Welcome to my stop for Awaken, Book Two in Lori Adams’ Soulkeepers series. Please be sure to check out the other tour stops, read my excerpt here and don’t forget to enter the tour wide giveaway where one lucky winner will get a $25 eGift Card of Winner’s Choice Bookseller and Copy of FORBIDDEN: The Soulkeepers Book One by Lori Adams.
Picking up where Forbidden ends, this is a “must read in order” series or you will be hopelessly lost. Fortunately the masses of information for backstory are almost entirely provided in the first book, so this installment read much faster, and felt far more ‘of the moment’ than the first.
Sophia has found her destiny: she is to be a Spirit Walker, a sort of crossing-guard for souls that need to pass on to the afterlife. In this book, she is aware of and ready to assume her new task, and her determination and maturation are welcome additions to her character. After surviving a “kiss of death” from the hell-bound Dante, she believes she can now move on and take charge. And then there is her secret love shared with Michael, because he can’t be ‘involved’ with a human. And, her father is starting to return to the land of the living after her mother’s death, so she is feeling that things are starting to head in a positive direction. BUT…
Of course, this is a love triangle: Michael the forbidden one who spends his time alternately ignoring her or being absolutely adorable and Dante the former love from lifetimes ago who is willing to do anything to make her choose him and return to live with him in Hell. Yeah – choices: neither of them particularly wonderful. Add to that the questions about her new friends, her determination to achieve her own goals despite the dangers, and some true emotional upheavals that keep her unable to focus and concentrate and there is a giant ball of mess ready to explode. And, there is a cliffhanger…..
While I didn’t expect an ENDING sort of ending, I hadn’t expected such a major cliffhanger either…. Who has the secret that could uncover everything? What happened at the dance? And just what twists will Sophia’s experimentation with all things witchy bring? I’m ready to know now…
Author: Lori Adams
Published by: Loveswept
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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The thrills continue in Lori Adams’s addictive series of paranormal romance—the Soulkeepers—featuring the hottest love triangle in this life . . . or the next.
Sophia St. James has every reason to be happy: she survived the kiss of death from the seductive Demon Knight Dante and is free to be with Michael, her sexy Guardian Angel. She eagerly begins her Awakening to become a Spirit Walker and help lost souls cross over. But her training is fraught with setbacks, and Michael begs her to stop. The life of a Spirit Walker is far too dangerous, and he won’t be able to protect her.
Then Dante returns, threatening to drag Sophia to Hell so they can finally be together. Terrified of losing everything she has worked for, Sophia turns the tables on Dante, luring him into a deception that may get them both killed. The stakes climb even higher when Dante’s ally, Wolfgang, emerges from Hell with one order: kill Sophia. Will Michael once again be Sophia’s saving grace or will the Awakening give her the power she needs to save herself?
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.