Soul Catcher, 5
Drake and Jessie have spent a few years hiding from the group of vampires who believe she is a threat to their existence. When Drake learns the organization may be willing to negotiate, he decides to take a chance and meet with them. For over three years, Jessie waits for her vampire lover to return. She fears the worst and seeks to locate him from the only man who can help her.
Jessie bargains with Jeremy, the demon she turned away so long ago. But locating Drake comes with many sacrifices. After Jeremy nearly pays with his life, Jessie takes matters into her own hands. Willing to surrender her own existence, she leaves to free Drake.
Through great heartache and suffering, Jessie struggles to survive. Fury gives her strength and she vows revenge. Given freedom and a chance to live a normal life she's always dreamed, Jessie must decide her future.
Jeremy poured more vodka. "I missed our days of drinking together. We had some good times." He set the bottle upright.
I stared at the glass. "You know I wouldn’t be here unless I needed your help. I’m putting your life in danger by coming here."
"Yeah, well…" He gave a casual shrug with one of his shoulders. "I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for blue-eyed half-demons."
I almost chuckled. Almost, then I grabbed the shot and downed it. The fluid warmed me again.
"In case you’ve forgotten, I’m quite capable of handling any vampires," he said.
"The skill is a handy one." I nodded.
He chuckled. "Nice choice of words." He crossed his arms. "Now tell me what I can help you with."
I breathed in deeply. "I want you to help me find Drake."
The amusement on his face disappeared. "Seriously?"
"I don’t know if he’s alive—"
"He’s been dead for several centuries," he interrupted, and I paused.
"I need proof he’s still here or…not. No pictures. No videos. I need to see with my own eyes if they destroyed him, or if they’re holding him hostage. If they are keeping him against his will, then I want him freed. And if they did destroy him…" I paused to gather more air. "I want them extinguished. And if by all means possible, I want to send their souls to Hell."
Jeremy stared calmly at me, then he rose. He started pacing. "Let me get this straight. You want me to help you find your old lover, whom I despise. And if he’s been burned to ashes, you want me to help you get revenge." He stopped to look at me.
"In a nutshell, yes."
He chuckled as he grabbed the bottle and filled the glass. "Not only am I risking my life, I would be putting others in danger."
"I realize this." The notion of harm to other people bothered me greatly and I vowed to minimize the risk as much as possible. But ultimately, I realized someone could get hurt, or worse.
He took the shot fast, then set the glass on the counter. "Then you know this will cost you."
I lowered my gaze as I nodded. "I know."
He rubbed his hand over his mouth, then scratched his cheek. "What do think? Should I shave?"
I gave him a quizzical look. How could ask me such unimportant questions when we were in the middle of a serious matter?
"I…I don’t know. It looks good on you."
"You think? Doesn't it make me look older though?" He sat on the stool.
I shook my head, disliking his pettiness. "So what if it does? It looks fine on you."
"So you like it?"
I tossed my hands up. "Yes. Yes. Can we get on with negotiations, please?"
He grinned and slowly dragged his gaze down to my chest. I rolled my eyes. It was only a matter of time before his naughty mind would start working.
Posted by jessica on 11th Jan 2017
Holy cow I could not put this book down. Freedom from the Evil Dead was a emotional roller coaster and I loved every minute of it. I was happy Jeremy the very sexy demon made a appearance in this book, I missed him. I cannot wait to read the next book to see where Jessie's new adventure leads her.
Posted by Christy S on 11th Jan 2017
Wow! This part of the story was shocking me over and over. I was on the edge of my seat almost the whole time. I couldn't put it down and never knew what was coming next. Trying to free yourself from the threat of an evil vampire organization is about an impossible feat. I am going to be sad when the series ends and I'm thrust out of their world and back to reality.
Posted by Up 'Til Dawn Book Blog on 11th Jan 2017
**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for honest review.**
This book kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn't put it down. And my poor emotions were up and down with this story, too. I wanted to scream at times and pass out at others. It was exhausting but in a good way.
Jessie has been alone for over three years, bouncing around from place to place as she hides from the very vampires that seem to have taken Drake captive. Determined to rescue him, or at least know once and for all of his fate, Jessie seeks help from the demon that she rejected. Their reunion was tense, to say the least.
After striking a bargain with Jeremy, the two devise a plan to get information that will hopefully lead them to Drake. Yet, plans tend to go awry and they definitely do in this case. Jessie has no choice but to go directly to the VETOV and attempt to reason with the ancient vampires.
This book was certainly not a filler story. There is major character growth for Jessie as she learns that even her love for Drake may not be enough to save him. Jeremy also surprised me in this book. I could see his maturity from the moment he enters the story. Drake is mostly missing from the book, however, his scenes show how strongly he still cares about Jessie and what he was willing to sacrifice to save her.
Another great installment. The ending gives me a lot of hope for the next book! Four suns!
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