Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Soulbound by Kristen Callihan ~ Review

Source:  Received an eBook copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Once two souls are joined...

When Adam's soul mate rejected him, there was more at stake than his heart. After seven hundred years of searching, his true match would have ended the curse that keeps his spirit in chains. But beautiful, stubborn Eliza May fled—and now Adam is doomed to an eternity of anguish, his only hope for salvation gone...

Their hearts will beat together forever...

No matter how devilishly irresistible Adam was, Eliza couldn't stand the thought of relinquishing her freedom forever. So she escaped. But she soon discovers she is being hunted—by someone far more dangerous. The only man who can help is the one man she vowed never to see again. Now Adam's kindness is an unexpected refuge, and Eliza finds that some vows are made to be broken...

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I've been in the mood for paranormal books lately and so when I was given the opportunity to read this book, I took it.

It's a series but I was able to jump in with this one and enjoy this paranormal romance.  Definitely can be read stand alone.

These two soul mates get off to a rocky start.  After seven hundred years, Adams not willing to let Eliza get a way from him.  He does a stupid thing.  A total guy thing.  Eliza doesn't really take it so well, even though Adam saves her life.  They have an interesting dynamic.  She's a girl out of time.  Definitely sporting the women can do anything vibe but hanging out in the nineteenth century.  That makes her interesting.  I did get irritated with her.  She really made Adam pay for his early mistakes.  Her doubt makes this story take a bit longer than maybe it should have.  

I so loved Adam.  He's a man who was cursed for doing what he thought was right.  Spending so long in an unfeeling state, he's remarkably kind to the GIM.  As their king, he is bound to them as well.  His well being effects theirs.  It made for an interesting situation towards the end.  This author did like to make us earn our happy too.  I was ready to crawl in the book and kick some character bootie if they didn't get this thing between them figured out.  Luckily for them, they didn't have to deal with this middle school teacher.  I was happy with their ending.

I needed a good paranormal romance and this certainly is one.  Fae, shifters, ghosts and more.  I enjoyed the world.  The explanation of how all these supernatural being came into being was interesting and well told.  Totally felt like this world could sit next to the one we live in.

The sexy times had an interesting little twist.  Not gonna say but it wasn't something you'd expect from a guy who's been around as long as Adam has.  They had an undeniable need for each other.  Adam clearly saw Eliza as his soul mate but she didn't.  They had to work through some issues and that made the relationship real.  No falling into each others arms on page 2.  But when they did fall into each others arms, oh what fun!

And then there is Sin.  I really liked him.  I wondered, at first, why we kept getting little pieces of what was up with him.  But he played a big role and it seems he will be the focus of the next book.  Would love to read that one.

If you've been looking for that good paranormal romance to give a chance to, then this is the one you need.


1 comment:

  1. I have been all about the paranormal and fantasy lately! I think I'm a bit burned out on contemps.... this sounds like a fun one. Great review!