Kendra Larkin had everything going in the right direction. Her life was seemingly perfect, and she wouldn't have changed a thing about it. Unfortunately, the course of her life was about to be forever altered. A tragic rappelling accident lands her on Dr. Adam Chamberlain's operating table.
She agrees to a deal proposed by a guardian angel to help save the soul of the man who is both her doctor and soulmate. If she is successful, she gets to keep her life. However, she later learns that it isn't just her life that's in jeopardy, but her soul as well.
Even with the help of her handsome guardian angel, Rhyan, it seems there is no happy ending in sight. Torn between her newly discovered love of Rhyan, and the undeniable attraction she has for Adam, Kendra finds herself at a crossroad. With Adam's steadfast rejection of God, and his guardian demon conspiring against her, she fears her soul may already be lost.
Will she find a way to overcome the evil her life is suddenly burdened with? Or will Adam's guardian demon win both their souls and make Kendra his own personal puppet in Hell?
©2012 K. S. Haigwood (P)2013 Kristie Haigwood
Reading is a passion and an obsession.
This is an intriguing paranormal romance. I really enjoyed it!
I originally downloaded this on my Kindle a while ago, as I was intrigued with the blurb. However, I decided to also download an audio copy so I could listen to it whilst doing household chores.
I was, however, a little disappointed with the narrator of this story. Erin Mallon read the story clearly and gave each character their own voice, but I found that when she came to take a breath after a comma, or at the end of a sentence and to start the next, it was rather loud and annoying. In a way, her breathing showcased the precise way she pronounced each word, so I cannot fault her for that. Nevertheless, her deep breaths distracted me from enjoying the story more.
Kendra Larkin is a character that I wasn't sure I liked. I found her character a bit superficial and weak; she was not as well developed as she could have been. Nevertheless, she does have a few redeeming qualities. She is kind and loving, though she is a bit of a daredevil, and is a photographer by trade.
I started listening to this story and, apart from the narrator's breathing, found myself hooked. I am not particularly religious, but I do believe that everyone of us has a soul, and that each of us has a soulmate, even if we haven't met them yet. However, although I am a consummate romantic, I am not convinced about insta-love. Nevertheless, I set aside my skepticism and went with it for the sake of the story.
This story does have a rather religious feel to it, though it is not preachy. I also found some of the dialogue a little cheesy at times, and I kept wanting to roll my eyes because of it. But this is just my opinion; other readers may not feel the same way.
I liked meeting a few of the characters; I did find Adam Chamberlain a bit self-absorbed and conceited at first, though as the story progressed, I began to like him more. I did, however, like Rhyan from the start. He is Kendra's guardian Angel. He seemed to be a stronger character; more suited to being the lead, rather than a secondary one. I liked his determination to help and guide Kendra in her task. I also liked Mason, Kendra's nurse. But, things are not as they seem and, as the story takes a decidedly darker twist, I found myself cheering on Kendra as she took on Adam's guardian Demon. The story ended happily, and I am now looking forward to reading/listening to the next book, Hell's Gift, as soon as possible.
K.S. Haigwood has written a wonderful paranormal romance. I loved her fast paced writing style, and the flow of the story was wonderful. I will be following her career with interest.
I recommend this story if you love older YA or paranormal romance genres. - Lynn Worton
I loved this story and I have to say, I'm team Rhyan all the way! There was just something that didn't sit right with Adam for me. but that's just my opinion.
it was exciting, interesting and very well written. I will definitely be downloading the next book in series.
My only fault is the narration, she sounded like the love child of keanu reeves and romy from romy and Michelle's high school reunion when she was speaking for the men in the book which took slightly away from the enjoyment of the romantic scenes
but all in all an excellent book
Less talk about God.
The fact that she just assumes that Christianity is the only religion.
The performance could have been better with a bit of irony.
It was the only book on my iPod that I hadn't listened to.
I think books which push religion should have a warning on them.
"Stick with the narration at the start. It is worth"
K.S Haigwood - Save My Soul
Reading as much as I do it is almost inevitable for me to reach a point where a novel plot line is something so elusive it almost becomes a myth. So when I started on this audio book I was shocked, delighted and intrigued with the authors ease in taking a concept so apparently logical and yet never really before explored in fiction and weaving a tale of love, loss and lust around it.
As far as novel plot line -- a 5 *. I am sure I might very well come by a guardian demon battling alongside a guardian angel in future but for now bravo to the author for entertaining me with a novel concept.
Title -- love the double entendre. You'll have to read it to know what I mean. 5*.
Theme -- as old as time it self. Love conquers all. How can I give it less than 5 *.
Execution and pace of the novel. Very well done. Sometimes I figured too much emphasis was placed on the lusty scenes but this will resonate with romance lovers.
Character building and setting. 5 *.
This was an audible copy and in this I hit a hitch.
Erin Mallon narrated the book for 7 hours 23 minutes.
Either the mixing or the narrator herself caused the first few segments of the book to be somewhat hard to listen to. The narrators exaggerated breathing at the end of sentences was extremely distracting.
Honestly she sounded like an asthma sufferer who needed to control her breathing at the start of an attack. This lasted for a few segments until it evened out. Again, I am unsure if this is the narrator or the productions fault. I also, due to the breathing issue became aware of how exceptionally well the narrator pronounces each word. I am torn between a rating of 2 due to the rocky start and 4 due to precision and eventual correcting of the problem so I will stand off at a very high 3.
In total a 4* listen and read.
I received this audio book free for an honest review. I absolutely loved this book. KS Haigwood is a very talented writer. Her ability to tell a very intriguing and exciting story is amazing. She develops a very believable and relatable characters. The story was so captivating that I laughed and cried. It has been a long time since a book brought tears to my eyes. I started listening this morning and finished the book this evening. I couldn't put it down. I would recommend this book to any one who wants to read/listen to a story that gives you everything. Mystery, suspense, romance and love. It has all the elements of a great story. I love the way she directs your heart to believe in two, maybe three different love matches for Kendra. It is hard to tell which match will be made in heaven. I especially love the religious-type story she delivers without preaching or being pushy. Almost like that old television show "Touched by an Angel". The narrator, Erin Mallon, did an excellent job of distinguishing each of the different characters with a very pleasant voice. Thanks Kristie and Erin so much for the entertainment and for sharing your talents.
was totally awesome! wasn't sure what to expect at the start, took a bit to get into it but ended up loving it. awesome work!
"Kendra Dying But Saved By Love"
I loved this book. Wish I hadn't waited 4 years to read it but it is delightful. Kendra is on the operating table, dying or maybe already dead, hears voices in her head which turn out to be her guardian angel, Ryan. Don't believe in guardian angels? You might after reading this book. This is a delightful romance where Kendra must convince Adam, her doctor by the way, that he must believe in God or she is going to die in 7 days. It is a pleasant story with a happy ending. You would expect a happy ending with that title. there are two more books in the series and I plan to read both of them. I don't usually like books with a religious overtone but this series is not preaching but just plain 'feel good' kind of story. There is adventure, smattering of sex without graphic details, and lots and lots of feel good. Erin Mallon is Good narrator for this series.
"What would you do to save the one you love?"
We say we will do anything for love? We profess it to the ones we love and we believe it wholeheartedly. That is until we are asked to believe the unbelievable. We are asked to have faith, but something keeps up from letting down those walls and doing the very thing we said we would do. We push limits and we try to fix things out of our control. This is every day life. In this book the author takes those things and molds them into a beautiful story! Guardian demons, Guardian Angels, the love of soul mates and a soul or 2 on the line! I couldn't get enough and would listen every chance of could! I had to know if they could do it! I can't wait to see where the next piece of the story takes me!
Yes!!!! It's so emotional and it really pulls you in. You just have to see what happens next!!
The over all story and the meaning
Kendra was my favorite. She never gave up
Drama, suspense, paranormal
"absolutely amazing "
I absolutely loved this book I couldn't turn it off I listened to it almost an the way straight thru in one sitting it held me captive and had me holding my breath and praying everything went good I couldn't wait to get to the next chapter amazing work very well written
Great story about the power of love and death. Character build up is fantastic and it is easy to fall in love with each character. The descriptive writing of Haigwood is absolutely amazing. She is able to transport the reader into the story.
A definite battle of good vs. evil and a literal fight to the death to save the one she loves.
"Another great listen"
Another great story that keeps you wanting more! It's nearly impossible to stop listen because you can't wait to find out what's next.
I really enjoyed this book. I liked the tension between good and evil. Ready to read the next book!
I would highly recommend this book.
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