Manic Readers gave me 4 Stars:
Kari Pierce has a secret that she must keep at all costs. She and her parents were brutally attacked by werewolves. Her parents died, but she survived as a changed person. Now every month for three nights, she turns furry. She’s learned to use this new ability to help others. It’s also how she meets Nick Murdock.
Nick is an FBI agent. He’s immediately drawn to Kari, but also suspicious when she knows more than she should about an open kidnapping case. He can’t seem to shake the feeling that there is something special about her that she’s not sharing. After an incredible night making love, she leaves him without a backward glance. Will Nick leave things alone, or will he look into Kari’s past to find out what she’s hiding?
Soul Mate is an enjoyable short story with a few twists and turns to keep you on your toes. The characters and plot are well written and flow from the first word to the last. This story does not leave you hanging, and continuously holds your attention. At the beginning of the story Kari is lonely and resigned to living a life without love, but she finds her soul mate in Nick. She just doesn’t know if he will be able to understand her secret, much less believe it. Will Nick surprise Kari and learn to accept her differences, or will he turn his back on her? If you are looking for a short story that packs a punch, then pick up Soul Mate. Ms. Bybee has delivered a delightful love story that is sure to please!