Thursday, October 18, 2012

Review: Three of Swords by Theo Fenraven

Three Of Swords (Precog in Peril #1) by Theo Fenraven
Voodoo Lily Press
Novella: 37,000wds
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An old houseboat, a hot young guy, a couple of murders, and more mysterious keys than you can shake a stick at: this is what awaits Gray Vecello after his grandfather, Graham, is killed picking up high blood pressure pills.

A letter Graham left behind sends Gray and his unexpected ally, Cooper Key, on a journey downriver in an attempt to unravel the mystery surrounding an unknown treasure. On the way, they encounter both friends and enemies, one of whom will target Gray and Cooper for death. One thing working in Gray’s favor: he has the sight, just as Graham had, but will it be enough to save them both?

This was a big surprise for me cus I really liked the heck out of it. It was cute, sexy, and a great way to begin a series. A series, I expect to be awesome because I really enjoyed the characters and the set-up have me anticipating awesomeness.

Gray is attending his grandfather's funeral a man he hardly knew. So it comes as a surprise when he is mentioned in the will, because Gray is also carrying around some serious guilt. He saw his grandfather death before it actually happened, but to say he did see it would lead to admitting he can see the future. That's a can of worms he would rather not open. When the will reads that he was left a houseboat, Gray is both excited and apprehensive, though it could be the start of change. A change he most desperately needs.

The houseboat does come with a tenant, the very young and attractive Cooper. Gray is instantly attracted to young man who provides the insight to a side of his grandfather he was unaware of while slowly working his way into his heart. Suddenly Gray is finding out about his grandfather's secret life and it all has to do with the gift inside of him. It's untapped and he must figure out how to control it with clues left by his grandad and of course with the help of Cooper.

There is a lot to like about this book, but with every new series, sometimes the first book just never feels like enough. I really enjoyed the pacing, the getting into the meat of it all, but by the end certain things felt rushed, and I was a bit disappointed. I believe it needed a bit more pages; there is so much going on and with not enough pages to tackle it.

I liked Gray; he is a bit stubborn and was really intent on fighting the inevitable, which left him vulnerable. I like Cooper, there is a lot of growing left for him to do and I am looking forward to it. Together, they create a nice balance and have a solid relationship from the get go. There is a nice little surprise that tie them together, but it will remain a surprise *evil laugh*.

Overall, I enjoyed the hell out of it and I’m anticipating the next book in the series. I am excited to see what other adventures Coop and Gray get up to.

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