Review. King of Souls, L. A. Cotton
Nicco and Arienne's story continues in King of Souls and the angst amps up. Their love is still forbidden and there are so many strong forces they need to fight.
Arienne is being forced into a horrible situation while Nicco and his family try to find a way out of it. This situation shows just how strong Arienne is, no matter how shattered, afraid and uncomfortable she is, she never gives her enemy the satisfaction of seeing it, not even with all the minefields he keeps blowing up at her. Nicco once again shows what he is willing to do and give up for the love of his life. This romantic swoon worthy guy is amazing. I freaking love him. Staying away from Arienne and their home town is hard for him but he gives his all to finding a way to bring down the enemy. I loved how the plot thickened and we learned about the past of the families.
However, I feel like they'll be more to unpack in the future revolving the secret that came out at the end of the book. Boy, I had not been expecting that. My heart broke for a certain someone, but then with the little glimpse we got of the next couple, that same someone broke my heart too. I can't wait to see how he'll get out of that mess.
Arienne and Nicco are an adorable couple, which I can't get enough of. I'm gonna miss them. Their journey was not easy but it was pretty amazing and so romantic and angsty. I legit love this world and I am already dying for more. The aesthetic of it all has me all heart eyes. King of Souls was way more suspenseful than I imagined and I loved it. The last maybe 20% of the book oh man, so good. So much happened. Very thrilling and unexpected things. It really got me super pumped for more of all these characters.
Once again, the side characters, in this case also side kicks, were freaking amazing. This group of friends, and I include Arienne's bodyguard here cuz swoon, already own my heart. I am so excited for all future books. Both Enzo and Matteo will get their own book and I could not be happier. The way Matteo talks about the girl he met to Nicco omg. I need those two stat. I feel like there's so much to Caitlin that we have no idea about. I need to know everything!! If you don't know, there is a novella called Angel of Tears, available in the Love in Lockdown anthology, where we get to see them meet. Hopefully we'll get more books eventually. I wouldn't mind getting a Tristan book where we get to see him truly redeem himself for the part he played in Arienne's 'downfall'.
Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find L A immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.