4.5 out of 5 Licks
Soul Girls Book 1
Fifty years ago, Jeannie Williams made her way to Las Vegas seeking fame and fortune. Instead, she lost her soul and wound up performing nightly shows at the Arcana Royale. Every day, she straps on her feathers, her glitter, her stilettos, and she dances. Every day, it’s the same.
Until the day he walks in.
For six centuries, Malcolm Reynolds has been the go-to guy for anything his family needs: warrior, diplomat, wrangler, researcher, and now an attorney. He enters the Arcana Royale Casino, intent on negotiating the release of his cousin’s bad debt, but one look at the golden-skinned showgirl ignites a fire of need that he’s never experienced. When the fantasy come true sits at his table, words he never expected to hear come out of her lush mouth: “I need your help.”
Now he’s in for the toughest battle of his life, because the Overseers own both his cousin’s debt and her soul. And he’s not planning on leaving the Royale without either one.
This book has been previously published and has been revised and expanded from its original release.
Warning: Contains high-stakes games, sexy showgirls, and a powerful showdown between a vampire that can’t lose and the House that never does. Spells, slots, sirens and sex, oh my!
This is my first Heather Long read-I know I’m sorry!-and I loved it! The best indicator of how much I liked a book is whether or not I could stop reading long enough to go to bed. Needless to say I lost a lot of sleep once I started this one! Another indicator is how quickly I move to the next book in the series. Needless to say this book passed both tests. I love all things paranormal and I thought the world in this story was really fascinating. The particular condition that the Soul Girls find themselves in fascinated me. You know I’m not into spoilers so I don’t want to give too much away about that. Malcolm is a vampire so he’s been around for a long time (and I do mean a long time) and he’s never found someone to settle down with. Jeannie is just going through the motions as the head showgirl at the casino she is trapped in, but then she spots Malcolm in the audience and her entire world is thrown for a loop. I really enjoyed getting to watch the flame between these two get hotter and hotter. They had more than just a physical connection though and that’s what really drew me into the book. I really hope to see more of these two as the series progresses.