My favourite one again in this interconnected series!

Constructing the Soul: Souls of Chicago seriesConstructing the Soul: Souls of Chicago series by Annabella Michaels

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I do love Annabella Michaels’ style of writing, it just works for me on an enjoyment level where I know I’ll get a strong, solid relationship with a lot of steam and a bit of well placed angst.

This one is the best yet in her Souls of Chicago series, and it steps outside the key core group for the first time while keeping the close connections and focusses in on Landon’s best friend Akio and his relationship with Greene family member Morgan.

I wasn’t sure the angst causing moment worked quite as well however, as there’d not really been a lot of development given to the character who caused it. But it’s a minor point because it wasn’t left to sit and stew and both men immediately talked through the issue.

The sexy times are seriously sexy, I loved the passion between Akio and Morgan and I loved how Annabella introduced a character with a Japanese mother without making a huge deal out of it. It’s always nice to read books which aren’t just always two Caucasian American or British men.

Another blindingly gorgeous cover from Jay Aheer caps off the loveliness of this book and the lead in to book six was awesome!

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My favourite Souls of Chicago one yet

Renewing the Soul (Souls of Chicago, #4)Renewing the Soul by Annabella Michaels

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Finally we get Rocko’s story and discover the painful upbringing which hides behind the outwardly brash and sexually confident drummer.

I loved this one, it had limited angst, more a case of Rocko going back to his roots as Riley, having arrested twice when a drugs overdose put him at rock bottom. There were no annoying misunderstandings or plot points at 70% just to ramp up the tension.

Lachlan was a perfect partner for Riley, steady, willing to be patient and strong, having dealt with his own demons after the death of his brother, captured by insurgents and killed while serving in the Royal Air Force.
I’d been wanting Lachlan’s story since we found out more about him in Mitch and Landon’s book.

This one was a delight, as two men who’d been wounded found the perfect partner to help them restore their souls and give them the strength to live each day in the best possible way.

The sex is gorgeously written, switching between stupendously hot and heart-meltingly sweet, these two knew how to turn on the tension and the heat. The poolside escapade was probably my favourite.

Great addition to the series and now I’m intrigued by the lead in to book five featuring Landon’s right hand man Akio and one of the many Greene family members.

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