On her way to a party, Madison Albi catches the edge of a something that draws her. Because Madison has a very special ability – she can read minds. In the alley, she finds a homeless man whose talent seems to surpass her own. Unwilling to let her greatest discovery get away, she sort of ‘adopts’ him, convincing him that she can help regain his forgotten memories.
As their experiments progress, Madison finds herself attracted to the man she names ‘Jay’, but behind the scenes, something dark is going on. Who is watching them, and why? The further Madison gets in, the higher the stakes become, but then she makes a breakthrough that threatens to break their relationship as well as their lives.
Evonne Wareham writes a sci fi romance with touches of paranormal that almost, but not quite, reflects present day London.This adds to the undertone of something just off enough to make the reader feel unsettled. The slow build relationship between Madison and Jay is believable, if a little frustrating! Wareham definitely knows how to write sexual tension.
However, for me, the sex scenes weren’t hot enough to pay off all the false starts. I’m aware that this won’t be the case for many readers, but I was disappointed.
What didn’t disappoint was the suspense and action scenes. There is a threat that mounts throughout the novel, becoming almost tangible as Madison makes her discovery about who Jay really is and the danger he’s put her in. I loved the way that things from Madison’s past turned out to be more than simple facts, twisting and turning the plot and keeping me guessing until the end.
Genre: Sci Fi Romance
Primary Book Format: e-book and paperback
Publisher/Imprint: Choc Lit
Blush Quotient: Pink
Smart Girls Rating: 4
Everyone has secrets. Some are stranger than others.
Madison Albi is a scientist with a very special talent – for reading minds. When she stumbles across a homeless man with whom she feels an inexplicable connection, she can’t resist the dangerous impulse to use her skills to help him.
J is a non-person – a vagrant who can’t even remember his own name. He’s got no hope, until he meets Madison. Is she the one woman who can restore his past?
Madison agrees to help J recover his memory, but as she delves deeper into his mind, it soon becomes clear that some secrets are better off staying hidden.
Is J really the man Madison believes him to be?