My Soul Belongs to You

My Soul Belongs to You

Soul Mates Volume 2

Romance - Sizzle
236 Pages
Reviewed on 02/03/2017
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Author Biography

C.L. Hunter started writing poetry as a young girl. Her grandparents owned newspapers in Arkansas: the McCrory Leader and the Augusta Advocate. She’d send her poems to them. In return they’d print them in the weekly newspaper and send the clippings back to her. That started her love for writing.

She attended Arkansas State, studying business, but started a family early having three children. Hunter considers herself a Floridian, having lived in Saint Augustine since the age of seven. She loves the beach and hot, humid weather—the hotter the better. She is an avid gardener, loving every type of flower God created. You’ll find flowers in all her books. She also loves boating and anything that has to do with the water. When she’s not writing, she’s a design consultant for a custom homebuilder in Jacksonville, Florida.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Chris Fischer for Readers' Favorite

Wow! Just, wow! That’s exactly what I thought when I finished reading My Soul Belongs to You, the second volume in the Soul Mates series by author C.L. Hunter. This story grabbed me from the very start and kept me obsessively reading until the wee hours of the night, all the way until the very end! Follow the story of Katlyn Reynolds, a successful advertising executive who is haunted by the decision she made to place a daughter up for adoption when she was sixteen years old, as she lives her life as a fiercely independent, 'love them and leave them' type of woman. But when she meets handsome Irishman Deacon O’Mallery, her previous determination to remain on her own starts to waver. Will he be able to change her mind? You’ll need to read this awesome tale to find out.

I so enjoyed My Soul Belongs to You. Author C.L. Hunter has done a great job in creating characters that her readers will relate to, connect with, and will truly come to care about. If that isn’t a hallmark of a great author, I’m not sure what is. And talk about a sizzling story…this is definitely that! The fireworks between Katlyn and Deacon are sure to keep you hot and bothered, and hopeful that they will end up together in the end. Any reader who loves a sexy romance story should absolutely read this book. I am so pleased to be able to highly recommend My Soul Belongs to You, and I look forward to reading more from author C.L. Hunter as soon as I am able to do so!

Arya Fomonyuy

My Soul Belongs to You by C.L. Hunter is another beautiful entry in the Soul Mates series, a great story of love that will undoubtedly appeal to fans of romance. Readers are introduced to two powerful characters, Katlyn and Deacon, both professionals in their own right. While Katlyn has lost faith in true love and lives with an unnamed longing, she’s built a wall around her to protect her fragility. On the other hand, Deacon is a man who was abandoned in childhood by his mother, an attractive man with a charm that disarms women in unfathomable ways. When the two meet, a fire ignites that will transform their lives and set them on a journey towards self-discovery and healing.

This is a romance that isn’t just about the attraction. C.L. Hunter leads readers into the very soul of the characters, letting them touch and feel their darkness, their fears and uncertainties, and then surprising them with the light that emanates from the humanity of these characters. The plot is well-woven and the story is told with elegance and style. The first person narrative makes the read irresistible and it feels like the narrators, who are the characters themselves, are talking straight to the reader’s heart. This style allows the reader to get a powerful grasp of the psychological conflicts the characters are going through. I didn’t read the first book in this series, but I am quite sure it’s the next book I am going for. The writing is so well-accomplished that it leaves the reader wanting more, utterly satisfied and loving the characters. My Soul Belongs to You is a satisfying read. A very enjoyable romance from a gifted writer.

Benjamin Ookami

My Soul Belongs to You is the second installment in C.L. Hunter's Soul Mates Series. Kate and Deacon live worlds apart. One lives in Ireland and the other in the United States. Whenever they are in close proximity to each other, one thing is certain: they want each other badly. But there are things that keep Kate from having a real relationship with Deacon. Deacon, when he's not daydreaming about Kate, continues his search for his mother, a woman he never knew. When Kate pays a visit to Ireland, two things happen. One, Kate helps Deacon in the search for his mother. Two, an angel warns Deacon that Kate is in danger. Meanwhile, Kate's own extended search for the daughter she never knew continues.

While the author teases us at first with a possible hot scene involving Kate and Deacon, there is a lot going on in this book for a reader to be primarily concerned with that. Perhaps one could say that this second installment is written with the main intent of getting a few mental hurdles out of Kate and Deacon's way before they can finally enjoy being a couple. Kate is especially put to the test as she pushes herself to her limits when it comes to sexual pleasures. Something awful has happened to her as a teenager; the time has come for her to battle her demons. With a slight dab of the supernatural, Hunter gives us hot moments coupled with two people pitted against inner turmoil.

Stephen Fisher

My Soul Belongs to You, Soul Mates, Volume Two by C.L. Hunter is a modern day romance that begins with Kate traveling to Ireland, after she and Deacon split up. She was going to visit her friends, Emmalyn, and Nolan, at their castle. Kate doesn't want Deacon to know that she is in the same country. Deacon had just spent a drug induced night with his long time friend, Nessa. By the time he wakes up, it is in the afternoon so he exits as fast as he can. After the two talk at the office, Nessa hands him a note that she received last night from an American man that instructed him to stay in Ireland, and to stay away from Katlyn, or else it would not end well for him. After he gets himself tested for STDs, he goes home. While what he believes is daydreaming, he is visited by his guardian angels, Thomas and Calista, who cleanse him of the drugs and warn him that he is in danger. They tell Deacon that all he has to do is ask for them, and they would be there for him. Rebelling at what the note implied, Deacon decides to visit his friend, Nolan, at the castle before catching a flight to America.

C.L. Hunter does a splendid job of entwining the plot of this international romance between Deacon and Katlyn. she has created wonderfully developed characters that jump off the page. The two main characters have a couple of things in common between them, one being adopted and the other giving up a first child up for adoption. Add in that they both are usually 'love them and leave them' types. When it comes to each other, outside and divine influences are intent on playing a role in the outcome. Ms. Hunter is able to convey the passion that builds up between Kate and Deacon so that time and time again, just when you think it couldn't get any hotter, something unforeseen douses the flames. My Soul Belongs to You is full of 'edge of your seat' surprises, lustful desire, and some very tastefully written romance. What more could you ask for? Brava!

Romuald Dzemo

My Soul Belongs to You by C.L. Hunter is a tantalizing romance with solid characters, a compelling plot, and a great conflict. Katlyn Reynolds has had a history of loss and deep hurt in her teenage years, including a daughter she had to give up for adoption. She is the kind of woman whom experience has taught to not trust any man. Her life becomes her business and she is best at it, succeeding in creating a flourishing advertising business. But the protective wall around her breaks down when she meets Deacon O’Mallery, an Irish boy abandoned by his mother, but now a successful executive in one of the largest Intel companies in Europe. The attraction between the two is magnetic. Will Deacon find in Katlyn the love of a mother who abandoned him or can Katlyn still discover in this irresistible man the freedom of love?

The writing is excellent. Magnetic. Absorbing. C.L. Hunter casts a spell on readers with the very first words of the novel and manages to keep it alive throughout the story. The voice is clear, irresistible, and she writes with awesome confidence. Listen to these lines as they capture the loneliness of the protagonist, introducing one of the conflicts in the story: “I sat alone in the corner of the British pub in Hilton, thinking it was the closest I’d feel to Deacon for a long time. This was the last place we were together in public. I felt a tear, but I sucked it up. Big girls don’t cry. I laughed at myself. That was the title of the other song that played around in my head regularly these days.”

My Soul Belongs to You scores successfully on different levels. The plot, though not so complex, is fraught with surprises. It is steady and well-paced. Readers will love the characters, who are well-developed, and they will enjoy the metamorphoses taking place in them. I loved this book. Loved it so much that it hurt having to turn the last page.