28 Mar '15

Review Post : Soulbound by Kristen Callihan (5 Stars)

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Soulbound by Kristen Callihan
Series: Darkest London #6
Published by Grand Central Publishing on 2015-02-24
Genres: Paranormal, Paranormal Romance
Pages: 384
Format: eBook
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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 . . .

FTC : I got this from NetGalley. I am a rabid fangirl over this series.

I think this may be one of my favorites of the series and I LOVE this series. You do have to read this series in order and there will be spoilers for the previous books in this review…. you have been warned!

Adam and Eliza are the stars of this book and stars they are indeed. This is a twisting, turning love story with revelations I didn’t expect, plot twists that I never saw coming and an ending that I KNOW was controversial  (but I loved it!). I honestly can’t review this in the way that I want because my enjoyment was so much more for learning all the secrets when I read them on the page. I was already emotionally invested in this tale because Adam is the savior of so many of my favorite heroines of the series but then the love story started to impact on those previous love stories and I could not put it down. This is a reread, I already know that.

The soul-mates in the title are Adam and Eliza. She is the other half of his soul and, without her acceptance, the curse that binds him will get worse. He can’t force her acceptance, it has to be given freely, and there is a time limit on when her acceptance will help him. However, she is a little preoccupied with issues of her own as she is being hunted by he insanely horrible aunt Mab and her aunt’s brother (who wants to marry her??). Only Adam knows the way to help her and he plans on using their time together to get into her good graces …. will he succeed in getting into her heart? And with all her secrets, will she allow him to get that close?

Adam was not what I expected. When we meet him in previous books, he is all powerful, mysterious and very inhuman. In this one, he was so very human. As the book starts Adam is locked up by Mab the horrendous with no hope of escape (Mab’s need for sexual humiliation moved her up from “dick” to “monster” in this book …*shudder*). Immediately, I saw him as something other than the creator. Over the course of this book, he is a romantic, a charmer, vulnerable and so very very innocent in ways of the heart but never the inhuman man that ruled the GIM. It was not the Adam I expected but he was so much more. It was very very clever.

Eliza was exactly what I have come to expect from Callihan’s heroine’s. Fiesty, strong willed and amazing, I loved watching her interactions with Adam throughout the book. Although he was practically a God, she was the strong one, the one with the romantic experience and the one that was willing to risk everything to get what she wanted. When Adam said that he would do anything to get what he wanted, he mean’t anything that he would do anything that was safe. She was willing to risk absolutely everything to get what she wanted. I had the up-most respect for her.

This is not the love story I expected but it was the love story that I wanted. It was delicious, gripping and left me with a smile on my face for 90% of the time. This book was so very well written, I am still in awe. Hats off Ms Callihan becuase this is a book I never saw coming. I recommend the entire series, not just this book. 

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