Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Walk a Mile
Author: Sarah Madison
Series: The Sixth Sense #2
Heroes: Jerry Lee Parker/John Flynn
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 240 Pages
Publisher: Dreampsinner Press
Release Date: October 3, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Six months after starting their hunt for a serial killer who is still at large, FBI agents Jerry Lee Parker and John Flynn are partners in every sense. But Jerry has serious doubts about their relationship and whether they would even be together if not for the way Flynn changed after touching a mysterious artifact in a museum.
Flynn hates the extraordinary power bestowed on him by the artifact and wants nothing more than to have a normal life again. Jerry fears that without the unusual connection they forged, Flynn will no longer want or need him. Chasing after a similar artifact takes them back to Flynn’s old stomping grounds in Washington D.C., where his newfound abilities uncover long-buried secrets, the kind people would kill to protect. But they aren’t the only ones looking for these powerful relics, and what they discover will threaten their relationship—and their lives.
It’s been six months since Flynn and Jerry have been together as partners in the FBI and in their personal lives. Six months in which things were going fantastically and then started to fizzle. Now, Flynn’s discovered a box similar to the one that gave him psychic abilities that forces both of them to fly to the East Coast and investigate it further. Unfortunately, the artifact has the unwanted affect of switching Jerry and Flynn’s bodies. Now, not only is Jerry in Flynn’s body but he also has Flynn’s psychic ability. With this new twist in their relationship, will Flynn and Jerry be able to get some answers to the questions they seek? And, more importantly, can they get through the landmine their relationship has spiraled into?
It’s been FOUR YEARS since I read Unspeakable Words. Four years in which I wanted more of Flynn and Jerry and their unique partnership. When I realized there was a sequel, I jumped at the chance to read it and get back into these boys’ lives. I still enjoyed both Flynn and Jerry. Flynn is still an enigma in that he doesn’t really share himself with anyone, especially Jerry. There’s many moments in this book that Jerry finds out something new about Flynn that allow him to get to know Flynn better, although this new knowledge rarely came from Flynn himself. Jerry, however, is still the cute, sarcastic boy next door. In this one, though, his uncertainty with Flynn and their relationship is very prominent and shows just how much Jerry cares for Flynn.
I had a few issues with this one, though. Mainly, I felt like Flynn and Jerry didn’t talk AT ALL. I mean, Jerry was psychic and yet he still couldn’t read Flynn’s mind or emotions on the things that mattered. I was frustrated with that because I felt like they were more like friends than lovers. Granted, they were mad at each other for a lot of the book, so their standoffish behavior added to that feeling but I still feel like they could have talked about SOMETHING. Jerry was so worried about Flynn and his feelings and never says anything and I’m wondering why Flynn never told Jerry that he was bi, especially when he knew Jerry thought he was straight. That part didn’t really make sense to me – why Flynn never corrected Jerry about his orientation but then was frustrated with Jerry for trying to keep things quiet for Flynn’s benefit.
Beyond that, I have mixed feelings about the ending. On one hand, I feel like it was an easy fix to Flynn and Jerry’s problems – I mean, what better way to clear the air than by forgetting it? On the other hand, I feel like this is a good thing for Flynn and Jerry because it seems like Flynn is more open now with not only his emotions but his status in their relationship and just the ending already made me think that Flynn was more of a boyfriend towards Jerry than he was the entire book before then. So… a good and bad thing. It’ll definitely change things and considering the big box mystery wasn’t solved in this book, it’ll be interesting to see how it affects the next book (there WILL be a next book, right? LOL)
In the end, I liked this continuation to The Sixth Sense series. I felt like it addressed many of the concerns Jerry had in the first book, Unspeakable Words, and really delved deep into “who” Jerry and Flynn were deep down. I still wish we had gotten Flynn’s view point because I think there’s a lot to Flynn we don’t know and it’s so hard to read him! Definitely looking forward to the next book and really hope it doesn’t take four years to come out!
Overall Impression: I liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*