Rowan O’Herley figures the old tavern bequeathed to her by her uncle is a chance at a fresh start. When otherworldly presences begin to make themselves known, she soon realizes she inherited much more than just a 200 year old building.
Luke Meunier holds a tragic past close to his chest. When he sees Rowan O’Herley for the first time, he’s drawn to her but can’t bear the thought of getting close. He’s determined to erect a wall between them, but when he realizes she may be in the very same danger that killed her uncle, he can’t help but get involved.
For some vengeance is powerful beyond the grave and can only be satiated when it is steeped in blood…
I have literally sat here staring at my computer for a solid five minutes still in a post book stupor. You know what I’m talking about right? When you finish a book and you have to return to the real world, but you’re still so completely immersed in the one that the author has so brilliantly and vibrantly built that you just can’t leave it behind so you wander around in a damn near trance.
Seriously it can’t just be me.
Soul Reckoning, truly, is not just a book. It’s an experience. I’m not the world’s biggest PNR fan, I’ll just say that upfront. I love romance and will happily read any and all iterations, but paranormal isn’t my go to. By page three of Soul Reckoning, I was beyond gratified that I went a little outside of my normal contemporary romance bubble and snagged this read.
Let me start with the story itself. Rowan leaves her not quite recognized acting career when her uncle not only unexpectedly passes, but leaves her ownership of his bar in New Orleans. But… wait for it… there are conditions. If you loved the forced proximity trope look no further because Rowan is not the only resident of the bar when she takes up the upstairs apartment once occupied by her uncle. Just downstairs, the bar manager Luke lives in the storeroom and they have to share the bathroom.
And, Luke? Yeah the man it literally the epitome of my own personal catnip. Strong, sexy, blue-eyed and completely broken with a dark secret. Totally salivating over my Luke.
Luke, however, isn’t the only person that resides with Rowan at The Galloping Goose. There is a reason it’s lovingly (?) referred to as The Galloping Ghost by locals.
You guys know I am big on not spoilering books so I am going to attempt to control my gushing, but if you’ve read Soul Reckoning feel free to DM me on social media or shoot me an email because I am ALL IN to fangirl over this book.
Before I wrap this up though, I’d be remiss in not mentioning Ms. Polin’s writing talent. Literally from the very first page, I was completely immersed in the world she created. She has some of the most luscious and delicious world building I’ve ever had the pleasure to read. She engages every single sense and is so inherently gifted I would absolutely hate her if I wasn’t plotting a way to become the president of her fan club. Stay tuned because the second book in this series, Grave Fortune is on my to review list next month and I’m already counting down the days until I start that read.