Friday, September 13, 2013

Dead in the Desert by Lou Harper

Title: Dead in the Desert
Author: Lou Harper
My Rating: B-

Genre: Paranormal Romance (m/m)
Series: LA Paranormal #3
Main Characters: Jon and Andy
Release Date: September 2013
Publisher: -
Purchase Links: 
Lou Harper's website (should have buy links)
Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:

Jon Cooper used to think he wanted a life free of complications, but that was before he got involved with his roommate, Leander. Jon knows that the only thing he can't lose is what he doesn't have, but where does that leave him?

Leander Thorne, on the other hand, is an easygoing bookworm, with an addiction to books and cooking shows, and a soft spot for Jon, despite Jon's grumpiness. He also happens to be a psychic specializing in finding lost pets and—more recently—lost people. He's good at it. Too good if you ask Jon, 

Unsolved crimes, missing people and bodies buried in the Mojave Desert make Jon's and Leander's lives anything but uncomplicated. Jon is forced to dig into his soul and find a way to let go of his past if he wants to keep Leander.

My Review:
This book is the continuation of Jon and Andy's story. We met them in Dead in LA. In this story they are continuing with Andy's finding abilities. He's a psychic who can find things and is working a couple of different for the cops and one for a man searching for a living person. As you follow them on their explorations, you also discover that things between the two of them are a little up in the air. They kind of fell into this friends-with-benefits relationship and while it's obvious to the reader, neither guy is sure where they stand now. Are they just friends? Are they more? Jon's wife died and he continues to wear his wedding ring which definitely ramps up the confusion for both of them. 

I really enjoy Lou's writing style. It's super-easy to read and flows really well. But I'll admit, this book just didn't rivet my attention like normal. I enjoyed reading it, but think I could have walked away with no regrets during the middle of it. There just wasn't quite the conflict and tension that I like my reading to have to keep me turning the page. Regardless, it was fun to see more of Jon and Andy and getting to see them move their relationship to the next level. Definitely a book that was nice for an afternoon's distraction.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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