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Touching Evil Paperback – August 6, 2008
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Top Customer Reviews
If you're looking for a good who-done-it, then look elsewhere. The story was about a gay detective and a psychic, and who ended up doing all the work? The detectives PREGNANT PARTNER!! There was no real solving of the case. There were no clues that the reader could follow to solve the mystery. It was all about the sex. Yes, I have issues with the amount of 'erotic scenes' in this book, as they served no real point to the plot, not really.
Also, I swear, sometimes, I thought the story only went through one beta, as I felt that there were commas littering the pages like blood droplets on a cutter's floor. Srsly. I'm not the best with grammar or spelling and -I- was noticing some problems. And while some of it can be attributed to the author's 'style' some of it was just choppy and not cool. For instance, she wanted to set different tones to the different POVs, but the tones bled over to each other, and were sometimes completely absent. There was also a lot of repetitiveness that I just didn't feel needed to be there, like their constant re-hashing of "It's been a log day." Really? How so? Okay, granted finding some stranger's body parts does qualify as `a long day', but still.Read more ›
Arthur `Artie' McAdams is a cop who was approached by Greg once about a pending murder investigation. Convinced the man was a lunatic, he was forcibly swayed after witnessing his incredible talents. Once Greg started helping Artie with his unsolved cases, the two have managed to mesh their lives and are now nearly inseparable. Artie is determined to take care of Greg, to be a barrier between him and the dangerous world around them. Despite his personal feelings for Greg, Artie is sure that he can only ever be a friend for fear of overloading Greg with his touch.
When Greg receives a horrifying bloody book, covered in the terror and desperation of a woman and the sick depraved feelings of her killer, he calls Artie to come help him. As the two become embroiled in the case, they start to realize how deeply they have interconnected their lives. Artie even has his own chair at Greg's home, a chair that Greg curls up in late at night, surrounding himself with the thoughts and feelings of Artie. Greg needs Artie now more than ever, and Artie can finally be with the man he loves. That is, if they can hold on long enough to beat the madman that is determined to capture Greg's attention with his gruesome `gifts'.Read more ›
Greg and Artie are great characters with cop Artie in the role of protector to housebound psychic Greg. You will love them both. And their relationship has really already developed as they have worked together on other cases. They act like a couple before they even are one. It's very sweet. It's only when they discover that Greg can handle Artie's touch that their relationship develops into more than friendship. Then it's sweet and hot!
I hope the author is writing something else right now. A sequel would be nice - this could easily work as a series - but whatever it is, I'm there!
Every night I read for about an hour before bed. Normally I can get at least 130 pages in that short time. This, however, was not the case with this book. I tried, hard, but I kept falling asleep! After four nights in a row I am at 55 pages. The grasp of English is choppy, in fact there were parts that had me wondering what exactly he meant. Some words he misused, and it left me cringing. However, I wanted it to be good so badly I kept trying, mostly for this author because I have so much compassion for fellow authors. The characters weren't different enough for me. They should have be, as they were set up as two very different people, but to me they had the same "sound" so much so I sometimes lost who was talking when and were, and ended up confused and frustrated due to lack of clarity in the writing.
I never got to the erotica, and I will not be picking up the book again. At this point, however, I am really kind of glad I never did get to the sex.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had never read this author’s work before but this book made me a fan. I loved it. I would classify it more as a suspense novel than a romance but there was definitely a romantic... Read morePublished on March 21, 2014 by Andreams
Since falling down a flight of stairs 10 years ago, Greg has had paranormal abilities (he sees pas events when touching a person or an object) and understandingly developed an... Read morePublished on March 29, 2008 by A.P.
I really, really enjoyed this book. Not just because it had lovely, hot scenes of men screwing madly, though that always is a plus. Read morePublished on March 4, 2008 by C. Coons
The idea of this book is quite interesting, the characters very likable... and in the hands of a better author or at least someone with a better editor/beta it could have been an... Read morePublished on August 28, 2007 by Amazon Customer
I bought this book on the account that it got 5 stars from some folks, but I did not read the comments. I'll be sure to do that now. Read morePublished on June 3, 2007 by N. Lim
I liked this one, I really did. I felt for the character Greg who couldn't touch much of anything without gloves. Read morePublished on February 13, 2007 by neichan
I gave Touching Evil 4 stars because of the murder mystery. The author was good in developing the good guys and keeping the suspense as to why one of them is the target. Read morePublished on February 8, 2007 by Reading Is Fundamental