Psychic Selene Johansen is an excellent police investigator, able to determine guilt from the first handshake.
While her talent for fact-finding keeps her busy, her personal life is lonely. After all, who wants to date a girl who can read minds? But Selene’s consuming solitude dissolves when she learns longtime friend Brandon Price knows about her psychic gift… and her secret love for him.
As their relationship heats up, Selene dares let her guard down, not realizing that a ruthless stalker is determined to put an end to the couple’s passion… and their lives.
Selene and Brandon’s story didn’t end up being quite what I expected, but it wasn’t long before I fell completely in love with it anyway. There are some paranormal elements tied in here through Selene’s ability to read minds by touching a person’s skin, but at the heart of the story is a fantastic romance tied together with a riveting mystery. There are also some steamier scenes that are well written and a lot of fun to read.
Both Selene and Brandon were well developed and dynamic with a lot of different facets to their personalities. I was rooting for Selene right away and found that Brandon really helped to balance out her character. I also really enjoyed Maggie!
All in all, a surprisingly great read that will have me keeping an eye out for anything new from Simone Beaudelaire!