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Dead on Arrival

(Cold Case Psychic #14)

4.54  ·  Rating details ·  282 ratings  ·  48 reviews
Newly retired from the Boston Police Department, Ronan O’Mara is looking forward to spending time with his husband, Tennyson, and his daughter. It turns out walking away from his job is harder than he thought. When Ronan is offered the chance to work some cases at West Side Magick, he jumps at the chance.

Psychic Tennyson Grimm is used to all kinds of reactions from clien
Kindle Edition, 231 pages
Published February 11th 2020

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Cee Brown
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
¸.•´¸★*´¨) ¸.•*¨)
(¸.★¨*.¸¸.•`★¤It keeps drawing me in.¤★¨*.¸¸.*ˑ˞★

And it keeps getting better. Fourteen books in and I just can't get enough!

Follow the evidence...

What should have be the true start of a forever partnership, left husbands Ten and Ro in a predicament that was going to take more than vision to solve. The boys were back in town and Ronan was in a whole heap of trouble when his temper got the best of him. Now he's accused of homicide, when he's found over a dead body and it's goi
Diane Dannenfeldt
Yay Ronan and Ten are back. This latest story starts off with at the funeral for a child which was heartbreaking. Jump a head & the one father of the child comes to see Ten so that he can connection with his son. After that is done, on the way out of the reading, he grabs Ten & kisses him in front of Ronan. To say the least, Ronan goes ballistic, goes after him and doesn't let Ten explain. I really thought that Ronan had gotten his temper under somewhat control. Anyway, words are said and on bot ...more
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The suspense was so good in this one! Ronan and Ten are back, and this time Ronan is in real trouble when he is arrested for murder after a heated exchange with the man who kissed Ten earlier that day. I do hate when something comes in between Ronan and Ten, but at the same time, I never doubt their love for each other, and that they will always be there for each other. Once again, I was not disappointed. They're still so darn adorable together, and with baby Everly now, even more so! As for the ...more
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Well this series just keeps getting better and better.
Ronan is accused of murder and the gang have to prove he did not do it and along the way unmask the real murderer.
Although we are now on book 14, the series still remains fresh to me. We have different sorts of psychic stuff and we even meet a new character, who I hope will come on board at West Side Magik.

I wish the author would write another book where the events happen at night so Luca can come back and play a part.
Only negative thing I di
Feb 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
~4.5 STARS~

Tennyson and Ronan’s relationship is put the test in this one. Not only is there jealousy to deal with, but a murder, in which Ronan is accused of. Without anyone able to use their gifts for some mysterious reason, the whole gang must work together, by the book, to solve this who done it mystery.

This story is suspenseful and a little bit emotional. There was a new character in this one and I’m excited to see what’s in store for the gangs future.
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The 14th book in the Cold Case Psychic series opens with a heartbreaking prologue where Ronan and Tennyson are attending a funeral. Little did they know that a year down the line, that day would be the catalyst for the couple living though the hardest and most serious test they've faced so far.

When Ronan catches one of Ten's clients kissing his husband his inner alpha can't help but surface. Ten's reaction to the whole situation is no less emotional, causing a heap of trouble between them. Inste
I love this series and usually they are without a question a 5 star read. And I still love the series and all the characters, lol, but I just couldn't give it the top rating this time.

Even though the series is rife with men who at times need to be told to start acting their age, or that I find some of the sex scenes a bit repetitive (not so much in the books, but definitely between the books, if that makes any sense, lol) there is something about all of it that has drawn me in and made me inves
Aug 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Starts off iffy but man the last half is great!

So this is a weird review to write. First of all, I’m one of those people, and we seem to be few in number, who does not really think Ronan is a jerk. I generally find his reactions appropriate to the situation. So the first half of the book is problematic for me as I also tend to find Tennyson tiresome, a bit too holier than thou. That’s what happens here. When an issue arises between Ten and Ronan, Ten behaves like a spoiled brat and Ronan feels l
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Well, this has to be the biggest mess that Ronan has found himself in throughout the whole series!
Things start off so sweetly with Everly's first birthday party but it doesn't take long to to go downhill fast! Ronan ends up found in the worst possible position and accused of murder whilst those around him rally round, just like they usually do, to help him solve his own case and discover what is truly happening.
Things are very on edge for the whole family, Tenn is unsure of his husband for the
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Terrific murder mystery, with psychics, magic, action, love and so much more!   This was an amazing addition to this series!  The story-line was totally believable with chain of events and the characters involved.  I love that these characters that we love, continue to grow and change and their relationships continue to evolve. i laughed and i cried in this book, but i was always engaged and i did read it in one sitting. Totally enjoyed it!  

Ronan and Ten are incredible together, flawed, steamy,
Sarita Chapdelaine
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
This is another amazing addition to the Cold Case Psychic series and I loved everything about it. Dead on Arrival is well written, emotional, gritty, intense, has several surprising twists, introduces a new and intriguing character, there are some gut-wrenching moments that broke my heart, Ronan and Ten's relationship is tested more than ever before and as always the characters are wonderful. Ronan makes a few bad decisions when he is upset and the consequences are severe. He has to deal with th ...more
Feb 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is another great book in the Cold Case Psychic world. Ronan and Tennyson, their friends-turned-family, and the babies - they all make me so happy! This time around, Ronan loses his temper due to jealousy, and he ends up suspected of murder. There is a lot of sadness in this one, since the murder is somehow related to the death of a toddler. To add more stress, something is keeping our favorite spirits away. But some of my tears are happy ones, since Ronan and Ten are constantly surrounded b ...more
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Cop Becomes The Accused. This is the latest chapter in Pine's long running and expansive Cold Case Psychic universe, back in the "main" storyline once again. And as with most of these tales, it can work as a first book for you, if you don't mind coming in and already seeing an established relationship(s), rather than the initial building of one. In this particular tale, Ronan and Tennyson's relationship is put to its biggest test to date when Ronan walks in on Tennyson kissing another man... ...more
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another Brilliant Story

As usual with Pandora Pine books once I start reading I can't stop until I have finished the book. I really enjoyed this storyline and always love it when the rest of the family join in the fun. Only gripe, no Bertha☹️ I really missed the sassy woman with the dirty mouth. There is always so much going on that the sex scenes don't take over and I must confess that I have become a bit desensitised to all the sex scenes in books these days and find myself skimming over them.
Amy Dufera - Amy's MM Romance Reviews
Yes, Dead On Arrival is as addictive as the rest of Pandora Pine's Cold Case Psychic series. I seriously can't get enough of these guys.

This one starts off with the kids, who I love, and a fight between Ronan and Tenn. Next thing you know, Ronan is being charged for murder.

In classic Pandora Pine style, the story is fun, full of some surprises entwined with the romance and danger. The characters are as charming and steamy as usual. And the pace is non-stop. The mystery is full of twists and tu
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ronan is enjoying his retirement and spending his days with their daughter. Tenn is enjoying having Ronan at home but knows that once he starts helping at West Side Magick then it will be even better. This is true for Ronan as well since he is not used to not working or doing. Then, Ronan sees something, jumps to conclusions, and what happens next has happened to every person in a relationship: the massive fight where one leaves the house before worse things are said. What usually doesn't happen ...more
Elaine Gray
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Woo, I didn’t see that coming! Tennyson and Ronan are having to fight for the biggest trial in their life after Ronan is accused of murder. There’s so many twists and turns in the story that you can’t put it down. It gives an idea of how Ronan sees everything from a different side of the law. Tennyson is trying to keep his emotions in check and take care of their daughter at the same time. All the MCs in the book are great by coming together to help these two in their time of need. The book is m ...more
Shannon Tolen
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
We are back with Ronan and Tennyson and with a new mystery looming. I love Ronan & Tenn and getting to see them as they continue in their relationship is truly a gift. We get a chance to see Ronan away from the Boston PD and working at West Side Magick - allowing us to get a glimpse at the many sides of Ronan. This allows for the characters to grow, while still giving us the same well developed characters and off the pages chemistry! This series just continues to get better with each book and th ...more
John Altman
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Dead on Arrival!

Total Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5
Rating Review Rollout:
(1) Blurb vs Story matchup: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟
(2) Character Development: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
(3) Danger/Drama/Thrills/Chills: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
(4) Editing/Proofreading: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟
(5) Entertainment Value: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
(6) Feeling the Words: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
(7) Flow of the Story: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟
(8) Keeps my Attention: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
(9) MC Appeal: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟
(10) MC Backstory: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟
(11) MC Chemistry: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
(12) MC Love Connection: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟
(13) Plot Worthiness: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
(14) Sexy Sex Scenes: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟
(15) Wr
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-books
Wow. The first pages in and I want to smack Ronan up side his head! Then I started thinking and recognized that he’s having a crisis of self worth and confidence, mixed with his flying off the handle tendencies and Bang, we have flash fire. As always the entire West Side Magick team are involved and needed. The kids are growing so fast. There’s a new character to integrate and the action just keeps on coming. Yet another complex mystery to solve and takes all our heroes skills to do it. Excellen ...more
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 0-lgbtq-read
This one had my heart "pounding" more than once and it was usually in fear, not a hot sex scene. grrr Although there were the wonderful moments of "family" we, unfortunately, got to see the flip side of things when we discover that the dark side of the "gift" can destroy instead of supporting a family... such a devastating situation.

I am not sure why this author holds such a fascination for me as she does, but frankly, I don't have time to ponder the whys and wherefores... because there are so
Death, Demons and Distrust

Having a reading with the father of a recently deceased child isn't unusual for Ten...But being kissed afterwards is! And Ronan doesn't react well at all!

And when a body appears at the store, which Ronan is found doing CPR on, the situation becomes more dire. The tension escalates after Cisco gets involved, none of the psychics can reach any of those who are deceased, and their favorite medium gives Ronan advice.

A great addition to this amazing series.
Kathryn Manzella
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Dead on Arrival is the fourteenth book in the Cold Case Psychic series by Pandora Pine. A wonderful mix of suspense, mystery, angst, and drama. Then add in the humor and love and we have one fabulous story that will keep you anxiously turning those pages and devouring each word. I love Ronin and Tennyson. They are sweet, and funny and their story is always a fun and emotional mix of entertainment. Cant wait for more.
Holy smokes this book was on heck of a ride. I was on the edge of my seat from about page ten all the way to the end. I can't decide how to write this review without giving too much away. Let's just say that Ronin is charged with murder, yes murder! Oh and we get to meet a new character who I cannot wait to find out more about! Happy reading and I hope you are as riveted by this book as I am!

**ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review.
Jessica Coody kennedy
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another hit

Pandora has done it again! Ten and Ronan are only one of my favorite couples from this series and the spin off, but you get glimpses of our other favorite guys throughout this case! She keeps it fresh, lively and suspenseful every single book. This entire series is one of my go to re-reads thank you pandora for creating such a wonde story for us and keeping the guys in our lives.
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
It’s hard to believe how the journey of Tennyson and Ronan continues. The stories never become stale, and each new challenge brings them closer together. This one seemed a bit more “forced” than the others. It was a good plot with interesting details; however, the ending just seemed lackluster. There was so much build up, and then, boom! It’s all solved and over. Regardless, it was a good read, and I’m looking forward to the next one in the series.
Eloise Hodgson
These 2 are like homing beacons for trouble and when trouble comes calling it flies in at 100mph and they can sure argue like champions, Ten actually made me want to give him a concussion for the way he treated Ronan in this one, a great addition to the cold case psychic series I really hope there’s going to be more of Ronan and Ten in the future especially with the introduction of 'Scorpio' now that is another mystery to be solved. ...more
Sarah Baines
Apr 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
One of my favourites

Dead on Arrival is easily one of my favourite books in the Cold Case Psychic universe. It had everything:- a great story, fun and even a couple of intriguing new characters we'll hopefully hear more about. One thing that's been bugging me though for a couple of books now. What the heck has happened to Emilyn - Everly's birth mother?? I thought she worked at the shop but she hasn't been mentioned in ages. Have I missed something??🤔🤔
K.R. Phoenix
🌟🌟🌟🌟 4.25 stars
🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 3

A twisted tale that has more too it than meets the eye!

I love Ten & Ronan but...I felt this sort of diverged from the strong relationship they have. I did spend much of the first half of the book a little frustrated and say "they wouldn't no this or they wouldn't believe that". Thankfully Pandora worked her wizardry and brought the story back around with the same snark, love, thrill, and care. I still feel like Ten and Ro were stronger than this but I understand t
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have no idea how Pandora Pine does that, but she continues to take me by surprise with this series! The tables turn, the characters evolve and the plot twists in direction I never would have expected. The only constant here is the amazingly high quality of the writing and the intensity of emotions the books evoke. Amazing as always!
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Sick of the slogging rat-race of her 9-5 job, Pandora Pine put pen to paper (literally!) to make her ambition of becoming a romance novelist a reality. She cut her teeth in the dog-eat-dog world of fanfiction, still dreaming of the day when she would be a published author. She lives in Massachusetts with her blabbermouth muse who’ s a fan of middle of the night plot twists.

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