Review: Premonition by Lynn LaFleurMonday, February 25, 2008 22:00
I’m reading along, liking so far what there is in this book, enjoying the characters, getting into the mystery of it and the heroine’s paranormal ability, going through the first meeting of Slade and Kari, knowing he’s going to shoot her visions down, liking her stubbornness and willfulness in wanting to find his sister before it’s too late — and then I stumbled. All over the dialogue during the first love scene.
Up to this point in the book all of the dialogue had been fine, it fit with each scene whether it was banter, anger, excitement, it worked well. Then it turned silly when all the loving was going on. Everything starts out okay, but when the talk turned to comparing the hero’s penis to the size of a horse, I was the one groaning. And not from ecstasy. I think the author was going for witty and sexy, but that just didn’t happen. I know what she’s trying to get across, there just has to be a better way to do it.
The actual scene of foreplay and making love works quite well, I like these two characters in bed, but then I was literally yanked out of the mood. Very irritating. Succeeding love scenes aren’t as bad, but the dialogue is still a little silly here and there. If it weren’t for the eroticism of those scenes, I probably would have skipped over them when they came along.
The rest of story moves along just as the beginning did. Kara is confused as to why her vision wasn’t accurate this time. She is hurt when Slade suddenly doesn’t trust her, she sticks to her guns to find his sister. It’s all put together very well. I liked the relationship between Slade and his father and his sister. I think Kara could have made him work a little harder for her forgivness for his distrust of her, but what’s there works.
It’s the characters who are keeping the grade of this book from going any lower. Thank goodness for them.
Kari Winchester considers her visions a curse. She can’t understand why she has visions when she’s never able to help anyone. This time, she prays Brenda Blackstone’s case will be different and she’ll find the teenager before it’s too late.
Slade Blackstone left the Reno police force after ten years and started his own private investigation business. With his father owning the largest, most successful hotel and casino on the north shore of Lake Tahoe, he’s seen his share of con artists. Kari Winchester tops them all. He’s going to put a stop to her little scheme before she has the chance to get money out of his father.
He hadn’t counted on falling for her with one look.
Read an excerpt.