Friday, January 11, 2019

✱✱Book Review✱✱ Primal Instinct by Janie Crouch

Primal Instinct 
Instinct: Book 1
Harlequin Intrigue Book 1489
by Janie Crouch 

Adrienne Jeffries can see inside the minds of evil. But it comes with a price...  

On the crowded streets of San Francisco, a serial killer watches and waits. Known only as "Simon Says," he lures his next victim while the FBI grasps for answers. Desperate, they turn to Adrienne Jeffries. Adrienne has an uncanny talent for getting inside the city's most dangerous minds. But quit law enforcement for a reason. 

FBI agent Conner Perigo is skeptical of Adrienne's abilities, but begrudgingly enlists her help...unprepared for the powerful attraction that could jeopardize their focus. With little time, and everything to lose, they must work to find Simon's next victim-before he does. 

Momma Says: 3 stars⭐⭐⭐

I read and loved the second in this series of sisters with supernatural gifts, so have had this one in my TBR pile for awhile now. This one is interesting, but I didn't quite feel the romantic connection between Adrienne and Conner. Their attraction is mentioned, and they share a kiss or two, but they run a bit too cold toward each other for a lot of the story. I did enjoy the suspense side of this one despite its predictability. I had it figured out pretty early, but waiting to see what our killer would do next kept me turning pages. I also liked Adrienne's talent, for lack of a better word. It's not really given a name, but it adds an intriguing element to the story, as does Conner's connection to that talent. I believe I would've rated this one higher had I read it first, but it is what it is. I will say that looking at both, side by side, the author's progress with story and character depth grows in leaps and bounds. Now that I've gotten two of the Jeffries' sisters' stories, I'm anxious to dive into the third Instinct book. 

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