Something lurks within the walls of the house Trevor Mathews and his best friend Merrick Taylor share. It watches them and their friends. It needs them. It knows their weaknesses.
Trevor's in love with Merrick and hasn't got the nerve to tell him. Merrick's relationship is already failing, but he doesn't believe he deserves what he truly desires. And the dark presence enjoys their suffering.
The entity wants to exploit them, push Merrick's boyfriend into fits of jealousy and possessiveness, encourage Trevor to avoid the man he's stood by most of his life, and frustrate their friend Tempest who's tired of knowing Trevor and Merrick are perfectly matched souls, but they're too scared to try.
The entity needs them to fight, to hurt, to scream at each other in anger and pain. It thrives on their helplessness and targets their insecurities. And it won't stop until it has devoured their joy, destroyed their hope, and eventually, shattered their souls.
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Trevor and Merrick have been friends for years and now the home they share is starting to give them the creeps. It isn't until their friend Tempest suggest something else is living in their home with them that things really start to happen. Trevor has hid his feelings for Merrick while he watches Merrick's relationship with Will grow. Will whatever resides in the home win when it starts to create tension between the lifelong friends or will that lifelong friendship blossom into more and overcome their unwanted roommate? I've only read a few AJ Rose's books but I have loved everyone of them, frankly I am always ready to devour the tale before I even reach chapter 2. In Soul Searching I can safely say that on the personal front you just want to shake Trevor and Merrick and scream at them to get their act together and talk. Even though the story is told from Trevor's POV, its pretty obvious that Merrick is less infatuated with Will and wants Trevor too but will either of them be honest about it or will they continue on as usual? I think you know what's coming: for that you have to read for yourself. As for whatever is living in the home with the boys, I won't say who or what it is but I will say that it gave me the heebee jeebies. Soul Searching is the perfect read for Halloween but seeing as its nearly November, I can also recommend this one for any time of the year. A wonderful mix of creepy, freaky, drama, friendship, and love. A definite must for the paranormal lover and an absolute must for the lover of great storytelling.
When I saw this book release I didn’t hesitate to get on board with it. This author has never disappointed with her writing. Soul Searching proves how amazingly this author writes thrillers. Like The Yearning and Reaping Havoc series she masters the haunting feeling and how the power of love can fight off the darkest evil. There’s truly so much to love about this. She chose to go British, which was a wonderful treat! It’s friends to lovers and an unrequited love story. Two favorites all wrapped into one exciting book. Merrick and Trevor have known each other since they were young(er). At some point in that friendship Trevor realizes he is in love with Merrick and he endures watching his friend go from one broken bad boy to another. All the while staying loyal, supportive, and a rock. In return, Merrick is all the things Trevor needs in his life. Tempest is the best friend in the middle and as she watches these two dance around each other it’s hard for her to keep quiet. This was so perfectly done in my opinion. The romantic suspense was just as thrilling as the haunting entity trying to kill them all. Yup! You read that right. Here you have these two guys working stuff out and this dark thing trying to murder all happiness and stop their hearts. That was creepy and thrilling and the execution of it all worked well. This story is a page turner. Once you begin you will find it incredibly hard to stop. This is NOT a horror story at all. There's no gore or anything of that sort. It's exciting, a little creepy, a lot intense, and lovely. An AJ Rose book is always a treat and I’m so excited she wrote this one.