Title: Phantom Desire
Series: Phychic Menage #2
Author: Houston Havens
Genre: Erotic Futuristic Romance, Menage, Romantic Fantasy, Light BDSM
Heat: 4 stars
Source: ARC provided by the author
Cover: 5 stars
Characters: 4 stars
Plot: 5 stars
Heat: 4 stars
Freshness: 5 stars
Addictiveness: 5 stars
Total: 4.5 stars
* I believe you should read book 1 first, so you can understand the amazing world built by the author*
A thrilling continuation of a wonderful series. Menage taken to another level!
When I first saw the cover, I was a bit disappointed by the third male almost hidden in the shadows. After I read the book, this cover became an obsession. It is so well crafted and thought out, it compliments the story perfectly. Amazing!
Mind traveler Chandra fall in love with Ortello and his brothers while on the run from her corrupt government. When tragedy hits the Nodin's family, she must find strength within the unknown so she can save her future and the Nodin's brothers.
Chandra is a rich character, that learns how to resurface stronger from grief and pain.
"You are acting like our lives are a play to be acted out, and when our parts are done we make our grand exit left, from the stage of life... by dying."
"What was the lesson I was supposed to have learned from this never ending pain?"
Nikias is the unexpected perfect man. Oh, I love his character!
"More times than not, it's the women who find the courage to face an issue and then address it. Men? We tend to stick our heads in the sand and hope it'll all go away."
"Who is the ghost? How do we know for sure...here in this physical world, we're not the ghosts in waiting, and the ghost is the one with the real life? Perhaps death here is really life there. Maybe death here is rebirth into real life on the other side."Andonis is a deep, hot character! Like Chandra he wants the control.
"The three diamonds symbolized me, you, and Nikias. The Celtic symbol on the back is our beloved Ortello. Never to be forgotten and forever watching over us. Because of him, we three have found each other in an everlasting love."
"I'm in control now, not you. I can tease you all day if I like. I can build you to a climax but never give you satisfaction. Or I can let you come here and there throughout your seduction."
Houston Haven's work is a breath of fresh air!
The author is so incredibly original, that her world built and plot takes the reader to unimaginable places.
Her characters are well-rounded and believable, even when they are ghosts.
The book is fast-paced and the plot is full of twists and turns. The intensity level grows accordingly with the pace and the story keeps the readers guessing until the last page of the book.
Yes, I took a half star out of my review, because of the end. It's good, but I wasn't expecting the cliffhanger. It makes me wants to read book 3 today, so Ms. Havens, hurry up!
Oh, have I mentioned how addictive this series is?
I've been talking and recommending book one to everybody since the day that I've finished reading it, and book 2 is as good, if not better than the first book.