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Rogue Oracle by Alayna Williams
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Feb 23, 2011

really liked it

Rogue Oracle by Alayna Williams
Urban Fantasy-Paranormal Romance –Feb. 22nd, 2011
4 stars

Rogue Oracle is the second book in this Urban Fantasy series about Tara Sheridan. Tara was a criminal profiler until she burned out and was viciously attached by her target. But Tara’s success as an agent was due to her secret abilities as one of many female oracles. She used her special skills to divine clues to solve cases. (Tara was once a member of the secret Delphi’s Daughters.)

In the first book, Tara was pulled out of retirement and she met agent Harry Li. They soon formed a brief relationship but Harry’s work has kept him busy and she hasn’t seen him in months. Plus, she is current watching/protecting, Cassie - a traumatized young woman with powers that can change the world. Suddenly, Tara’s life is turned upside down when Harry returns and asks her for help on a dangerous case. And although it could prove lethal, she knows she can’t say no to him.

Harry’s work is slowly killing him and this latest case is baffling. Important Russians are disappearing and any evidence seems contaminated. Harry has no idea who to turn to except Tara. He realizes her special abilities may solve this rash of disappearance. He also misses Tara. But Harry is burnt out. The crimes he has seen have made him feel on edge. Will she even want to help him?

This is an enjoyable story. The author flashes back between Tara, the villain and the
politics of the Delphi Daughters. I really liked the relationship between Tara and Harry and hope it will solidify in future books. Both clearly need someone to rely on and they are good couple that complements each other. But I found the relationship between Harry and Tara more disjointed in this book, which is disappointing. This book has action but it is more of a thriller as Tara and Harry pit their wits against their enemy to try to stop him from his final end game. I enjoyed the author’s clues as Tara and Harry slowly learn the villain’s motivations.

Rogue Oracle is an intriguing mystery with some fascinating mystical paranormal elements that gives it a tinge of horror.

Reviewed by Steph from the Bookaholics Romance Book Club
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