Handle With Care by Willa Okati ~ Book Review by Teresa

This is the third book in the Soulmarked series

Handle With Care Title: Handle With Care

Author: Willa Okati

Publisher: Totally Bound

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Rating: 3.25 of 5 Stars

Blurb:

Love conquers all—even a proud man’s need to stand tough. No matter what it takes to heal his wounded soldier, Daniel is willing.

Daniel keeps a secret close to his chest—he’s long believed his soulmate-to-be, Jesse, was killed in action before they had a chance to fully bond. Jesse had asked Daniel to wait, to be patient, and to grow up a little before he fell in love.

In return, Daniel promised to wait for Jesse and take care of him—always.

Now, word’s come that the report was in error. Jesse survived, and has returned home, but doesn’t want to see or hear from Daniel. When Daniel tracks Jesse down, he finds a broken, wounded man who isn’t glad to see him.

While Jesse knew finding his soulmate would help him heal, he’d wanted to become strong enough to be worthy of Daniel before they reunited. Angry and ashamed, he’s ready to run again.

It’s a hard row to hoe and a nut almost too tough to crack, but Daniel’s come this far in search of his soulmate. He won’t give up now—and he won’t let Jesse give up either.

My View:

What would you do if you knew who your fated mate was but they didn’t seem to want you? Would you pursue them to find out why? Would you try to change their mind? These are the questions Daniel faces when he finds out his soulmate didn’t die in the military like he thought.

I liked the overall story, and though sad at times as you feel for Jesse and Daniel’s plight, it isn’t a heavy read. A lot of push and pull as they navigate their reconnection left me feeling a little frustrated and yet everything seemed to happen too fast. I wanted more to the story and while the end is HFN, I wanted to see them work things out more. However, I liked these two as a pair.

In any case, part of me wishes soul marks were a real thing 🙂

Note: This is book three and though it could be read as a standalone, I think you might miss out on some back info about soulmarks if you did.

 

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