Author: Alana Ankh
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Rating: 2.5 of 5 Stars
Noah wasn’t born. He was created, a clone of Guiding Light Uriel, someone superior to him in every way. Noah is an instrument, and he knows it. He believes it, sees it in his mind and in his skin, breathes it every single day of his life—except for the moments he spends with Logan Maxfield. Logan makes him feel loved, makes him think he might have worth beyond being his brother’s copy, and allows him to hope that his secrets and sins might not own him. Even if he knows he has no right to Logan’s affection, he cannot help but seek refuge in Logan’s arms. He cannot help but love Logan.
Against all odds, Logan feels the same. But when Noah’s nightmares start to come true, when the images haunting his dreams invade his reality, their love threatens to be extinguished before it can fully flare into being. Noah is a clone, fading away like the imperfect copy he is. But Logan isn’t about to give up so easily. He belongs to Noah, and he will do everything in his power to save his lover, even if it means short-circuiting his own soul.
I want to start off by saying how much I loved book one of this series, Electrify His Heart. It was engaging with an interesting plot and strong characters. I was looking forward to Noah’s story.
Short-circuit His Soul starts out strong; we get a little refresher as to what is going on, presented quite uniquely. We see the attraction between Noah and Logan; we get a sense of their plight.
However, I felt things fell apart shortly thereafter into clichéd soap opera story lines and tropes. People coming back from the dead, illogical twists, betrayal, and dire situations that were over the top, caused me to roll my eyes repeatedly. It lost the edge the first book had.
I also disliked the rationale for people’s behavior; it seemed contrived to generate angst rather than craft legitimate reactions. By the end, my emotions were played and I was just hoping for it to be over.
Perhaps you may have a different opinion. I was disappointed.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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