The Power of Persuasion: The Triad Series, Book 2

ThePowerofPersuasionAuthor: Kate Pearce
Book Name: The Power of Persuasion
Series: The Triad Series
Order: #2
Genre: Romance/Erotic/SciFi
Rating:  Good
3+stars

 

Blurb:  Ex super-soldier and telepath Captain Ian McNeill isn’t expecting his job as base commander to a bunch of scientists to be exciting, let alone terrifying. But after meeting Neeve, a Pavlovan female and saving her from a bunch of Etruscan extremists, he’s fairly certain his life will never be the same again. 

Neeve can’t believe she’s found a mate from Earth who has no understanding of the concept of a bonded telepathic triad. Can she convince him to return to Pavlovan, meet her exalted but complicated family and finally convince him that adding a third to their bond will be the best decision he’s ever made? 

Book two in the Triad series of erotic science fiction romance.  Warning: contains erotic sexual content involving one woman and two men.

Review:  While this has all the steam a good erotic romance needs, it is a little lacking on the story end of things, which is a bit on the unusual side for a Kate Pearce book.  What story line is there, ends up dropping all kinds of loose ends and leaves it feeling incomplete.

For me, I had a hard time actually linking any of the characters because there just wasn’t enough substance to them to get to know them, which makes the rest just seem a little week. If all you are looking for is the hot, steamy and creamy, then this will suit just fine.  If you want a little more actual story, then, maybe not.

Soul Sucker: Soul Justice, Book 1

Soul SuckerAuthor: Kate Pearce
Book Name: Soul Sucker
Series: Soul Justice
Order: #1
Genre: Fantasy/Romance
Rating:  Really Good
4+stars

 

Blurb: Supernatural Branch of Law Enforcement empath Ella Walsh sucks memories from people’s heads. The job fills her mind with others’ nightmares and leaves her with little time for love, but if she doesn’t pair off with a mate of the government’s choosing soon, the psychic blowback will destroy her powers and her sanity.

The last time shapeshifting SBLE superstar Vadim Morosov worked with an empath, he got her killed and himself assigned to a desk. He worries about taking on another partner, but helping Ella track down an empath killer might be his only chance to save his career.

Naturally, the government decides to throw them together.

They resist at first, but they can’t deny the simmering heat between them. As the killer’s strikes grow closer to home, their bond gets tighter. And when the murderer finally traps Ella, her developing link with Vadim might be the only thing that can save her.

Review: I liked this one quite a bit.  The concept that you have this amazing ability, but it comes with a horrible drawback that makes you a walking, ticking personal time bomb and is practically guaranteed was a twist on the typical fantasy/paranormal type of story.

Both of the main characters had interesting personalities and they worked really well together.  I enjoyed how they both struggled with their connection to each other and didn’t just take it as fact.  Besides the main characters, we also got to meet some other interesting people and types of people, and even more were just sort of hinted at.

At first, I thought that it was taking the author a while to truly get her main characters together, but then I realized that their story didn’t end with just this book.  That part was probably my least favorite of the book, because we learned very little about Vadim and I really wanted more.  It is obvious that we will get that in the next book, but I wish I knew that going in.

Other than the fact that this left a lot open at the end and I wanted more out of the relationship aspect of the story, the part of the story that is outside of that aspect was very well done.  It felt like something new and different and it definitely kept me engrossed.  While a lot of the relationship and its potential is set up for the next book, you still get a great story out of it.