Being with Him

Being with Him - Jessica Barksdale Inclan This sounded like a fun paranormal. However, I would classify this as a sci-fi romantic adventure. Mila is an insecure beautiful woman. Now, sometimes that can frustrate a reader, but in a way made sense. She is rejected for essentially who she is whenever she reveals a bit of her powers. I did like that by the end she was more confident, but not as much as I would have liked. Garrick has Mila's powers in the opposite direction. He has also been rejected, but his rejection was by his own parents. So, both feeling lonely and connecting on a level they never thought possible, find themselves belonging to each other. And as much as they both want to run away from those feelings, they are drawn by them as well. After finding each other, they find who their true enemy is and what they are after. The pace picks up and they find even more people like them. Together they must find the "others" and solve their collective problems.

I have mixed feelings about this book. While the world-building is good, it was hard to really connect to her main characters. All Garrick could think of is sexy-time with Mila. And she was always willing. It was just too much and ended up being not sexy at all at times. The ending felt odd. It was like a cliffhanger that wanted to give closure. You are left with many questions and although parts were wrapped up, it felt rushed.

I give this book 3 stars. I really enjoyed the world-building and am curious as to how the author might chose to take her characters now since this was published in 2008. I received this book from the Goodreads First Reads program and was not compensated for my review.