Soul Purpose

Nichelle Gregory
Soul Purpose
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Totally Bound
Release Date
June 2015
Book 4 of Souls Entwined
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Multi-cultural/Multi-racial Romance

Beautiful and ambitious, Shannon Erby is nothing short of picture-perfect in front of the cameras but her personal life is anything but flawless…

Television's darling Shannon Erby believes her beauty and fame are both a blessing and a curse. Despite personal sacrifices, Shannon's proud of her illustrious career…almost as much as her demanding mother is. Her glitzy, high-profile job keeps her moving in all the right circles but it's lonely at the top. She's tired of dating, disappointed more often than not by men only interested in bedding show biz's ‘it girl' but attraction sparks the instant she meets Jay Dax, a handsome executive chef she's convinced to be on her new show.

Jay Dax has wanted Shannon since their first encounter and unexpected kiss. Dedicated to his burgeoning career and the well-being of his willful sister, Jay hasn't given his lack of time for romance a second thought until now. He can't get enough of Shannon's sweet and sexy nature and he's almost certain she craves him as much he does her.

Jay stirs up a hunger in Shannon she's never known but she goes into an emotional tailspin when she is faced with a terrifying diagnosis. She shuts Jay out, despite her feelings, determined not to involve him, especially after learning of his experience with her frightening secret.

Shannon would rather walk away from the best relationship she's ever had to avoid burdening Jay with her struggle. She wants to believe there is more than just great sex between them, but that would mean putting the strength of their connection to the test. Does she dare trust her heart and Jay's promise to protect it?

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Aug 13, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
118 people found the following review helpful
I have a serious soft spot for a yummy cooking romance, and SOUL PURPOSE doesn't disappoint!

Shannon Erby agreed to produce and host Celeb Hotel Chef, and as wary as she is to share the stage with a co-host, she's just as excited about Jay Dax, the chef she brought on board as a contestant. The two shared a blistering kiss when they met, and when they see each other again, they can't help but pick up where they left off. Jay knows that Shannon is a special woman, and even though he isn't in the market for a relationship, he may not have a choice when it comes to the redheaded beauty. Between the on-camera antics of the cast and crew, dangerous family shenanigans and a health crisis, the two will battle more than their share of demons all before most couples even meet the parents. Will Shannon and Jay crash and burn or will their love rise above their trials?

SOUL PURPOSE is a steamy cooking read set during the filming of a popular reality cooking TV show and is the fourth book in the Souls Entwined Series. Shannon and Jay have some terrific chemistry, and the reader is sucked into their whirlwind romance almost immediately. I loved the tension between them as they both struggled to stay professional on set; it was both heady and sweet somehow. Then the drama hit, and the storyline struck a serious cord with me as the daughter of a breast cancer survivor. I don't want to get too deep here since the story should be appreciated in its fullest by all who read it. It was gut wrenching and sad and hopeful all at once.

On the flip side, I really didn't care for the extra shot of drama that Jay's sister Ari contributed to the story. It was the only part of SOUL PURPOSE that felt forced. The only other downside to this book was the editing errors sprinkled throughout, marring an otherwise well written book.

Bottom Line: Pick up this sweet and sensual kitchen romance with a dash of the erotic and a dollop of drama.
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