Lucas Valentino, sheriff in the small
town of Destiny, ran away from his hometown of New Orleans to
avoid the curse that has plagued his family for generations.
This curse forces the Valentino men to kill their mates after
they find them and because of the guilt, they then kill
EMT Sonja Stone has decided to use her
friend’s cabin in Destiny to unwind from her stressful life in
Chicago. But that stress continues when her car breaks down
in the Appalachian Mountains, miles away from her final
destination. Fortunately for her, Lucas stops by and helps
her out. Almost instantaneously, the attraction between the
two of them arises and Lucas realizes that Sonja is his mate.
Aware of the danger Sonja is placed in because of his curse,
Lucas initially refuses to act on this attraction. But he
vacillates between holding her at arms’ lengths and simply
holding her in his arms, which confuses Sonja.
Lucas and Sonja are fantastic. Sonja is
attracted to Lucas, but refuses to let him play mind games
with her and puts him in his place on several occasions. But
in spite of him (and herself), she’s willing to give him
another chance and allows herself to be vulnerable. I just
love Lucas and Ms. Rose does a wonderful job conveying his
despair in finding his mate but knowing that he will be
responsible for ending her life and ultimately any happiness
the two of them may have. There were parts of the curse that
were a little confusing and there were a few minor grammatical
errors. However, I enjoyed The Soul Mate’s Curse
so much that I look forward to reading other works by Ms.