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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Shuttered by Emma Jane

Shuttered by Emma Jane
Gay Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (December 24, 2014)
Amazon Kindle: Shuttered

When wildlife and landscape photographer Daniel Hopson gets a reading from clairvoyant Rowan Foster at a local craft fair, he quickly realizes it’s a con. But he sees the charm behind the chancer's façade, and so rather than expose him, he starts to date him—only to discover that some of Rowan’s other cons are far more serious.

The so-called psychic owes ten thousand pounds to two men after deceitfully claiming to be able to find the body of their murdered mother. Daniel must help Rowan recover the genuine gift he possessed in childhood and contact the spirits before the men catch up to them—and the key to doing so might be Daniel’s telepathic connection with his dog Sasha.


I really enjoyed this mystery/suspense story. It had good pacing and plot. I was less convinced by some of the characters, especially the way Rowan's criminal past was overlooked so easily by Daniel. The settings were vividly shown, especially the scene on the moors when searching for the Millers' mother. 

This is a wonderful, unique mystery with a sweet romance. Daniel & Rowan were endearing and perfect for one another, flaws and all. And Sasha adds a special twist, also stealing my heart by being a hero. Shuttered is a must read!