Series: Yes, book 1 of "Flawed"
Setting: Modern day, CO, alternate universe
Sexual Themes: Minor themes
Recommendation: If you're looking for a light paranormal, thriller, (very light) romance, then pick up Empathy and give it a try. It was a delightful read and an enjoyable break from the typical norm of today's paranormal genre. Sadly, the second book in the series looks to jump to another character, just when I felt that Jade was becoming enough of her own character and I wanted to read more about her.
While the character arcs are straight forward and easily comprehensible, the quirky personalities that the author brings to life will have you laughing and crying and rooting for each of them in turn. The characters were interesting, but Jade, the main focus, was the most lack-luster of them all. Not, that she as a character wasn't interesting, the scenes with her and Logan were the most well executed, but because of her empathy she tended to feel amorphous and spineless, always taking on the traits of the other characters in the scene. This isn't a problem in itself, and I can see how in the beginning of the story it's a fantastic plot device, but as the story progressed, I found myself wanting more Jade and less mush.
This is a very character focus read, very little details are given to the setting or even character clothing, so having a good imagination and the author's help with captivating characters made it easy for me to stay immersed, though I can see how that might annoy other readers.