Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Book Review: "Every Soul" by LK Collins

Author: LK Collins
Genre: Erotic Romance
When you lose the one person who grounds your existence, your whole world changes.

In life, it is said that everything happens for a reason. If that’s true, how can you explain death? Especially when it happens to someone so young, so beautiful, and so innocent? My name is Bain Adams, and I struggle with these thoughts every day. I’ve been through hell and back, somehow surviving the unimaginable. My sister took her life six months ago, and now, what’s left is a shell of the man I once was, a shadow of the person I used to be. Do I miss that life? Absolutely. But I miss her more, every day. I pray time will ease the pain and help my suffering while I search for the answers…but so far, nothing.

Happiness is something I knew so long ago, and now it’s nothing but a faint, distant recollection of the life I once had. My name is Arion LaSalle, and seven months ago my life was shredded to pieces when my fiancé disappeared while deployed. He never came home, burning a hindrance of pain and agony within my soul. For so long, I lived my life believing everything happens for a reason, until now. ‘Cause none of it makes any sense. Why Nate? Why only him? Since getting through each breath is a struggle, I put on a fake persona, pretending I’m someone I’m not, living my life recklessly. Because for me, it was all taken far too soon.

~ 5 Stars ~

Where to even begin!!!?? OMG! What. A. Book!!!! Phenomenal! Fantastic! Amazing! A MUST read, for sure! Holy cow! I absolutely loved Every Soul! It’s compelling, addicting, suspenseful, emotional, angst-driven, and one heck of a ride! Oh, and did I mention hhhhhhhhhhot?? Because yes, be prepared for one STEAMY book. LK Collins knocked it out of the park with this one! I seriously could not put the book down. Really. I couldn’t. I should have since I had a TON of work to do, but I didn’t. I was hooked.

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”

Bain lost his sister to what he and his family were told to be a suicide…and it practically destroyed them all. To say Bain wasn’t letting it go would be an understatement. He knew his sister, like really knew her, and things just didn’t sit well with him. He wanted answers, an explanation.

Arion’s fiancé was a Marine who was killed in action. That destroyed her, it broke her. So she vowed to not let anyone else get close in hopes of not going through that hell ever again.  She kept everyone at arm’s length and had a few rules where men were concerned. Until Bain.

“I love how the simple things with him distract me from the reality and the pain of what I’ve gone through.”

Upon their…ahem…meeting, you could tell things were different for them. Arion tried her hardest to keep her rules intact, and Bain tried respecting them, but fate just had other plans.  They fought (more Arion than Bain) their feelings for each other, trying to stick to the whole “friends with benefits” crap, but yeah….that was a no-go. You see, the main reason why Bain and Arion connected on such a deeper level was the fact that they both understood what the other one had gone through. They had felt the same amount of pain and heartbreak. So, without knowing it, they helped each other heal…slowly, but surely. Just as they both began to heal, their walls began to crumble. They loved and supported each other without question or hesitation and as a reader, I felt it. And I absolutely LOVED IT.

“I love you, Arion. I don’t know what I would do without you.”

This was the type of book that had me on the edge of my seat with the turn of every page. I knew there was more to the story line and I was DYING to figure everything out. I kept coming up with theories and scenarios and yet, LK Collins kept impressing me each and every time. I loved the build-up and the suspense! Gosh!!! It was truly incredible! My kind of book.

Now….the ending. Say whaaaaaaaaaaat?! Oh yeah… CLIFFHANGER ALERT. My exact words while reading were “Oh shiiiit! No fucking way!” Yep. To say I had a HARD time falling asleep doesn’t even begin to explain it. I was – still am – on a high from that book. It was such a roller coaster of emotions from the very beginning and then THAT ENDING??? Yeah. I was WIDE AWAKE going through all the details in my mind….thinking of how things could possibly unfold in book two! Now, I’m not mad at LK Collins because of that ending. I am, HOWEVER, in DESPERATE need of book two. I need more Bain and Arion. Need it. Seriously. Now.

Well anyway, I HIGHLY recommend you read this book. It’s truly PHENOMENAL and I simply cannot stress that enough. 


~ LK Collins ~

LK Collins is first and foremost a devoted wife and mother. She loves music and has openly admitted that she's addicted to it. Without the strength of the words from some of her favorite artists, what she does...would not be possible. She works the normal 9 to 5 like the rest of the world, but is fortunate that she's allowed to listen to music for eight hours a day. When she gets home, she turns into Superwoman; juggling the crazy world of being an indie author, a mom, and a wife. Both her daughter and her husband share names with famous presidents. Her husband is referred to by her readers as "the Prez", a name well deserved.

LK has had a passion for the worlds created by authors for as long as she can remember and with the support of the Prez, she has successfully self-published three titles in the Life. Destiny. Fate Series. While her books are erotica, they are also known for dramatic storylines that will keep the reader enthralled from page one.

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