Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Review: Witch's Soulmate by Denyse Cohen

Title: Witch's Soulmate - Living Energy Trilogy #1
Author: Denyse Cohen
Source: Author Request
Genre: Paranormal Romance - Witch
Length: Novella
Release Date: November 5, 2012
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Throughout history, the women who guard Earth's living energy have been known as goddesses, fairies, mermaids, and alchemists, but they prefer to call themselves witches.

Jade is a young witch scarred by the murder of her parents and determined to evade her soulmate and never fall in love.  Unfortunately, falling in love is not up to her or Peter - the human whose life-energy is identical to hers.  The soulmate is the missing key to unlock the witch's power and Arrow, a powerful organization whose only intent is to kill the soulmates and keep witches in check, is ready to do whatever it takes to destroy their connection.

After a chance encounter, Jade and Peter are swept in a battle that takes them to Europe and Brazil in hopes to uncover a secret that will decide the very fate of their love - and their lives.

While I really enjoyed Jade's character, I had a hard time getting into her story at first.  Peter just didn't seem quite right for her, but as they got to know each other and their personalities began to shine through more and more, the book became very difficult to put down.  Soulmate stories can sometimes be rather abrupt, but their relationship turns out to be very sweet, and their feelings for each other evolved in a very natural way.

We meet several secondary characters along the way that really bring the storyline to life and add a fun dimension to the book.  I'm hoping they make additional appearances in future installments of the series.

The action really started to pick up once they hit Brazil, and it never really stops until everything is wrapped up - which was done quite nicely for a series.  I felt that I had resolution but still wondered what might happen next.  It's a balance that has been hard to find at times.

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