An Echo in the Sorrow by Hailey Turner _ Book Review

Title and cover: An Echo in the Sorrow

Series: Soulbound 6

Publisher: Self-published

Release Date (Print & Ebook/Audio): March 1, 2021

Length (Print & Ebook/Audio): 117,943 words

Subgenre: LGBTQ Urban Fantasy

Warnings: None

Cover artist: AngstyG LLC

All buy links or pre-order links: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08R6BD3GX/

Book blurb:

Forgiveness is a hollow prayer you only hear in your dreams.

Patrick Collins has spent years handling cases as a special agent for the Supernatural Operations Agency, even as his secret standing in the preternatural world has changed. He should have confessed to his role as co-leader of the New York City god pack when he and Jonothon de Vere took up the mantle months ago, but he didn’t. Now that split loyalty will cost him at a time when he can least afford it.

Outmaneuvered, framed for murder, and targeted by the Dominion Sect, Patrick has to face a past full of lies to regain his freedom. Revealing the truth means he’ll need to give up the life that has defined him. Everything he’s fought to build with his pack is at stake, and losing them isn’t a price Patrick is willing to pay, but some choices aren’t his to make.

Jono knows they can’t cede any more territory if they want to win the god pack civil war spilling into the streets of New York City. But the souls of werecreatures are free for the taking when demons come to town and angels sing a warning no one can ignore. When Jono’s worst fear comes to life, and he loses the one person he can’t live without, the only option left is to fight.

Facing down the demons of their past and the ones in their present, Patrick and Jono will learn the hard way that some sins never wash away clean.

An Echo in the Sorrow is a 118k word m/m urban fantasy with a gay romantic subplot. It is a direct sequel to On the Wings of War. Reading the first book in the series would be helpful in enjoying this one.

Blog Teaser

Jono bit lightly at his bottom lip, the faint sting making Patrick’s cock twitch with interest. “Not going anywhere. Won’t let you go either.”
Patrick couldn’t bring himself to voice the fear that he might, and so kissed Jono again, because that was better than thinking about everything in his life he couldn’t control. Jono let Patrick set the pace of the kiss—quick and hard, needy in a way Patrick only ever was with him.
Jono responded with just as much want, but the touch of his hands was careful and soothing against Patrick’s body. One slid down his thigh and curled around the back of his knees to hike his leg over Jono’s hip, pulling them flush together. Their cocks slid against each other, and the dry friction drew a groan from Patrick.
“Gonna make a mess of you,” Jono promised.
Patrick hummed agreement, in no way capable of arguing against that. Jono had fucked him every single day since he’d been released from prison. Patrick couldn’t smell the scent of Jono on his own skin, but he didn’t care. It was a mark that he was pack, and he’d never say no to that or to Jono.
They both had a day packed with meetings, but in the soft morning light of their bedroom, their responsibilities faded away in favor of slow kisses, shared breath, and the warm slide of Jono’s slick fingers jacking them both off together. It was easy and warm and gentle, Jono in no hurry even when Patrick pressed biting kisses against his collarbone.

About the Author: Hailey Turner is a big city girl who spoils her cats rotten and has a demanding day job that she loves, but not as much as she loves writing. She’s been writing since she was a young child and enjoys reading almost as much as creating a new story.

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[I received a digital arc for an honest review]

An Echo in the Sorrow by Hailey Turner is the sixth book in the Soulbound series. Echo picks up after the events in London and Paris with Patrick on desk duty at the SOA and Jono and his New York City god pack fighting a civil war throughout the five boroughs. The two sides of Patrick’s life collide when an item he is investigating on behalf of the SOA is found in a dead enemy of his god pack. Patrick is accused of the murder and while the investigation continues he finds himself being pulled away from his pack and family and into the games of yet another group of gods. Jono continues to fight for Patrick’s freedom while trying to bring the fight for New York City to close for good. With demons running rampant and old enemies coming back to NYC will Patrick and Jono be able to survive another round or have the fates finally decided on who wins this ongoing war?
 
Patrick is finally unable to keep his private life as co-alpha of the NYC god pack from his work with the SOA. He had been working on borrowed time from the beginning since he regularly used his work position to his benefit when dealing with pack business as well as hiding the soulbond with Jono. Time has finally run out and Patrick’s entire past which has been hidden is brought to the forefront. He has Jono as well as the rest of his friends, pack and allies support which is probably the only reason he is able to handle everything thrown at him in this book. While the romance between himself and Jono has always been an aspect of the story but not at the forefront I feel like this is even more apparent in this book where Patrick and Jono get their moments but everything else takes priority. You don’t feel like you’re missing out because their relationship continues to strengthen and you love them even more.
 
You want me.”
“Yes, but there are some days you’re so bloody stubborn I think about murder. It’d be purely out of love though.”
 
Jono is finally faced with issues that have been ongoing over the last year since fate thrust him into Patrick’s life and their pack was born. He’s ready to take over NYC and bring a new reign for werecreatures as the co-alpha of the god pack. Patrick’s arrest and the gods intervention force Jono to deal with something he’s never truly contemplated – losing Patrick. Their soul bond connects them but Jono’s love for him is an entirely different and more powerful force. Being Patrick’s partner continues to be difficult and the events of this book further that but at no point do you see their affections waver, they will always be each other’s calm in the storm.
 
He didn’t say anything, but the quiet metronome of his heartbeat and the way his scent spiked was an answer in and of itself. Jono knew that Patrick would keep his promise and always come back to him.”
 
Hailey Turner pulled no punches in this book and although she warned us (if you creep her social media – Me! Me! I do that!) that Patrick’s actions have consequences and man was that the truth. She manages to keep that humor you’ve come to expect in these books especially with Wade who is just *SIGH* the best. Sage continues to be a complete boss keeping all the fools she loves from running amok and getting themselves killed while planning a wedding.
 
You’re why I’m getting gray hairs in my thirties.”
“It makes you look distinguished.”
“It makes me want to strangle you.”
 
5 stars for a series that continues to make you laugh, clutch your chest and warm your heart as Jono and Patrick march towards all out war and hopefully their HEA.

—-Written by Kaitlin—-

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