Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
As a thief and a warlock, Noah survives by using his wit and charm to prey on the privileged. His dangerous criminal boss wants an enchanted dagger belonging to a family of wealthy mages, including their pampered—but handsome—son, Ben. Failing to complete the job will be hazardous to Noah’s survival.
Noah bumps into Ben at a lavish party, and as soon as they meet, the connection’s undeniable, and it goes much further than ordinary attraction. Their bond reaches into their souls, entwining and changing their magic.
Which Noah thinks he can use to get to the dagger. After all, he isn’t sure this soul bond Ben seems so obsessed with is even real.
He also doesn’t count on being caught red-handed…. Or falling in love.
I really liked this story. Noah has had to survive on his own for a long time and that causes him to take a bit too big of a risk. Ben has been looking for his soul bond forever and refuses to settle for anything less than true love.
Noah tries to deny the connection between himself and Ben but every time they are near each other it continues to grow stronger. Ben jumps in with both feet determined that Noah has to feel the same as him even if he doesn’t say so. I liked getting to know these characters through their telling of the story.
I really liked how the soul bond connection worked with these characters and how it drew them together. When Noah didn’t know what to do Ben jumped in to help but it was Noah actually relying on his community that helped them the most. I felt as though there was quite a bit of background I was missing for this story, I don’t know how the warlocks and mages got to the point that they were at but the class system they had going on didn’t seem to be working all that well. I think this story begins to set up a nice world for a series and it would be nice to see what the events of this book does to their lives.
The cover art by Aaron Anderson is nice and I liked the visual of Noah.
ebook, 208 pages
Published: July 17, 2018 by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English
Series: Dreamspun Beyond