Soulless by T.M. Frazier
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
3.5 Stars plot
4.0 Stars main character chemistry
Soulless begins where Lawless left off with Bear and Thia being separated because Bear sacrificed himself to save her from a life sentence in prison. I was chomping at the bit to get the conclusion of this unique couple’s story, praying they got their HEA because let’s face it this is T.M. Frazier and she likes to shock us and throw her readers for a loop. This book does that in spades.
I really loved Bear and Thia as a couple right from when they first meet in the previous book. Their relationship was hard won but they bashed through some pretty crazy obstacles to be together. Though young Thia is no shrinking violet, damsel in distress she is a chick who wants to help her man and not much will stop her. Thia was perfect for Bear exactly what he needed in his life to help him put the pieces back together. Apart they were two broken and damaged souls searching for something. Together they had the strength to fight anyone who tried to break their bond.
All our favorite characters are back, King and Doe and sweet loving Grace. T.M. did a fabulous job with Grace’s storyline in this book. She had me in tears with those moments especially the ones that concerned Bear.
We are also introduced to a very interesting new character named Rage. She kind of freaked me out a bit and I wasn’t sure what to make of her. Was she friend or foe? Neither? I did end up liking her in the end as her and Thia built a strange sort of friendship. I believe Rage’s book is next I will definitely check it out.
Now that’s all the good stuff I felt while reading this book, now for the not so good stuff. Sadly for me some of this book was extremely confusing. I won’t give away spoilers because I hate that, but I felt like the author went a little wonky in the last few chapters. Some shocking revelations occur that just didn’t make any sense to me and sort of ruined the story for me. I absolutely loved all of the scenes with Bear and Thia and the interactions they have with King, Doe, Grace and even Rage. But some of the plot twists just had me shaking my head, if I think back to the other books the outcomes don’t mesh. I felt like the author could have gone in so many directions with Bear’s parents the way she ended up going with them didn’t make sense to me.
The ending had me asking so many questions as I am sure other readers have, I hope that T.M. will be able to answer those questions in Rage’s book maybe? I don’t know. How? What? Is that even possible? When did that happen? Wait huh? Those are questions that I am still asking myself. At this point I am thinking it might be better to leave my questions unanswered and move on to the next T.M. novel. I might not like the answers I get.
Aside from the completely weird plot twists at the end I loved Bear and Thia and was happy that they got their hard earned HEA. There were moments that had me on the edge of my seat wondering if they would ever find their way to each other. There were heartbreaking moments that had me grabbing tissues and really affected me emotionally. I was confused by the end but it is still a good dark romance story and if you like dark romance that will definitely surprise you go grab a copy.
ARC received from TRSOR PR in exchange for an honest review.
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