Soul Survivor by Misty Evans
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Haunted by tragedy, FBI profiler Rife St. Cloud is driven to find the person who brutally attacked six women. Unfortunately the only survivor, Keva Moon Water, has no memory of what happened, and the evidence makes her the prime suspect.
Keva cannot die. She has waited a thousand years to be reunited with the man she loves, whose soul sleeps within Rife. Though he refuses to believe her claims of immortality, there's no denying the passion that burns between them. Keva desperately hopes their sexual connection will be enough to awaken Rife's memories of the love affair that started a war and bound their souls together for all eternity.But when Keva's own memories come trickling back, she realizes that a future with Rife depends upon confronting the mistakes of the distant past...
I have to admit I had a difficult time writing the review of this book. I personally love a good love story. I especially love them when they involve magic and mystery. However for some reason I just couldn't get into this one. I love Native American lore and the involvement of it in this story was a refreshing change from the recent overdose of shifter novels I have seen out there lately. Maybe it was the fact that the novel seemed to move too quickly? Not in the sense of "oh my goodness the book is already over" but more in a sense of "gosh we're already at the end, it seems like there should be more". I understand Rife and Keva's love will blossom quickly. Their souls are meant to be together so of course there is no denying what is between them. But everything seemed to just happen so fast. Not them rediscovering each other, but just the story in general.
On the whole though I did enjoy the story itself. I liked how Evans weaved the ancient culture into the story and I could see the places and people she described. I really enjoyed her descriptions, especially of how the characters themselves felt when travelling through time. But somehow at the end it still felt as if the story was missing something. I still can't quite put my finger on what, just that what ever it was it wasn't there.
Don't get me wrong though, the book is a nice read. Especially if you are looking for something to read as you are enjoying the end of your summer vacations. ***SPOILER ALERT*** It doesn't end with any teasing cliff hangers and everything is positive and happily ever after at the end.***END SPOILER ALERT*** Which in my opinion is how love stories should end anyway. I like my love stories that way. If you don't then, well, um, well whats wrong with you???? Ok just kidding, it is my opinion and you are all welcome to your own opinions, so if you are of the opposite view, then maybe this isn't quite the book you want to pick up.I would however like to also say that according to Evan's acknowledgments this is suppose to be the first book in a series, and even though I'm not completely in love with this one, it did pique my interest and I wouldn't turn down a chance to read more of her work or more of this series.
I've heard it's awfully hot back home, so I hope where ever you are reading this that you are someplace nice and comfortable and not too sweaty.
Til next time,
Giveaway is over.