Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Finding Matt

Title: Finding Matt
Author: JD Ruskin
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN/BIN: 9781632162779
Genre: {M/M}, Suspense, Paranormal
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Jaron is barely making a living as a pet psychic when he is approached by the family of a missing little boy.  They hope he will be able to track him through his dog, but not everyone sees Jaron as a blessing.  Especially Officer Silva.

Finding Matt is a great paranormal romance that puts a new spin of the psychic main character. Being a psychic is hard enough, but one that deals with pets is even more of a joke.  Work on a kidnapping and it’s only natural that things are sure to get out of hand fast.

I love that the author made Jaron a pet psychic and that we are able to see some of his interactions with the pets in this story.  I also really loved Jaron’s dog, Bear, who at times had me laughing.  As you would expect, Jaron is not always taken seriously due to his profession, but he has his past to live down as well. 

Then there is Officer Paulo Silva.  Paulo is a recent transfer to the Stanton Police Department.  The author does eventually tell the reader why the young man ended up changing jobs and it is not for the faint of heart.  While the mystery that the main characters find themselves caught up in is tough at times, the case that causes Paulo so much heartbreak is just plain gruesome and may be hard on some readers.  

I have to admit that I was not altogether sure who would be pairing up with whom in this story, as there are two secondary characters that have strong connections with Paulo and Jaron.  The author uses these secondary characters to bring the men either closer together or to pull them apart at times.  

Finding Matt is primarily a mystery with a little romance thrown in on the side.  That being the case, the men’s relationship never really reaches the hot and heavy stage, but that did not keep me from turning the pages of this book.  I loved the story and the little twists and turns the author threw in.  The characters held my interest and I was anxious to see what would happen next.  In fact, I would love to see Jaron and Paulo come back for more books.  

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