Legacy Lost by Jillian David
Posted by brriske
Growing up as an honorary Taggart, Eric Patterson found the family he’d always wanted. Almost. He couldn’t ever manage to see the clan’s youngest and only daughter, stubborn spitfire Shelby, quite like a little sister. Suddenly, his long-suppressed feelings are determined to come to light.
Too bad Shelby’s cursed. Her double whammy psychic powers to read emotions and locate anyone anywhere have always made relationships impossible—and now they’ve begun to endanger her life. If she uses her echolocation skills again, it just might kill her.
But when a malevolent supernatural force invades the valley, threatening the Taggarts and their neighbors, the Brands, Eric and Shelby must contend with both their blossoming feelings and the increasing danger. Does Shelby dare risk using her powers one more time, sacrificing her own life to save Eric?
When a book says on the cover that it is the second book in a series, especially if it is paranormal romance, I tend to go into the experience at least a little skeptical. Unfortunately, the genre is saturated by series that rely on contrived cliffhanger endings in order to cajole readers into continuing on. And, more often than not, each installment tends to expect that all readers have read all of the books that came before. As this is the second book in the series, I cannot say with veracity whether the author will end up going that route, but I have not yet read the first book and I felt I could follow the action readily enough. It was pretty obvious, however, that I would have had a much richer experience having read the first book of this series. All that being said, this novel of the Taggart clan, focusing on Shelby Taggart and long-time family friend, Eric Patterson, was an enjoyable read. The paranormal aspects of the story were not overdone and balanced nicely with the romance aspects. There are sexual situations and extremely suggestive dialogue and descriptions and, as a result, I would not recommend the book for readers under 18.
The moral of this story is definitely that honesty is not *always* the best policy.
Reviewed by HR Duby for Romance Authors that Rock