Reviewed by PizzyGirl
TITLE: Extrasensual Perception
SERIES: Dreamspun Desires #26
AUTHOR: Rayna Vause
NARRATOR: John Solo
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 5 hours, 45 minutes
RELEASE DATE: February 22, 2017
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?
Extrasensual Perception was a good addition to the Dreamspun Desires line. The mystery was engaging and the romance was fulfilling. There were times I had to take some things with a grain of salt, for example the rather sudden use of the word love, but I mostly just chalked that up to the fact that the paranormal had influence on the outcome of things.
This story was great because it was over the top without being ridiculous. The psychic aspects were well done and were believable because they were flawed at the same time they were useful. This was not that story where the psychic knows all and sees all but is ignored, this story was full of half visions that were frustrating and often misunderstood. It helped carry the story forward without giving everything away.
I liked not knowing who the bad guy was until the author felt it was time to reveal all. And I liked that I knew who the bad guy was before the characters did, but I never felt like the characters should have known just because I did. It was revealed to the reader well before it was revealed to the characters so it made me feel a bit special and a part of the action.
I would have liked to have learned a bit more history of both MCS because then maybe I would have better understood how they came to be where and who they were in life, but in the end that was a minor niggle. I knew enough to place them in the story and believe their personalities and growth. The romance was a bit rushed, but that can be explained by the paranormal as I said before, and also but the fact that these men have a history together.
All in all I recommend this story to anyone in the mood for a Dreamspun Desires type story. It was fun, full of tension, and left me feeling happily warm and fuzzy.
As for the narration, John Solo did a good job bringing this one to life. I could feel the emotion and the characters were easy to distinguish. I feel that John Solo is being over used for this line of audiobooks, but in this case, he wasn’t a bad choice.