Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Sins of the Soul by Eve Silver
Alastor Krayl's world shattered when he learned that his father was the Underworld god of chaos and evil. All that saved him from self-destruction were his newfound brothers and the bond they shared as soul reapers. So when one of his brothers is murdered, vengeance becomes Alastor's obsession. And the enigmatic Naphré Kurata, a witness—or is she the killer?—has the answers he seeks.
A reluctant Underworld enforcer, Naphré trusts no one, especially not a seductive soul reaper who makes her burn with lust. Torn between duty and desire, she fights to keep her secrets safe from Alastor, even as she longs to surrender.
Let me start off my review by saying that I did enjoy this book. Ms. Silver does a wonderful job of characterization. I totally fell in love with Naphre' and Alastor though I have to admit that I couldn't deal with him as he is a control freak. But Naphre' is a total delight. She takes the hand that is dealt to her and makes the best of it.
I did however feel that this book is lacking. There is a story arc that is evident in the beginning of the book and well it goes nowhere. Everything gets buried beneath Alastor and Naphre's feelings for each other and their superb sex. The ending was a disappointment because felt as though nothing was really accomplished other then the two getting together. Now that might be fine for a stand alone romance but not for the second book of a trilogy.
I rate this book a 3.