Thursday, May 12, 2011

A Cop and a Feel

Title: A Cop and a Feel
Author: Vivi Andrews
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Publisher URL: http://www.samhainpublishing.com/
ISBN: 978-1-60928-479-4
Genre: {M/F} Contemporary, Multicultural, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Ronna Mitchell is a human polygraph and with a single touch of another person’s flesh, she can catch glimpses of the future and tell truths from lies. She can’t be tricked, conned or lied to and always knowing the intent of people makes her life a lonely one. Craving a little excitement and human contact, she sets up a fortune-telling booth when a carnival comes to town. Little does she know how this will change her life?

Officer Matt Halloway is trailing a hit man through the aisles of the carnival and in order to escape detection, he duck’s into Ronna’s booth. When she takes his hand, Ronna realizes that he’s the man meant for her but she’s also horrified to see a scene from the carnival where he’s covered in blood. When he rushes from the booth, Ronna doesn’t even have the chance to warn him of the danger, but knows if the father of her unborn children is to live…she has to save him.

A Cop and a Feel is release five in Vivi Andrews’s ongoing series Karmic Consultants. Because of its short length, the story focuses on Ronna and Matt, with only a minor appearance by Karma near the end, so it can be read as a standalone.

There are some stories that plod along…be assured…this short story isn’t one of them. This contemporary paranormal grabbed my attention with the very first sentence and didn’t let go as it raced to the end. The writing is tight, the characters unique and interesting and the plot line realistic, based on the ongoing paranormal storyline. Ronna and Matt are an unexpected but pleasant pairing and the location of their meeting is unusual, both of which I valued. What I really liked was how the author went about getting them together…or should I say didn’t get them together until near the end. She gave Matt an untrusting cop personality, which made him question Ronna’s sudden attraction to him, despite their obvious chemistry. But the most unusual and unexpected little twist of all…Ronna and Matt didn’t have sex once…but they still had their happily-ever-after in the end. Read and enjoy! I look forward to the next release in this fun and entertaining series.

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