FINDING HOPE Pool of the Soul book 2 by Krystal Shannan


I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.  I will be honest all right, I emailed her in the middle of the book to tell her how in love I was with Adrian.

Book summary by Amazon: Warning: The plot thickens with a passel of pissed off Olympians. Ares and Aphrodite are in for a double dose of trouble! More Olympians join the mix in Finding Hope: Pool of Souls Book 2. A jewel addict, a kick-ass possibly-virgin huntress, and an insatiable ancient oracle are just a few. But don’t worry; Ares and Aphrodite are still front and center.

Addison Connelly has given up on men. She is disappointed yet again when her best friend tries to play matchmaker, and the match falls flat…or does it? Her friend knows all Addison needs is a chance, a little hope, and maybe a dropkick in the right direction. With an extra push from Aphrodite, will this lonely soul learn to trust again? Or will she run from the only man who could make her happy?

Adrian Colter, Nashville Police Detective and certifiable bachelor, puts his foot in his mouth in a big way when his roommate’s fiancé tries to match him up with her best friend. After making a horrible first impression, can he earn the trust of a woman who won’t speak a civil word to him?

Adrian isn’t the only one trying to earn the trust of a beautiful woman. While Ares fights to rebuild the trust he lost thousands of years ago with the Goddess of Love, his parents do what they do best —show off their greed and selfishness. Will he find the hope and forgiveness he so desperate seeks or will his parents destroy his chance at happiness?

Now I get to tell you what I thought.  WOW.  Yes that is the first word that comes to mind about this book.  I thought she had amazed me with her short story but she out did herself with this one. Finding Hope is a book of two stories, both with on the edge of your seat drama, angst of deepest levels, loss, pain, betrayal.  In between all of that she gave you two romances and love scenes that will make you sweat and squirm.

What impressed me the most is as I said in my review of her first book, I am not educated with mythology and the Gods.  She did an excellent job at filling me in on the information that a newbie to this realm of history would need for the story to make sense.  I didn’t feel lost or scrambling to make sense of this part of the book at all.

As for the human part, WOW once again.  I think I fell in love with Adrian early on, but by half way through I was needing to shout to the world that there is a new romantic fictional boyfriend out here who really needs some love.  Addison was just a pleasure to read about.  She was so down to Earth, pure and a good girl who had been hurt so badly in the past, she deserved Adrian. Both characters are easy to emotionally invest in.

This is yet another wonderful romance book that I would highly recommend.  It isn’t page to page sex, it has a serious plot and story line and characters that are so well-developed you can close your eyes and see them.  It was easy to imagine what was going on in my head while reading it because she brought each page to life with her writing.

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JBJ says


5 Hearts rating

2 thoughts on “FINDING HOPE Pool of the Soul book 2 by Krystal Shannan”

  1. Thank you so much! I teared up a little reading your review. This is the reason I’m driven to write. So the stories can find special people like you who can fall in love with them just like me.

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