The Soul Mate by Madeline Sheehan

Posted April 14, 2015 by Kate in loved it, Review / 0 Comments

The Soul Mate by Madeline SheehanThe Soul Mate by Madeline Sheehan
Series: The Holy Trinity #1
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Genres: Fantasy, Love Triangle, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy
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Trinity had an ordinary life. That is, until she barely escaped a worldwide apocalyptic plague that took her loved ones from her and transformed most of humanity into flesh-eating monsters.

Gerik, her savior, a six-foot-four-inch Scandinavian Gypsy, takes her back to his magically protected Gypsy camp where she discovers a whole new way of life that she never knew existed – as well as a whole new set of problems.

Gerik has power over her that she cannot begin to understand, and she is convinced he is using his magic on her. Through her journey of trying to understand her feelings and this new magic-filled life she’s been brought into, she begins an unlikely friendship that grows into having potential to be something more.

While the remaining humans are fighting for their survival, Trinity is fighting a battle of her very own – the right to choose her own destiny.

Is Gerik’s hold on her too strong? Or can new love set her free?

I haven’t been reading a whole lot of urban fantasy/paranormal romances lately, nothing has really jumped out at me enough for me to want to, but when I saw Madeline Sheehan has uf/pnr series out, well I just couldn’t help myself. I read Madeline’s work for the first time in her MC series, Undeniable, and let me tell you, if you like MC books then you have to read Madeline’s series. I will admit to being worried about one thing, sometimes when authors cross genres, the writing isn’t as good in both genres, so I will totally admit to being worried that my love of her MC series would have me putting her writing up on a pedestal and then I wouldn’t love this series. Thankful Madeline’s writing style transcends genres, and is so much fun to read.

Being completely upfront and honest, I don’t really like dystopian/end of the world books. I am not sure why, maybe it’s because it hard to identify with the characters in those situations since obviously I have no similar point of reference in my life. But this book works for me, and I think part of the reason why it works is because the characters live in their own little bubble, thanks of course to gypsy magic. So Trinity manages to live through the end of the world, and is invited into the gypsy camp by Gerik. Trinity has to mourn the loss of her family, her way of life, and adapt to living in a society she had never had any contact with. Part of what I loved about Trinity was how strong she was, it would be so easy to see how a situation like this could break a person, but she gets up every morning and keeps going, does her chores and does her best to be a good friend to the people who have accepted her into their closed community.

So there are two guys to mention in this book, so if you like a kind of love triangle-ish feel in a story, then you will probably love this. So starting with Gerik. Truth be told, he kind of creeps me out a little, I think he kind of creeps Trinity out a little too. See whenever Gerik is around Trinity doesn’t seem to be able to help herself, she is compelled to be near him, to want him in a physical way, and Trinity is convinced that it is something magical that he is doing to her. Honestly, Gerik reminds me of an overgrown man-child. I mean he has the whole mentality of “me want, me have,” he’s like a caveman or something. Which brings us to Xan, who I adored. Seriously sign me up for a Team Xan t-shirt. Plus he is kind of described to look like Jason Momoa, who I secretly (well not so secretly) want to grow old with. I loved everything about Xan, he has this bad boy attitude, he’s genuinely a good friend to Trinity, and well he just has this unquantifiable quality that makes me want to throw away all my worldly possessions and shack up in an RV with the guy.

This was an awesome first book to the series. I should have known that Madeline would draw me into her web, and she certainly did with this book (I read it super quick and at ungodly hours of the morning). I highly recommend this book to anyone, because everyone needs to read a well written book.


About Madeline Sheehan

Fantastical realm dweller Madeline Sheehan is the USA Today bestselling author of the Holy Trinity Trilogy and Undeniable Series.

A Social Distortion enthusiast, lover of mud and anything deemed socially inappropriate, Madeline was homegrown in Buffalo, New York, where she can be found engaging in food fights and video game marathons with her husband and son.

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