Illusion Town is book 13 in Jayne Castle (aka Jayne Ann Krentz) Ghost Hunters/Harmony series also which is connected to her Arcane Society series. She has said she will continue the Arcane Society series just in this world. I always have a place in my heart for books where the main characters have the name Hannah, especially when they are really good, even more so when the dust bunny shares a name of one of my favorite stuffed animals from when I was a kid. Illusion Town is the Vegas of Harmony, and so you must have a story where two people wake up married and no idea of what happened the night before. What makes this story unique from the others are the circumstances. It is funny and witty in the typical JAK style with the action and mystery that always makes these books fun to read.
Illusion Town is divided into eight sectors two of which are inhabitable due to the psi-waves. Then you have the high end down to the low end of the gambling chain. The town is run by the Illusion Club the high end casino owners. Hannah West is a dreamlight talent she can dream walk and she uses that talent to help find lost antiquities. Elias Coppersmith is the head of research and development for his family’s mining operation, he contacted the Finder to find a lost heirloom for him but stayed in contact with her afterwards and even managed to talk her into going on a date with him. But soon after he finds out he’s going to need her help in a professional capacity. Next we find them waking up in a strange hotel room with no memory of last night and a marriage of convenience license. They retrace their steps starting with the marriage and soon remember everything. But Elias isn’t about to let Hannah go on her own especially since the people who were after them last night could be targeting Hannah specifically. They married so that they would stick together after they woke up, they were both psi-burned and knew the chances of the remembering the night before was slim to none and also it would help protect Hannah with the Coppersmith last name if it is her they were after. But even though neither will say it out loud they married because they were in love with each other.
Their story takes us from the wonders of the underground alien ruins and rainforests to the pizzazz and grandeur of Illusion Town. The unraveling of both their mysteries is exciting and quite a thrill ride. As always the dust bunny steals the show. Overall, I loved it a little predictable but enjoyable none the less.
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