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Book Review: Her Soul to Take by Harley Laroux

Her Soul to Take by Harley Laroux 
Series: Souls Trilogy, #1
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Adult
Format: Paperback, 458 pages
Source: My Copy
Published April 9th 2021 by Independently Published
Harley Laroux: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Leon: I earned my reputation among magicians for a reason: one wrong move and you’re dead. Killer, they called me, and killing is what I’m best at. Except her. The one I was supposed to take, the one I should have killed – I didn’t. The cult that once controlled me wants her, and I’m not about to lose my new toy to them.
Rae: I’ve always believed in the supernatural. Hunting for ghosts is my passion, but summoning a demon was never part of the plan. Monsters are roaming the woods, and something ancient – something evil – is waking up and calling my name. I don’t know who I can trust, or how deep this darkness goes. All I know is my one shot at survival is the demon stalking me, and he doesn’t just want my body – he wants my soul.
Her Soul to Take is book 1 in the Souls Trilogy. Although all the books are interconnected, they are stand-alone and can be read in any order.
Content Warning
This book contains graphic sexual scenes, violence, kink/fetish content, horror elements, drug use, and depictions of hard kink/edgeplay. This book is strictly fictional and is not meant to represent realistic expectations of BDSM or kink.
Kinks/Fetishes Within: consensual non-consent (CNC), breathe play, spit, needle play (body modification fetish), pain play, fear play, public play, bondage, restraint, spanking/impact play.

Her Soul to Take was a book recommended in TikTok. I rarely use the app but I sometimes check some book recommendations. This one was the first book for Souls Trilogy.

“I’ll rip Heaven and Hell and this goddamn Earth apart before I let them steal you from me.”

Leon wasn’t like I expected. His first chapter wasn’t that interesting and I was kind of disappointed he was “slave” to the cult. I recommend keep going though because he gets more interesting as we learn more about him and him wanting to protect and own Rae’s soul was some how so sweet. Leon isn’t a demon that’s usually nice and cuddly. He actually likes hunting people who summons him and he loved making humans face their fears.

It doesn’t take long for Leon to become possessive of our heroine, Rae. She has always believed in the supernatural but when she finds out Leon’s a demon– she’s not a believer at first. Instead of being afraid of him she actually can’t resist him but who could resist a hot demon who just wanted to keep you safe and who wanted you.

I think mystery and horror parts of the story could be interesting if I was really interested in those kind of things.

All in all I was surprisingly surprised. I knew this one was going to be dark romance and all the content warnings told me it might have a lot of sex but I actually really liked the demon hero and dark romance is hit or miss for me. He could even be romantic. I love “good for her” and “touch her and you’ll die” tropes and I think Leon fits to those tropes.

4 stars

One thought on “Book Review: Her Soul to Take by Harley Laroux

  1. What a great review you have here Jamsu. I am so thrilled that it worked out so well for you here. I have been so nervous to read it though. But you definitely have made me feel like this might work for me and I do love a good dark romance.

    Hope you are well


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