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Description: Fleeing her recent past, Lilliah Woods finds refuge in the anonymity of the present day inner-city slums. As she settles into the seedy apartment she must now call home, she meets mysterious Marek Jamison when he materializes in her doorway demanding to know who she is. From that moment, he becomes a guardian and guide as she gradually discovers his hidden world. As their relationship develops, Lillian learns of Marek's dark past and of a brothers' quarrel he has been embroiled in for years. The quarrel turns into a larger battle of good and evil, liberty versus tyranny, and the separation of love and lust. With Lilliah as the ultimate prize, the deadly conflict reaches out to threaten her family, and the outcome of the final battle will determine her fate. Lilliah must embark on an unexpected path that teaches her to trust in the man she has come to love, and give of herself as she never thought she could... -Amazon
Author: Jennifer Thompson
Release date: 2012
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Source: Copy provided by Author
Reading level: Adult- it's a pretty clean read though.
Teaser Sentence: 'He raced to the closed door and kicked it open. He only had to see Dathan's Changed form on top of Candice's half-clad body to Change himself and enter into a whole different realm of wrath. He let out a savage growl.'
My thoughts: When I saw the trailer for The Scent of a Soul, I knew I would probably like it. I love paranormal romances, but I never expected to fall in love with this book. Reading this book I lost sleep, and my housework suffered. It was worth it though. When I finished reading and it became time to decide on my rating I couldn't find one thing I did not like about this book.
I have a thing for Scottish guys. Maybe it's because of my Scottish heritage, I don't know, but I loved Marek Jamison from the second I found out he was a Scottish hottie. He was so sweet to Lilliah, and I am not even going to mention rich and handsome. There were so many characters in this story. Each and every one was well written and usually come with a ton of detail. I felt like I got to know everyone. If you have actually read any of my other reviews, then you know I love dual point-of-view. The author made sure you knew what other characters besides Lilliah were thinking when it was needed. I loved getting to see the little glimpses of Marek's mind along with others. Lilliah was a great protagonist. She seemed to stay in trouble most of the time. I can absolutely relate to that though. I never listen either. :)
I hate spoilers, so I will not give away Marek's dark secret. I jumped into this book without knowing, and it was fun trying to figure it out. But I will say it did not follow the traditions normally associated with his 'secret', and I really enjoyed the changes and differences. There is a little build up in the beginning where the story is getting set-up and goes a little slow. Once things start happening though, they do not stop. There was constantly some kind of action happening. Hence, why I lost so much sleep, because I could not put this book down! The details in The Scent of a Soul are amazing. Even the tiniest details were not over looked. Every loose end was tied up. I became so attached to every character, and when I read the epilogue my eyes were watering. There was not a single person I was left wondering about. Okay, well I lied there were actually two people I was left wondering about. Candice and Flynn.... I really hope that is another story!
**I recommend this book to everyone. Please check out the links above to purchase The Scent of a Soul, and click on Jennifer Thompson's name to visit her blog.**