"For in steps a strange suitor that will not be denied in his own quest for Kate’s heart, body, and soul. His scorching kiss competes with James’s touch while they both pursue her. But who will she choose? Because though one offers passionate life and the other offers blissful death."
McKinzie S. Heart
Published: Rogue Phoenix Press on February 2012
Pages: 51 Pages
Form: E-book (from a tour for an honest review)
Genre: Paranormal Historical Romance
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Excerpt: Below the Giveaway
"It is 1882 Midwest North America and fiery Scottish lass Katlyn MacKenzie has inadvertently found herself working in a local saloon after her father’s death. Handsome cowboy James Granger wants Kate more than he’s wanted any woman before so he is determined to make her his come hell or high-water.
She is tempted by his heated, experienced touch but will she succumb to his charms or will another stake his claim? For in steps a strange suitor that will not be denied in his own quest for Kate’s heart, body, and soul. His scorching kiss competes with James’s touch while they both pursue her. But who will she choose?
Because though one offers passionate life and the other offers blissful death, only her Soul Mate can claim her." ~Goodreads
I love stories about soul mates and in Soulmate you get ghosts as well! I like that this was a historical late 1800's story, it explains the fact that people were willing to believe in ghost, and Katlyn being sensitive to seeing ghosts made this "romance" possible.
I felt everything happened very fast, just in one night, and it just didn't feel believable which took a bit away from the story. I would have liked it to be at least three days long, it felt rushed and poor Katlyn went bit odd at the rush of it.
The story had great potential to be really excellent if it hadn't been so rushed to one night. Kat, James and Houston made an awesome set of characters. Even James being misguided and unable to control himself I still really really liked him! Houston was bossy, arrogant and very sure of his right on Katlyn which made him so yummy to read, crossing over to seduce a woman while a ghost, talk about hot! Katlyn was feisty, headstrong and prober Scottish girl - but she went a bit panicky there, I'd have loved to have seen her take a day or two think about things instead of blindly falling in place.
The romance was hot, I loved Houston coming to seduce Katlyn until she had to give in, and I loved James's misguided lust and passion for Kat, which almost had dire consequences. All that passion in 51 pages was delish read!
This book would have a been great, if it hadn't been, like I mentioned before, rushed into one night. But even as it was rushed it was still really good read for a ghost and soul mate lover like me. :)
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I complitely believe in Soulmates myself, I'm new age enough that way, I believe there are actually many soulmates out there, sisters, brothers, lovers, mother and fathers, and then one other half of your soul your Twin Flame who you might not meet every reincarnation. ;) That's my belief, and I'm happy to say I married my Soulmate. ;)
Nothing looked familiar but she pushed on bombarded now by flashes of images in her head. Her head felt full and heavy undoubtedly proving it would worsen unless she could escape. She must escape now! She lifted her skirts and bolted in blind desperation. The images and feelings increased, pressing against her skull. Gunfights, murders, natural and unnatural deaths…too numerous to count and now the whispers began. Some threatening, some enticing weaving in and about the mixed images…calling her, luring her. The multiple voices bombarded her mind as the flood of feelings threatened to overwhelm her. And the mixed scents of gunpowder, leather, and assorted perfumes flowed about her threatening to drown. One particular headstone stood strong and comforting in the distance. She concentrated in that direction feeling only a soothing wave.
She dropped her skirts and covered her ears as she raced to it leaping over misty hands and arms that only she could see reaching up to grasp at her skirts and legs. Kate didn’t know if they could actually touch her but she surely didn’t want to find out. When she finally jumped upon that soul’s site, everything quieted receding back into a calm after the storm.