Five Minutes Longer by Victoria Sue @vickysuewrites #mm #review @dreamspinners 1


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Talon Valdez knew when he transformed into an enhanced human, his life and his dreams were finished. Reviled, mistrusted, and often locked away, the enhanced were viewed as monsters, despised by the public, and never trusted to serve in the military or any law enforcement agency.

Years later he gets a chance to set up a task force of enhanced to serve in the FBI, but with one proviso: each enhanced must partner with a regular human.

Finn Mayer dreamed of joining the FBI from the time he was fourteen and made every possible sacrifice to make it happen, including living with his selfish mother and bullying, homophobic brother and never having a boyfriend. But his undiagnosed dyslexia stopped his aspirations dead in their tracks. His last chance is to partner with Talon, an enhanced with deadly abilities who doesn’t trust regular humans with their secrets and wants Finn to fail.

Four weeks to prove himself to the team. Four weeks for the team to prove itself to the public. And when another group threatens their success—and their lives are at stake—four weeks for them to survive.

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I’ve been a fan of Sue’s writing since I first read it so when this book came up for review, I quickly jumped for the chance to read it.

And I was once again blown away by the story.  I loved how Sue made one of the main characters an average person. Quite literally he wasn’t anything to write home about, he was your average boy next door type of guy.  For me that was a great change of pace because it’s so rare to find a character like that.

The story itself was one that kept my attention, and I was completely drawn in.  I read a ton of paranormal books because it’s my second favorite genre, but like I said above, I couldn’t put this book down.  It didn’t seem like any other book that I have read, it was just a great story overall.

It was great that Finn was a strong character.  He knew what he wanted and he fought for it throughout the whole book.  Being able to follow along as he became more confident was a great joy.

I loved the super-human aspect of the book as well.  The “enhanced” were enhanced in a way that isn’t common in most paranormal books.

Overall, I was blown away and I hope there will be more in this world in the future!

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