Title: Sweet Sacrifice (The Soul Mate Tree Book 9)
Published: 28th December 2017
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Author: L.D. Rose
Heaven is hell without her…
Former Navy SEAL Sebastian “Bash” Lockard died in Afghanistan after leaping on a grenade to save his comrades. Little did he know his act of heroism would grant him a ticket into Heaven’s elite army as one of the few and powerful Archangels. Struggling with his new existence, Bash still retains his human memories, leaving behind a wife he loves with all of his heart. Although he’s forbidden to see her, he can’t resist her lure, or the mortal desires he harbors for her.
As a young widow and nurse, Irene Lockard still mourns her husband two years after his untimely death. His absence is everywhere, and when her best friend weds, she hits an emotional rock bottom. As if summoned from the skies above, Sebastian appears before her, and they share an unforgettable night. But when he once again vanishes, she wonders if she’s truly gone mad with grief.
The only way Sebastian can remain with Irene is if he makes the ultimate sacrifice. But will she overcome her fear of losing him again to another war?
A standalone paranormal romance in The Soul Mate Tree Series.
Interesting paranormal fantasy angels vs. demons read that draws you into the new world they are creating. Or rather one that has been there but us humans just can’t see. Well not once we grow up a bit and lose that innocence look on things.
Soul mates lost to each other always seem to find a way back, just might take a little time and a change to what they are. Irene is still mourning the loss of her husband Bash who died two years ago in Afghanistan. Only thing is that he’s not completely gone. More like given a new role as an angel Arc to help fight a new war against monsters that go bump in the night. Once a soldier always a soldier it seems, both keeping him from the one who means the most. He is meant to keep his distance from Irene, for her good as well as his own, but fate plays a part in putting her back in his path again. One look and nothing will keep him away from her this time, no matter the cost.
When Irene sees Bash again she thinks she’s dreaming, or going completely crazy, but if she is she doesn’t care if she can keep him. Chemistry between them was off the charts. The need from being apart for so long was intense. Once touch and you could almost feel their pain from not touching all this time. Coming back to what they both see as home. She is definitely put through the ringer by Bash one way or the other as her mind feels like its breaking. She needs answers but when secrets are revealed and rules broken they cause consequences for Bash. What is he willing to lose to keep the one thing that means the most?
Interesting world created and fun characters throughout. Liked the interactions between Bash and Gabe on their demon hunting missions, brothers in arms who have each other’s back. Other Arc’s are not ones to get on the wrong side of so Bash needs to be careful of what he does. The tree stuff was a bit strange to follow with the rest of the story. Not sure if it links more with other books in series but with reading this as a standalone it just didn’t flow with the story at all.
Soul mates drawn back to each other but will the Powers that be pull them apart? Worth checking out if you like a little paranormal angels thrown in with romance and danger from demons, a mix worth exploring.
4 out of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review.