Review: Open House: Pool of Souls by Krystal Shannan

Posted January 11, 2013 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 0 Comments

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Review: Open House: Pool of Souls by Krystal Shannan
Open House: Pool of Souls

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Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on January 8, 2014
Pages: 60
Format: eBook
Source: Author
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In essence, anyone who reads this is getting two stories for the price of one.  And how cool is that?  I love reading books that include the Greek gods and goddesses so I took the opportunity to grab this one.  It was a sassy and sweet, but yet ‘hotter than Hades throne room’ short story.

The story is fairly short so it gets to the matter quickly.  Two people who secretly crushed on each other in high school now have a second chance when Robert decides to move his tech business back to Texas.  He spotted the grown up Rebecca at a wine festival and is now confident enough to try for her.  Robert finds his way back into Rebecca’s life by making sure she’s the realtor that is sent out to show him a home that he’s interested in buying.  They hit it off quickly enough, but naturally things aren’t that simple.

The trouble is that Robert and Rebecca have no idea that in essence their romance is the focus of a tug of war between the Greek gods, Aries and Aphrodite.  Both want to use these human souls for their own ends and use the situation as a chance to show each other a little spite due to their thousand year long anger over a break-up.  Both are determined to have their way so plot to thwart each other at every turn.

The plot or should I say plots offered enjoyable stories for different reasons, but I do wonder if they would have been even better if the focus would have been more strong on one or the other instead of almost evenly divided the way it was.  I found the human story a sweet little piece and the gods’ portion amusing.  Both plots had the common denominator of providing some torchy sex scenes particularly Aries and Aphrodite- whoo boy!

So if you’re looking for a quick read for some light, yet steamy entertainment, you might wish to give this one a try.

About Krystal Shannan

Krystal Shannan writes stories full of action, snark, magick, a little bit of humor, and heart-felt emotion. If you are looking for leisurely-paced sweet romance, her books are probably not for you. However, for those looking for a magickal ride, filled with adventure, passion, and just a hint of humor. Welcome home.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Krystal Shannan
9 years ago

Thank you for the kind words 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed it.

Sophia Rose
9 years ago

So glad you could stop by Krystal!