Review: Body and Soul (PsyCop #3) by Jordan Castillo Price


Author: Jordan Castillo Price
Publication Date: October 20, 2007
Format: E-Book
Page Length: 125 pages
My Rating: 4 / 5 stars

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Thanksgiving can’t end too soon for Victor Bayne, who’s finding Jacob’s family hard to swallow. Luckily, he’s called back to work to track down a high-profile missing person.

Meanwhile, Jacob tries to find a home they can move into that’s not infested–with either cockroaches, or ghosts. As if the house-hunting isn’t stressful enough, Vic’s new partner Bob Zigler doesn’t seem to think he can do anything right. A deceased junkie with a bone to pick leads Vic and Zig on a wild chase that ends in a basement full of horrors.

***Note: Books 3 and 4 on paperback are bound together under the title PsyCop: Property.***

This book is a key example of what makes me squeamish. Actually, having phantom limbs bobbing about totally just freaks me out. But at least, Vic is right there getting sick with me. Body and Soul starts off with Vic and Jacob at Thanksgiving dinner with Jacob’s family. Everything is going as well as any Thanksgiving dinner could be expected to go, when Vic gets a call back on a missing persons case. Vic meets his new non-psychic partner, Zigler, and his first impression isn’t good.

Vic hasn’t had the best luck with his previous PsyCop partners and Lisa, with her si-no psychic abilities, has cut him off. Zigler looks and acts like a typical cop, but seems to be a good guy who knows what he’s doing. Zigler had his doubts about Vic’s ability, but the distrust doesn’t last too long. This missing persons case is interesting and has Vic and Zigler wandering all over town. No bodies have turned up, so Vic is just going around looking for bodies, instead of the usual of Vic showing up where the bodies are to talk to the dead who might be lingering by after a homicide.

Zigler froze. I guess the weather had finally gotten to him. He stared. The dead guy stared. I barely resisted the urge to flop down and make a snow angel just for the sake of being different.

I loved the mystery aspect of this story a lot. Or maybe that could attributed to a certain whiner Vic has to deal with at the end. Crash is as interesting as ever, and can I just rename Jacob to Mr. Sexy Pants in all these reviews from now on? Because I will. Basically, any scene with Vic and Jacob together is HOT. Just…yeah. *fans self* And then, this book puts out a suggestion of a threesome involving Vic, Jacob, and Crash. Doesn’t seem like it’ll happen, but this is only book three and so far there’s eight full-length books out  so far, so I guess anything could still happen at this point.

Funny, the fine line between a total turn-off and a kink.

Throughout this book, Vic and Jacob are thinking about moving in together and go house hunting and it turns into a House Hunters episode. Turns out, Jacob has a lot of requirements for a house, but the most important thing is that Vic needs a place that isn’t haunted. The ending for this book is super adorable and lovely between Vic and Jacob.

Vic is his usual anxious dorky self and I don’t know if I’ve ever loved a character more? He’s just very endearing to read about and I just want to give him a hug. I really liked this book, so on to the next one!!


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