Thursday, May 3, 2012

Soul Protector by Misty Evans

Title: Soul Protector 
Author: Misty Evans
Genre: Paranormal Romance 
Series: Lost Worlds #2
Publisher: Carina Press 
Source: Cozy On The Couch Blog Tour

  The secret to redemption lies in their souls...
Dr. Nathan Hunter has forty-eight hours to save his job and find the missing Salt Coast Clan, a lost civilization locals believe is a myth. When ancient human remains turn up at the site of a new state water project along the Oregon Coast, he's sure the lost tribe is real. Before he can examine the bones, however, a pretty female lawyer gets an injunction to stop him. Nila Willopah sees ghosts. After failing to help a young boy cross over to the afterlife seven years ago, she hung up her shaman's cape, left her family, and went to college to pursue a law degree. Three days before the bar exam, she's summoned home by her grandfather to defend a sacred burial ground from a billion dollar state water project. Although her soul is in danger from the spirits unearthed at the site, Nila is the one person who can stop the project and protect her ancestors' last resting place from Dr. Hunter. She's also the only one who can help the angry spirits cross over. Nila suspects the sexy anthropologist is hiding a dark secret behind his clear blue eyes and skilled hands. A secret she wants nothing to do with. But when one of the ghosts latches onto his soul, Nila must set aside her fears and suspicions and once again enter the world of spirit communication to protect him.Even if saving his soul means sacrificing her own.

Soul Protector was one of those rare books were I was able to completely lose myself in the story. Lately I've found myself checking to see how many chapters and pages I have left to read, but with this one I was surprised when I found myself at the end of the book. I just wasn't ready for the story to end. I loved how there was no awkward epilogue or cliffhanger ending. It was just a happily ever after ending that made sigh with content.

Nila is fighting her heritage. She's a shaman, but left everything and became a lawyer to escape her destiny. However, when her Grandfather, the leader of the Red Fire Tribe calls and asks for her help, she can't say no.  Dr. Nathan Hunter is an anthropologist, looking to prove that  Salt Coast Clan really exists and just isn't a myth. The two are thrown together when Nathan is hired by a company wanting to build on land where bones have been found. Nila's tribe says that the bones belong to her tribe and sets off to stop Nathan and the company from disturbing the bones.

 However both their plans go by the wayside a little when odd things start happening-like ghosts appearing. What I loved about Nathan was he was so full of logic that it took him forever to accept that things were going on around him that he just couldn't explain. I loved watching struggle with that.

Soul Protector is just paranormal romance at it's best. If you are looking for something a bit different, I highly recommend this series.

 Come back tomorrow when I do a character interview with Misty Evans and giveaway both books in the series!