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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 . . .


Publisher and Release Date: Forever, February 24, 2015

RHR Classifications:
Time and Setting: England, 1888
Genre: Historical/Paranormal Romance
Heat Level: 3
Reviewer Rating: 4.5 stars

Review by Jill

soulboundLondon, 1885 and Miss Eliza May, an American, arrives in England on the run from troubles in Boston. But when tragedy strikes her on England’s shores her ‘rescuer’ comes in the form of Adam, king and creator of the GIM (Ghosts in the Machine). Recognising her as his soulmate, Adam binds her to him, wrist-to-wrist with a gold enchanted chain. But Eliza May wants to escape; and she doesn’t believe in soulmates.

Three years later after she’s been rescued from Adam’s grip and living with her fae aunt, she wonders if she hasn’t exchanged one form of enslavement for another. When her past captures up with her, it’s time to run again, and she turns to the one person who can help.

This series is one of only a handful of paranormal romances that I follow. It’s a fantastic blend of historical and paranormal/supernatural. Soulbound is possibly on par with my favourite book of this series, book #1 Firelight. The ending is somewhat unexpected, but understandable, though did not detract from the overall enjoyment of the story.

Previously, Adam’s binding of Eliza could have been seen as enslavement. She was unwilling and desperate to escape. His reasons are given here in this instalment; his atonement and the trust that builds between them is gratifying.

This can be read as a standalone, but there are a number of characters from previous books that make appearances, and the world is better understood, this story more appreciated, if you’ve read the series. Next up (I think) will be Miss Layla Starling and Sin’s (St John) story.

Kristen Callihan manages to keep this series flowing with exceptional writing, imaginative world-building, sweet romances, sexy times, interesting characters and captivating storylines. Who could ask for more?


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Kristen CallihanKristen Callihan is an author because there is nothing else she’d rather be. She is a three-time RITA nominee and winner of two RT Reviewers’ Choice awards. Her novels have garnered starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, as well as being awarded top picks by many reviewers. Her debut book, Firelight, received RT Book Reviews’ Seal of Excellence, was named a best book of the year by Library Journal, best book of Spring 2012 by Publisher’s Weekly, and was named the best romance book of 2012 by ALA RUSA. When she is not writing, she is reading.

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