Secrets of the Soul (Soul Solace Book 3) by Holly Oliver

An intense murder mystery that will get you absorbed in finding out who's behind all of these horrendous crimes. Secrets of the Soul is the 3rd book in the Soul Solace series by Holly Oliver.

From the blurb:

Secrets and dead bodies put their new bond to the test. Join Kane and Kevin as they put the concept “love conquers all” to the test.

Kane has been keeping his past a secret for so long he’d almost fooled himself into thinking he was safe. Unfortunately, once the bodies start turning up, along with a secret diary surfacing, he realizes that his fantasy of leaving his past behind was just that: a fantasy.

There couldn't be a worse time to add a mate to his life, but as his bad luck holds, that is exactly when the Fates decide to step in and send him his--as if he needed another thing adding to the unshakeable feeling that he was losing his mind.

Kevin was having the best day ever. He graduated top of his class, his family was finally proud of him, and he met his mate. Everything was going perfectly until the bodies started dropping. Kevin’s patience is stretched thin, and his loyalties are divided when all he really wants to do is protect his new mate.

Kane and Kevin must work together to unravel the secrets and find a killer, while not losing each other in the process.

Triggers include scenes depicting death, a car accident, mention of stabbing, shooting, being burned alive, torture, being held captive, and family drama.

But if you are looking for an angsty, fated mates romance, with a happily ever after, this is the story for you.

Angel's Review:

I was so excited when I saw that Secrets of the Soul was coming out! I love this magical world that this series is placed in, and how unique the characters are. Upon reading the first few chapters, I was immediately engrossed in the story. Holly's writing is so unique to her and is such a cool style that I can never put her books down once I start them. After the first few chapters and Kane and Kevin had mated so early on in the book, I was worried that the rest of the story would be a bit.. lack luster.. but I had nothing to worry about.

While the two MCs did complete their mating bond earlier on in the story, there was still so much to learn and discover. They each had pasts that they needed to share with each other, and they had to figure out how to make their new relationship work through all the chaos that was happening around them. 

I thought that the mystery component was done terrifically well!! I was constantly guessing and was left clueless for most of the story, which is what you want when a book has a murder mystery aspect to it. You don't want to figure it out right away. You want to go on that journey with the characters and discover the clues alongside them. That's precisely what happened in this book. The writing itself was written really nicely, all the characters were fantastic. I adore the found family moments that took place in the story. I loved the nods and references to other MM authors. I thought that was so awesome!! 

I really enjoy reading this series and discovering more magical creatures, and reading about the different types of magic that occur in this magical world this series is placed in. I really hope Carmichael gets his own story at some point. I'd really like to learn more about him. 

All in all, another terrific addition to this fantastic series!!

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Secrets of the Soul is available to buy as an ebook, paperback, or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.