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Soulmated by Shaila Patel


Edition: Physical, Paperback

Pages: 300

Series or Standalone: Series, 1st (Joining of Souls)

Published: January 24th, 2017

Publisher: Month 9 Books

Goodreads Synopsis: “Two souls. One Fate.

Eighteen-year-old Liam Whelan, an Irish royal empath, has been searching for his elusive soulmate. The rare union will cement his family’s standing in empath politics and afford the couple legendary powers, while also making them targets of those seeking to oust them.

Laxshmi Kapadia, an Indian-American high school student from a traditional family, faces her mother’s ultimatum: Graduate early and go to medical school, or commit to an arranged marriage.

When Liam moves next door to Laxshmi, he’s immediately and inexplicably drawn to her. In Liam, Laxshmi envisions a future with the freedom to follow her heart.

Liam’s father isn’t convinced Laxshmi is “The One” and Laxshmi’s mother won’t even let her talk to their handsome new neighbor. Will Liam and Laxshmi defy expectations and embrace a shared destiny? Or is the risk of choosing one’s own fate too great a price for the soulmated?

I fell in love with this novel.


The characters were great. I loved Laxshmi’s attitude and her goals. Liam was just…… okay he’s one of my new book boyfriends. I loved his personality and his determination. The chemistry between the two was well written and kept me thinking “oh my gosh, please just kiss already. New OTP”. Shaila wrote the characters so well and it was really nice to have information on more than just the two main characters.


The plot and writing was amazing. Shaila’s writing reminds me of Jennifer L. Armentrout in the best way possible. Her writing keeps you enthralled within the novel and makes you unable to put it down. I loved the plot. It was different than other soulmate novels that I’ve read before. The empathic powers were really intriguing and I really want to learn more.



If you haven’t picked up this novel, you should definitely add it to your TBR!

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Xx Sincerely,



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