Title: Memento: A Psycop Short
Authors: Jordan Castillo Price
Publisher: JCP Books, LLC
Release Date: November 13, 2015
Genre(s): Contemporary Paranormal
Page Count: 25 (5000 words)
Reviewed by: Kristin
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Seasons change, and so do fashion trends. But in this heartstring-tugging PsyCop short, what’s beneath the clothes matters most.
Do clothes make the man? Jacob Marks cuts an impressive figure in his tailored suits, but Victor Bayne is another story. Nowadays, Vic does his ghost hunting in off-the-rack blazers, polyester blend slacks and cop shoes with nonskid soles. But back before he was a PsyCop—or even officially psychic—he rocked combat boots and a beat up biker jacket…and lots and lots of punk T-shirts. When he finds a faded tee in the back of a drawer, he’s eager to lob it in the trash. Jacob, however, finds himself waxing sentimental about Vic’s younger, more carefree days.
I absolutely love the Psycop shorts. After suffering through a brain draining day-long meeting, the shorts are like a caffeine hit san’s caffeine. The perfect way to unwind for an hour. And Memento didn’t disappoint.
Jacob is one of my all-time favorite characters. In total fan-girl adoration, I named my e-reader after him. I heart Jacob and I LOVE that he gets a voice in this one. Jacob discovers an old faded and well worn t-shirt in the bottom of Vic’s drawer. To Jacob, it’s a reminder that Vic had better days before everything went to shit. That there was a less paranoid, fun, who-gives-a-shit kid who enjoyed rock bands and hanging out. It’s not the Vic that Jacob knows now, and he kinda regrets missing out on that time of life while at the same time acknowledging that maybe they wouldn’t be here as a couple if they had. He totally loves this Vic.
Memento is short, a little bittersweet, with a touch of heat.
Overall, Recommended you’ve read the Psycop series (and you have, right? Right?) Then you’ll enjoy this quickie.