Review: Come Hell or High Desire by Misty Dietz

Come Hell or High Desire by Misty Dietz
Release Date: August 12, 2013
Publisher: Entangled Ignite
Pages: 227
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Torn between dangerous desires…

Framed for a series of brutal murders, rebel-turned-CEO Zack Goldman must go to ground. When he discovers that sexy boutique owner Sloane Swift has a shocking gift—terrifying visions that connect her to his mentor’s missing daughter—he can’t believe her refusal to help him. Nor can he believe he’s actually falling for the frustrating woman.

Their chemistry will either find its perfect equation…

Helping an accused killer ranks low on Sloane’s to-do list, no matter how hot the attraction burns between them. But putting to rest her overwhelming guilt over the missing girl’s fate proves more difficult than she ever imagined…that is, until her heart and conscience begin to align.

…or detonate everything in its path.

As the real killer locks in on Sloane, Zack will stop at nothing to keep her safe. And as they earn each other’s trust—with danger in hot pursuit—they may just lose their hearts in the process…

 

Review: In a world where many writers find it is easier to write about vampires and werewolves it was nice to find someone who went against the norm to give us a chance to explore the side of a psychic. Psychics seem to get a bad rap, but I instantly liked Sloane. She didn’t flaunt her ability but rather kept in hidden. That is until Zach enters into her boutique wanting to know about her employee Ann who seems to be missing.

Zach is trying to keep the construction business afloat after his mentor John dies. A note sends him on the hunt for Ann (John’s daughter who is like a sister to him and missing). His first stop is at Sloane’s boutique.

Sloan is psychic and as she gets a glimpse at what Ann is going through and realizes that her time is limited.  As the two work together to find Ann Ms. Dietz has given us an engaging story that is sharp and crisp with plenty of chemistry; where sparks tended to fly when they are together.

I found that even with the slow start it soon kicked into overdrive revealing a mystery that kept the killer a secret until just the right moment. You would think you had it figured out only to be thrown a curve. There was a gauntlet of emotions as both characters had pasts that left them entrapped and snared in their own world of pain and terror but they soon saw that there was hope together.

I liked the way Ms. Dietz would throw in the plot twists it kept the story interesting and the reader on their toes. The hidden horror in the story just kind of crept up revealing the danger.

I like the idea of how instead of taking the characters so far of the deep end with the scars, damage and psychic ability Ms. Dietz used Sloane and Zach to ground each other making them more realistic in the reader’s eye.

As the story progressed the layers started to peel away from this sexy couple allowing them to find out who they really are. The paranormal element was understated and not overdone which was nice. It took a backseat to the story itself.

The depth of the story and characters was a nice change of pace adding to the overall appeal that captivated this reader. I look forward to more from Ms. Dietz.