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The author gifted me a copy and I wanted to leave a review.
Within minutes, I was ready to call in at work so I could finish this story. I'll start with the heat level. This book had a slow burn that ended up being red hot. The steamy scenes were well crafted and so freaking hot, that I kept saying aloud, &quot;Run Trudy, I think he's trying to kill you.&quot; and &quot;OMG, that was hot.&quot;
Trudy wasn't a &quot;take no prisoners&quot; warrior heroine, but she wasn't a featherweight either. I liked that Trudy had a backbone and was still able to be a nice person. Seeing murder after murder through the eyes of the killer, should have made her harder. Levi was a different kind of alpha male. He was self aware and that made him even more irresistible. The chemistry between them was scorching.
The story wasn't overly original, but it was a great take on the paranormal romantic suspense genre. I judge a mystery, by how quickly I find the killer. Although my original guess was correct, the author made me doubt it several times. That made it a great story. I am curious about what happens next. Although this story has some hot scenes, they were not the focus of the plot and could have been removed and not hurt the story.
The narrator was amazing. He really made the book come alive. His voice is exactly how I expected Levi to sound and he did a great job giving each character, character. He made my top 5 list with this one book. Please keep him.
I realise I'm the minority when it comes to this book, so you might want to make your own judgement. This was my first book by this author, and I'm sad to admit this book wasn't for me. I loved the idea and trope of the book, but this wasn't what I expected. My main issues with this book was our two main characters, Trudy and Levi, I truly, truly disliked them.
I'm not sure if Deborah was aiming for the ditzy blonde vibe with Trudy, but that's what she comes across as. I mean, she has psychically connected to a brutal serial killer and has seen into his twisted gruesome mind, but her only thoughts is how she'll be able to accomplish anything working with the "Oh so mega hot and swoon worthy" Wolfe. I mean seriously? She's not a teenager... Priorities people, please!
Then we have Levi he was just so chauvinist, condescending and all around know-it-all that it made my toes curl. (And not I a good way). I mean we do live in the 21 century people and women can actually make their own decisions, have their own opinions, and even more shocking - do not need to depend on a man to survive. And I'm going to stop that rant there and spare you the details.
A pet peeve of mine is redundant sex scenes. I really don't mind fade to black. Long sex scenes bore me, especially the ones that are just page fillers. I want my sex to bring the story/characters forward, for it to add something to the story and not just pages and pages of yet another sex scene. But I'm well aware that I'm the minority with this so if you want lots and lots of sex in your book, feel free to ignore me!
Ignoring my issues with the MC's, the overall plot had a lot of promise, it was interesting. But it still lacked something. I was never really and fully engrossed in it, and I can't put my finger on why. The mystery part of it was easy to figure out, but then again most are, so I didn't mind that all that much.
What about the narration? Well, Matt Haynes was very pleasant to listen to. At times he was brilliant and distinguished between the different characters, but other times he narrated them all with the same voice, but overall a narrator I'd happily listen to again and again.