Saturday, December 29, 2012

Review: The Scent of a Soul by a Jennifer Thompson

Summary: 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, Lilliah 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....(Goodreads)

Review: It is going to be hard giving this book a long review without revealing too many surprises. Lilliah moves to the ghetto to escape an abusive ex fiance. The problem is Lilliah thinks she can live her life the way she used to, free to do whatever she wants. Going out at night there is not a very good idea. So Marek who has taken an interest in her, has to save her many times. The problem with Marek is that he has many secrets Lilliah must find out. The book is over 400 pages so it is a tad long, but don't let that scare you off. It is very easy to get through, and the plot is always moving. It doesn't stay in the same place too much for too long. This her debut novel, so I was very impressed with how good it was. The writing is very clean, I am not saying you won't be reading any sexual content, but don't be expecting a full on erotica either. You can feel the attraction they have for each other, and it only gets stronger as the book progresses. I liked all the secondary characters, they added to the books plot and made things interesting. I liked all the side stories.

Character Breakdown:
Lilliah- She is very innocent when it comes to street smarts. She is never really had to use them, so she has to learn them and fast. She is very much the damsel in distress, even though she tries not to be. She is trying to be independent and start over on her own.

Marek- He is a very mysterious guy at first. He has an interest in Lilliah but you can tell he is hiding things. Your going to be trying to guess what it is until he reveals it. There is a few clues here and there.

Overall, I suggest you guys check this book out. For now it only in paperback, but they are trying to get it out in an electronic format. I will let you guys know when they put it out in an electronic format.

FTC: This book was given to me for an honest review.

Rating: out of 5

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