I've always enjoyed Lori Foster's series. "The Buckhorn Brothers" series was as hot as it comes. The "Winston Brothers" series was great & segued into what I call "The Visitation Series". I enjoyed hearing the story of Joe (a Winston cousin) and Luna which was the first in the series. After reading "The Secret Life of Bryan I couldn't wait for the next book. "When Bruce Met Cyn" was far fetched, even for fiction. But I kept going and read "Just a Hint Clint" which had a completely annoying female lead. I had such high hopes for "Jamie" that I bought it in hardback.
Jamie has been a constant throughout the series. He's a mysterious, intuitive, and solitary man. Not to mention he's pretty hot. He's there when needed and is quick to help the residents. But he vanishes just as quickly and makes it clear that he's uncomfortable around people and prefers to live as he does, alone on his mountain.
My first problem: The entire group intends to converge on Jamie, with Alex leading because she's the only one who knows where Jamie lives. Remind me not to trust her with anything secret and/or life threatening. Generally, someone decides to live alone for one or all of three reasons. 1. They prefer to live alone. 2. They live alone in order to protect someone else. 3. They live alone because they're protecting themselves. It was very likely that one of the group or Jamie himself would be put in danger by their actions. I don't believe that those in the group such as Joe or Shay would allow this to happen. They'd have some respect for him and be a little more concerned about possible consequences.
Faith basically forces her way into Jamie's home, refuses to leave and admits that one of her goals is to have sex with him so she can control him better. She's supposedly shy and yet she's always flaunting some uncovered part of her anatomy at him. She acts like a child, pouts when she doesn't get her way and when she doesn't want to hear something Jamie says; she sticks her fingers in her ears and chants "Lah, lah, lah." She has a plain face, as we are constantly told, but as Jamie put's it she's "stacked". She's going to "protect" Jamie and does so by following him even though he tells her specifically not to. Once even though he told her it was someone else's personal business she still followed him. Does this woman have a brain or a respectful bone in her body? He obviously knows what he's doing since he's survived for ten years he; and he didn't want her there for a reason. It follows that it would ruin his focus to have to worry about her. Between Faith and the rest of the group it's a wonder he made it out alive.
Jamie wants to be with Faith for sex, is totally obsessed and is lusting after her like a dog in heat from the get go. He's constantly focused on getting her into bed. Faith hides her thoughts from Jamie and doles out information a little at a time. She worked for the company and the woman that almost destroyed Jamie's life. Other than that he didn't know much about her. He doesn't know whether she plans to hurt or help him. But he ignores all of this because he wants her physically. This is not Jamie. He wouldn't take that kind of risk with his life and the lives of others. His common sense and his survival instincts would win out over hormones.
This solitary, secretive man suddenly has no problem with a large group of people witnessing the most personal aspects of his life, and interfering in aforementioned aspects. It's hard to believe that a man, who had lived alone for ten years and just occasionally even spoke to another person, would suddenly be comfortable hanging out in crowds, virtually overnight. By the end of the book the Jamie we knew through this entire series was gone. Jamie had morphed into a Visitation Stepford guy. He was no longer anyone special. Yes, he had physic powers but he looked the same, dressed the same and lived the same as any other guy in town. All the traits and qualities that made him Jamie were gone.
I was so disappointed I wanted to cry. It took me a week to get through this book as it didn't hold my interest, I disliked Faith, and Jamie turned into an idiot.
It's just as well this is the end of the series because I wouldn't spend my money on another book. The serious started with a bang and ended up a disappointing whimper.