'The Forbidden Soul’ by Natasha Duncan-Drake is the second book in her ‘Soul Reader’ series. In the first story, 'Forgotten Soul', she introduces John and Michael, delightful characters, who, under very unusual circumstances, become a couple. This story picks up from where the first one ended with the question being now that they're out of danger, where do they go from here?
While contemplating their dilemma, Michael convinces John that he needs to reconnect with his family. John is uncomfortable with the idea, but decides to give it a try. They are completely honest with his family about everything that's happened, including the fact Michael is a vampire and John is a soul reader. Happily, John's family welcomes them with open arms. They have missed John so much that all they are concerned with is that John is alive and obviously happy with Michael. Unfortunately for John, getting out of the soul reading business is kind of like trying to quit being a part of the mob. They're not happy with the circumstances under which John left their organization. John and Michael have some dark days ahead, but one thing they know for sure is that whatever comes they will face it together.
'Forbidden Soul' isn't a standalone book and must be read sequentially; otherwise it won't make sense. If you like unusual stories with interesting, distinctive characters, with some hot vampire sex, then this book may be for you. Thanks, Natasha! Will we get to see these guys again?