||Jasmine Jade Enterprises
Psychic Serena Xavier runs a dating agency using her "second sight" to match couples. However, client Dan Reese challenges her "sight" and system. Is it because he's really undercover detective Dan Carrington and investigating her agency? Or, is it because sparks of desires flare between them and she wants him for herself?
Jasmine Jade Enterprises
SERENA XAVIER runs a dating agency using a special gift, her "second sight", to match up potential couples. While successful at matching others, she fails in finding a true love match for herself.
Undercover police detective DAN REESE (CARRINGTON) comes to her as a client but in reality is sent to investigate her agency after a complaint has been filed about it being an "escort/sex for hire" organization.
Serena finds him to be a challenge to her sight and decides to double date with him in order to watch him. He's not her usual client and matching him with other women tests her system. Dan's mere presence plays with her emotions as she finds herself attracted to him. He finds the attraction mutual, but after events make each question the honesty of the other, they both have to weigh giving into passion vs proving the other a phony.
Serena sets up dates for Dan with three not-so-matchable women, to include a final double date at a murder mystery dinner where they become part of the show. Is it Dan and Serena hurling accusations at each other, or their characters for the show?
Will they settle their misunderstandings and find a love match with each other?Psychic
Dan sat again in his seat, a sensation of loss without her in his arms frustrating his body. I hope you’re on my list. She fit so perfectly next to him, her long, leggy body lined up against his. She had to be just a few inches shorter than his six-foot height. Her shape? Men would crave to touch that body.
Her auburn hair fell freely around her face, framing it with short, delicate curls. Those lips, full and painted some shade of dark pink, begged for attention. Light, chocolate-brown colored eyes sparkled with flecks of green and changed in intensity the more he stared at her.
She’d captured his attention all right, if the prickly hairs on the back of his neck were any indication of sparking his interest. A lower portion of his body hadn’t missed responding to the delightful sensation of having her pressed against him.
Sitting gave him the edge in getting his libido and all visible signs of it, under control. His undercover job required a cool head and level thinking. Any hormonal reaction would have to take a back burner.
“What do I do first?”
Serena nodded, accepting his willingness to start anew. She offered him a handful of papers. “Fill out these forms. If there’s anything you don’t want to answer, let me know. Some information is vital, other stuff is optional.”
Dan quickly scanned the forms and noticed they asked standard questions he’d come across on everything from car loan applications to job searches. He began writing, but stopped at the preference list.
Eyeing her, he decided to list her physical qualities as to what he wanted in a woman. Career and education requirements could vary, although he did hope to be paired with someone who could carry on an intelligent conversation.
For this case, gritting his teeth while posing as an insurance salesman needing help to find a love match got the detective through the door. He used his standard choice of names as a cover, that of Daniel Reese. Easy enough to remember as Dan was his first name and Reese, his middle name. To ensure his sanity remained intact, complications and headaches involving simpering, clingy, self-centered women had to be avoided at all costs.
“Here.” He handed her his form. “I guess I’ve done my part. Now what?”
“If you’ll stand over by the door, I’ll take your picture.”
“Be sure and get my best side,” he quipped as he grinned for the camera.
“And, that would be where?” Serena shot back, making a mental note that the man could display a sense of humor when he wasn’t challenging her. After taking two quick shots, one close-up and one full-length, both returned to their seats.
Her eyes roamed the questionnaire before she spoke. Silence, except for the ticking of a cuckoo clock, reigned in the small office.
“Now,” she voiced with a slight quiver, “I need to touch you.”
Fallen Angel Reviews
"Second Sight Dating by Marianne Stephens is a funny, comedy of errors type of story. From the moment Dan walks into Serena's office strange things happen. The clash between the nature of Serena's business and her desire to be taken seriously leads to some funny situations. Dan's character also doesn't believe in psychics so he arrives believing Serena must be selling something else on the side and this also leads to some misinterpretations in their encounters. I was thoroughly entertained and chuckled throughout the whole book. This story is a great, lighthearted, entertaining, romp through the pitfalls of dating!" --4 ANGELS, reviewed by Stephanie B., Fallen Angel Reviews.
The Romance Studio
"Second Sight Dating is a wonderfully entertaining romantic story full of comedy."
"Second Sight Dating also has all the elements for a hot and steamy read...You just can't help yourself from getting caught up in this hilarious modern day romance....If you enjoy contemporary romance books that are full of heat and mystery, this is the book for you. With all the dealings and adventure and the subterfuge, you will be kept on your toes until the very end." -- 4 HEARTS, reviewed by Jacquelyn R. Ward, The Romance Studio.
My Book Cravings
"Second Sight Dating was one of the best reads I have read in a while... I love the way this author wrote Serena Xavier's character, the way she has such a strong and special gift...This romance story will pull at your heartstrings, and just make you feel all warm inside."- - 5 ROSES, reviewed by Nicole, My Book Cravings
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