I hope you're all having a happy Monday! Today I will be reviewing Kristen Callihan's newest release, Soulbound, which is the 6th book in her Darkest London series. I also have Kristen's Top 5 Favorite Quotes Said by Characters in the Darkest London Series as picked by readers. Read on!
Release Date: February 24, 2015
Source of my copy: publisher
Series: Darkest London #6
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...
And this:"...you insult me by assuming that appearance is the only attribute in a man that I, no, that my entire sex finds attractive. Second, Sin is my cousin.""He's a second cousin, at the closest," Adam countered, with an apparent dogged determination to annoy her. "Kings and queens have coupled with closer kin."She shot him a sidelong glare and found him grinning. "You're teasing me."The corners of his eyes crinkled. "Aye, sweet Eliza, I'm teasing. Besides"--he leaned in and murmured against her ear in his sinful voice--"you do not want to fuck him." The tip of his tongue flicked her earlobe.Eliza jumped, her face heating, her breath coming short. "And you presume to know who I'd like to fuck?" If he could say the word, so could she.Adam's nostrils flared on a sharp breath, his expression turning carnal. "No presumptions necessary. All you need do is work up the courage to ask, dove. Believe me, I shall comply."
"Ah, now," crooned Adam, "here we are, then." With infinite care, as though he were handling a babe, he lifted the sword out, and a sigh seemed to go through him. "Ah, my lovely, it's been far too long."Their chemistry was scorching throughout, which made the build up to their smexy times all the better.
"Shall I leave you two alone, then?" Eliza's lips twitched. She'd never seen such a look of reverence mixed with old familiarity. It was nearly indecent.
Adam spared her a glance. "Quiet woman, a man's relationship with his sword is a sacred thing."
"So I've heard."
The world. Like I said already, I want to spend more time in the world. I really like the dark atmospheric feel to it--the wet, foggy, shadowy Victorian London that I pictured in my head. It was a fascinating world and wanted to know more about the faes, the lycans, the GIM and the others with no easy labels. I may start with Winterblaze since it's already headed my way and work up to Soulbound again.
Would I recommend it? Yes! Even if you haven't read the other books in the series, do not hesitate to pick it up because it stands well on its own. Soulbound was a brilliant read and I loved everything about it. Set in a fascinating world with a wonderful hero and heroine, told in an engaging way with fantastic writing, Soulbound was a 5-star read. Pick it up especially if you enjoy historical romance with a big paranormal twist.
**Taken from the ARC edition. It may have changed in the final publication.
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