escapes, and a change of pace from the usual romance, this story is surprisingly good, made even better by the narrator’s ability to portray the loving relationships between Christopher and his mother, and Christopher and his best friend. Then we get the intense speed of the stalker scenes—the suspense of what will happen and who, if anyone, suffers the consequences of the action.
Finally, we get the growing relationship between Christopher and Jack. We also get a host of side characters who all have their own voices. Each one of them is different and fully acted. This narration is wonderful and rich. It is a great addition to the Dreamspun Desires series, and could get a series of its own with a reluctant psychic and skeptical businessman as partners.
Buy the book for the story—which is great fun—enjoy the fun narration, and find a new reason to look forward to these Dreamspun books.
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