Mind Tamer by Moriah Densley
Series: Network One #1
Published by Entangled Publishing on December 15, 2014
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He's different. And he's definitely trouble...
Lyssa Logan has an uncanny ability to know exactly what you're thinking, and she can solve crimes before they actually happen. Lately, however, she's been having a few issues. Brutal headaches, power fluctuations, possibly losing her grip on reality. Oh, and she appears to have stopped aging... The moment Kyros Vassalos sees Lyssa, he knows she’s one of his kind. No hocus-pocus, no voodoo. They're just very rare "extra-sentient" beings with the extraordinary ability to unlock the full potential of the mind. Now he must teach Lyssa to control her power...before it overwhelms and destroys her. Lyssa is pretty sure Kyros is trouble. Hot, leather-pants-wearing trouble. But she's running out of time. And once she steps into Kyros's world, there's no going back...
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Well, this book was hard to rate. As paranormals go, it has a very interesting storyline, so plot-wise is an excellent read.
Kyros, the hot Greek leather-pants-wearing geek-superhero-genius alpha lead of the book was quite charming and sexy. Lyssa too was very likable, she is funny and quirky and not a pushover, so she was my kind of female lead.
Their interactions are interesting, to say the least, and it was nice to see how they came together. How Kyros gently guides Lyssa to fulfill her potential. So why, if I liked the story and loved the characters am I not rating this book 5 stars? It so happens that I had a couple of issues with the book in general.
First, I found the writing, especially concerning descriptions, to be extremely wordy. Now, I know that not being a native speaker of the English language I will occasionally find words I don’t know that I’ll have to look up, and I have no problem with that, but in this case, it’s not as much that I had to look words up as it just was, in my opinion, exceedingly tedious to read.
Also, the blurb does not mention that over half of the book includes a love triangle. I personally do not enjoy love triangles. It could be said that I loathe love triangles. This was a major turn off for me. The heat factor is practically sub-zero but that I could overlook for the story was that good for me.
Now, I’ve been reading a couple of first installments of series that are just beginning, and I’ve come to find that the right balance between the couples’ romance storyline and the setting of the whole new series is very hard to find. Some put so much attention on setting the world for the next books that the romance is kind of lost in the process. This book was the opposite, it mentions past events and current situations and backgrounds in such a way that I had to go check if this was not actually the first book and I had missed it somehow.
Once I got over the writing style, and more action (and fewer descriptions) started, I enjoyed the read very much. I’m still undecided as to whether I will read the next installment or not. Though the story is compelling, I like a little bit of action *wink-wink* on my books.
Still, I liked the book. I’d recommend it but with caution. There’s no funny business, get your thesaurus out, and only read if you don’t mind pseudo-love triangles.
3.5 No Funny Business Stars
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