Series: Soul #1
It seems the things worth keeping are often the hardest to hold...
I had two things in life that mattered. My mother and my music.
Mama was taken from me too soon, and now music is all I have left. It’s the thing that’s pushed me right out of backwoods Georgia into Los Angeles, where the line between fantasy and reality shimmers and blurs. I’m finally making my way, making my mark. I can’t afford to fall for one of music's brightest stars. Not now. Music is all I have left, and I’m holding on tight with both hands. I won’t let go, not even for Rhyson Gray.
I had one thing in my life that mattered – music. The only constant, it’s taken me to heights most people only dream about; a gift dropped in my lap at birth. I thought it was enough. I thought it was everything until I met Kai. Now she’s all I think about, like a song I can't get out of my head. If I have to chase her, if I have to give up everything - I will. And once she's mine, I won't let go.
I’m going on strike. I’m 85% into this book and I refuse to read anymore. Is this a DNF? No, it absolutely isn’t. This is self-preservation. I’ve been slowly reading the last few chapters of this book because I’m scared of the outcome, and I’m at the point where my fear has won. I will not read anymore of this book until the next installment is released. Why? Because I’m in love and I don’t want my heart broken!
I’m in love with this book. I am in love with this book. I’m in love with these two characters. I love their story, I love their connection, I love how they make me feel and I’m not ready to feel any differently. Call me a coward, I don’t give a shit. I refuse. Maybe another time I would’ve pushed through, but then maybe not. It’s been a while since I’ve just fallen ( 🎶 I keep on falling 🎶) in love with a love story. Falling and floating. All at the same time. My heart feels swollen, and I love it. But these last few chapters has it feeling constricted, like someone is tightening their grip on it, and I have a vision of it being crushed under cruel fingers and crumbling to the ground as if destroyed by an evil queen.
My Soul to Keep is the kind of romance that I love to read. It’s probably my favorite kind of romance. It’s the kind of romance that makes me feel like I’m falling in love in real time. It builds and builds and I melt and melt. Kai and Rhyson have an undeniable and irresistible chemistry that starts with a spark and grows into something completely enveloping. It’s not the type of chemistry that’s combustible, although there’s plenty of heat. No, it’s the kind that feels like a fusion, a synthesis of parts twining and coalescing until one perfect, one unique thing emerges. It’s pretty indescribable, but I think you know the feeling I’m talking about. The one that makes your chest feel warm, and like your skin is electric. So you can understand why I absolutely refuse. to. finish. this. book.
So what is this book about? Who cares what this books is about! (Read the synopsis.) It’s amazing, and sweet, and romantic, and perfect. I’m 85% in and you might be thinking, “wait, the book’s almost over and there hasn’t been any drama yet?” No, there’s been drama, but it’s minor drama. Stuff that made my heart skip a beat, but nothing that made it quiver with fear as it is now. Any major conflict has happened to the characters outside of their romance. There’s been some heartbreaking stuff, some stuff that’s made me cry, and a few scenes where I’ve wanted to punch people, but #Kaison has been safe. But this dread I’m feeling…my babies! I can’t. No. Nope.
I’m not really sure what the point of this review is, but to say that I’m really loving this book and to recommend that you read it. But you might not want to start reading it just yet. Or maybe you should if you love duets like this. Of course you could just do what I did and read some of it and run away when you start seeing cracks in the glass. Do what you want.