on August 15th, 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Against his will, Noctorno Hawthorne, an undercover vice cop, finds himself embroiled in magic, mayhem and parallel universes. Too late, he meets an amazing woman only to find she’s destined for his identical twin in another world.
And things aren’t going real great there.
Noc is recruited to help save that world.
What he doesn’t know is his destined love resides there.
Franka Drakkar wears a mask. A mask she never takes off to protect herself in a world of malice, intrigue and danger.
When Franka meets Noc and he discovers her secrets, convinced she carries a midnight soul, having shielded herself from forming bonds with anyone, she struggles with accepting his tenderness and care.
When Noc meets Franka, over wine and whiskey, her masks slips and Noc knows it’s her—only her—and he has to find a way to get her to come home with him.
And then make her want to stay.
I am always so excited for a new Kristen Ashley book, this book was a bit bittersweet though because it marked the end of a fantastic series. A series that brought me my favorite KA book of all time, a book that is definitely in my top 5 favorite reads PERIOD- GOLDEN DYNASTY!
Noctorno Hawthorn- “NOC” from OUR parallel universe (the one we walk everyday) has travelled to the fantasyland world. He is the parallel Noctorno to “TOR” from book 3 in the series. Such an amazing alpha that was neat to read as he was from this realm rather than the opposite like we received in all the other books. And While usually you can skip around in a KA series, I definitely recommend that all the books in the series be read- in order. They are worth every bit and in true KA style, all the characters filter in and out of each story.
“One night months ago, I sat down to wine and whiskey with a beautiful woman and by the time I watched her walk out of that room, she had me wrapped around her finger.”
Franka is known for being ruthless and cold. She has been blamed for so long for so many things that are out of her control that she upholds the reputation she has been given. However, she holds a very ugly and dark past. One that she is a victim of. In past books she was written to be such a villain and I loved getting her and Nocs story.
“You are not one fuckin’ thing like they think you are, are you?”
“I’m exactly what they think I am.”
Midnight Soul was a fantastic finale to one of the best series I have ever read. The world/places in this series just absolutely take my breath away. To have such a vivid imagination leaves me in awe. As always it is wrapped up nice and tight with a great epilogue.