Reviewed by Morgan
Title: Psychic Says
Author: J.J. Black
Series: Revelations #2
Heroes: Stephen Jurgens/Maddox Blackwood
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 207 Pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: March 8, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: A spirit is a terrible thing to waste.
Stephen Jurgens has always gone his own way, both professionally and personally. Disowned as a child by parents who did not approve of his gifts, Stephen struck out on his own and, along the way, became a highly sought-after psychic. Between his own private clients and the consulting work he does for Revelations, business has never been better. If only his love life was meeting with as much success. Despite his efforts to reach out and enjoy the dating scene, his heart remains drawn to only one man—Maddox Blackwood.
Alpha of the Pontiac wolf pack, Maddox Blackwood is the only man Stephen has ever met who has the power to destroy him. Their initial meeting led to a rejection of epic proportions that left Stephen wary of any kind of romantic entanglement. Now, eight years later, Maddox is back and ready to claim Stephen as his own, as he should have done all those years ago. The only question is, can Stephen find it in himself to forgive the past and accept the future Maddox is offering?
All thoughts of mating are put on the back burner when Revelations receives a call for help from a local cougar pride. People are dying, but are their deaths as mundane as they appear or is something more nefarious plaguing the Pride lands? With their investigation underway, Stephen and his team soon discover that things aren’t always what they seem, and just because you don’t see something, doesn’t mean it isn’t hunting you.
Review: (Note: I have not read any other books in this series – I believe this can be read as a standalone.)
Stephen and Maddox have known each other for years. Maddox knew on “smell” that Stephen was his mate eight years ago, but he wasn’t prepared to settle down then, now, at 30, he’s ready to embrace his leadership and his Matehood.
Stephen, however, remembers the rejection and though he has his own “special” abilities, is no believer in fate or destiny, especially as it comes to choosing a forever partner.
When the pair are united to fight a necromancer they finally face their combined issues and a fierce bond is discovered. Will it be in time to save lives?
I loved the special powers Stephen held and how freely used they were. It is always so disappointing in paranormal books where the people don’t do anything “special” with their abilities! Stephen uses his a lot and it’s fun!
Maddox and Stephen as a couple are fairly annoying. I didn’t feel their connection, despite their “bond” and I kinda agree with Stephen on this one – just because they’re fated to be together doesn’t mean they should be.
Maddox was cocky and arrogant, though the “mine” and “Mate” thing was hot, he was never very caring about Stephen or understanding.
Stephen was a bit whiny. He seemed constantly to rail against the mating – but without a real solid explanation – until one day he just gives in. I didn’t really grasp why he switched sides.
In the end, the story was exciting – the necromancer stuff was creepy and mysterious with a hint of an edge to it – but the romance left me a little cold.
Overall Impression: I liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*