Marie Harte
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Release Date
May 2011
Book 2 of Power Up!
Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance

A casualty of funding wars and an overzealous Defense Department trying to clean up its reputation after several failed experimental programs, the Psychic Warfare Program (PWP) is scrapped in the throes of its infancy. Its participants are transferred to other defense agencies, but a few decide to leave the government behind, knowing full well their freedom hinges on keeping a low profile and living under the radar.

Ex-PWP agent Noah First is grudgingly settling into life as a civilian when his boss assigns him one of those cases, like the ones he used to do for the government. Given the job of tracking down a stolen painting, Noah finds more than he bargained for when murder is involved. It's his power to see the past in places where emotions run high, and when he tracks the painting down to a touristy mining town, he lands in serious trouble.

Not only does the town's history shout at him with his every step, but he learns firsthand the room he's renting used to be in a bordello, and the inn's manager is the spitting image of the sexy woman in the painting. Noah is increasingly drawn to her, and to the dark needs he normally keeps buried. But are his intense feelings for Lara real, or just an echo of the past? And when he finds the painting, can he take it back to its rightful owner when someone in town will do whatever it takes to keep it, including murder?

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: some light bondage and D/s, and violence.

Book Review by BookAddict (reviewer)
Jul 16, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
180 people found the following review helpful
The ultimate voyeur experience is to see the past and stay in an inn that used to be a brothel. There's no charge for this sexy showing – lucky Noah First. Noah's ability to see the past comes in handy when he's on the search for a stolen painting. When he checks into the inn where he's tracked down the stolen property, he's shocked to meet Lara, who is the spitting image of the woman in the painting. He learns pretty quickly Lara possesses her own special abilities.

Noah's search and retrieve of the portrait is derailed as he and Lara steam up the bedroom with some hot sex. Ms. Harte always delivers good hot sex with kinky fun. Being in a brothel was a nice touch. While Noah and Lara get it on, a serial killer appears to be on the loose. Somehow, the killer is tied to the portrait. When Lara is pulled in as a potential victim, Noah begins to piece together the ghostly connection.

In this second book in the Power Up! series by Ms. Harte, we take a look into the post black ops world. Ms. Harte shows what could happen to secret government soldiers when they are retired. This book kept my interest the entire time. The storyline layered several threads at the same time, which is a classic Ms. Harte technique.

I enjoyed the development between Noah and Lara as well as her set up for two new characters, Chloe and Ian. I know I can never go wrong with a Ms. Harte book. I recommend this book to people who enjoy supernatural military men, women with special abilities, intrigue and great sex scenes.
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