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4/5 - Thank you NetGalley and Kensington's for the free ebook!

This was genuinely a very solid read! This was the second book I have read from Harley and I was not disappointed. One of the things I thought about frequently throughout was how smart it was to make a trilogy where each book is the experiences of the different couples in the same span of time. I'm sure there are other series' that have done this, but this is the first I have read and I appreciate the layers it adds to the story. It allows for it and the characters to be more fully developed and understood. The story is good and still remained interesting to me even if each book is about the same thing.

My biggest gripe with this book was by far the pacing. Some scenes just didn't get the room to breath they needed to be the best they could be. There was always a subtle feeling of rushing to me. I think I wanted more descriptive fluff? Or perhaps more accurate descriptions? It is hard to pin point for me, honestly. Maybe some more time put into understanding the actions being written would help improve the accuracy of the scene descriptions. The better the understanding, the more that is conveyed in the story/writing, and the less rushed it would seem, I think. Small details are where the money is at for me.

In addition to scenes not getting enough time, I felt that the characters developed too quickly (ex. Everly's powers, her character developments in the beginning, the relationship, etc.) which added to the overall rushed feeling of the book. I personally feel that giving more time and description shows dedication to the overall development.

Everly? Solid character. She did not annoy the crap out of me and I appreciated her confidence arc. No complaints. Callum? Not a complaint so much as a character preference. In his entrance, he is so unhinged in a whimsical kind of way that I really enjoyed. Like a big cat excited to play that doesn't know its power - I think that was the description! This gets dialed down REAL quick and, honestly, I wish it hadn't been. I wanted him to stay cooky. He was still a great character and exists for Everly (we love a hard-core simp), but leaning more into the "immortal alive so long he is a little crazy" trope would have been stellar.

Neither of them (MC's) are super deep, complex, or hard to understand, but not so much so that it damages the integrity of their characters. They have the perfect amount of depth for this story!

Overall, I had a fun time. I haven't read the second book, but I will get on it ASAP!

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Everly, a young woman imprisoned by her faith, and Callum, an ancient demon burdened by solitude, embark on a journey that challenges their beliefs and threatens their very existence. The novel delves into the conflict between religious dogma and the allure of forbidden magic. Everly, raised in a strict religious sect, has always suppressed her innate powers. When she encounters a mysterious house and the ancient demon within, she is forced to confront her true nature and the potential of her magic. The relationship between Everly and Callum is both intense and heart-wrenching. As they navigate the dangerous path ahead, their connection deepens, forcing them to confront their own vulnerabilities and the sacrifices they are willing to make for each other.
Strengths:
* Unforgettable characters with compelling arcs
* Intricate world-building that immerses readers
* Thrilling plot with high stakes
* A poignant exploration of love, sacrifice, and the search for identity

Weaknesses:
* Some aspects of the world-building could have been further developed
* The pacing can feel a bit slow at times
Overall, I think this was a great read and is a book I highly recommend!

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Ahhh the souls troilogy? This will be forever in my heart!! I truly enjoyed and loved this story! It has magic , demons , love and spice. I loved how this book developed the story so well. It is my favorite dark series and I think nothing can compare to this book! Great job Harley!!!

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“Soul of the Witch” finally brings Callum and Everly together in a spellbinding conclusion to a series that’s been a rollercoaster of dark romance. From meeting Everly in the first book to encountering Callum in the second, readers have been itching for this moment. While it’s technically a standalone, trust me, you’ll want to devour the whole series in order to fully appreciate the tangled web of plots and character arcs.

The ending ties up loose ends but leaves you feeling a bit nostalgic, like saying goodbye to old friends. Just a heads up, though, this one dives deep into some dark themes and kinks, so proceed with caution.

For fans of fantasy romance with a dark edge, “Soul of the Witch” is a must-read. Demons, witches, passion, danger – it’s all here in a whirlwind of magic and desire. Get ready to be swept away on a journey that’ll leave you craving more

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After reading the first book, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on another and this third novel did not disappoint! Callum had me swooning so hard throughout, Everly’s evolution was magnificent, and the SPICE was *chefs kiss*. Will definitely be recommending to my dark romance buddies!

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This was a strong third entry in this series, it had a great overall story going on and thought everything worked together overall. It had the elements that I enjoyed from the previous two books. I enjoyed the elements of romance and how everything worked together. Harley Laroux has that writing style that I enjoyed a lot.

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Soul of a Witch by Harley Laroux was a great way to finish the Souls Trilogy!! I thought this final installment was done so well. The whole series takes place over the same time frame, and Harley did a great job at overlap between the three books, and the characters in which those books follow. A Soul of a Witch was so steamy and spicy, which I am always here for. I loved Callum and Everly was leads and am so glad they were the last pair to wrap up this series! I am so here for the sexual tension and care between these 2. I thought the plot was well done and I was not disappointed with the final show down between Everly, Callum, and the God. I would recommend to anyone who has read the first 2 books, people who love paranormal spice, or creepy/horror reads.

Spice rating: 4.5/5
Overall: 9/10

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Title: Soul of a Witch by Harley Laroux

4.5 Stars

Soul of a Witch is book 3 in the Souls Trilogy

Everly discovers a hidden source of magic and meets a powerful demon who promises to unlock her potential. Meanwhile, Callum, a solitary figure for two millennia, finally finds the witch he's been seeking. Together, they face a world-altering choice that could cost them everything.

I'm completely enamoured with this series! The blend of kinks, fantasy, and spice is just irresistible. Everly and Callum's dynamic steals the show in this trilogy, and I couldn't get enough of their story.
What started as insta-love evolved into something deep and profound, with their chemistry reaching explosive levels. Witnessing Everly's incredible character growth, from a timid witch to a powerful Mistress, was truly phenomenal.

I was so invested in their journey that I wasn't ready for the series to end! Absolutely love this author and her writing! Can’t wait to read more books by her.


Thank you to The Publisher Kensington Publishing | Kensington, The Author Harley Laroux & NetGalley for an advanced reader copy (ARC) in exchange for my honest review.

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Soul of a Witch by Harley Laroux is book three in the Souls Trilogy. This is dark romance at its finest…with a side of kink…

Everly (FMC)⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Witch, raised in an extreme religious upbringing

Callum (MMC)⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Demon, hundreds of years old, wants to please his Mistress 🥵

Everly: “This is all madness.”
Callum: “Then we’ll be mad together.”

I loved that Callum was completely devoted to her but did not coddle her with her magic training. I did not like that Everly was typecast as a virgin but put into several sexual situations that were very advanced for the FMC within the first few times they were together sexually, at least he gave her a safe word?? 🤷‍♀️

Overall score:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thank you to NetGalley for the chance to read and review this title!

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A witch trapped in her family on a quest to kill a god and a demon warrior and god killer who has waited centuries for her. Everly is the daughter of a preacher who also is the leader of a cult, who has forced her to become a servant of a merciless God, who has forced her to witness brutal murders and try to control her magic. When she reaches a breaking point she discovers a mysterious house full of magic... and a powerful demon waiting within it...waiting for her. Callum was a demon warrior for Lucifer, he witnessed all his comrades die and was on the verge of giving up himself when he saw a vision of Everly asking for his help, now 2000 years later and waiting in solitude he has finally found her, and he'll make sure nothing ever harms her. Callum will do anything to get Everly for himself, he'll even help her kill a God. Everly has spent her life alone and suddenly a powerful demon is telling her that he'll do anything for her and that he'll be there for her? Can they kill a God together and figure out their connection? God I loved this book so much, Callum and Everly were an amazing couple. Seriously, I LOVED THEIR STORY. This is the last book in the series and i'm sad to let it go but I loved this series so so much. Every book only got better and better!!

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