Friday, July 7, 2023

✱✱Audio Book Review✱✱ Soulless by Jade West


Starcrossed Lovers Trilogy, Book 2
By: Jade West
Narrated by: Tor Thom & Desiree Ketchum

Lucian Morelli always takes what he wants. And now he’s taken me.

The man who’s haunted my steps from the moment we met at the ball now controls my every move in his hideaway. His dark eyes miss nothing, and he seeks out all my weak spots. He uses his fingers, his wicked tongue, his sharp mind. Searching, testing, looking for the side of me I’ve hidden away for so long. He’s relentless in his pursuit of my secrets, but I manage to discover some of his own. I’m not the only one hiding, not the only one marred by my past. And when he sees me, truly sees me, for the first time in as long as I can remember—I’m not afraid. I’m not afraid of this monster, my monster. I want him to hurt me, to break me, to put me back together. And above all, I want him to love me. A love as fiery as it is destructive, one that will scorch our families and maybe, just maybe, set us both free.

Welcome to the Midnight Dynasty. The warring Morelli and Constantine families have enough bad blood to fill an ocean, and their brand new stories will be told by your favorite dangerous romance authors.

WARNING: This book is intended for listeners 18 and over. It contains material that some listeners could find disturbing. Enter at your own risk....

Momma Says: 4 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐

So, I finished Heartless (Book 1 in the Starcrossed Lovers Trilogy) with some reservations, mostly about Lucian. I wasn't even sure I wanted to continue with the trilogy, but after some consideration, I decided that I wanted to see if there was more to the "Monster" than meets the eye. And I'm so glad that I did because Lucian definitely grew on me. I won't go into detail, but there is more to him than meets the eye - a lot more. I love how Lucian and Elaine are with each other. They're like opposite sides of the same coin, and now that they've found each other, I don't think they could ever go back.
Like the first book in the trilogy, this one ends in a cliffy, and now that Jade West has gone and gotten me totally hooked on these characters and their journey, I'll most definitely be listening to the third - I absolutely have to see where things go for this couple.
Tor Thom and Desiree Ketchum continue to give voice to these characters, and once again, they do an excellent job of bringing out the many emotions of this dark romance. They capture everything I imagine these characters would be, and the more I hear, the more I'm convinced that West chose perfectly for the narration of this trilogy.
So, if you like dark romance, I'd say this is one to check out. You do need to read the books in order, and I'd advise paying attention to any trigger warnings. The story is brutal and bloody, and the journey for Lucian and Elaine is as dark as it is delicious. 

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