"Very Enjoyable Paranormal Novella"
Answering a domestic dispute call, Seattle Police Officer
Jessica Hammond was shot, or should have been. Instead the
face of her teenage love, Nathan, flashed into her mind and
the bullets never hit her. And she hears his voice.
Taking the time off that her captain insisted on when she
mentioned hearing the voice, she finds herself in Las Vegas
watching one of Nathan's magic shows. Knowing that she has
to get to the bottom of this, Jessica must find a way to
talk to Nathan.
SOUL BOUND is the first book I have read by Luxie Ryder or
Evernight Publishing and I have to admit to being very
pleasantly surprised. Ms. Ryder does a wonderful job at
descriptions and I feel as though I had been transported to
the magic show with Jessica. And it is easy to see just
why Jessica finds Nathan to be so yummy. He is just the
type of eye candy that I really prefer.
Of course one can't forget the characterizations. Ms.
Ryder does an excellent job here as well. Jessica is a
strong woman who had her heart broken, as so many of us
have, when she was a teenager. She had fallen head over
heels with the new boy in town, Nathan Cain. She had
blocked him from her thoughts but had never gotten totally
over him. Nathan, on the other hand, had never stopped
thinking of Jessica and had left thinking that she would be
safer without him.
SOUL BOUND is a very solid novella that I have no
hesitations recommending to anyone that enjoys paranormal
romance. There are some sex scenes but nothing that is too
over the top. I would have loved to have seen Nathan's
character developed more but there is that space limitation
in a novella. I am hoping that further releases by Ms.
Ryder will correct that issue.
Reviewed by Shay Williams
Posted May 21, 2011