(Soul Match 3)
Embracing destiny was never meant to be easy…
Morgan can’t figure out where he belongs anymore now that a new world has emerged in the aftermath of the Alasharian invasion of Earth. Everything is too strange and frightening and all he wants to do is hide from it all. It doesn’t help to ease his confusion when he finds himself being drawn to not one, but two aliens. He thought his cousin Chris was insane to fall in love with the muscled warriors who bonded with him as his mates, but his own heart might be in danger when it comes to the warrior Rama, and Hallosh, an advisor to the Alasharian’s Supreme Commander, the Nall.
Chris experiences a terrifying vision from the Soul Healer and it becomes clear that both Alasharian and humans are running out of time to save the Earth from the insidious spread of the Void. A battle is imminent and it becomes imperative to protect those who are allied against the evil that has corrupted the Nall.
Everything on Earth is about to change once again and Morgan finds himself at the brink of discovering his own destiny—and how the two aliens he can’t get out of his mind will be a part of it. A disturbing event triggers the beginning of the fight against the Void. Chris and Morgan must separate for the first time since the invasion, with each of them going with their soul matches. For Morgan, he hopes the goodbye he says to Chris isn’t forever.
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After Chris had left the room, Rama turned to Lasar. “He seems upset about his…how is he related to Morgan?”
“They’re cousins, family due to one parent being brother or sister to the other human’s parent.” Rama ran the explanation through his mind. “Ah, yes. I understand. They’re close then?”
“Very. I’m proud of the way he’s watched out for Morgan. When they were still at the cages, before he knew that Nary was his match and would never hurt him, he begged Nary to bring Morgan too.”
Nary interjected, “Yes, he agreed to do anything I wanted as long as Morgan could come with us. I recognized their strong connection right away.”
The way Lasar and Nary described Chris was almost rapturous. While he found it fascinating, and was happy that both of them were filled with so much love for their mate, he still couldn’t help but wonder how it was that they’d ended up matching with a human.READ MORE
They chatted some more about what Rama could expect in terms of caring for Morgan, and that it was fine to be informal with him when they were alone, but to be mindful of public protocol with a sex slave. Nary also promised to secure a robe like the one Chris wore, so that Morgan wouldn’t have to follow the one slave rule of being naked all the time. Rama imagined that such a thing would be even more difficult for Morgan, given what Lasar had told him about the human’s innocence.
“What’s taking so long?” Lasar appeared irritated. “Excuse me, I’ll go check on them.”
Since Morgan’s fear of aliens had also been discussed, Rama hoped he wouldn’t have too much trouble with Morgan after all. With the threat of what they might have face with the Nall and the Void, more than ever he wasn’t looking forward to bringing a strange human into his home.
Both he and Nary turned at the sound of Lasar’s and Chris’ voices as they approached from the hall.
“…it just confused him, that’s all. First, I’m kicking and screaming, trying to get away from you guys, then he hears us having raunchy sex from across the suite. But I did show him my welts. He was curious.”
“Chris. Shush.” A quieter human’s voice had responded.
“Don’t shush me, you dork.”
“Boy, not now.” Lasar’s tone held a warning.
The three of them entered the room and the moment the one who must’ve been Morgan spotted him, his eyes rounded and he lowered his head. He wore what appeared to be an Alasharian-styled shawl that a female would wear, and he had it tied around his waist. Morgan twisted his hands in front of him and something in Rama made him want to soothe him. His sentimental reaction was probably related to the way Lasar had described Morgan with such sympathy.
Lasar sighed as if what he’d just gone through had been exhausting. Rama guessed that the three must have had a balancing session, and while it was a natural thing, and was to be expected between matches, he found it oddly annoying that they’d done it while Morgan was present in the suite.
“I apologize, Rama. Morgan was concerned about his cousin’s welfare.” Lasar narrowed his eyes at Chris. “But now that everything has been resolved, I’d like you to meet Morgan.”
“Hello, Morgan. I’m glad to meet you.” When Morgan didn’t respond, other than adding lip-chewing along with the hand-twisting, Chris nudged him with his elbow. “Dude, we discussed this.”
Morgan peered up at him, terror clear in his features and grimacing as if he were in pain. “H-hello.”COLLAPSE
Morningstar Ashley on Diverse Reader wrote:
The Soul Match series has fascinated me since the first book, in the way Morticia Knight combined aliens and BDSM in a way that fit the culture of the aliens without making it seem strange. I enjoyed the first two books that focused on Chris, Nary, and Lasar as they discovered the depth of their connection and how they could manage being three together when a soul match is meant for two Alasharians.
Morgan, Chris’s cousin, has just been along for the ride until now. He’s been protected by Nary and Lasar as much as they could, but he was waiting for Rama, the Alasharian he’s assigned to, to return and take him as his slave. He’s terrified by the prospect. He felt a connection to Hallosh, however briefly, but he will fight against it. When he meets Rama, though, he realizes not all Alasharians are the same. And when the gentle warrior takes an interest in Morgan’s books, their connection deepens.
To me, Morgan is a more likeable character. Maybe it’s his innocence and how uncertain he was over everything. Chris was hesitant, but he seemed to fall quickly for his alien matches. Morgan, on the other hand, has been watching everything from the sidelines and has had more time to process, or not, the situation.
The book does bring in Chris’s point of view since he is integral to the series. The plot thickens with the Nall and the Void becoming more dangerous, and the resistance needs to move fast before it’s too late to save human and alien life.
This series does have some BDSM and mentions of slavery, as humans are considered sexual slaves for many of the Alasharians. What happens between Chris, Morgan, and their matches is consensual. This series also must be read in order because the events from this book directly follow events from the previous book, and it would be incredibly confusing without the background information.
I highly recommend this series, though! It was enjoyable and I cannot wait for the next book!
I may or may not have yelled with how it ended and I’m still freaking glad I devoured the book!
I mean what’s not to love? Aliens and human mating, an apocalyptic storyline that the author likes to unfold slowly and with patience that I just don’t have (give me more!), the emotionally gripping the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it thoughts and feelings, the love...I could go on.
Finally, we get Morgan and his mates! We were teased in book 2 about who his one mate was going to be but things didn’t progress which in the end to one was great. Morgan is still scared of the Alasharians, even Chris’s mates, so he needed more time to adjust. I loved that she gave him friendship and trust before the realization of who one of his mates were which opened a door. Morticia never fails to give us well-developed characters that are easy to connect and cheer for let alone the whole of the beings on Earth.
The plot thickens once again! The Void is getting stronger, taking over more and more, but the allies are growing as well. It’s still a balancing act to keep them all safe and alive and Chris is under even more pressure since it’s all on him as to how they survive. The suspense is mounting but Morticia never falters in her delivery of the crumbs that progress the story and the heat and love between these bonded mates.
Now I need book four….