Book Review: Finding Matt by J.D. Ruskin

Reviewed by Nikyta

1Title: Finding Matt
Author: J.D. Ruskin
Heroes: Jaron Greenberg/Paulo Silva
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 230 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 5, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: When six-year-old Matt Wilson and his Shih Tzu, Pixie, step out of the Stanton Community Hospital and disappear, his desperate parents convince Jaron Greenberg, a local pet psychic, to aid the police in the search. Jaron specializes in finding lost kitties and fixing problem pooches. He isn’t prepared for a case with so much at stake. And as soon as he starts, the abilities he’s had since childhood begin changing and growing in unexpected ways.

Paulo Silva is a veteran detective new to the small town of Stanton. As the low man on the totem pole at Stanton PD, he isn’t happy when the chief assigns him to babysit the pet psychic instead of actively working the missing child case. As Jaron uncovers clues, Paulo starts to wonder if he might be the real thing. Or maybe it’s just his testosterone reacting to what he’s sure is mutual attraction.

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Review:

When a child and his dog go missing, the Wilsons’ decide to bring in local pet psychic Jaron Greenberg to help find him when the police don’t seem to make much progress. As the new guy with Stanton PD, Paulo Silva is tasked with babysitting Jaron and to say he’s skeptical of Jaron’s ‘abilities’ isn’t too far from the truth. It doesn’t take long before Paulo realizes Jaron has a true gift and as Jaron and Paulo get closer and closer to finding Matt, Jaron’s abilities become more intense putting him in more than one dangerous situation. The more time they spend together, the more their attraction grows but will they be able to find Matt before it’s too late?

Okay, so that description doesn’t do the book justice at all. In fact, this book was so amazing that it kept me up until four in the morning! Once I started, I was drawn into the story, wondering what would happen next or how Jaron’s abilities would develop. I loved that there was a good mix between the mystery and Jaron/Paulo getting to know each other. Granted, most of their ‘moments’ were while they were working the case but still, they were MOMENTS!

As for the characters, I loved both Paulo and Jaron. Paulo moved to Stanton to settle down a bit after the way a previous case affected him. He’s skeptical of Jaron at first but it doesn’t take long before Jaron’s charms and innocence make him realize there’s no way Jaron would be a scam artist. I loved Jaron as a character. He’s such a sweet man, who loves animals and I loved that he was a pet psychic. It gave a bit of a twist to the story and made things interesting especially when he was able to ‘talk’ to Bear, his gigantic dog.

I absolutely ADORED this book but I admit, I would have liked to see more of Paulo and Jaron’s relationship after everything was over, to see them when they weren’t limited by the whole Jaron being a witness situation.

In the end, this was a fabulous story that kept me up all night because I just HAD to know what happened next. This is my second book by Ms. Ruskin and I must say, so far I’m loving her writing AND her stories and this is another book I’ll be adding to my ‘favorites’ shelf. If you’d enjoy a story with an engrossing tale and great characters, definitely give this one a go!

Overall Impression: I LOVED IT!

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*

Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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One thought on “Book Review: Finding Matt by J.D. Ruskin

  1. I loved it, too!

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