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By Lynn Worton on 06-08-14
A Wonderful Paranormal Romance
This is the second book in the Save My Soul Series. I loved it!
I downloaded this book as an audio book, so that I could listen to it while doing household chores. This audio book was narrated by Troy Duran. I loved his narration. He did a fantastic job! His tone was melodic and smooth, and I found myself drawn into the story more easily. I would definitely listen to more books narrated by him.
Rhyan is a guardian angel. Specifically, Kendra Larkin's from the first book. I liked him from the first time I met him. He has a great sense of duty, and is determined to keep her safe. But his bitterness at losing the woman he loves lands him in Hell.
This book was a delight to listen to. I was told that this story was ten times better than the first one, and I would have to concur! I found the world building and storytelling a lot better than the first book. The story is told through several different points of view, which gave me a better understanding of the actions and motivations of the characters involved. The characters also had more depth to them and were more lifelike. I loved this story so much more because of it.
Abigail is a complex character, who is paying for her past sins. She is now one of the princesses of Hell, and is in charge of one of the seven kingdoms - Greed. She is also Rhyan's soulmate. I wasn't sure if I liked her at first, but as the story unfolded, I found myself feeling sorry for her. I didn't pity her though. She did terrible things, but only to survive in a hostile environment.
Lucifer, on the other hand, was a real piece of work. Although he's the king of Hell, he lets his princes and princesses rule over the seven kingdoms on his behalf. If, for any reason, they did not perform their duties to his satisfaction, his wrath was swift and deadly. He made my skin crawl!
The story is full of action, and I found myself holding my breath as Rhyan made a deal with the Devil to get his soulmate out of Hell. His journey through the seven realms was full of challenges and dangerous pitfalls, but it was the final showdown with Murray (Adam's guardian demon from the first book), which had me sitting on the edge of the seat. There are several twists and turns, but there was one shocking moment that completely threw me, as I didn't see it coming. The end of the story, though, left me feeling happy. I am now wondering if the author will be continuing this series with Jocelyn's and Thoros's story. I guess I will just have to wait and see!
K.S. Haigwood has written a wonderful paranormal romance. I loved her fast paced writing style, and the flow of the story was wonderful. I am fast becoming a fan of hers, and am looking forward to reading her other paranormal series she has published as soon as possible.
Due to scenes of violence, abuse and some explicit sexual scenes, I do not recommend this book to younger readers. However, I recommend this story if you love older YA or erotic paranormal romance genres. - Lynn Worton
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By Sugar on 21-07-14
Rhyan, oh Rhyan.....
Would you listen to Hell's Gift again? Why?
I LOVED Hell's Gift and would listen to it again, simply because the narration was so well done! I felt like I was sitting in as a fly on the wall as all of these events occurred around me.
What does Troy Duran bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Troy has an ability to use inflection to draw you into the character's mind and become part of their lives as he moves seamlessly from one chapter to the next. Within just a few chapters I felt like Troy was an old friend. He has a great voice for audible books.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Rhyan protects souls, but can he save his own?
Any additional comments?
Any reader of paranormal romances and paranormal fantasy books will love Hell's gift. The author does a fantastic job of giving you different point of views without confusing the listener. This will definitely be a book I listen to again!
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By Lynnz on 24-01-17
This book is Book 2 in a series and I enjoyed it immensely. It was exciting. The story was complex with a lot of moving parts. However, the overarching theme was really simple. Rhyan finds himself in Hell and has to defeat each of the deadly sin sections of Hell to free himself and his soul mate. This book is full of suspense. It makes your mind work to try to figure out what Rhyan needs to do to complete each quest and outsmart Lucifer. His quests are further challenged by the people/angels around him. Kristie did a great job of touching each of the readers/listeners emotions with this one. The narrator did a great job with this book. He has the right inflection in his voice when it comes to all of our emotions. From fright, injury, love, etc. Looking forward to Book number 3.
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