Thursday, March 7, 2013

Levitating Las Vegas by Jennifer Echols

Levitating Las Vegas
Good Reads Summary
Levitating Las Vegas by Jennifer Echols
Nothing up her sleeves...or so she’s been led to believe.

Showgirl Holly Starr is sick and tired of assisting her dad, a celebrity magician, in his Las Vegas casino magic show. As soon as he keeps his promise to her and shares the secrets to his tricks, she can break out on her own. But can she really make it? For years Holly has taken medication to stave off crazy hallucinations that she can levitate objects. Just when she thinks she’s ready to make a career and a life for herself, her medicine—and her luck—run out.

Elijah Brown suffers from a similar delusion—that he can read minds—and he’s out of medicine too. Determined to save himself and his old flame Holly, he kidnaps her and takes her straight to the source, a town high in the Rockies where their medicine is made. What they discover there leads them to suspect their powers are not imaginary after all...and neither is the intense attraction they feel for each other.

They make a pact to stick together as they return to Vegas to confront the people who kept them in the dark so long. But soon they’re pitting their powers against each other in a dangerous world where the nightlife is seductive, domination is addictive, the sex is beyond belief...and falling in love is murder.

My Thoughts
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Plus side, this one lacks that thing that's marked a ton of reads like it, the same being extreme amounts of sex that push things from romantic to merely titillating. Yay for NA! (what ever the heck that is.)

Minus: I still found Levitating Las Vegas lacking. Lacking because it was all over the place, and worse the pair of them sounded a bit wooden. 

'Twas all over the place. We have casinos and shady elements that seem to go hand in hand. Unknown baddies and other unknown elements that may or may not be bad in their own right. Then we have overbearing parents who never cross over to the point to being overbearing for a reason. Plus drugged up teens and people after them for so and so reason. All interesting things except all a  little too little on the details... so that things never quite gelled for me.

And then there's that general lack of personality on both the MCs parts. So, girl wants what her father has and is often desperate sounding and  out of her element when not in sequins and a bikini.. Man! She could have been so much more save the fact that I found her reactions all about surface and little else.

A little more interesting was love interest: Man-boy desperate about not going off the deep end, but ends up sounding like he has all the same. His thoughts were funny... come to think of it, they were both funny! It's just that sometimes I couldn't grasp why they were reacting the way they did.

but thank you, edelweiss!

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