Soul Bonds (Ariel’s Review)

Title: Soul Bonds (Common Powers #1)
Author: Lynn Lorenz
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: December 20, 2016
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 176
Reviewed by: Ariel
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

Book one in the Common Powers series – newly expanded version!

Mitchell’s tired of one night stands and casual encounters.

Sammi is a runaway sex slave who’ll do anything to stay free.

When they meet in a bar, Mitchell can’t believe his luck. Sammi is sex on two legs and seems to know just what Mitchell wants from a lover. But Sammi’s owner Donovan isn’t going to let him go so easily. He’s prepared to destroy anyone who stands in his way to get back his prized slave.

Is the bond between Mitchell and Sammi strong enough to stand up against the damage Donovan inflicts on their lives, or will it shatter?

Reader Advisory: This book deals with the sex slave industry and people who are held against their will.

Publisher’s Note: This book has previously been released elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release with Pride Publishing.


The story plot is simple, but with an added twist. Boy gets conned into prostitution which turns into him becoming a sex slave. He escapes and finds his soulmate by accident.

Gets captured again and is about to be sold, but is rescued and lives happily ever after. Bad guys get arrested.

The added twist in the story I won’t tell you about – it’s a surprise.

The relationship between Mitchell and Sammi is really great. They are very compatible with Mitchell being the alpha male and Sammi being the submissive partner. Mitchell is very loving, kind, supportive and protective of Sammi, and Sammi wants to look after Mitchell and learn everything he can to do his part in the relationship.

The supportive cast member of Brian, the best friend of Mitchell’s, is also fabulous and I can see him being in the next book. His character gives you a sneak peek, I believe, into the next book of the series.

My only criticism of the story is the topic of the sex slave. To read about Sammi’s background and what he went through was disturbing. I wish the author would have picked something else that he could have lived through. He could have been tossed from foster home to foster home or grew up in an orphanage and had a rough life there. Also, I wish there would have been more written about Sammi and Mitchell’s relationship and less about the sex slave experience Sammi had.

Overall, it was an adequate story. The relationships were the best part as well as the surprise ingredient. I just hope the next book in the series will be less disturbing with more dialogue and development of relationships.

Common Powers Series

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