Monday, May 16, 2011

The Last Soul by Carolyn Rosewood

Carolyn has an enviable writing style which is straight to the bull’s-eye. No superfluous nattering for her.

In The Last Soul, I was plunged headlong into the action with heroine Faina (who’s been dead for 150 years) being bullied by her demon “boss” Mastema – a hideous creature you never wish to meet. Faina’s “job” is to seduce evil humans into signing their souls away and she’s very proficient at her job. This will be her last assignment, after which she’ll be made human again which is her dearest wish. All she has to do is seduce Jace Blackmon. The only problem is, he has a squeaky-clean past. Oh, and there’s another difficulty: Faina falls in love with him - not a good sign if she has to get this handsome hunk to sign his soul away.

Carolyn is skilled at witty repartee and this short novel had me grinning from ear to ear. Faina’s sassy character puts an intriguing spin on the plot and there are no clear answers until the story romps to an end. If you like sizzling sex scenes then you’ll not be disappointed, but for those who prefer “subtlety”, these episodes (and there are more than a few of them) are also romantic, loving and sweet and never become tiring. The author has managed to combine the two styles with success which I think will please everyone. The plot has been tightly woven and trundles along at a fine pace to provide a roller-coaster of a read.
I had a wonderful time throughout this story but I had to have a fan close by (and that’s a warning!). Carolyn has created characters you’ll care about and remember forever. I thoroughly recommend this as an excellent read for all lovers of paranormal romance, both erotic and main-stream. But read it when you have a whole day free because you won’t be able to put it down.