Alcoholism, Book Review, Romance, Series, Suspense

Voices & Visions (Touched #1) by Lashell Collins


A psychic so powerful his abilities come at a cost. A woman so special she alone has the power to touch him. 

Detective Isaac Taylor is a broken man. Isolated by his strange abilities and what others perceive as weird behavior, he keeps his head down and excels at his job. But he hears the whispers of his colleagues and family members, and he feels like a freak among them. Then one wrong number phone call changes everything.

Sidney Fairchild is no stranger to danger. She’s a woman on the run, in hiding and existing below the radar. Despite her efforts to stay invisible, she witnesses a crime she knows could get her killed. Then she answers a wrong number phone call that changes her life. 

Bound by their undeniable connection, Isaac and Sidney forge a bond stronger than anything either has ever known. But will his psychic abilities save her or lead to their mutual destruction?


From the start, I was captivated by this gripping and romantic story. It is an interesting plot pairing a white psychic homicide detective with a beautiful black woman who is hiding out from not one, but two dangerous men. 

Sidney and Isaac are very lonely people with so much pain in their pasts.  The author does a brilliant job drawing out the fear for Sidney and the heartache for Isaac.  They are two lost souls who happen to meet by dialing a wrong number which ironically brings them together to solve an extremely dangerous murder case. The attraction and trust build slowly as Isaac realizes that Sidney is different from anyone he has ever met. 

I recommend this gritty and fresh romantic suspense novel with fascinating characters and twists and turns that will keep you hooked until the end. My one disappointment is that it has a cliffhanger so I have added book 2 to my TBR list.

Thank you to Ms. Collins for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.



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Lashell CollinsLashell Collins is an American author of romantic suspense, paranormal romance, and rockstar romance. She walks to the beat of her own drum, but that’s okay ’cause she’s got a pretty good sense of rhythm. Basically, she’s a geeky, quirky, laid-back, rocker-loving kinda girl who’s married to a retired cop, motorcycle-riding, bad-boy alpha all her own, and she likes to write about sexy police officers, werewolves and rockstars, or some inventive combination of the three!

When she’s not busy tapping away on her laptop and living vicariously through her characters, she can usually be found watching Grimm, rocking out to Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators (or simply drooling over Todd Kerns), stuffing her face full of Chinese food, or riding on the back of her husband’s Harley-Davidson. Between her book characters and the ones she knows in real life, her plate stays pretty full. But she loves to hear from readers, so give her a shout sometime!

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