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Book Description:As the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter—and a member of Ipswitch’s Royal family—Xandra Morgan should be a witch of incredible power. But things don’t always turn out like you expect…
While she hasn’t lived up to her family’s expectations, Xandra has come to terms with her latent magic and made a life for herself in Austin, Texas, running a coffee shop where she makes potions of a non-magical nature. While things aren’t perfect, Xandra is happy—until she runs into powerful warlock Declan Chumomisto.
Xandra hasn’t seen Declan in years, and though she’s still overwhelmed by his power, she doesn’t trust him. And when her own powers awaken one night and lead her to the body of a woman in the woods bearing the symbol of Isis—the same one that has marked Xandra since the day she met Declan—she’s filled with a terrible suspicion, soon confirmed: the woman is connected to him.
Xandra doesn’t want to believe that Declan is capable of murder, but as the body count mounts, and Xandra’s own powers spiral out of control, she’s not sure she can trust her own instincts…
Most folks know that I’m a huge fan of Tracy Deebs. Her adult books are under her pen name, Tessa Adams. She has a way of bringing you full force into her books, and Soulbound is no different.
Amazing is about all I can say. Xandra is such a great character. She doesn’t give in to her mother’s craziness. And believe me, her mother comes up with some doozies to try to bring Xandra’s power out. Xandra is opinionated and quite the smart ass. In other words, I FREAKING LOVE HER. She does everything she can to keep herself, and her life, away from magic. Declan is pretty amazing. He’s HAWT!!!! That fits my main criteria. 😛 He may seem like a jerk, but he really does care. He just has really odd ways of showing it. I think a lot of it is he doesn’t want to get hurt by anyone.
The plot is pretty fast paced. Dead bodies are stacking up pretty quickly. Xandra can’t figure out what she has to do with these murders, and it seems she has magic that is going crazy. There are so many twists, and I was very happy with the outcome. I couldn’t put it down, and ended up reading until 3 AM to finish it.
The 2nd book come out in December, according to goodreads. I can’t help but grumble about how far away that is.