I ll be honest I m not familiar the Original Fairytale This Installment Of The Series Is Based On fairytale this installment of the series based on the premise sounded so interesting I had to give it a read And right off the bat parts of it reminded me of Dead Like Me which made me glad I picked it up The tension between the two main characters was so electrifying and well written I almost didn t want to find out if they got together or not as that would ruin half the funAlong those lines and I ll keep this review spoiler "Free There Were A " there were a of ways the main conflict could have resolved while I enjoyed trying to guess how each character would wind up by the end of the book what actually happened took me by surprise Which seems to be a rarity these days I definitely recommend this compelling novella Possible SpoilersI enjoyed this novel uite a bit Paranormal romance is not something I usually read but I was intrigued by the author s description of the characters This did not feature vampires werewolves or zombies but grim reapers Romance with death incarnate is fascinating to say the leastWhat type of a person could serve as a grim reaper How would this profession for lack of a better word affect that person Through Erik the reader catches a glimpse into the supernatural elements that are intertwined with a world much like our own and sees how one choice can change a person s life foreverBut the story is not only set in the supernatural The narrative is balanced by the inclusion of Mina and her very human concerns about love and relationships This is where McIntyre s skill shines through Mina faces the same type of a life altering choice to remain in her predictable life or to throw caution to the wind and chase after a mysterious strangerHow we approach our lives through deliberate choices or through following fate helps create the mood and tone of the story The internal debates the characters have with their consciences make their actions realistic and understandable Erik suffers from his choices knowing that his actions bring death to others He agonizes over these decisions even as he claims the souls Mina faces her choices with determination but with the knowledge that she cannot control fate some things are ust out of her hands And sometimes taking a leap of faith can lead to negative conseuencesAs introspective as the characters are this is a romance Death is something that comes for all of us but McIntyre manages to put a human and a humane face on the grim reaper that leads a reader rooting for him to find love After reading this book I have to say that the author has continued to ust get stronger and stronger with her work Soul Solution didn t really sound like me cup of tea with a broody main character but as always Katherine has crafted characters and a story that were incredibly moving Having the main character be the moody loaner type mesh with a free flowing loaner allowed a very natural balance in the way the characters interacted You seriously felt for what both of them were going through as time ticked by during the week long adventure across the Copenhagen line I don t want to spoil anything but if you are a fan of the author s previous works you really owe it to yourself to pick this one up This love story between Mina and Erik was worth reading The story is a uick and easy read with a new twist on the classic love story The soul reapers is a engrossing plot to go with Makes you think what would happen if this were real I think parts of the story were rushed and the complete personality changebehaviors was a bit odd in Mina and the ending was a bit predictable Characters were enchanting and I would like to see to this story I would like to read of this author in the future I was lucky enough to win this book in a goodreads giveaway thank you I recently reuested to review this book from The Romance Reviews and had been given the opportunity to do so The following is my honest opinion of what I read and what I ve written has ust been approved to be posted on their siteIf the title I ve given to my review sounds familiar it s because it s the title of a song from the 1950 s by Nat King Cole If you read the lyrics of his version of the song you ll get some idea of how Erik Anderson feels towards Mina CastnerEach time I look at you is like the first timeEach time you re near me the thrill is newAnd there is nothing that I wouldn t do forThe rare delight of the sight of you forThe I see you the I want youSomehow this feeling ust grows and growsWith every sigh I become mad about youMore lost without you and so it goesBut unfortunately this is a forbidden kind a love relationship for you see he s the grim reaper and she s only human Erik knows his mere touch will cost Mina her life But. For Erik Anderson the Copenhagen line is his curse He takes the train every night en route to collect souls Like any lovelorn fool he bargained his own long ago and now pays the price a lifetime of loneliness as a grim reaper Stay distant that’s been his mantr.
Ik is an uber hot and broody reaper he is at war with his conscience regarding his nightly ob Consuming soul is not something he relishes doing every at war with his conscience regarding his nightly ob Consuming soul is not something he relishes doing every or night in this case His touch literal spells death for humans He gave up everything to save someone he once loved and ended up becoming a monster He is a monster that rides the Copenhagen Line every night in search for his latest prey He s constantly fighting with himself about the deaths that his touch causes even though the souls that he consumes are people that would die soon On this particular night he is done with his deadly deed and plans to head out but ends up bumping
Into MinaErik Freezes In His Path NoMinaErik freezes in his path no can touch him and even a little whisper of his touch can take years of person s life He is that lethal He is DEATH Mina is instantly relieved to have bumped into Erik causing her to spill her drink it gives her the perfect opportunity to ditch her blind date She convinces Erik to leave the club with her and their ourney together begins Erik fights his inner demon and tries in vain to stay away from Mina but alas the attraction and connection is too much for him to ignore So they come to an understanding that at the end of the week they would part waysMina tries to argue with him she doesn t understand why they cannot be together and Erik s cryptic warnings and doom and gloom isn t enough to sway her As these two lost souls spend each night together fate wraps their bond tighter bringing them closer into their own bubble They both struggle against each other s decision Erik for staying with her and making it that much harder for him to leave her in the end and Mina for not being able to persuade him to stayThe last night was the hardest for me to read it was beautiful and poignant to feel the emotions bursting out from the pages of this story As the night draws to an end and Erik and Mina decides on their fate things complete explode in their faces When fate decides to butt heads nothing or no one can stop it from exacting its revenge Will Erik be able to ignore Mina s charm and keep her alive and safe from his touch Or will Mina finally taste the forbidden fruit and end up giving her life for her love Soul Solution is part of the Beyond Fairytale series of Katherine McIntyre a series of short reads that show you a modern and refreshing version of the stories we all heard as toddlers In this story we get to meet Erik Anderson a man that long ago bargain his own soul and now rides the Copenhagen line in
SEARCH OF SOULS TO COLLECT YESof souls to collect Yes is a grim reaper and that train route is his curse As years passed by he learned to stay distant to stay sane since one touch takes away little bits of a human s soul However no matter how engraved he had his mantra in his brain his heart couldn t care less when he met the auburn haired beauty Mina She is everything he ever wanted but never thought he could have easy going cheerful refreshing He knows he has to collect souls to pay his debt but what could a couple of days with Mina could do After all his time in servitude he deserves a few days He promised himself that would be the case butwould he be able to let go when the time comesI really loved this modern fairy tale romance story We are used to have a damsel in distress in those stories but in this case Erik is the one bearing the curse His personality is so solemn His eyes are full of guilt and we get to see that even when he looks at Mina Even though she made him feel so full of life she also reminded him that she deserves better than a cursed soul that could and would kill her I felt bad for him when I saw how much he yearned for for a life with her and really wished that time could stop so they didn t have to part I was also captivated by Mina She was so very full of life and a little too na ve He warned a lot of times but for some reason she sensed there was to him I truly don t know if I respect and admire her or feel sorry that she lacks a self preservation sense Nevertheless I loved how she complemented Erik so much Another fact that I wanted to discuss is how much I wanted to slap the Gatekeeper Erik s boss He was such a mean insensitive cruel Ice King You will see what I mean later and would want to do the same but he did serve a purpose at the end I suppose I must confess the ending was no big surprise for me I was kind of expecting it and probably a lot of readers will too Nevertheless the plot was great and no one complains when you get a happy ending right However bear in mind that it always comes with a price and this is no exception I truly recommend this short novel to any modern fairy tale lovers that yearn for than what the legends convey 4 fangsReviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors That Roc. Is reprieve from the guilt of reaping souls every night but it can’t last Even if she sparks long buried feelings and even if her sheer presence intoxicates him he can’t let this continue For humans his touch is poison and if he slips up it could cost her li. ,
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Her simply being in his sight has cost his years of being alone to ignite his long suppress feelings towards the opposite sex and he s brought to her like a moth around the flame of a candle which can become deadly if it continues for too longMina sees past the cold fa ade Erik presents to everyone to the beauty and gentleness he actually possesses There s a serious affection which exists between these two even without the holding of hands or the slightest gentle kiss an affection which grows the they re in each other s company I loved how Ms Intyre ended her novella in an extremely sensual manner coupled with an unsuspected happy ending which is why I m giving her endeavor here happy ending which is why I m giving her endeavor here STARS Not going to liegive me a sexy reaper any day and I will read it So that definitely impacted enjoyment I will read it So that definitely impacted my enjoyment story I enjoyed some of the new elements Ms McIntryre brought to old ideas As a writer of Reaper romance myself it is fun to see how other s execute it The story while strong in world building lacked a tiny bit in character development in my opinion I loved themlet s be clearbut something was off about Mina s character arc I felt maybe her growth could have been a little seamless I still enjoyed the story and I love Ms McIntryre s ability to suck me into a new world Soul Solution is a dark paranormal romance which provides suspense as the reader longs to find out what will become of Erik and Mina Will Erik be taken in by her so much that he Enamoured (The Enslaved Duet just can t help himself Will he touch her and lose her forever Or will he manage to keep his distance in order to keep her safeAfter bargaining his soul long ago Erik is now a soul collector himself Riding the train on the Copenhagen line each night taking souls and living a life of loneliness is all he knows He doesn t enjoy it It hurts But it s his curse All he can do is target the people whose whole body glows to him indicating that their time will soon be up anyway He can t get emotionally close to people for fear of touching them and taking their soul too However he becomes unstuck when Mina walks into his lifeMina is desperate to escape a blind date that she really didn t want to go on After spilling her drink on Erik she uickly decides he can help her without realising it Checking that he is okay Mina leaves the club with Erik Taken aback by her beauty and attention Mina has brought him into a situation he is not comfortable withHe is ice cold to everyone keeping his head down most of the time and trying to disguise his beauty keeping attention away from him Reapers weren t supposed to attract attention They were supposed to be forgettable shadows in the night If he was ice they wouldn t bother him And if he was ice maybe it would hurt a fraction less when he had to take their lives But after spending time with him Mina sees much further than anyone has before She senses that he is a troubled soul she sees his beauty and his kindness Mina s ability to get through to him mentally and emotionally as well as her beauty leave him tempted for Yet one touch could take years off her life It s an impossible situation he can t be with her yet he finds it difficult to move away After meeting a veritable army s worth of women he d thought he d encountered every last one Yet she d been hiding all along this odd woman who made him forget his guilt ifust for a moment There is a beautiful atmosphere created by the author albeit dark Erik certainly has many regrets and carries the guilt around with him Mina is the only one who has had such an effect on him helping him take his mind off collecting souls which is all he has had to think about for so long Will he give in to the strong temptation to kiss her to touch her Or can he hold back and walk away The longer he watched her smile listened to her lilting laugh the he knew she was in trouble If you re looking for a dark paranormal suspenseful fairytale like romance then you will certainly find it in Soul Solution With an unpredictable surprising ending I LOVED this novelette and cannot wait for from Katherine McIntyreAn ARC copy was provided by the author in return for a fair and honest review Warning possible spoilersWhen Mina finally has enough with her arrogant blind date she ditches him and ends up meeting Erik A lifetime in a week 45 starsI loved reading this little gem of a book Soul Solution is a story about a reaper and his chance encounter with a woman that irrevocably changes their livesMina prefers to stay at home and read with her cat as company Though she prefers staying at home she lets one of her work friend convince her to go on a blind date The date is going horrible wrong or right depending on who you ask All Mina wants is to go to her uiet home and forget the whole eveningEr. A and what keeps him sane Until Mina Castner drops into his life like a whirlwind one spilled drink leading to staying up until dawn with the woman He believed one night couldn’t hurt but he sorely underestimated her determination Every encounter between them.