Secrets (PsyCop, #4)
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Secrets (PsyCop #4)

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Victor Bayne’s job as a PsyCop involves tracking down dead people and getting them to spill their guts about their final moments. It's never been fun, per se. But it's not usually this annoying.

Vic has just moved in with his boyfriend Jacob, he can’t figure out where anything’s packed, and his co-worker is pressuring him to have a housewarming party. Can’t a guy catch a b...more
Kindle Edition, 156 pages
Published October 18th 2009 (first published June 1st 2008)
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Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & Hunter
3.5 stars.***Review posted January 20, 2014

Jacob Baba is being pensive…the beginning of the end.
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It was good and I liked it. Yet there’s no getting round it to point out that I felt somewhat underwhelmed—even bored at times. I guess I just expected…more? In fact, there was nothing earth-shattering about all those little secrets even though I know that all the talk about Heliotrope Station and Vic not (view spoiler) will lead us to the...more
Susan

4.5+ stars

My list:

My new favorite place to be: in Victor Bayne’s Head
My new dream man: Jacob Marks (even with his psych/ghost kink)
My new wish list: to have 3 si/no questions w/ Lisa
My new biggest fear: that I’ll run out of PsyCop to read
My new enemy: Crash. Mind your own business and leave my boys alone.
My new authoress crush: JCP!!!
My new word du jour: “cripes”
My new home: a converted cannery warehouse, with Vic & Jacob, and our king-sized bed. :)


Book 4 is the best of the series…so far...more
Nancy
Posted at Hearts on Fire Reviews

I really enjoyed the fourth story in the Psy Cop series. When Vic browses the internet, he realizes his name, the name of the psych training institute where he was institutionalized (Camp Heliotrope), and the names of others he knew there cannot be found. Jacob is asked to help solve an unusual sexual assault case. Vic is starting to learn more about his abilities. And everyone has secrets… even Jacob.

Secrets is another fun story that introduces new characters an...more
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Another amazing installment in the PsyCop series. I'm just going to get gushier and gushier in each review because I love each serving of this series that Jordan Castillo Price dishes out. I am fascinated by Vic and his history, and this book gave us yet another peek into what makes him tick. The characters are all so well developed that I can picture each and every one of them, and I feel like I know them personally.

This book in particular kept me guessing and kept me on my toes. It was that d...more
Breann
Holy cripes.

Let’s start with that first chapter and the sex that ensued, shall we?



These two are so damn hot with the dirty talk and the biting and the face fucking. Oh my fucking… fuck!

Victor Bayne might be one of my favorite characters. Actually, there’s no might about it, he is one of my favorite characters. He has his own brand of crazy and I love it.

Secrets was definitely more relationship focused than the others in the series, which is probably why it's my favorite, so far. There were lot...more
Shelley
Book #4 and it just keeps getting better and better. I’m on a roll!

Ms Price does a cracking job at keeping me glued to this series. The characters are so vividly depicted through Victor’s interpretation of events. His winning narration is full of neurotic musings, misgivings and paranoia over uhm… well, everything. You wouldn’t think this is fun at all, but oh dear lord - it so is!

Victor Bayne is the funniest neurotic I I’ve ever met. I already loved him, now I ADORE him and love him and want h...more
Bookwatcher
Up to now 4 book and 5 stars to all!!!
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Maybe is th first time I'm giving 5 stars to all book of a serie, but I can't denied... I looooooooooove Vic, Jacob, Crahs, Lisa, EVERYONE! All characters are so well developed, and obviously also the paranormal-romance (its almost a an erotic level).
So I'm giving 5 stars because I'm getting everything I appreciate: laugh,turn on, mystery and suspense, action... Everything!!!

Quick review, I know but is useless write more... only reading you wil...more
Mel
This fourth installment of the PsyCop series is called Secrets and the title says it all: everybody is keeping secrets from everyone. Meanwhile there’s a gruesome case to be solved.

I found the crime story in Secrets to be the most interesting of the series till date, but the reason I read these books is because of the characters and there were some great revelations and developments going on!

I just can't stress how much I love Vic. He feels so real and his inner turmoil just makes my heart ache...more
DaisyGirl
4.5 Stars

JCP is back on top with Secrets! This book had it all: mystery, romance, angst, and hot guy-on-guy action. In book 4, Vic and Jacob have moved into the cannery; Lisa's back (having run away from PsyTrain in Cali); and Jacob and Carolyn are called in to investigate a reported rape at Rosewood Court, a retirement home. Add to that, Vic's growing neurosis about Camp Hell when he discovers that there is no mention of him or the other Camp Hell attendees anywhere on the world wide web. While...more
Ami
4.5 stars

I think this is my favorite yet from the PsyCop series. Each book is getting better. First, the mystery here is different, I actually care about what happens and I want to know the perp. Second, it's good to see the old character back - Lisa the "si-no" who was missing in the 3rd book. Third, and the best thing, the development in Victor and Jacob relationship. My favorite scene will be when Victor confronted Jacob when he suspects his boyfriend to be two-timing him with Crash (the ex-b...more
Joy
“Either you’ve got your privacy, or every last intimate detail about you is blown open wide in a big, sordid, primetime special. Your drug habit, your homosexuality. They’d eat you alive. Are you really ready for that?”

“-----I found it doubtful that anyone else would give a damn who I slept with. The drugs, however, were a little more tricky. I didn’t think my Seconal supplier would appreciate seeing his face on the five o’clock news”

Vic is so quirky and flawed---Jacob,who I thought was a rock,...more
Runell
Whoa. Has there ever been a more apt title for a book? Seriously. The secrets in Secrets, while not overly abundant, were damn powerful ones, at least to me.

I guess this is the beginning of everything now because that ending . . . Oh, man, shit just got serious.

I don't really know what else to say about this book because I'll just be repeating myself. Case in point, "I loved this book/this series is freaking amazing; it's only getting better and better with each book/Jordan Castillo Price rules/...more
Beanbag Love
This is a great series. I thought this particular installment was very well rounded. Had a great arc, some surprises, suspense and some steamy love scenes. Romance and friendship and confusing feelings. Best ingredients in the world.

Vic has a few days off while he moves into his new place with Jacob. Being Vic, he's completely flipping out over the change in his life and the confirmation of the most successful relationship he's had in a long time. At the beginning of the book I was tempted to sm...more
Nichole (Dirty H)
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Regina
Psycop is one of my favorite urban fantasies and Secrets is my favorite in the series thus far. Jordan Castillo Price has created a fun world, with interesting mysteries and with funny (yes, here is that word again) and sexy characters. Despite being urban fantasy, the characters and the setting are written in very a realistic manner and despite having a romance storyline throughout the books and the series, the romance does not overwhelm the storyline.

The setting is Chicago and unlike another...more
The Flooze
Secrets is the best read of the series thus far. While Vic’s relationship with Jacob often took center stage in previous installments (not that I’m complaining), Secrets perfectly combines all aspects of the series into a cohesive, thrilling whole.

Vic and Jacob continue to engage me. Vic has many adjustments to make in trying to be the best boyfriend he can, but none of these deprive him of who he is. Instead, his new life with Jacob allows him to explore and confront subjects he’s been avoidin...more
Natasha
And another book of the series down. I'm more than half way done now! That's exciting and terrifying. What will I do when the series is over?
This book was fantastic, btw. I was so pissy at Jacob for all his lying though. As usual, Vic is a cynical masterpiece, and Crash is pretty much a wet dream.
On to the next!
Kathryn
Secrets is my favorite of the PsyCop series so far and not because of the mystery or Vic's ability, the latter being what I loved most, even a little above Vic and Jacob's relationship. I loved this installment as Vic is beginning to find his own way, realizing that he needs to come to terms with his past, and he is learning to stand up for himself. I am happy that not all of the characters are as perfect as they appeared to be in previous books. The characters, no naming of names in an attempt...more
Ann
So, I've discovered one thing about coming in really late to a series. It's a little easier to keep in mind that it's really one BIG story and the flow is a little easier to follow. For instance, this one felt more 'transition-y' than the others. I can see the big build up to the next in the installment and add the fact that I don't have to wait for it to be published? Winner! I'm finally being rewarded for my gifts of procrastination AND impatience.

The first half had a lot of Victor and his enl...more
JustJen "Miss Conduct"
So many things had me worried throughout this installment. Vic (as well as everyone else it seems) is being super secretive about things, and I found myself worrying that he would turn out to not be sincere in some shape or form where Vic is concerned. Lisa is back, but she is a mess, and things still seem fishy about her "training." Crash is around a bit more, and while I love him, I worry about what direction things will turn in relation to the others involved. Vic's partner, Zig, has me worri...more
Emanuela ~plastic duck~
Wasn't Jacob a bit creepy in this book? I've always regarded him as the rock upon which Victor could stand, but he kept me on the edge until the end of the book. And, beware, the end of the book is open, I was for once glad for the insight on the first chapter of Camp Hell.

I loved the story. For once it's Jacob who's having difficulties in his case and Victor (with a distressed Lisa) come to the rescue. In the previous books Jacob was the one in control, but in this book the single-mindedness wi...more
Deeze
I found myself slightly at odds with this one.

This one seemed to drag a bit. I still loved Vic and Jacob, but the mystery part seemed to be a long time getting started.

I still have mixed feelings on Lisa. I can understand her thinking, but she was inconsistent too. Like she didn’t want others to use her Si No, and yet she was constantly using it for herself. Maybe I’m still just a little miffed at the way she treated Vic in the last book lol.

Jacob and Vic still have great chemistry, although I r...more
Leea
Feb 13, 2012 Leea rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Leea by: Wendy F
*4.5 Stars*

This is the best book in the PsyCops series so far. In Secrets we get to learn more about Jacob and Victors growing relationship, the attraction between them is still hot and there are some secrets that need to be revealed.

Vic's 'abilities' are still all over the place. This is the first time the Jacob and Vic get to work on a case together and I hope it's not the last.We learn more about Victors time at Camp Hell, which leads us in to the next book Camp Hell

Price has the ability to w...more
Jennifer★Pher★
Very good installment in the series. I liked everyone working together on the case. I am glad Lisa was back, even if just for a visit. I like when she is around. The heat was kicked up a bit in this one but I still wish they would talk more. I also wish Crash would just go away.
Leigh
I really enjoyed this installment in the PsyCop series. There are other series where the same, primary couple is followed throughout, but I find with most series like that, they are either full of heartache and angst, or they tend to get a little mild and/or boring because they found their HEA, and there isn't anymore growth or angst (yes, that angst is a double-edged sword). I am so pleased to say that that is NOT the case for the PsyCop series. While Vic and Jacob have been together since the...more
Tara
5/24-5/25/2010- Quick impressions full review to follow after work-

-I love that we finally hear from Jacob about when he first was drawn to Vic since I've been yapping about wanting to see that for q while now...

-Jacob is so intense and it makes me curious about it

-Nice set up for the next book

- good to see Lisa

-Curious (and nervous) where all this Crash stuff is going

-I'm glad I don't actually have to wait for the next book, because the ending took me by surprise. I had 5 page left according to...more
Pamela Su
Secrets delves deeper into the mysterious circumstances surrounding Camp Hell and Vic's (lack of) public profile as well as the secrets that the major characters in the book seem to be keeping/hiding.

I love that Vic and Jacob's relationship is not perfect and they also have their problems. It's good that when a situation occurs in their relationship, it doesn't get blown up into some huge misunderstand that drags on for days or months (a common romance trope).

More of Jacob's personality is reve...more
Wendy F
I really like to review a book as soon as I finish it. The reason being, because all of my emotions and thoughts (good or bad) are all right there on the surface and it's easier to tap into them. I feel like my best reviews come this way... but I couldn't put this book down last night. I read straight up until I finished it at midnight last night. Needless to say I had already turned my computer off and gone to lay in my bed, and with work looming the next morning there was no way I was getting...more
Moderatrix Lori
I love Vic and Jacob but this book was an exercise in frustration. Not because it wasn't great. It was. It was Vic's inability to unpack and organize their new home that drove me batty. I'll admit that I do suffer from organizational OCD so this probably won't bother anyone else the way it bothered me. It was another quirk of Vic's very quirky personality that he seemed incapable of taking on the most mundane task of just finding the sheets for the bed. So they slept on the bare mattress for a c...more
Susan
I don't know why it's taken me so long to continue with this series. It must have got lost in my TBR, I think! Vic continues to be Vic but we start to get a few more hints into what has happened to him in the past. His relationship with Jacob is still strong although I was a little concerned by the way Jacob seems to be deciding what Vic does and doesn't need to know. We also seem to be seeing a new, harder side to Jacob so it will be interesting to see where that goes in the next book. The endi...more
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Author and artist Jordan Castillo Price is the owner of JCP Books LLC. Her paranormal thrillers are colored by her time in the midwest, from inner city Chicago, to small town Wisconsin, to liberal Madison.

Jordan is best known as the author of the PsyCop series, an unfolding tale of paranormal mystery and suspense starring Victor Bayne, a gay medium who's plagued by ghostly visitations. Also check...more
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