Darkest London Series:
Soulbound: Adam and Eliza May
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...
After reading Soulbound, im pretty convinced Kristen Callihan can’t write a bad book. Yet again she scores with Soulbound. I admit I wasn’t that thrilled with Adam after the last book, he was pretty much an ass to Eliza; in fact she basically had to be rescued. She was rescued only to be placed in a gilded cage. Good ole’ Aunt Mab was not the saving grace Eliza thought she would be. Eliza is still a prisoner only it is in a much fancier cage. Most of her life Eliza has been chained to one person or another who has used her, when she ran from her old life she was killed only to be set in chains. Now her “aunt” may not have her in chains but she wants something from her all the same, she just hasn’t figured out what yet. When she followed the sound of a howling dog she came upon another set of chains and what was in the chains horrified her.
Sometimes you find your allies in the most unlikely of places in the most unlikely of situations and that’s how the Adam/Eliza alliance formed. For the time being they needed each other to defeat a common enemy that is if they don’t kill each other first. Tensions are still riding high between these two after what had happened when they met. Adam erred badly by chaining Eliza to his side more than he could have even known. So there was quite a bit of distrust between these two but I had to hand it to Adam, he set out to make it right and he redeemed himself in my eyes. He was protective, sweet and learned from his mistakes. He treated Eliza as an equal. I went from being not too happy with Adam to enjoying him tediously. Eliza is a strong female, a survivor she thinks quick on her feet and doesn’t take Adams shit. This time she is in control of her life and she makes her own decisions. Got to love a female that holds her own, she also has a gift, one that terrifies even her. She hides it as much as she can especially against those who would use her and her gift/curse, but it’s that very gift that can save what she cares about the most.
The plotline has plenty of action and takes you on twists and turns making for a quick page turner. You’re immediately swept up into the story and it doesn’t let you go until you have finished. Callihan has a fantastic gift and can really paint a scene with her words. You have no troubles visualizing what she wants you to see. Callihan delivers each and every time and I cannot wait for Sinjin’s book. He has his own surprises in store for us!
*Arc copy was provided for an honest review. No other compensation was provided.