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First Visions: Second Sight Book One (Volume 1)

by Heather Topham Wood

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Sorry but this book did not impress me. Kate is an immature brat who throws tantrums like a child, and Jared is a slooty cop who emotionally cheats on his girlfriend. Of course his girlfriend is a hot blonde who is a total biatch. Cliched to the core. ( )
  lesindy | Nov 1, 2014 |
First Visions by Heather Topham Wood

I really enjoyed First Visions written by Heather Topham Wood, her writing was great, and she made me laugh out loud at Kate’s funny and sarcastic dialogue. I’ve always said it takes a great writer to make a reader feel actual emotions while reading a book, and Heather does this well.

We are introduced to Kate; she is a bit of a recluse caused by the media attention she received when she had a vision of where a kidnapped boy was being held. Kate had contracted meningitis and fell into a coma when she woke up she told the police what she had dreamt. Once the media got a hold of this information they wouldn’t leave her alone. Withdrawing from people she decided it was safer staying away plus who wants to go out and see people staring at you thinking you are a freak. The turmoil Kate has lived through has made her witty, sarcastic and speaks her mind, you end up really laughing at some of the comments she makes.

When another child goes missing in walks Jared, a police detective who pleads with Kate to help him, Kate at first denies her talent, the last thing she wants to happen again is to be in the middle of a media circus. Deep down Kate knows she has to try to help Jared and decides it’s time to stop denying her gift and figure out a way to help without letting out her secret. Plus did I mention Jared is very sexy looking.

This book has some great dialogue between Jared and Kate, the friendship and feelings you see start to develop are great. But like everything in life nothing comes that easy for Kate. First she knows Jared has a girlfriend, she knows she needs to get out more and socialize with people her own age. Taking the steps towards opening herself up, trusting that Jared is going to keep his word and no matter what keep her name out of the investigation………… Kate tries to venture out of her comfort zone.

This is a fantastic read; you have a touch of mystery/suspense as your always hoping the find the kidnapped girl. Then you have Kate who is trying to take the step to start living her life again. And just to add some spice to this you have an attraction between Jared and Kate. I have rated First Vision 4.5 stars and cannot wait to read the next book in this series. I highly recommend anyone reading this to go purchase a copy of First Visions.
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  TanaT | Aug 7, 2013 |
First Visions is one of those books that introduced me to a new topic: waking up after a coma to discover you now have psychic powers. I mean... really? I'm very scared of comas and not ever waking up but if after a coma something like that happens to me that would be pretty awesome.

Still, not everything is flowers and unicorns. With a power like that there has to be a downside, right? And that's what Kate, the main character, discovers after a while.

Despite everything she's been going through Kate has an amazing personality, she is sarcastic -one of the things my favorite characters always have-, her antics were great and funny and her snarky attitude was awesome. Plus, she cares for other people, she is vulnerable and wants to protect herself from others discovering her secret and judging her but still she is willing to put herself in the line to save a little boy.
And then of course we have Jared -can somebody explain to me why is that name so amazingly hot and cute at the same time?!- who is the detective in charge of the case. This gentleman, ladies, is one of those rare specimens we barely get to read about right now.
Don't get me wrong, I love bad boys -they are the spice in life- but to find a good boy who is stubborn for the right reasons, who cares, who is nice and genuine is refreshing, really refreshing.
Of course, their relationship was kind of prohibited because he already has a girlfriend but we can sense something is going on there and I loved the opportunity to see the feelings evolve and their conversations flow.

But beside the main plot and the romance what I enjoyed the most was Kate's relationship with her mother, Darlene. I don't usually find books that have a special place for mothers and I miss it. I mean, if a person rocks it's usually because his/her mom was awesome too, right? And just like any mom Darlene had her ups and downs but she's also learned and evolved throughout the book and I was delighted to share it with her.

The book is short but the pace is fast and something is always going on so I'm pretty sure everybody will finish the book in one seat, just like I did. The mystery around the kidnapping, Jared's girlfriend and the romance made me read the book so fast that when I finished it I immediately wanted to have the second part in my hands... and since it's already out hopefully I won't have to wait too long. ( )
  alaiel.kreuz | Mar 13, 2013 |
I received this book as a member giveaway. I really enjoyed the writing style, the characters and the story and would be keen to read more by this authour. ( )
  lizlupton | Feb 23, 2013 |
Loved this book. I was intrigued by the characters from the first chapter. I wanted to know what was happening so badly that I read this book in just over 24 hours. I will be eagerly waiting for volume 2. I loved the mix of romance and action and the paranormal aspect tied it all together quite well. ( )
  Erin.Mast | Feb 10, 2013 |
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I always prided myself growing up as being one of a kind.
He exuded masculinity, while she was confident she exuded only laziness and dysfunction.
Does everyone have to act like I have the plague? Is it that horrendous I’m a psychic helping out on an abduction case? It’s not like I was plastered all over the front page for running a meth lab.
When he didn’t say anything, she started, “I mean I’d invite you inside, but I’m pretty much persona non-grata as it is with the whole news story thing. My family keeps looking at me as if any minute I’ll set up a table in the back of the room and start charging the guests tenners for a psychic reading.
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Two years ago, 21-year-old Kate Edwards became deathly ill and slipped into a coma. While unconscious, she crept into the mind of a missing boy and awoke with the knowledge of his location. Friends and family were skeptical and wary of her new ability to see into the minds of others. Their fears prompted Kate to keep her psychic powers a secret. Feeling alienated, she dropped out of college and spent most of her days holed up at her mother's home.

Now another child has been abducted. Police detective Jared Corbett seeks out Kate for her help in solving the case. Reluctantly, Kate agrees and they must work together to bring 8-year-old Cori Preston home to her family. Although attracted to one another, Jared has a girlfriend with ties to the abduction case and Kate is sarcastic and guarded since her coma. With visions she can't control and an uncontrollable attraction to the detective, she wonders if she can leave the past behind and finally stop hiding from the world. Otherwise, Cori may be lost forever.
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