Jera’s Jamboree review : Romancing the Soul by Sarah Tranter

RTS_packshot-copyPaperback: 336 pages

Publisher:Choc Lit (7 Jan 2014)

ISBN-10: 1781890757

ISBN-13: 978-1781890752

Your Soul Mate is out there! Let a past life lead the way

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 through 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 reactions. There’s an intense mutual attraction that neither can explain nor 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 chances of her finding happiness?

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George’s sister Cassie (who is a journalist) has been trying to discredit past life regression.  When we meet her she’s in total disbelief that she’s experienced the same past life with more than one regressionist and this has really unsettled her!

Next, we find out more about Rachael.  Despite her father’s career in banking and her own degree in economics, she has chosen to train in therapies. Flat mate Suzie doesn’t understand why she would give up a mainstream career.

The moment George and Suzie meet in Rachael’s consulting room, they experience such an unusual reaction to each other.  Rachael has an idea of how it fits together as does Cassie.

I have to say that all the characters bring something to the plot (great characterisations).

Suzie was a rather annoying character at first.  I know she was playing it safe and had already given up on engaging with life but I still felt she had no backbone.  However, when she comes into her own and puts her foot down she is rather majestic.  I was cheering her on!  I empathised with her on the school trip in the coach …

George is a HOT male lead and I don’t mean just physically … despite his film star looks he wasn’t arrogant and is everyone’s ideal man 🙂

My favourite character is Rachael.  Loved her ‘ring a ding ding’ feelings and how she felt about life.  I know she annoyed Cassie sometimes but she’d be a great friend to have.

The integral historical aspect really drew me in.  It was so authentic with Cassie researching and then the flashbacks.  I enjoyed these past events in the modern world and this gave the romance an edge for me.  Despite working out where we were going with all the characters, it was quite tense at times knowing how it should end but hoping that the events conspiring against our two romantic leads could be averted and wondering how.

Romancing the Soul is such a unique love story. This may be a plot that is well known to any romance reader but the unique past life regression makes George and Suzie’s ‘dance of love’ feel fresh and alive. The pace kept me engaged and the humour adds to the plot too.

Whether you believe in a past life and a soul mate or not, Romancing the Soul is a story I would recommend for all lovers of romance and that illusive HEA.

If you missed my interview with Sarah Tranter, you can read it here.

Buy it and spread the word

Buy it and spread the word

I would like to thank the publishers for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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2 thoughts on “Jera’s Jamboree review : Romancing the Soul by Sarah Tranter

  1. I’m glad you really enjoyed this one. Isn’t it funny how we all get a different take on a story. that’s what makes reviewing so interesting though, it is all subjective to an extent.

    • Oh yes, definitely subjective – we relate to our own personal experience and personal preferences Jane.

      I enjoy reading how each person may highlight a different thing in reviews too.

      Thanks for commenting.
      Shaz

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