- Book Title: Soul Struck
- Book Series: The Warlock Brothers of Havenridge #3
- Author: Jacob Z. Flores
- Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (December 14, 2015)
- Book Length: 247 pages
- Genre: Romance, Werewolf/Shifter, Magic, Fantasy
- Reviewed by: Kirsty
- Rating: 3 Star
- Posting Date: December 24, 2015
Although The Warlock Brothers of Havenbridge series is one I have enjoyed, in my opinion, Jacob Z Flores has failed to re-capture the brilliance of Spell-Bound.
I found Soul-Struck’s beginning slow and after several attempts I reached the heart of the story, but Pierce is certainly not the most charming of protagonists. His arrogance and crassness are hard to get past and though I wanted to be taken in by his transformation, I wasn’t.
Compared to Pierce, Kale is a little mouse. There are several events in the story involving the pair, like the bar incident, which are laugh out loud funny and despite the different personalities and backgrounds of the warlock and shifter, Jacob Z Flores conveys the sexual and emotional intensity between them.
As the third book in this series I wanted more of the excitement and thrills, but also something new. Instead I found myself skim reading much of the battle scenes, feeling like I already knew the formula.
I liked the fact that Soul-Struck is really about Pierce’s emotional maturity and because of this Kale and Pierce do not consummate their relationship until the latter stages of the book.
Soul-Struck is clearly not the end of this series and Jacob Z Flores leaves his reader with several unanswered questions. It is these, and the continued presence of the whole Blackmoor family, which mean I will return to Havenbridge again.
The Warlock Brothers of Havenbridge: Book Three
Like the electricity he commands, Pierce Blackmoor streaks through life on raw power and pure sexual energy. His conquests on the battlefield and in the bedroom form his foundation, but that bedrock crumbles when his younger brothers’ abilities surpass his own. Pierce finds himself at an all-time low, and clawing his way back to the top becomes his only concern.
Pierce’s plan to reassert his dominance, however, takes a backseat when he wounds Kale Aquilo, an emissary of the Beast King, lord of all shifters.
Kale’s beguiling nature shoots like a lightning bolt straight to Pierce’s soul, and when the soft-spoken Kale relays that a virus is killing his people, Pierce abandons his quest for power to do something he has never done before—protect someone other than himself.
As Kale, Pierce, and his brothers struggle to find the root of the magical virus spreading plague across Aeaea, the shifter island, they face a gauntlet of old and new foes. Soul struck, Pierce and Kale must uncover the truth behind the conspiracy gathering in the shadows.
Summers in Provincetown, Massachusetts, provide Jacob with inspiration for his fiction. The abundance of barely clothed man flesh and daily debauchery stimulates his personal muse. When he isn’t stroking the keyboard, Jacob spends time with his daughter. They both represent a bright blue blip in an otherwise predominantly red swath in south Texas.
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