Review of Awaken (The Soulkeepers #2) by Lori Adams


Genre: Paranormal Romance, New Adult

Book Length (Est.): 299 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

The thrills continue in Lori Adams’s addictive New Adult series of paranormal romance—the Soulkeepers—featuring the hottest love triangle in this life . . . or the next.

Sophia St. James has every reason to be happy: she survived the kiss of death from the seductive Demon Knight Dante and is free to be with Michael, her sexy Guardian Angel. She eagerly begins her Awakening to become a Spirit Walker and help lost souls cross over. But her training is fraught with setbacks, and Michael begs her to stop. The life of a Spirit Walker is far too dangerous, and he won’t be able to protect her.

Then Dante returns, threatening to drag Sophia to Hell so they can finally be together. Terrified of losing everything she has worked for, Sophia turns the tables on Dante, luring him into a deception that may get them both killed. The stakes climb even higher when Dante’s ally, Wolfgang, emerges from Hell with one order: kill Sophia. Will Michael once again be Sophia’s saving grace or will the Awakening give her the power she needs to save herself?

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from NetGalley on behalf of Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept in exchange for an honest review*

Awaken puts an interesting spin on angels, demons, and love triangles. To be honest I’m still not entirely sure who I love more, Michael or Dante.

Michael is an angel who shares a heart link with Sofia and I just want to love him, but sometimes he is so incredibly frustrating. He says he love Sofia, but he doesn’t always prove that fact…sometimes he does the exact opposite. Three little pulls is all it takes to let her know how he feels about her, and sometimes he can’t even manage that. But then there are times he’s beyond sweet and romantic. I wonder which is the real him.

Dante on the other hand is completely sure of himself. He knows he loves Sofia above and beyond anything and he’ll do anything to prove that once upon a time she loved him back. But he’s a demon who wants to bring her to Hell with him. He’s protective and sexy, but Hell…not too sure how strong a bond would have to be to follow someone there voluntarily. But dang, what that man endures to get back to his love. How could anyone not love him for that? I know I’m having a difficult time not.

Sofia is chained to the car of an emotional, spiritual, and physical rollercoaster. Things are changing between her and Michael and they’re not entirely good, and with Dante back in town there’s only so much she can handle. Unable to shut off her emotions her ability to concentrate on anything is tested, and she fails miserably. They also control her physical capabilities, leaving her feeling like a failure. Torn and confused she conspires to a new plan. Although I think her witchy decision will cause more harm than she anticipated.

There’s a town member, possibly even a friend of Sofia’s, who has a secret, one that betrays her, but who oh who is it…? And what in the world happened to Ka at the dance that put Sofia in such turmoil? These questions and more have me impatiently waiting for book three, Unforgiven, the third and final book in the Soulkeepers Series.

My Favorite Laughable Moment: I loved Dante’s taste in travel music. Perfection!

My Favorite Couple: Vaughn and Bailey! I would love to read a short novella about just them and what they were doing throughout this series. 

My Favorite Moment: The carriage ride to the waterfall. It was such a gorgeous night…until it wasn’t. 

Jenn 4 Heart

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.



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