Title: The Lost Locket
Author: Marie Harte
Publisher: Loose ID LLC
Buy link: Buy The Lost Locket Here!
Rating: You Need To Read
Reviewed By: Wendy Mitchell
A casualty of funding wars and an overzealous Defense Department trying to clean up its reputation after several failed experimental programs, the Psychic Warfare Program (PWP) is scrapped in the throes of its infancy. Its participants are transferred to other defense agencies, but a few decide to leave the government behind, knowing full well their freedom hinges on keeping a low profile and living under the radar.
Life on the outside isn’t easy. Without the constant physical, mental and psychic training they’ve become accustomed to, many of the PWPs best break down, losing control of their abilities and their minds. Returning to Uncle Sam’s open arms seems like their only viable option, until one of their own comes up with an idea that just might work… And the Power Up! Gym is born. Trainers, weights and fitness by day, psychic training and investigative work by night.
Ex-PWP agent Keegan Price likes beer, sex, and relaxing after a hard day’s work. He’s looking forward to exercising his telekinetic skills on a real case. Finding a lost locket seems almost too easy, but hey, it’s a job away from the civilian world. When James Foreman tags along, so much the better. Foreman’s a wiseass who loves a good time, and his ability to manipulate fire with a snap comes in handy. Keegan knows they’re overqualified for this simple retrieval, but he figures he and James have earned a working vacation after spending so many hours in that damned gym. Except the case turns out to be anything but simple. The locket’s a weapon, he and James can’t take their eyes off the woman wearing it, and their spiraling sexual attraction for each other and her makes for one hell of a ride.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, male/male sexual practices, menage (m/m/f).
After spending years as partners with the now defunct PWP (Psychic Warfare Program) branch of the FBI, Keegan Price and James Foreman are as close as two men can be. Working for their ex-boss in the private sector, these two former G-men are about to discover how close they can really get. Sent out on a mission to recover a stolen locket for a mysterious client, they find the locket around the beautiful neck of Rory Taylor, who just happens to be sitting in a jail cell. Rory is a tough,spunky girl with a background that doesn't lend itself easily to trust. Not only is Rory the key to the mystery of the locket, she is also the missing piece of the puzzle for Keegan and James.
This story was an outstanding example of a m/m/f menage. The emotions involved between the characters made the overwhelming erotic content extremely moving. They are handled almost gently at times, while still being some of the hottest encounters I've read. It takes a real talent to be able to pull off really graphic dialogue without loosing the underlying emoitions involved. I had a connection with these characters, which is hard to achieve in a short novella, and could easily see this work turning into a full lenghth novel.
Each character had an off the chart level of sexiness. Keegan was a muscled no nonsense Texas cowboy. James was an urbane GQ cover model lookalike and Rory was a blonde spitfire. Throw these three together and I guarantee they will ROCK your world. There were some extremely interesting secondary characters that made brief appearances. I truly hope to see more from this group. If this book doesn't light your fuse, you need to have your fuse checked.