Review | Her Soul To Take

Her Soul to Take by Harley LaRoux

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Title: Her Soul To Take
Author: Harley LaRoux
Series: Souls Trilogy
Genre: Romance/Horror/Erotica
Publisher: Self Published
Publication: April 10th, 2021
Read: March 2021
Format: eBook
Pages: 414 pages
Rating: 5 Caffeinated Stars
Content Warnings: Graphic violence, gore, horror elements, Consensual non-consent, breath play, bloodplay, spit, needles, masochism, fear play, public play, BDSM elements.

There was something thrilling and cathartic in imagining being helpless. Helpless but pleasured. Helpless but desired. 

Goodreads Summary:

Leon
I earned my reputation among magicians for a reason: one wrong move and you’re dead. Killer, they called me, and killing is what I’m best at.
Except her.
The one I was supposed to take, the one I should have killed – I didn’t.
The cult that once controlled me wants her, and I’m not about to lose my new toy to them.

Rae
I’ve always believed in the supernatural. Hunting for ghosts is my passion, but summoning a demon was never part of the plan. Monsters are roaming the woods, and something ancient – something evil – is waking up and calling my name.
I don’t know who I can trust, or how deep this darkness goes.
All I know is my one shot at survival is the demon stalking me, and he doesn’t just want my body – he wants my soul.

Her Soul to Take is book 1 in the Souls Trilogy. Although all the books are interconnected, they are stand-alone and can be read in any order.

Content Warning

This book contains graphic sexual scenes, violence, kink/fetish content, horror elements, and depictions of hard kink/edgeplay. This book is strictly fictional and is not meant to represent realistic expectations of BDSM or kink.

Kinks/Fetishes Within: consensual non-consent (CNC), breathe play/choking, bloodplay, spit, needle play (body modification fetish), pain play, fear play, public play, bondage, restraint, spanking/impact play.

My Thoughts:

As you all know by now, I’m one of Harley’s biggest fans when it comes to her erotica. Ever since I read The Dare, I haven’t shut up about how much I love her novellas and shorts. So, when I heard that Her Soul To Take was a full-length novel, my life became complete. I’ve been (very obviously) stuck in a reading rut lately. I haven’t been reading as much, and it’s been taking me AGES to read a book. Imagine my surprise when outside of me being hypercritical in the first chapter (this is the first sign of a reading rut), I couldn’t help but turn the page. I devoured this book and could not put this book down. It was that good.

I was floating in darkness, swaddled in sin, vibrating with the wicked culmination of my fantasies coming to life.

You can always tell that I love a book because I can never seem to write a review for it. I just can’t seem to put into words how much I enjoyed it. The book started off a bit slow, but I was hooked by the end of chapter 3. The plot was nothing that I have experienced before. The creepy horror aspects paired with the erotica and romance had me a bit worried, but they worked surprisingly well. The horror aspects of this book really fit with Harley’s erotica style. The harder kinks work incredibly well with the plot and the characters. I highly suggest that you note the content warnings when it comes to anything Harley writes but especially this book. It wouldn’t be a Harley LaRoux book without talking about the erotica, which was explosive, to say the least. Seriously, this book might just make you have to go to confession. I’ve read Demon romances before, but… damn.

I want to see you squirm, I want to see you beg. If you’re going to be damned, you need to go willingly.

As always, Harley’s characters were well written, and I loved watching Leon and Rae interact. I will admit, at times, I wanted to yell at Rae for being an idiot, but she was idiotic in a realistic way. I never thought that her reactions were not natural, even though they were not the choices I would have made. I also loved that Leon wasn’t all-powerful. Many books with supernatural characters have the main hero as the mightiest of them all, and I loved that that wasn’t Leon. Leon truly is a cinnamon roll for Rae, and I just loved it.

I was a toy to him now, a little doll in his game. But when he came for me, I was determined to be prepared.

All in all, this book is incredible. It kept me wanting to turn the page & brought back the feel of reading for me. Seriously, it was fantastic. The horror aspects were great, and the romance aspect of it was incredible. Seriously, it’s excellent, and I can’t wait for it to be out in the world so I can shove it down everyone’s throats.

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2 thoughts on “Review | Her Soul To Take

  1. Great review! I’m a little nervous about horror, since that’s a subject I stay far away from, but your review makes it actually sound … appealing! I’m seriously thinking about having to get my hands on a copy of this because it sounds hot as hell (omg no pun intended)!

    1. It is seriously hot!! It definitely has horror elements & a few moments that were a bit scary/suspenseful but more suspense with horror elements (rotting monsters and the like). If you want me to go into more details let me know. 🙂

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