Series Book Review: Souls ReAligned by Tricia Daniels

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Title: Souls ReAligned

Series: Bound4Ireland #2

Author: Tricia Daniels

Release Date: January 5, 2015

Genre: Erotic Romance

Synopsis

A once broken woman, striving to find her former self.

Olivia James leaves a heartbroken Ethan O’Connell watching as she fades into the distance. Frightened by her attraction to his controlling nature, and the lethal Irish charm that no one man should possess, she walks away. Slowly overcoming her past and regaining her confidence, she begins to take back her life. Unwilling to give up, Ethan’s persistent nature forces her to examine her feelings and face her fear. Struggling with the balance of power in their relationship, can she give in to the intense magnetism between them and let herself be loved?

A man in love, determined to heal her heart.

Returning to his Irish homeland, Ethan faces major obstacles in his life: his still impassioned temper, his father’s censure, a vindictive ex-girlfriend and a troubled past full of secrets. When his future meets his past, secrets don’t stay secrets for long. Resolved in his need to shield Olivia from her past, he’ll do anything to protect her from her abusive ex. Still craving her submission, his greatest concern is protecting her from his own desires.

An infinite universal force

Eccentric psychic, Eva Storm senses the energy around them. Fate can change and destiny is not always an easy path; sometimes the journey is full of twists and turns. Trust is a very fragile gift. Despite their reluctance to believe, she watches over these disconnected souls, willing the universe to steer them together. Love is the only true magic, for only true love transcends all time.

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My Rating:

4 hearts

 

Favorite Quotes:

Intractable Souls:

“He gives her that charming smile, making ‘warm and fuzzy’ soar like a rocket into ‘hot and bothered.”

“The moment I saw you… my heart beat your name.”

“She know that it’s his nature; he just has this way of drawing women to him and making them eager to rid themselves of their panties.”

 

 Souls ReAligned:

“Oh I think you’re everybody’s type, Ireland.  If I were you, I wouldn’t bend over in the shower to pick up the soap.”

“Yes… Home.  Wherever you’re going to be tonight is where I’m going to sleep.  My house, your house, under the stars… it doesn’t matter to me.  From now on, home for me will always be wherever you are.”

“I suppose I’m lucky that he didn’t mark his territory by lifting his leg and peeing on me.”

 

My Review:

Arg!  I read both books – 898 steamy pages – to complete this review and it ended in a cliffhanger, I despise those with the heat of a thousand suns!  I enjoyed Souls ReAligned considerably more than I did the first in the series – Intractable Souls.  Throughout the first and part of the second book, I found the lead female character to be so damaged and broken that she was malfunctioning, tiresome, and tedious.  As she became stronger during the second installment, she became more interesting and playful.  The story line was interesting and crossed into the paranormal a bit with a psychic, old souls, and past lives, so the genre is a bit of a hybrid adult contemporary/paranormal/erotic romance.  The books are hella long but smoking hawt.  But take out the sex, and the tale is rather high schoolish drama, as the characters’ behaviors and antics were immature, petulant, and insecure.  There was considerable angst, melodrama, and a constant push/pull dynamic between the two leads that is admittedly just not really my cup of tea.  However, I find that I am now fully invested and already curious as to what will happen to this ill-fated couple, who just can’t seem to get it right in any of their repeated lives.

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About the Author

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Tricia Daniels lives in a small town in Southern Ontario, Canada, where she raised three kids as a single parent. Creativity and imagination is something there is never a short supply of in her home. Between her quick wit and wicked sense of humor she found that she has a passion for writing steamy romance novels. Her goal is simple, tell her story, warm a few hearts, shed a few tears, share a silent chuckle, and occasionally, make people blush.

That’s the official version. But the simple truth is… I’m not an author. My friends laugh when I say that. I have never aspired to write the next great love story or take the literary world by storm. I’m just a normal woman, struggling to pay the bills and trying to raise my kids in a home where they feel empowered, supported and loved. Love inspires me to write. I love when the characters take over the story and plot twists develop that I hadn’t planned. l love when you read and you get all warm and squeezy at the good parts. I love the journey to the HEA even though sometimes that road has a lot of bends in it. I love how two imperfect characters can love each other perfectly. My reward, my inspiration is experiencing through them, a love so deep that I feel it in my own heart.

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