Author: Jordan Castillo Price
Publisher: JCP Books
Rating: 5 stars
Received from Publisher
Blurb: Criss Cross finds the ghosts surrounding Victor getting awfully pushy. The medications that Victor usually takes to control his abilities are threatening to destroy his liver, and his new meds aren’t any more effective than sugar pills.
Vic is also adjusting to a new PsyCop partner, a mild-mannered guy named Roger with all the personality of white bread. At least he’s willing to spring for the Starbucks.
Jacob’s ex-boyfriend, Crash, is an empathic healer who might be able to help Victor pull his powers into balance, but he seems more interested in getting into Victor’s pants than in providing any actual assistance.
Review: In this installment of the Psycop series we see Vic and Jacob adjusting to the new relationship they’ve jumped into after the events of the first book Among the Living. Jacob is still living with Vic in his apartment. They’re working out the kinks while learning to be a couple. It’s just bad timing for Vic since the dead people he’s seeing are really seeking him out. There’s also many more than he’s ever seen before. Vic is also suddenly attacking Jacob in their sleep. Causing a rift neither of them wants.
I love this series. The narrator does such a wonderful job with the voices of the characters. Specifically bringing Vic to life. Criss Cross brings Crash into the picture. I really enjoy what his character does for the dynamic of Vic and Jacob’s relationship. They shouldn’t need or want to deal with the ex but considering all the weird stuff they encounter, you pretty much have to take what you can get. And Crash knows his stuff. I also think this is the book you start to wonder about Jacob. The hint of his past with Crash is just enough to leave you wanting to know more. It also sparks that possessive feeling because Vic and Jacob need to be together! Kind of draws a line and I’ve hopped firmly onto Vic and Jacob’s team. I enjoy a little conflict in my love stories.
Another thing this book starts to bring up a little more is Camp Hell. It sounds awful but I can’t help but want to know what went down there. Just more to look forward to.