Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Book Review: Romancing the Soul - Sarah Tranter

Synopsis Rachael Jones hasn’t exactly chosen an average career path. She’s a ‘past-life regressionist’ and is now hoping to help her clients find their Soul Mates by reconnecting them with their past lives.
But despite her best intentions, there are problems. Rachael made the mistake of regressing her best friend, Susie Morris, who has since been haunted by events that occurred in her past life.
When Susie meets Hollywood actor George Silbury in unlikely circumstances, she is completely unprepared for her reaction. There’s an intense mutual attraction that neither can explain or ignore.
Can George help Susie to overcome the sense of desolation she feels as the result of her past-life regression? Or will history’s habit of repeating itself ruin all chance of her finding happiness? (Supplied by Choc-Lit)

Review - I received this e-book for review from Choc-Lit.

Do you believe in Soul Mates?  Do you believe in Past Life Regression?  If so, then this novel may be for you.

Soul mates, an interesting subject for a romance novel and I quite liked the idea of past life regression thrown into the mix.  The story started out well enough, we were introduced to flatmates Rachael and Susie and their friend Rob.  Then we meet Cassie Silbury, journalist sister of heart-throb actor George Silbury.  Cassie has undertaken past life regressions for an article she is writing and her experiences have not been good.  For her third session she persuades her brother to go along too and finds that her previous experiences are not as fantastical as they seemed after all. 

Up to this point in the story, all was well.  However from then, for me, it lost some direction.  There was too much focus on the soul mate and past life regression part and I found I started to lose interest as this became repetitive. It appeared the author wanted to ensure that the reader knew this was what the novel was about.  I also found the constant struggle between George and Susie tiresome and overplayed.  Less is more.  Although, the friends were credible characters, their behaviours not necessarily so.  I liked George, he seemed to be the most sensible, a handsome alpha male, just what you expect from a leading romantic hero.  Susie got on my nerves with her constant whingeing and dithering.  Cassie was okay in small doses and Rachael was meddling, interfering and a bit clueless.  As in all chicklit, you have the baddies, here in the shape of George's manager and the leading lady in his current film.  A good concept but the story was too long.  With further editing, it would have made a better read for me.  3*

  • ISBN-10: 1781890757
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781890752
  • ASIN: B00H3QA98C

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