Review: Shaken (Mind Reader #1) by Susan Hatler

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Book: Shaken (Mind Reader #1)
Author: Susan Hatler
Publisher: (not listed)
Date Published: February 3rd, 2012
ASIN: B0075GM0P0
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5 out of 5 Stars

Blurb: High school junior, Kylie Bates, can suddenly read minds. When she touches people’s hands, she’s able to see their deepest thoughts. As if that’s not freaky enough, her dad sends her to help hottie detective, Sam Williams, track down a missing girl. Way too much pressure, especially for a girl who can’t watch Scream without getting nightmares.

Then, finding the missing girl leads to much more than Kylie’s prepared for. Like discovering that her dad has been lying to her. That she has a family she never knew about. That the girls have powers similar to hers. Oh yeah, and that someone is out to get her.

When the detective’s teenage wanna-be-cop cousin, Trip Williams, approaches Kylie at school insisting she help him solve the case, she discovers Trip might be the only one she can trust, and the only one to help her unravel the secrets behind her mysterious gift.

    I really loved this book, it was a great read! There was a little mystery, some paranormal, and some steamy romance (still at a YA level). I got this one free on Amazon during a promotion, and I am so glad I did.
   Kylie is just a normal 16 year old girl, who can suddenly read minds. I found her to be very likeable and real. The author did a great job of portraying the way a teenaged girl thinks. She ends up meeting Trip Williams while helping a detective find a missing girl, and Trip helps her stay on the case later. Trip seems like a great guy, he's good looking and totally focused on being a cop someday (preferably now lol). Trip and Kylie grow close trying to figure out how Kylie and the missing girl are connected. Kylie and Trip sizzle together, and I loved being able to feel the chemistry between them as I read.
"Not knowing what to do, I slipped a hand around his neck and puckered slightly--my stomach fluttering uncontrollably. Then Trip took over. His hand snaked around my waist possessively and he parted my lips with his tongue as he explored my mouth in a way that left me breathless."
   The book moved right along, and I didn't get bored throughout. I really enjoyed reading about Kylie and finding out more about her. I can't wait to find out what happens next, and will definitely be buying the next one!
5 out of 5 Stars 

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