Hot, just a little bit dirty and with enough danger and mystery to keep things interesting -- this is a good addition to Harte's psychic hottie series.
Despite a bit of insta-love and pronto-commitment, I really did like this romance between Noah and Lara. Although, I would have preferred that a bit more time be spent on them actually developing a relationship rather than, I feel, coasting a bit on the ghost's intervention. I enjoyed the juxtaposition between Noah's outward serenity and bit of absentness to how commanding he could be in the bedroom. I didn't expect dirty bedroom talk from him, but he gave that in spades. Lara made less of an impression, but she was a good match for Noah, with a level-headedness I appreciated.
The plot twists were just this side of unexpected and I found the question of who the evil really was to be intriguing.
Definitely looking forward to more in the series and I'll be keeping an eye out for previous titles.
A casualty of funding wars and an overzealous Defense Department trying to clean up its reputation after several failed experimental programs, the Psychic Warfare Program (PWP) is scrapped in the throes of its infancy. Its participants are transferred to other defense agencies, but a few decide to leave the government behind, knowing full well their freedom hinges on keeping a low profile and living under the radar.
Ex-PWP agent Noah First is grudgingly settling into life as a civilian when his boss assigns him one of those cases, like the ones he used to do for the government. Given the job of tracking down a stolen painting, Noah finds more than he bargained for when murder is involved. It's his power to see the past in places where emotions run high, and when he tracks the painting down to a touristy mining town, he lands in serious trouble.
Not only does the town's history shout at him with his every step, but he learns firsthand the room he's renting used to be in a bordello, and the inn's manager is the spitting image of the sexy woman in the painting. Noah is increasingly drawn to her, and to the dark needs he normally keeps buried. But are his intense feelings for Lara real, or just an echo of the past? And when he finds the painting, can he take it back to its rightful owner when someone in town will do whatever it takes to keep it, including murder?
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: some light bondage and D/s, and violence.