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Soul Promise by Rachel Walter Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Cover Design: Regina Wamba, Mae I Design
YA Paranormal Romance
Book 2 in The Soul Mate Series
Release Date: July 22, 2014



“Broken is finding the light and the
healing you crave, and knowing you can never have it.”

After the attack on his sister and his new found abilities forming,
Henry Williams is struggling to keep it all together. His wolf does not allow
him to sleep, and he is beginning to hear voices, torturing him mercilessly.
Henry feels as though there is a war brewing inside of him and he
is unable to control it. As a protector, he must find a way to fight his inner
demons before he is left vulnerable to the real ones.
But an unexpected love finds Henry and he tries hard to resist it.
Will Henry be able to overcome his inner demons? Will he be able to protect his
mate?
*** This is
book number 2 in this series. Please note that it is suggested to read the
series in sequential order.***

 

**WARNING**
This novel is intended for mature YA readers. 15+ for language and mild
violence.


Excerpt

Finding Dad and Sophie’s graves, I
shift back to my human form and slip the elastic belt loose to release my
shorts. I put them on and walk between the stones to sit right in front of
Dad’s headstone. Seeing his name, Curtis James Williams, I nearly lose myself.
I break my stillness by wiping away some dirt from the face of the stone.
“Hey, Dad,” I whisper. Taking a
seat in the grass, I begin pulling weeds, my usual routine. “Things have
been…well, pretty insane.”
I think back over the last few
weeks since the last time I visited. Between finals in school, working out,
pack duties, learning things of this world that I never knew possible, fighting
and not fighting with Skeeter, things have been intense and nonstop crazy.
“Football will start in August. I
don’t think I’m doing the playbook boot camp again this year. I know it’s
important, but I’ve got a lot on my plate now. I won’t give up football,” I
promise my dad.
With a hard swallow, I decide to
move into updating him on the family. “Mom is trying to be Mom,” I say, yanking
a weed from in front of his headstone. “She’s okay, I think. I know it’s harder
on her than she lets on, but she’s trying to live for us, which is more than
she did a few months ago. She has days where the tears just won’t stop, but
they’re not as constant now. She seems angrier than usual.” I wince as memories
zoom around me. Mom got angry at me for throwing my wet towel in the hamper,
ripped into Leland over a brand of peanut butter he bought, and has been
suspicious of Jaz and Seth for no reason. I’d rather not rehash all that again,
so I continue on with the family updates.
“Alex is talking more. Sometimes we
can understand him. He just started calling me Heywe the other day,” I say
proudly. Alex is Leland’s son and is a little over a year old. He only says
“dada” and “Heywe.” Mom and Jaz were a bit upset about that and are still
trying to teach him new words.
“He’s getting a lot better with
walking, too. He’s not tottering as much and doesn’t need help all the time.
Mom fusses when he falls down, but I know she’s enjoying watching him walk and
try to reach different milestones. Leland had to baby proof the living room and
kitchen, too, because Alex thought his gold fish crackers belonged in the VCR
and DVD player. That was a mess. Leland just tossed it after attempting to
shake out all the crackers.” I snort.
I don’t tell him about the time
Alex put his teddy in the cabinet next to the oven. None of us could find it
and he had no way of letting us know where it was, even if he could remember. I
can laugh now, but that was a rough two days. He screamed almost non-stop for
that thing. Jazzy finally found it when she went to make waffles, and he conked
out as soon as he got his little hands on it. Dad had picked out that teddy
bear just for Alex the day Psycho Sammy, Leland’s ex, dropped him off, calling
him freak spawn. That teddy is Alex’s best friend now.
I grab a few more weeds and pile
them off to the side. It’s not many, and the landscapers usually get them all,
but they don’t come out often.
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My Review:

I absolutely love this series. I was lucky enough to read the first one True Connection as well. True Connection is one of those you won’t be able to put down. I love the characters and the world that Rachel has created. It has some great twists and turns.

Now onto Soul Promise. It’s the second book of the series. It doesn’t disappoint. I couldn’t put it down. The characters and the world are just as great as the first book. It has great twists and turns. Rachel is an awesome writer.

I highly recommend this series to everyone. It’s a series that needs to be added to your TBR list. I look forward to reading more of Rachel’s books.

About Rachel Walter

 

Rachel is a wife and mother from Central
Pennsylvania. Her favorite season is fall, for hockey, changing leaves, pumpkin
everything, and bonfires often. She’s also a coffeenista with an insomnia
problem. When Rachel isn’t playing with the people inside her head, making her
family believe she belongs in the loony bin, she enjoys spending time with her
family, friends, species confused cat (he believes he’s part dog, love him),
and finding new books and music.
 
Regarding writing, her first love is Young
Adult Paranormal, but she’s venturing outside of her comfort zone and opening
up to writing more genres. Be on the look out!
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More from this Author
True Connection (The Soul Mate Series) #1
Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks
 
A Message of Flowers (A Pocono Valley Romance) #1
Adult Contemporary Romance
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