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..Show More » 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
This is the second book in the Save My Soul Series. I loved it!
I downloaded this book as an audio book, so that I could listen to it while d..Show More »oing household chores. This audio book was narrated by Troy Duran. I loved his narration. He did a fantastic job! His tone was melodic and smooth, and I found myself drawn into the story more easily. I would definitely listen to more books narrated by him.
Rhyan is a guardian angel. Specifically, Kendra Larkin's from the first book. I liked him from the first time I met him. He has a great sense of duty, and is determined to keep her safe. But his bitterness at losing the woman he loves lands him in Hell.
This book was a delight to listen to. I was told that this story was ten times better than the first one, and I would have to concur! I found the world building and storytelling a lot better than the first book. The story is told through several different points of view, which gave me a better understanding of the actions and motivations of the characters involved. The characters also had more depth to them and were more lifelike. I loved this story so much more because of it.
Abigail is a complex character, who is paying for her past sins. She is now one of the princesses of Hell, and is in charge of one of the seven kingdoms - Greed. She is also Rhyan's soulmate. I wasn't sure if I liked her at first, but as the story unfolded, I found myself feeling sorry for her. I didn't pity her though. She did terrible things, but only to survive in a hostile environment.
Lucifer, on the other hand, was a real piece of work. Although he's the king of Hell, he lets his princes and princesses rule over the seven kingdoms on his behalf. If, for any reason, they did not perform their duties to his satisfaction, his wrath was swift and deadly. He made my skin crawl!
The story is full of action, and I found myself holding my breath as Rhyan made a deal with the Devil to get his soulmate out of Hell. His journey through the seven realms was full of challenges and dangerous pitfalls, but it was the final showdown with Murray (Adam's guardian demon from the first book), which had me sitting on the edge of the seat. There are several twists and turns, but there was one shocking moment that completely threw me, as I didn't see it coming. The end of the story, though, left me feeling happy. I am now wondering if the author will be continuing this series with Jocelyn's and Thoros's story. I guess I will just have to wait and see!
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 am fast becoming a fan of hers, and am looking forward to reading her other paranormal series she has published as soon as possible.
Due to scenes of violence, abuse and some explicit sexual scenes, I do not recommend this book to younger readers. However, I recommend this story if you love older YA or erotic paranormal romance genres. - Lynn Worton