Dark Powers

Dark Powers - Rebecca York DARK POWERS (Decorah Security) by Rebecca York

I haven’t read anything by this author so I didn’t know what to expect. But I did read all the reviews, both pro and con and now I realized that the con reviews were the ones I should have listened to.

Sage wants to find her sister who has been missing for several days. She has spoken to the police in the town in which her sister lives and got a canned answer that she must have run away. Sage does not believe that so she hires Decorah Security Agency and gets Ben and ‘damaged’ detective with a touch more going for him than good instincts.

The characters have not been developed, their motivation to have sex was nil and did not fit in with the idea of the story. I realize that this was only somewhat longer than a novella, but it was still long enough to develop them a little more. As a matter of fact, these characters are so cardboard and bland that it was difficult to find anything about them to care about.

There were unexplained and unnecessary lectures on the town and how it was founded.

The S and M dream on Ben’s part was just creepy and Sage being so hot for him so soon just didn’t work.

The plot with the Sheriff and the town fathers just made no sense at all. This novelette ends on a dues ex machine note and with a happily ever after naturally.