#Bookreview of WATCHING OVER THE WATCHER by Simone Beaudelaire
Psychic Selene Johansen is an excellent police investigator, able to determine guilt from the first handshake.
While her talent for fact-finding keeps her busy, her personal life is lonely. After all, who wants to date a girl who can read minds? But Selene’s consuming solitude dissolves when she learns longtime friend Brandon Price knows about her psychic gift… and her secret love for him.
As their relationship heats up, Selene dares let her guard down, not realizing that a ruthless stalker is determined to put an end to the couple’s passion – and their lives.
Amazon Bestseller in Paranormal Romance.
Contains graphic sex scenes and some strong language.
I was kinda all over the board with this book. Simone has written some amazing romance stories that I’ve given 5 stars too. But, sometimes she misses the mark. She likes to write weak female characters, which is fine for some, just not for me, especially when the character is supposed to be strong. Like a police detective.
Other reviewers belabored the fact there was a 12 year age difference between Selene and Brandon. And that the romance happened too fast. My husband and I were 12 years apart and we also had a fast romance. We were together 30 years before he passed away. That’s where the age difference rears its ugly head.
As for the story itself, I’ve always wanted some type of paranormal ability. But, being able to read a person’s thoughts and feelings with just a touch would suck big time. So, yes, I felt for Selene. It may be a gift but a curse as well.
There is also a mystery entwined in the story. It’s not an edge of your seat type of thriller, but it kept my attention. Selene is being stalked, harassed and threatened. Is it someone she previously put behind bars? I did understand the perp’s motivation, but I thought he was missing some depth. He felt more like an add-on.
Between the mystery, the romance, and the interaction between Selene and her fellow cops, I found it an enjoyable read. I give it 4 feathers.
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