Friday, February 7, 2014

Review - Forbidden: The Soulkeepers by Lori Adams

Sophia St. James is  17 years old and moves to New Hurst, Connecticut with her father from Los Angeles.  Once moved, she makes good friends with a totally fun and witty group of fellow classmates.  Among these friends is Michael.  Michael is a (sexy) guardian angel who starts to develop feelings for Sophia, which is highly prohibited and as much as he tries to deny his feelings, you just can’t stop love.  Of course, no story would be complete unless you add a sexy bad-boy demon tossed into the mix.  This demon is Dante and after decades of searching, he has finally found the soul of his former lover, which happens to now reside in Sophia, and he will do everything in his power to reunite with his lost love.

In Forbidden: The Soulkeepers, Lori Adams has managed to create an awesome story packed with forbidden romance, good vs. evil and paranormal adventure.  There is so much to like in this book!   It grabbed my attention from page one and never wavered.  The characters are likable and the dialogue between them made me laugh as I was reading the story.  The only thing I did not like about this book is that I have so many questions that were left unanswered at the end and now I have to wait for the next one to come out.

Forbidden:  The Soulkeepers (book one) is due to be published April 15, 2014 so be sure to check it out!

5 out of 5 stars

*I received a copy of this from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

Lori Adams gives New Adult a haunting paranormal twist with the first novel of The Soulkeepers, a series that blends ancient legends and new myths with an enchanting mix of thrills, humor, and high drama.

When Sophia St. James learns that she’ll be moving from Los Angeles to a podunk town somewhere in Connecticut for her senior year of high school, she isn’t expecting an otherworldly encounter. But there is more to Haven Hurst than meets the eye: it’s home to a family of Guardian Angels, and she is the only one who can see them in spirit form. Sophia soon realizes she wants to see much more of Michael, an irresistible yet volatile Guardian who seems drawn to her too.

As Michael battles his forbidden desire for the beautiful young newcomer, one of Hell’s most notorious Demon Knights arrives. Handsome and charismatic, Dante has come to claim the reincarnated soul of his lost lover trapped in Sophia. Cursed with the demon of Persuasion living inside him, Dante will use his seductive charms to lure Sophia into a dangerous game that ends with the kiss of death—unless Michael, who has captured Sophia’s heart, can now capture her soul. ~ Goodreads