Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Psychic Emory Jackson and former black ops specialist Jonathon Silver are men from two completely different worlds with one thing in common: heartbreak. Emory still mourns the loss of his husband five years prior, and Jon is reeling with grief from the recent death of his twin brother.
Sparks fly when mutual friends introduce them, but it’s so much more than basic attraction. There’s an undeniable awareness and a sense of belonging that neither man can deny. Despite Emory’s premonition of a future with Jon, he has vowed never to love again. Jon is convinced that his tainted soul is the reason he will never have someone to call his own. What if they’re both wrong?
Maybe these broken men with their jagged edges could somehow align perfectly to form something whole and beautiful. But will that realization come too late for them?
I really liked the premise of this story and the prologue drew me right in. Unfortunately as the story went on it didn’t keep the same pace of excitement for me. I had never read this author before so I did not know what to expect. There is nothing wrong with the writing other than it is a style that doesn’t work for me. It was a bit too sweet and fluffy for my tastes. I was expecting something a bit gritty from the blurb and prologue.
Another thing I struggled with is that this story is insta-love on crack. They literally meet one time at a dinner party and are instantly in love with each other. Because of the psychic aspect to the plot it was basically a fated mate story. I struggled with it though because they were both human and it just seemed so unrealistic I couldn’t get past it. I found the entire love story completely unbelievable and I was not emotionally connected to this couple at all. I was actually more interested in Emory and his dead husband and any emotions I felt while reading this were attached to that aspect of the story. There were some very touching scenes between those two.
Someone to Call My Own is the second book in the Road to Blissville series. These books can be read as standalone or as part of the series. The author first introduced these characters in the Curl Up and Dye Mysteries, but it isn’t necessary to read that series first. I had not read any other books in either series and I was able to follow along with the plot and characters with no problem.
This was not a bad book, it just wasn’t the book for me. I think fans of this author will enjoy this installment.
This cover was done by Simply Defined Art and I think it is a nice cover. There is nothing that stands out to make it unique and it is a bit dark in my opinion but overall it is well done.
ebook, 223 pages
Published September 5th 2017
By Scattered Thoughts
At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks.
I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.
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I really dislike novels about love at first sight. Smh