May 21, 2009
Mind Games - Review
by Cecilia Tan
Ravenous Romance, 2009
For most of her life Wren Delacourt has been aware of the strong intuitive force she carries within. At times she could actually predict future events, although not always. She had no control over when these thoughts or feelings appeared. Sometimes very important events would occur of which she had no foreknowledge. Her parents' death in a car crash is one terrible example.
As an adult Wren gingerly follows her intuition. When her younger sister Abby goes missing, her intuitive sense strongly suggests the police not be involved. Still something must be done. She decides to hire her own investigator. Looking through the yellow pages she randomly selects the name of a private detective, Derek Chapman. As she quickly discovers this choice was not truly random. Other forces were at work.
Derek and Wren connect in a powerful way that neither could believe possible. They eventually embark on an intense sexual relationship that strengthen Wren's psychic abilities giving both of them clues to Amy's whereabouts.
Cecilia Tan has been writing for several years in the erotica field, but here she has written something slightly different. Besides using paranormal aspects, Tan has brought together erotic fantasy with, believe it or not, a sweet romance. You are rooting for Wren and Derek to find a happiness that has long been denied both of them. The author also skillfully uses humor. Lawrence is Wren's neighbor and dearest friend. She has complete trust in his grand sense of fashion. The scene where he takes her shopping at Victoria's Secret is hilarious. Tan writes with her usual melodic prose combining engaging characters with a deftly plotted treat for the senses.