Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
Jessica James needs a job and goes for an interview at Weltevreden with Dr. Ben Arnold, a Veterinary Surgeon with a four year old autistic daughter, Amber. She tries to get over the fact that it is Friday the 13th, but if that date actually means bad luck then she gets it in spades.
Jess arrives late to be met by a barefoot man without a shirt who greets her with an erection and an attitude. He is less than gracious when he tells her he wants someone older and that she is not getting the job. Ben’s housekeeper, Ethel, insisted Jessica be allowed into the house since she got soaking wet standing in the rain. Jess has an instant attraction to Ben and apparently he feels the same but he insists that she has to go.
Leaving the house she discovers that she left her car door open. Ben’s dogs got in and tore everything apart. She has no way of leaving now. That was just the beginning of the strange things Jess would face at Weltevreden. It is the one year anniversary of Ben’s wife’s death and his sister-in-laws. Millicent, the wife Roxanne’s twin, insists they will be able to bring her back since her body was never located. She even brought along a psychic Daemon. Millicent is also convinced if they can’t bring Roxanne back, then Ben would have to marry her.
Jess begins to mistrust Millicent and is sure she is up to no good. She also doubts Amber is actually autistic. There are sinister things at play and Jess wants to protect Ben and Amber. Then the visions begin, visions of a white girl named Daisy who suffers from amnesia and has lived for a year with a black woman and her brother, Jamin. Over time Daisy fell in love with Jamin, but a black man and white woman in Africa was not exactly a match made in Heaven.
The story jumps from Jess and Ben to Daisy and Jamin and eventually we discover what the connection is, which I won’t reveal. Jess and Ben have to deal with Millicent and the other two sisters who refuse to leave and who undoubtedly mean no good. Until I got to the half way point in the book I was convinced that it would get a four star rating but then the story took hold of me. I knew it had to get five stars—that’s how exciting and interesting it became.
The book ends in a cliffhanger, something that I truly hate, but in this case I already have the next book which is the final book in this two book series. There are so many questions I can’t wait to get answered and as soon as I sign off on this review I will be picking up book two to get all the answers.