This is the 2nd book in the “Durand Chronicles” by Lark Brennan, however, it’s the first one I have read in the series. It has some major flaws. The relationship seems weird between the hero and heroine because it felt too one-sided. I also came to disliked both the hero, Adrian, and the heroine of this tale, Tate. It furthermore had a book structure problem.
First of all, Adrian is a French aristocrat who is the leader of his family. He runs his family empire and the “Protectors”. The Protectors are people with psychic abilities who fight the “Dissemblers”, people who use their psychic abilities to turn people minds to mush and cause chaos around the world. When Adrian first meets Tate, an American empath, he treats her as a piece of garbage because he was betrayed by another female empath who ruined his friendship with another royal Protector so badly that when the two men got into a fight over the girl the other guy almost killed him. Adrian is able to read people minds and he was always reading Tate’s mind because she has no “shield” to keep him out. After reading several chapters in this book, Adrian was still treating Tate as garbage; telling his cousin he could not introduce Tate to his family because her clothing and hair style were too “middle class” to meet them. Tate has such a low opinion of herself she cannot believe that Adrian actually wants to have sex with her since he is so handsome. She treats Adrian like a God even when he’s telling her who she can be with, where she will stay, and who she can walk outside with in France.
Last, there is a problem with this book structure. This book contains only 268 pages, yet it has thirty-four chapters! Several chapters in this book are only five pages long and could have been connected to a previous chapter in the book. When I read the back blurb of this book I thought it was going to be an interesting and intriguing book to read, however, it did not live up to its promise.
In Lark Brennan’s follow-up to the dazzling debut Dangerously Yours, she delves more deeply into the Durand family?its powers, its enemies, and the battles that wage both within and without.
Adrien Durand, one of the most powerful telepaths in the world, was born for a life of action and intrigue. But when his father dies suddenly, he’s forced to return to Paris to take over his family’s business empire, standing guard over the ancient source of their abilities?at a time of great peril. When a beautiful American empath crosses his path, he first suspects she's a spy. But a dazzling energy flows between them, forming a psychic link he’s powerless to break.
Tate Fulbright was born with a telepathic gift that she both treasures and loathes. She has coped so far by losing herself in work, but on a business trip to Paris she meets the impossibly sexy Adrien Durand, and her carefully constructed façade begins to crumble. Tate hoped only to see the city sights and never expected to be drawn into Adrien’s glamorous and high-risk world. But when Adrien’s enemies target her, she must set aside her pride and accept his protection.
Adrien Durand prides himself on his self-control, but as his enemies draw near and his psychic connection to Tate grows, he soon finds himself in danger of losing his grip on the links that keep his mind?and his family?together. Do Adrien and Tate have a chance for a future together, or will a dangerous fate destroy them both?