Review: Shadowed Soul by Stacey Kennedy

Shadowed Soul by Stacey Kennedy
Series: 1Night Stand
Release Date: October 5, 2011
Publisher:  Decadent
Pages: 40
Source:  Publisher

Four months have passed since Ellie’s heart was broken by her cheating boyfriend, Gerrid. Sick of mourning, she sets out in search of a man to make her forget. Madame Eve of 1Night Stand arranges for Ellie to meet just the man at Nocturnal Nightclub in Miami. Bryce is not only sexy as sin but full of mystery. He does things no man should be capable of. Ellie might question his fast speed, cold hands, and even the way he bites at her skin―if he wasn’t so determined to awaken the part of her that’s been buried by lies.

Days have passed since Bryce’s last feeding and his vampire hungers demand to be sated. But feeding is not his only intention. Ellie seeks to be a different woman, to gain power for herself, and Bryce plans to push her to discover it. To show her she can do things she never thought possible and force her to see the strength she yearns for already lives inside of her.

Ellie will have to choose, expose all of herself, or remain hidden in the dark shadows. But Bryce will have to make a choice of his own—let her go or keep Ellie forever?


Review: If I had one complaint about this book, it would be that I wanted more. The ending was so cliffhanger-ish that I actually screamed a tiny bit in frustration when I was done.

I should mention that this is my first 1Night Stand novella and I really did feel like I was missing out on something, but only the back story of the matchmaking service. Otherwise this is a stand alone.

I liked Ellie, even with her insecurities about not being good enough. How many of us feel that way after a break up? Almost all of us. I liked the fact that she was not afraid to go after what she wanted – a hot night of sex with a random person who was matched up to her thanks to Madame Eve.

There is barely any mention of Bryce being a vampire until almost the end. His feeding from Ellie was tastefully written and the sex between them hotter than fresh baked bread straight from the oven.

Overall I enjoyed this novella and wish there was more. Hopefully there’s a sequel or full-length story in the works because I really want to know what happens between them!