This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Tania Staley for Readers' Favorite
Kristy Pantin’s "Soulmates: An Affair to Remember" reveals the heartache and confusion that occurs in forbidden romance. This collection of poems chronicles the rise and fall of romance in an illicit affair. The speaker meets her soulmate one evening, only to find that he is already in a relationship. She tries to stay away, but finds herself inexplicably drawn to him, even though she knows it is wrong. She tries to fight her feelings, but it is hard to fight when your heart isn’t fully committed. "Soulmates" takes a unique view, and allows the “other woman” to speak. With lines inspired by actual events, these poems give you a chance to peek into the private lives of these star-crossed lovers, and you may be surprised by whose side you are on. When it comes to love and romance, there are no easily defined rights and wrongs. Love may always prevail, but who will love choose?
Pantin’s vulnerability is to be admired. Her poems delve into the raw emotion of unrequited and impermissible love. From flirting to the bedroom, Pantin dismisses judgment and is not afraid to let her poems speak truthfully; she is not worried to show the darker side of attraction. Her speaker aches with emotion, and readers will ache with her. "Soulmates" is not a book just for poets, but rather a book for anyone who is in love, been bruised by love’s scorn, or longs to be in love’s embrace. It is a page-turner, each poem demanding the next to be read. And even long after reading the final poem, Pantin’s words will continue to linger, just like the feel of a soulmate’s touch.