Friday, November 18, 2011

Soul Search by Amber Scott

Title:  Soul Search
Author: Amber Scott
My Rating: A-

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: -
Main Characters: Grant & Leigh
Release Date: September 2011
ISBN: e-book
Publisher: Tholden Press
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Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
Three years ago, one horrific night changed his life forever. And now the wolf soul that was invoked to save him is taking over his body, day by day.

Can he master his animal instincts in time to discover who is stealing children's souls before the delicate balance we all depend upon is shattered?

Or will he reject the one woman who can help heal his body and his soul?

My Review:
This book was completely original both in the story and the timeline. The book takes place during the 1930's, but it doesn't read like a historical all! Having the book set during that time period actually creates some really fabulous settings with a boat and train (private cars) for travel modes.

The book starts off with an incredible bang when the hero, Grant, wakes up disoriented and naked in an alleyway in Paris, France looking eye to eye with a  miniature white poodle.

Leigh is the heroine and she has her own issues...namely her own personal ghost, Jacob, and the fact that she was lured to France under false pretenses and now has no way to make it home.

Beatrice & Grant are brother and sister who are trying to find Bea's son and Grant's nephew, Tristan, who disappeared without a trace 3 years ago. Because Leigh is a psychic with a connection to the spiritual world through Jacob, she and Bea hook up. Grant is less than convinced about Leigh's claims.

This book was a really interesting read. There are a lot of different paranormal layers...Grant's inner wolf, Leigh's ghost, and Tristan's disappearance and it isn't clear until the very end how it all ties together. I saw the ultimate twist coming only about 3 pages before it happened, but otherwise it was all completely shocking and a surprise. The action stays high throughout the entire book which makes it really fun to read. From the time I started it, I never put it down. 

Like I said, it was just really creative and I love that about it. I loved both Grant and Leigh's characters. They both have things that they have learned to hide, and it isn't until they start getting honest with each other that all the pieces of the puzzle start to come together. I do NOT read historical books, but the history aspect of this story didn't really affect the story at all except for providing some amazing settings for travel.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was completely different from what I normally read. It was interesting, entertaining, suspenseful, and romantic. I found myself completely caught up in the story trying to figure out where it was going next. Really fabulous!

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