Can he make her fall in love with him… again?
When Pagan Moore proved worthy of Death’s devotion, he was given the gift of getting to keep her.
But Dank was never promised that Pagan would keep him.
When a soul is created, so is its mate. In every lifetime those souls find each other. They complete the other’s destiny. It’s time for Pagan’s soul to choose if she truly wants an eternity at Death’s side or if she wants the mate created just for her.
Dank didn’t think he had to worry about her choice. He knew where her heart belonged. Until he realized that every kiss, every touch, every moment of their time together would be washed from her memories. He would have to win her heart all over again and prove to her soul that he was where she belonged.
If only her soul’s mate wasn’t right there standing in his way.
So after Existence and Predestined Dank is back to square one (the scary square). Only he's got the slight advantage in that Pagan doesn't really forget him. Dejavu all over the place. What it really meant was that she wasn't giving him the benefit of the doubt so when some skank decided to make things difficult...well. Poor Dank.
I was honestly a little iffy on this book; I doubted Glines would build up Dank and Pagan just to be like 'whoops well a bit of amnesia and she doesn't really love him after all!' so it was a false premise to begin with. I wasn't even that keen on the journey to them becoming stronger since I really didn't like seeing Dank so depressed and sullen. Also I hated Pagan's so called soulmate (who's name I forget and I'm thankful for that).
There's some cameos (Leif! Oddly I missed you sir), but this is pretty by the numbers overall. The reason Dank doesn't win in the first month is pretty contrived and since Pagan never quite felt committed to ol'what's his name her soul mate it was just annoying. Which brings me to a different point--Pagan and her soul mate were supposed to be made for each other. Like--hey customized for your happiness made for you. DESTINED. So not only did I get to read about Dank being sullen, Pagan being depressed but not understanding why and more time with I hope to never remember his name again, but Glines is playing glib with destiny.
I'm being harsh, but honestly I devoured this pretty quickly. Glines has an easy to read and digest writing style that moved along at a perfect pace. There's some mutterings that verge on the religious at times, but really its how it relates to Death and souls then religion so it wasn't an issue. The climax is a bit of a 'oh for crying out loud', but by that point I would have accepted an author note that said 'And so they worked things out'. I just wanted them back together.
So obviously Glines succeeded in getting me to care about her characters--which is the whole point of reading right?