Phantom Desire by Houston Havens
Series: Psychic Menage #2
Source: Review by Request
Copy Provided by the Author
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Mind traveler Chandra Lamar is on the run, not only from her post-catastrophic dystopian government but from a past she can’t remember. A psychic vision pushes her to recall her purpose for being, but it’s a ghost that awakens her desires for a life she fears she’ll never have. Both push her to remember the past because it threatens what she wants in the now; the Nodin men.
Andonis Nodin battles to accept his failures. The heavy burden nearly breaks him when he can’t save the one he loves from the grim reaper’s grip; he questions his desire for Chandra, the woman he blames for the death around him.
Nikias finds true love with Chandra in his arms, but is desperate to stop her from seeking revenge on a mission he knows is a one way trip.
Ortello knows for them to recapture the love they once felt for each other, he must be willing to let her go. But overcoming his obsession to make Chandra his and his alone isn’t easy.
Will Chandra go through with the vengeance in her heart or give it up for love? Who is the powerful woman in her haunting visions and will those revealing apparitions crumble her world with the Nodin clan? Does Chandra find true love in the arms of the Nodin men or does her Phantom Desire forever own her heart?
Buy this book:
The Ego, The Albino, & The Ghost
…and Chandra Lamar, who I found to be particularly obnoxious.
Allow me to introduce you to the characters:
I’ll keep this short.
This book was riddled with distracting errors which I sincerely hope are not in the published product. I was given a review copy, and I’m crossing my fingers that someone stepped in and proof-read this before it went live. I generally overlook small errors when I’m granted a reader copy… However, I was unable to overlook so incredibly many.
Errors aside, I simply couldn’t connect with the characters. Their angst was understandable in the wake of such loss, but the mood-swings gave me whiplash. Quite frankly, I’m hard pressed to tell you any redeeming character qualities… I suppose they deserve each other.
The only thing that worked for me about this book was the setting – the interesting dystopian environment and warring societies had me setting aside all my hangups about book one, and taking a chance on book two. I regret my decision.