Soulbound by Kristen Callihan (Darkest London #6)



Soulbound by Kristen CallihanAvailable: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Forever

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Pam

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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…

I love this series and Soulbound is an amazing story with action, danger and of course the romance between two unlikely people. Ms. Callahan again takes us to London where things are not always what they seem, as she weaves a dark tale of Other beings that rule.

Eliza May died in an alleyway not long after she arrived in London. She received a second chance when Adam, King of the GIM’s discovers that she is his soul mate, yet it was not what she bargained for as she was chained to him for several years and their relationship was questionable and wrong, she begins to hate him by the time she is rescued. Her current living arrangements are not much better as she is now living with her aunt Mab, the Fae Queen who seems to want something more from her. When she realizes Mab is also holding and torturing Adam she frees them both and they are on the run not only to protect themselves but also to find the answers of why the GIM are withering away.

This series has hooked me from the start, the characters, storyline and romance in each book have me reading late into the night.

Eliza’s life has not been easy and when she arrives in London it does not get any better as she is murdered getting off the ship. She gets a second chance when Adam brings her back however with a price as she is tied to Adam, a man who barely speaks to her for several years. When she is rescued she again has others dictating her life, never making her own choices until she sees Adam again.

Adam has lived a solitary life for hundreds of years, he is revered by the GIM who he has turned but has always searched for his soul mate. When he meets Eliza he knows immediately who she is, but he was scared of losing her so tied her to him for years. They both were miserable and when Eliza has help escaping he believes he has lost her forever. The two meet again and this time she makes the decision and helps him escape and they are on the run throughout the streets of London trying to stay away from Mab and her brother Mellan.

The relationship between Adam and Eliza is interesting and seems very real. They have some huge issues to overcome and I like that it takes time for both to go through many different emotions before they can conquer the hurtles. He is very honest about is feelings and tells her several times that his is selfish and took advantage of her in the beginning. He also tells her that she is now in control and must be the one to accept him, and her feelings are all over the place before she falls. The chemistry is apparent and I love how he treats her when they are on the run, their conversations are witty and fun and they steam up a room when they finally find time to be alone without interruption.

The pace of the story is fast and very intriguing as we learn more about the Fae, Adam and Eliza and several of the Others. The danger is ever present as people and things are never what you expect. We are treated to several characters from previous books which I am happy to see and I love seeing Sin and the beginning of his story which I am highly anticipating. This is the sixth book in the series and there is a significant back story but you could pick this up and read it as a standalone as the author does explain the history of the characters, however I recommend reading them all in order as I have loved each one. Ms. Callihan creates an amazing world and I love being immersed in this alternate historical London.

I give Soulbound by Kristin Callihan 4.5 stars!

Kristen CallihanAbout Kristen Callihan
Kristen 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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