Having been a little disappointed in a couple of Amanda Quick's latest novels, I was really pleased to see that she is back to her creative best in 'Second Sight'.
The story centres around a hero and a heroine of the Victorian era, who both possess a degree of psychic ability. The hero Gabriel is part of the Arcane society, a secret assembly whose members all have special powers, though he is a little afraid of his own strong and often predatory abilities. Venetia, donning the pretence of being a widow so that she may pursue a controversial career in the newly developing (pardon the pun!) world of photography, gets embroiled in the mystery and danger surrounding Gabriel, partly through her own fault. She has adopted his surname as her own after meeting him and attempting to seduce him at his ancestral home, which she is hurried away from when intruders threaten the safety of those in residence.
This tale is fast paced, original, passionate and fun, with the kind of beginning that makes you want to read on. Not only is the angle of the romance different because of her career and of course, their strange powers, but the added element of mystery they have to solve makes this a really good addition to your bookshelf.