August Mulvaney has always been exceptional. As the genius son of an eccentric billionaire, his off-putting behavior is often blamed on his high IQ. They say there’s a thin line between genius and madness. August is both—a brilliant professor loved by his students and a ruthless, obsessive killer tasked with righting the wrongs of a failing justice system. And he’s just found his latest obsession: Lucas Blackwell.
Lucas Blackwell was once the golden child of the FBI, using his secret talent as a clairvoyant to help put away society’s worst. Until, with a touch, he discovers his co-worker is a killer and his life falls apart. Now, the world thinks he’s crazy and that co-worker wants him dead. He seeks refuge at a small college, hoping to rebuild his life and his reputation. But then he runs into August Mulvaney. Literally.
August is immediately intrigued with Lucas and his backstory. He doesn’t believe in psychics, but there’s no missing the terror in his eyes when they collide in the hallway. Now, August has a problem. Lucas knows his secret, and August knows he wants Lucas. And August always gets what he wants.
Can he convince Lucas that not all killers are created equal and that having a psychopath in his corner—and in his life—might be just what he needs?
Psycho is a fast-paced, thrill-ride of a romance with an HEA and no cliffhangers. It features a psychopath hell-bent on romance and a disgraced FBI agent attempting to redeem himself. As always, there’s gratuitous violence, very dark humor, and scenes so hot it will melt your kindle. This is book 2 in the Necessary Evils series. Each book follows a different couple.
Naughty Professors with their own delicious baggage come together in this book as we meet August Mulvaney, a self-professed psycho genius adopted by a man who collected smart children and made them channel their unique gifts and social ineptitude into being handsome vigilanties.
If this sounds strange, don’t let it stop you. It is, but the characters are addictive. In this story, Lucas Blackwell is a clairvoyant who is tired of being able to see what his lovers are thinking. If you think it would be great to know what people close to you are thinking, you’re wrong. So it’s a surprise to find out that not only is August a sort of crime-fighting serial killer, but he’s also never NOT focused on Lucas when they are together.
To be honest, I’m not really surprised that it takes a psychotic person to be so devoted. Often times romance novels are sort of wishful fairy tales. We read them and love them because we know that we’ll hardly ever get something so wonderful in real life. So this story and all of its fantastical tropes and cliches? Is in its own way more believable…Oof.
Now, all that being said, I gave this book 5 stars because I enjoyed it from the moment I picked it up to the moment I put it down. So, accept the scenario and let the charming characters whisk you away where some murderous brothers are the romantic fools we’ve been waiting for!