Souls Deep by M.L. Rhodes
Publisher: Amber Quill Press, LLC (August 20, 2008)
Genres: Gay / Dark Fantasy / Vampire / Action / Adventure / BDSM / Paranormal / Psychic Phenomena / Science Fiction / Futuristic / Suspense / Thriller
Heat Level: 3
Length: Extended Novella (40k words)
The Blurb: As a child, Griffin Hilliard’s special abilities were attributed to an overactive imagination. But by adulthood, his psychic talents were so strong he’d become a threat to his politically powerful family. To protect their dirty little secrets, they arranged an “accident” for him. He survived, but now he lives on the run, only one step ahead of his family’s hired assassins.
Until one night, when he’s finally caught...
His life is saved by a mysterious man named Jarrah. Griffin senses a dangerous, primal undercurrent in the stranger—as if he’s not quite human. Yet Griffin’s inexplicably drawn to him. It could be the emotional pain he suspects his rescuer hides. But Griffin fears the real reason is more disturbing—Jarrah stirs a powerful longing in him that goes against everything Griffin’s ever believed about himself.
As the assassins close in once again, and his rescuer reveals himself for what he really is, Griffin’s torn between running, as he’s done his whole life, or standing up to face his past...and his own soul-deep desires...
My Thoughts: My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is the second book I’ve read by M.L. Rhodes, and again I enjoyed it, didn’t love it though. I did love both Griffin and Jarrah right away. I must admit I do love my vampires and I fell for Jarrah right off; I’m a sucker for the tortured, lonely vampire and he didn’t disappoint. Griffin was a great character also. He’s instantly attracted to Jarrah, but doesn’t understand because he’s never been attracted to a man before. This one was both romantic and hot. I loved watching the relationship between these two develop. As much as I was enjoying it, I lost it toward the end. It felt to much like a corny TV soap opera style ending when the villain is revealed and the whole thing wraps up.
All in all, I liked this one. I look forward to reading more of books by M.L. Rhodes. Maybe next time I’ll be able to find a full length novel, I’m not a big fan of the shorter books. I will however be checking out Night Shadows; Jarrah's brother's story.
I read the Kindle version which you can get here.