Rating: 4 Enchantments
In order to get out of Vice and into homicide where her grandfather, father and brothers had all made their names, SFPD Detective Andie Darling needs to get the dirt on supposed clairvoyant and con man Logan Sinclair. Yet there's something about the Scotchman that has her intrigued, more than she should be. But when she finds herself being blackmailed by a superior into manufacturing dirt on the handsome clairvoyant or risking not only her career but her older brother's as well, Andie suddenly finds herself in more turmoil than she ever imagined.
Logan Sinclair is a `famed' clairvoyant who rose to fame with several celebrated books. Now he's using his supposed gift to help line his pockets with jewels and cash, and he has his eyes on the `Star of Avril' necklace and the beautiful Drew Mochrie. But Logan is more than a conman, in truth, he turned off his true gift at age nineteen after an accident that killed his parents and he learned to block his abilities. But when he walks into the mansion Andie is renting, he's suddenly assaulted with voices, real voices from the other side that have a message for Andie. The woman she was dreaming about was quite real.
Featuring one of the best lines I've read lately, "I'm half American." "Which half?" KILLER CHARMS is a contemporary romance with a twist of paranormal and suspense that will keep the reader on the edge of their seat as the story picks up its pace. I liked Logan and Andie together and the banter between them. One of my favorite parts of the book is when Logan, deciding he needs to push Andie away, takes her out to dinner at a Scottish restaurant, and orders her traditional food, without telling her what is until she`s ready to eat. My only fault with the book was around the midway mark when the murder occurs and suddenly a new character's point of view is introduced, that threw me out of the story a bit.
By day, Marianne works as a senior tech writer for a major Northwest aircraft manufacturing company, but at night, she creates romantic suspense with a humorous edge. Marianne lives in the Northwest with her husband and family, continues to believe in happy endings and intends to keep writing them as long as she has breath in her body, and her fingers don't cramp up. You can visit Marianne online at http://mariannestillings.com