Sunday, December 7, 2014

Phantom Desire by Houston Havens

Title:  Phantom Desire
Series:  Psychic Menage #2
Author:  Houston Havens
Published:  September 1/14 by H.A.W.K. Publishing
Length:  274pgs
Format:   ecopy
Genre:  SciFi romance
Shelf:  ARC review
Rating: ★★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

Mind traveler Chandra Lamar is on the run, not only from her post-catastrophic dystopian government but from a past she can’t remember. A psychic vision pushes her to recall her purpose for being, but it’s a ghost that awakens her desires for a life she fears she’ll never have. Both push her to remember the past because it threatens what she wants in the now; the Nodin men.

Andonis Nodin battles to accept his failures. The heavy burden nearly breaks him when he can’t save the one he loves from the grim reaper’s grip; he questions his desire for Chandra, the woman he blames for the death around him.
Nikias finds true love with Chandra in his arms, but is desperate to stop her from seeking revenge on a mission he knows is a one way trip.

Ortello knows for them to recapture the love they once felt for each other, he must be willing to let her go. But overcoming his obsession to make Chandra his and his alone isn’t easy.

Will Chandra go through with the vengeance in her heart or give it up for love? Who is the powerful woman in her haunting visions and will those revealing apparitions crumble her world with the Nodin clan? Does Chandra find true love in the arms of the Nodin men or does her Phantom Desire forever own her heart?

My Review:

This novel is steaming hot! Havens returns to the world that she created in Sinful surrender with a vigour that you won’t soon be able to forget. Erotic romance, SciFi, & the paranormal all combine into a seamless whole. Her descriptions make everything pop in a larger than life manner while the narrative takes you on a heart pounding adventure. This uniquely inspire novel kept me captivated throughout. I will warn you, however, that a great deal of world building goes on in the first novel of the series. I’d suggest reading them in order.

This novel is much more focused on the characters than on the world around them, as the first novel in the series was. The multifaceted, three dimensional cast of characters in this novel makes the entire story pop. The mixture of emotions throughout this novel is breathtaking. I felt for and with the characters. I also enjoyed the dialogue. The natural flow was very pleasing. The characters’ exclamations are priceless. It really makes you feel like you’re right there in the middle of the conversation. I also enjoyed their interactions with one another. They were real & many times comical. I still can’t stop laughing about the spray tan blooper.

Overall, this was a brilliant novel that I’d definitely recommend to others, and re-read myself. Havens leaves us with a bit of a cliffhanger at the end, and I definitely can’t wait to see what happens next.

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1 comment:

  1. THANK YOU FOR THIS AWESOME REVIEW! It's reviews like this that keep me writing ... Exposed Ecstasy (Book 3 of the series) is in Pre-Order now and will be released Dec 15th...'re kind words have touched me just as my stories touched you...THANK YOU so much.