The Naked Detective by Vivi Andrews
Series: Karmic Consultants, #4
Published by Samhain Publishing on November 16, 2010
Genres: Fiction, Paranormal, Romance
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What happens in Atlantic City…changes everything.
Karmic Consultants, Book 4
The “gift” that makes Ciara Liung the FBI’s prized secret weapon makes her existence more like a curse. Unable to bear human contact, she lives as a hermit, immersing herself in the water that gives her peace and amplifies her power.
Her new FBI handler, though, only believes what he can see. The problem? Her gift—the ability to psychically locate stolen jewels—only works in the nude.
Special Agent Nathan Smith can’t believe he’s expected to babysit some psychic finder. Psychic…right. An undercover op gone wrong may have left him a desk jockey—and Ciara’s charms are more distracting than he cares to admit—but he’s a field agent at heart. She’s working some kind of angle. It’s just a matter of time before he unravels it.
Sent to Atlantic City to recover a ruby necklace for Monaco’s royal family, both finder and Fed are pushed outside their comfort zones, and discover more than they ever believed possible. And when a trap is sprung, they realize they stand to lose much more than a sparkly stone…
Warning: This book contains gambling, go-go dancers, public indecency, and every brand of trouble a troubled psychic can get into in America’s Playground.
I’m not going to do a synopsis since I think the above pretty much sums the book up really well.
Vivi Andrews is a new to me author. I have to be honest the cover was what caught my eyes as I was browsing the Samhain website. The cover art is pretty and there’s an Asian girl. Being Asian I was excited to read this book because there is not many Asian heroines out there. Plus I like to pretend I’m the heroine in my books and hey if she’s Asian already it makes it easier to imagine I’m the heroine! 🙂 Ok I digress back to the book.
Ciara Liung has basically been a hermit her whole life because of her physic abilities. She has this awesome collection of movies and a TV system set up that is any man’s wet dream to help her exist the hermit life! She helps locate missing jewelries for the FBI through Karmic Consultants. For her skills to work properly she has to get nekki in a pool, bath or tank of water for her vision to come to her clearly of where the missing jewels are. I like Ciara shes spunky and no nonsense. She’s like Lucy Liu’s character in the Charlie Angels movie. Come to the think of it the hero even says she looks like Lucy Liu. Nate Smith is sexy and broody. I like broody boys. Makes me want to tickle them to get them to laugh! He’s upset that he’s been laid up after being shot at. He’s basically a desk jockey right now. He is Ciara’s new handler for the FBI, since her previous handler recently retired. Nate basically doesn’t believe that Ciara has the psychic abilities. He’s going to prove to his bosses that he can still be useful and is more than a babysitter by getting Ciara to admit she helps with the theft of these missing jewels. The cat and mouse games ensue from there for these two. I really liked the beginning of the book. The lead couple had chemistry and I was looking forward to their little battles. The middle of the book for me was weak. I thought the sequence of events were a bit disjointed and didn’t flow very well. It felt like it just popped from one scene to another real fast and didn’t hold my interest much. I found myself skimming a bit. The ending was cute though. Overall though I still enjoyed my first time with Vivi. Even though this was the 4th book I was still able to follow the story. I don’t think you really need to read the others before you read this. It was a cute fast paced adventure.
★★ Book was read in November 2010. Review copy source was my own personal eBook copy. ★★
Books in this Series:
- The Ghost Shrink, the Accidental Gigolo & the Poltergeist Accountant (Karmic Consultants, #1)
- The Ghost Exterminator (Karmic Consultants, #2)
- The Sexorcist (Karmic Consultants, #3)
- The Naked Detective (Karmic Consultants, #4)
- A Cop and a Feel (Karmic Consultants, #5)
- Finder’s Keeper (Karmic Consultants, #6)
- Naughty Karma (Karmic Consultants, #7)