Title: Jon’s Downright Ridiculous Shooting Case (Jon’s Mysteries Case #1)
Author: AJ Sherwood
Release Date: March 22, 2019
Genre(s): Paranormal, Mystery
Page Count: 290
Reviewed by: Maya
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
A psychic without an anchor. A student in trouble. A shooter on the loose.
I’m Jonathan Bane, a licensed psychic who consults for the police. I routinely help the police put the bad guys away and, for that reason, the criminal world doesn’t like me much. People like to take a swing at me, or go stabbity, or try for a gun. It makes for interesting times. My psychic ability prevents me from handling anything electronic—and I do mean ANYTHING, I fry it in seconds—so calling for help isn’t always a possibility.
I need an anchor, a partner, but I’m resigned: it’s just wishful thinking.
At least, I thought so until he walked through the door.
Donovan Havili looks like a thug and has the soul of a superhero. He shines so bright in my vision it’s like watching a supernova. He definitely has the right mindset and skills for this crazy job. But asking anyone to take me on long-term is a bit much. And now we’ve got multiple cases to handle, a Chinese exchange student falsely accused who needs our help, and someone taking random shots at me. It’s a bit much for any new guy to handle and I’m half-afraid that my new partner will run for the door.
But in Donovan Havili, the criminal world has met its match. And maybe, just maybe, I have as well.
Since I loved the other book from this author, picking this one was easy choice. I wasn’t disappointed. It has the same relaxed feel and it’s easy to immerse yourself into story.
The world-building is unusual: it has very interesting representation of psychics and their powers and how they are using them in everyday life. They are licensed with state and Jon uses his abilities to investigate crimes. He has several cases in the works which keeps the story interesting. Jon is alone by choice, as his abilities make it hard for him to be in a relationship.
Donovan initially applies for a job in the same agency Jon already works for. Since he is huge and rough looking his interview wasn’t going very well until Jon showed up. This is where matters got tricky.
I’m not sure if this counts as insta-love or not. Jon is thrilled with Donovan at first meeting, but his abilities do allow him insight into other man’s character and it’s not romantic connection at first. That part develops slowly, which was fun to read.
The story runs smoothly, there is no angst or hard parts, just nice, even flowing story. Perfect for long afternoons. It has a bit of fairy tale feel, as they save each other. Their lives are better for other presence in it.