Soothsayer by Cari Z. (5 Stars)

One soothsayer’s journey to save the love of his life.

Cillian Kelly wants to live a simple life, but it seems that he’s always finding himself in trouble. Cillian is kidnapped by a cruel thug and his team, and he is only able to escape after he seduces one of the guards, Sören. Unfortunately, Sören appears to lose his life in the process. When Cillian discovers that Sören is still alive and in trouble, he knows he must do everything in his power to rescue him. But Sören is no longer just Sören, and instead his body is being shared with an alien spirit. Working with the alien to truly save Sören was going to be a huge test of Cillian’s patience.

Learning the full backstory of Cillian was like putting together a puzzle. The edges came together quickly, but the deeper you get to the center, the more fascinating and satisfying the story became. The relationship between Cillian and Sören isn’t really shown on page, but instead is reflected in the actions of Cillian who is clearly ready to die to save Sören.

The best part of this story is Cillian’s character. Cillian’s voice was fascinating and light-hearted. Cillian’s ability to see somebody’s fate by looking in their eyes created many interesting points in the story. Although there were some dark spots, listening to Cillian tell them kept the violence to a minimum. Other key characters, including Marisol, his adopted Mom, and a reporter, Andre, kept the story flowing.

Like so many of this author’s other books, this story isn’t a strong romance, but it has rich characters and an interesting plot. What drives Cillian, in every action, is his overpowering love for Sören, which was romantic enough for me. I always enjoy the new worlds she builds, and I always look forward to her next story in either a series or a stand-alone.

Strong, deep love can conquer fate.

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Originally reviewed for The Romance Reviews. Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.

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Cillian Kelly can look into people’s eyes and see their fates. He’s running from a past filled with mistakes, lying low and selling his services on the sly. When he learns that Sören Egilsson, a man who sacrificed himself so Cillian could escape imprisonment two years ago, is somehow still alive, Cillian has to find out how. What he gets is the body of the man he loves possessed by an ancient spirit who draws Cillian into a battle to the death for the right to control Sören’s fate, and the power that comes with it.

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