I have to admit, when I first started it, I really didn’t have high expectations. The first fight scene in the book was terrible. Not only does Cate think, “Crap!” then, “Double crap!” and finally, “Shit!”, but it’s over things that probably shouldn’t faze a law enforcement officer. I mean, she just caught a coven doing illegal magic and she goes out and tells them to put their hands up and she really thought they wouldn’t fight back? Really? Even if these criminals usually do drop everything and surrender, she should at least be on her guard for the one or two crazies (or a whole coven of them).
But aside from that blip, Denai Touch was a truly enjoyable read, especially after Jason Talbot was introduced. The two of them have some serious chemistry, on the job and off. I like that even though they’re attracted to each other, it doesn’t distract them while they’re working. Aside from the aforementioned scene, the fight scenes are really good and Cate’s friends are really funny as well as smart, and they work well with Cate. The only character I didn’t particularly like was Kal, Cate’s father. He didn’t seem to serve much of a purpose aside from to hate Jason and add backstory to Cate’s mother.
Even though I blocked out about a half hour a day to read Denai Touch, I still wanted more, and I can’t wait to read the sequel when it comes out later this year. What will happen to Cate now? Will we ever see the human world, or is their world completely separate except when criminals need to have their memories wiped and be banished to the human world? Does Kal grow some personality?