Perceived Love by Viki Lyn ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

Perceived-LoveTitle: Perceived Love

Author: Viki Lyn

Publisher: Loose Id

Cover Artist: April Martinez

Rating: 2.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 10/27/2015

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: M/M Romance, Paranormal

Blurb:

When psychic Nate Coleman dreams of a murder, he knows it’s a premonition. He can’t forget the image of his ex-lover with a bullet hole through his chest. Nate has no choice but to confront William and face the skeptical scientist’s ridicule.

Dr. William Ryner doesn’t believe in what he can’t prove. When Nate comes back into his life, it’s not to rekindle their love, but to bring up more of that mumbo jumbo that split them apart.

Despite William’s refusal to listen, Nate can’t ignore the premonition. And, William can’t ignore Nate. Before the gunman strikes, William must choose either trust in Nate’s ability or to rely only on the facts, but if he does the latter, pride could be the death of him.

My View:

It has been a while since I read this story. For some reason writing the review kept slipping my mind. I guess that in and of itself says something.

I am going to be blunt. I didn’t like this story. I tried. I wanted to. I love second chance romance, after all. However, it was just missing to much.

This version of Perceived Love is apparently a highly expanded second edition. I never read the original, so I can’t tell you what is different. I never felt William and Nate as a couple, before or after.

I never fully understood why/how they broke up. Yes, we were told repeatedly, but it never felt genuine. They both had their faults in the initial break-up. Mostly, surrounding stubbornness and narrow-minds.

In addition, I was never convinced that they should get back together. Yes, Nate still cared for William and didn’t want to see him dead. However, the author never convinced me that he wanted William as more than a friend.

I guess that is the crux of the issue. The author never convinced me of this story.

Links

Perceived Love on Goodreads
Loose Id
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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