Genre: Paranormal Romance, New Adult
Book Length (Est.): 402 Pages
Lori Adams gives New Adult a haunting paranormal twist with the first novel of The Soulkeepers, a series that blends ancient legends and new myths with an enchanting mix of thrills, humor, and high drama.
When Sophia St. James learns that she’ll be moving from Los Angeles to a podunk town somewhere in Connecticut for her senior year of high school, she isn’t expecting an otherworldly encounter. But there is more to Haven Hurst than meets the eye: it’s home to a family of Guardian Angels, and she is the only one who can see them in spirit form. Sophia soon realizes she wants to see much more of Michael, an irresistible yet volatile Guardian who seems drawn to her too.
As Michael battles his forbidden desire for the beautiful young newcomer, one of Hell’s most notorious Demon Knights arrives. Handsome and charismatic, Dante has come to claim the reincarnated soul of his lost lover trapped in Sophia. Cursed with the demon of Persuasion living inside him, Dante will use his seductive charms to lure Sophia into a dangerous game that ends with the kiss of death—unless Michael, who has captured Sophia’s heart, can now capture her soul.
*I received this book free from NetGalley on behalf of Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept in exchange for an honest review*
Like most angel romance novels, this one too plays good and against evil for the love of what appears to be a mere human. Add in a few conniving demons, a little trickery, and a strong determination and you’ve got this story.
Sofia thinks a small town might be the right tract for her to settle her life down, but she was wrong. The school is more advanced than she had imagined for such a small town, the one person she’s drawn unexplainably to makes her feel invisible, and there are entirely too many secrets for her not to pry.
Dante believes they are linked together through the past and wants Sophia’s soul in Hell with him. Funny thing is she remembers bits and pieces of him, or at least things that seem familiar. Since he is the Demon of Persuasion it’s difficult to know if she’s remembering things or if he’s just planting the images in her head.
Michael is confused by his reactions to Sofia, but once he gives into them all he wants is her with him so they can enjoy the newfound love they share for each other…only they have to keep it a secret. Angels aren’t supposed to have the kind of feelings Michael has for Sofia and the consequences could be great. But when your family can read emotions, it can sometimes be quite interesting to hide such strong feelings.
There were so many things I enjoyed about this book. I loved the heartbeat connection and how Sofia determined exactly what it was. Now if only they could figure out why? I enjoyed Bailey’s craziness; she added in just the right amount of humor when it was needed. The most hilarious part was how she described sex with Duffy. LMAO!!! I also liked the connection between Michael’s family and how each one reacts to Sofia.
The only downside I saw was how susceptible Sofia was. Sometimes the urge was there to smack her and say, “Duh!” Other than that the book is great. I can’t wait for book #2, Awaken.
My Favorite Laughable Moment: When Sofia and Michael get closer than ever and she can read his emotions. I love how a little thing like his dad interrupting can turn such a sweet moment into something so funny.
“Oh, no! You stay over there! Waaaay over there!”
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