‘Psychic Men’ (Hunter Dane Investigation series Book 5) by Adira August #LGBT #ReviewTour #MM #BDSM #Review #Romantic Suspense

Erryn reviews ‘Psychic Men (Hunter Dane Investigation Series Book 5) by Adira August. The ebook was released June 15, 2018 and is 311 pages. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

Why I read this book: I am completely addicted to this series.


Hunter Dane and Camden Snow have settled into a satisfying routine of solving murders and hanging at the club, when they aren’t expressing their affection for one another. Vigorously. A great life in an idyllic location. Until a skinny kid who barely came up to Cam’s chin sought out Detective Lieutenant Dane…

“I saw my father last night,” Asher Gamble told him. “He said Jason Furney’s going to die and people will say I did it.”

Hunt frowned. The boy’s name seemed familiar. “Tell me the rest of it.”

Asher locked his gaze on Hunt’s as intractably as Cam ever had.

“My father killed my mother and my brother when I was two years old. He died in prison four years ago.”

So much for routine.

 

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My review for Books 1-3 can be found here: ­­­Hunter Dane Investigations Review Books 1-3

My review for Books 4 can be found here: ­­­Hunter Dane Investigations Review Book 4

My Review:

I love Hunt and Cam.  Adira August’s series is a wonderful opportunity to delve into BDSM by following a strong, powerful Dom and an equally strong and willful switch.

Camden Snow is a former Olympic champion downhill skier.  An injury and illness might have ended his dominance of the ski slopes, but he still has an iron grip of control over other parts of his life.

Hunter Dane is a detective lieutenant who investigates crimes involving the rich, famous, and powerful of Denver.  He has dominated many women in the BDSM Club he is a member of.  He has also submitted to Doms at the club, but he has never knelt for anyone.

Until he met Camden Snow.

 

He watched Hunter closely.  Something was bothering him, hurting him.  He’d shifted into pure objective mode, as he always did when a thing could cloud his judgement.  And he was avoiding looking at Cam, who’d be able to tell.

But Cam had always known.  When the pressure of the things locked away behind Hunter’s interior wall built up, he’s find a Dom and submit to the lash or belt until the wall cracked and he screamed his release.  But no longer.

Hunter Dane had finally knelt for Camden Snow, the no limits, no safewords, extreme Dom.  Cam methodically stripped him of every defense and made him feel so much more than pain until the wall crumbled.

 

The men are still feeling their way through this relationship with the constant push and pull that comes with having two tough and determined men in such a close bond.

When Asher Gamble approaches the men, they revert to their professional roles – Hunter as the cop and Cam as the investigator.

I’m going to step back and say this is a well-researched book.  Ms. August’s perspective on psychokinesis and universal consciousness is fascinating.  Each reader can wrestle with their own beliefs – anywhere from fervent belief in a deity to the absolute certainty that everything ends at death.  Many people have reported experiences that defy the notion of that extrasensory perception or paranormal experiences do not exist.  Many of us have had things happen to us that have no logical explanation. ‘Knowing’ something you can’t possibly have known.  Something or someone ‘tells’ you not to do something.  Déjà-vu.  Premonitions.

Or it could just be coincidence or playing the odds.

That being said, Ms. August’s insight is nothing if not intriguing.  Regardless of your take, the mystery and the suspense in the book will pull you along.

I was glad to see the whole gang back together again – Hunt and Cam, forensic tech Carol Twee, ADA Diane Natani, and Detective Mike Merisi (and for those who haven’t read ‘Little Favor’ on Adira August’s Blog, I suggest you do – I’m loving Cal, Mike’s lover, and his nature’s little favor).

The plot of the book is a little convoluted, but for me, it was the secondary characters who drew me in and kept me on the edge of my seat.  I was kept guessing until the end, and the final series of dénouements were surprising.

Take this interaction between the men:

 

The depth of Hunter’s resentment surprised him.  “I didn’t know I’d feel like this.”

“And you want to make your feelings my problem?”

No answer.

“Did you ask me to teach you?”

“Yes.”

“Did you learn something?”

“Yes.”

“Do you have the right to question my methods?”

Hunter deflated.  He was the sub.  If one of his subs pulled this kind of petulant crap he’d turn her upside down.

“No. Sorry.”

Cam leaned over and kissed Hunt quickly on the mouth.  “You’re doing great, okay?”

 

And little Asher Gamble?  At one point, Hunter said to him, “You don’t get to die, Asher.  Not now, not until its time.  This kind of pain, the pain of no love, of being alone, the empty agony of it no one else understands, you don’t let that kill you.  You hang on because you know, Asher, you KNOW that it’s love that sent your father to you, love that fuels it all, and you are fucking SURROUNDED by a cloud of people who care about you, admire you, love you and lead you.”  Asher’s story dovetails nicely with the opening scene, creating perfect bookends for the story.

Finally, I leave the reader with this question – what if no one really does die alone?

9/10 Points of Gold (100% Recommended) – Compares to 4.5/5 Stars

 

TYPOS ARE MY TRADEMEARK

I write mostly BDSM EROTICA because I love exploring the power dynamics in terms of the love relationships. The work is explicit. It’s always consensual. If you have triggers about certain kinds of practices, use discretion. I do not make kink lists for my titles.

I went to school interminably, it seemed like. I studied anthropology and paleontology and genetics and literature and theology and ancient Greek. I chased down bad guys, raised children, climbed mountains, played poker, searched for dinosaurs and have had a rather large number of lovers. (I’m not giving up any numbers because TMI) Through it all, I wrote.

No wonder I’m so tired.

*AUTHOR’S NOTE*

I’m not a fantasy writer or a supernatural writer. Psychic Men is fact-based like my other Hunter Dane Investigations in the Hunt&Cam4Ever series. I’ve used my artistic license to sculpt real things into a story I made up. As usual, there are links to sources in the Appendix.

Really hoping they don’t revoke the license.

addi-

 

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