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Open House

(Pool of Souls #1)

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3.94  ·  Rating details ·  283 ratings  ·  95 reviews
Intrinsically woven into the fabric of human existence, Aphrodite, Titan Goddess of Love and Passion, dedicates herself to matching soul mates.

Rebecca Carol and Robert Corvin missed their original chance to bond when Ares, God of War, took control of Robert's career ten years ago. Their souls have naturally pulled them back together for a second chance at love, but...How
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Kindle Edition, 60 pages
Published October 19th 2012 by Krystal Shannan (first published October 5th 2012)
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Open House is book one in the Pool of Souls series by Krystal Shannan. This book was generously provided to me in exchange for an honest review.

This is a short story about how the deities are battling to control us humans here on earth. Aphrodite, the God of Love, and Ares, the God of War, have a love hate relationship of their own. Right now they are battling over whether or not the souls of Robert Corvin and Rebecca Carol will be allowed to bond.

Ares and Aphrodite:

Robert and Rebecca met back in high school. Robe
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★Moonrise Books
Jun 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-favorites
Open House is a novella that introduces us to Robert and Rebecca, two high school sweethearts who parted ways over ten years ago when Robert first left for college. After building up his company and securing a contract with the Navy, Robert returns to his hometown in search of the woman he left behind. But now that the great god of war, Ares, senses that Robert is drifting off course, Robert’s plans to reunite with Rebecca may be derailed. It wouldn’t be the first time. But the gods are fickle a ...more
Zed Whisper
Jan 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

At only 60 pages, Open House was a very quick read. In fact, I managed to read 25% whilst having my breakfast and because I arrived to work 45 minutes early (why is there always congestion on my way home but not on my way to work?!) I completed the remaining three quarters.

I have mixed feelings about this book. I enjoyed the beginning; how Rebecca and Robert knew each other beforehand at school because so many books I read are abou
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Jillian (NetGalley Addict)
Rebecca works for a real estate agency and one day she gets personally requested to show a high dollar house for a guy who tutored her in high school who is now a rich tech guy. Rich tech guy aka Robert has come back to his home town because he saw Rebecca at a wine tasting, remembered and decided to move his entire company from DC to Texas so he could date her. They are soul mates and there are two gods who are fighting over them if one wins they will be together if the other wins they will for ...more
Sophia
Dec 22, 2012 rated it liked it
In essence, anyone who reads this is getting two stories for the price of one. And how cool is that? I love reading books that include the Greek gods and goddesses so I took the opportunity to grab this one. It was a sassy and sweet, but yet 'hotter than Hades throne room' short story.

The story is fairly short so it gets to the matter quickly. Two people who secretly crushed on each other in high school now have a second chance when Robert decides to move his tech business back to Texas. He spot
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★Moonrise Books
Open House is a novella that introduces us to Robert and Rebecca, two high school sweethearts who parted ways over ten years ago when Robert first left for college. After building up his company and securing a contract with the Navy, Robert returns to his hometown in search of the woman he left behind. But now that the great god of war, Ares, senses that Robert is drifting off course, Robert’s plans to reunite with Rebecca may be derailed. It wouldn’t be the first time. But the gods are fickle a ...more
A.R. Von
Oct 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED this book! It’s a short beautiful, satisfying read that is fun, funny and exciting with a perfect sensual and paranormal touch that any romance and paranormal reader (18 and over) will love!

Rebecca works for a realty agency in her home town and is about to take on possibly the biggest sale of her career. She’s very smart, pretty and lively and is determined to make this sale and show her boss how capable she really is. When she finds out who it is that’s looking to buy the bea
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Valerie Mcqueen
Jan 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Open House by Krystal Shannan

Rating 5*****

This book was provided free from the author in exchange for honest literary review.

Rebecca has only wanted one man in het life since high school. Unfortunately, he left Texas long ago. Needless to say she was shocked when her important client turned out to be none other than her long lost crush Robert. Knowing he is relocating back to Texas gives Rebecca the chills, but it may not be smooth sailing because Rebecca and Robert are involved in a struggle
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Gaele
Jan 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
In a cleverly plotted short story that weaves the gods of Olympus with two recently reunited high school friends, Krystal Shannan has created a story that is both fun and unique, with love, laughs and some really steamy sex.

With two souls fated to match finally meet and connect, their relationship moves at warp speed, even when two very determined gods are invested in the outcome. Robert is the owner of a major defense contracting company, and Ares is most interested in keeping him alone and fo
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Heidi
Jan 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received this book from the author for an honest review.

A fantastic hot and steamy romance with a bit of Godly influence! What happens when you play with Aphrodite? You fall in love.. what happens when you make her angry? She will destroy you! So don't mess with her souls! In this adventurous novella we hop from mortal world to Aphrodite's palace as we discover what the Goddess of love has in store for two soul mates kept apart. The two souls have no idea they are in the hands of two angry Go
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Summer Hedrick
Jan 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I recieved a copy of this book from the author for a free and honest review.

Once I started reading this book, I was instantly drawn in. I love a book that makes me feel like I'm part of a character. Aphrodite is pulling to souls together while Ares tries to push them apart. Of course Aphrodite wins!

I had chill bumps reading this book! It is full of love, laughter, sex and happy tears. I cannot wait for book 2!
Lauren
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This hot and sexy short read is about two adults who never acknowledged their love im high school and come together as adults. I loved how this story included a few of the greek gods into the story line. Excellent read! WaAR
Kim culbertson
Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book as a gift for an honest review.
Perfect blend of love, lust, romance, and hot steamy sex!
Will for sure follow this series! Great book and well worth reading! Great job!

great short, will read more by this author !
Michelle
Feb 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Great mix of mythological, adventuresome, and romance. I loved how she tied all of the aspects of the book together and made it a great story you wanted to keep reading, even after it was finished.
Leanne Crabtree
I preferred reading about the Gods antics more than the romance playing out
Michelle
Oct 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Loved it! Had all kinds of emotions packed up in a short story. Great writing, loved how we learned of 2 relationships going on. Love the cover too!
Cindy
Nov 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good romance story with an extra twist because of the two Greek Gods which are involved in this going the way they want. And they don't want the same.

Rebecca and Robert know each other from the past years ago and now when he is a millionaire he is looking for her again. He does it in a different way, he lets her sell him a huge house on the condition she helps him decorate it. They grow back together very fast, but not everything goes as plan thanks to the two Gods who intervene. Including an
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Maria Wilson
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love Aphrodite

I really like the way this author combined the Greek gods and the human realm but didn't intertwine them. I mean the gods do interfere in the human realm but the humans are not aware of the gods. It was a different take than what I normally read and found it interesting.
Cynthia L. Turner
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Robert and Rebecca

Bonded souls finding each other with the help of the goddess of love. Robert and Rebecca have loved each other since high school, after ten long years they finally reconnected with the help of the goddess of love 💘. A great short novel with a HEA!
Tina
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cute fun read
Jamie Penwell
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Quick, hot, fun

This story was short but it was perfect. A great quick read to refresh from all the really long series i have been reading. I'm excited to read the next one
Alisa
Mar 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
* This book was received in exchange for an honest review.

I was a little leery to read this book as it contains explicit sex scenes, which I was not aware of when I agreed to review this book. That being said I never go back on my word to an author so I just took a deep breath and started reading. Not considering the sex scenes this story was actually a very sweet. Overall the storyline was great. Gods and goddesses twisting and turning the human experience to meet their wants and desires is t
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Laura
Mar 15, 2013 rated it liked it
I won a free copy of this book from the author; here is my honest review.

Open House is a short novella in which two young soul mates, Rebecca and Robert, are match-made by the Goddess Aphrodite after years of being apart and not realizing they had highschool crushes on each other; however, Aphrodite's lover, Ares, has other plans that might tear them apart forever.

I wanted to love this book--I really did. It seemed to have a great premise. I'm a huge fan of mythology, and I was intrigued by Ap
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Harlie Williams
This was such a great story. Gods, Goddesses, a reunion story, second chances, and hot loving between frenemies. What more could you want?

I love the back and forth scenes between the gods and mortals. The flow and interaction was great and kept the story moving. In some ways, I liked the scenes between Aphrodite and Ares the best. The dialogue was mythical but also present day. Their ending scene was beyond…and yes, that’s all I’m going to say. You need to read the story. I’m mean.

Robert and Re
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Tbird London
Jun 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
First I want to mention how amazed I am that she was able to give a detailed story in just over 50 pages. I was hesitant to believe that this would be more than just a quick sex scene. What she amazed me with was a story that was heart warming, had some drama and was just easy to read and believe. I am not really educated about the Gods and all the mythology that goes with it, but she had me as interested in that part of the story as I was with Robert and Rebecca.

The two main characters were jus
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Sapphire Kande
Mar 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When I first opened the book "Open House" by Krystal Shannon and saw the name "Aphrodite" I knew it was going to be amazing! Aphrodite is the goddess of love and in this book we see as she watches over two humans and their love story. Rebecca and Robert were two humans who met at an open house only to realize that they have known each other since high school.

Now, I totally can't say anything else about it because I don't want to spoil it but when Aphrodite's plan for love becomes a game with Are
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Sapphire Kande
Mar 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I first opened the book "Open House" by Krystal Shannon and saw the name "Aphrodite" I knew it was going to be amazing! Aphrodite is the goddess of love and in this book we see as she watches over two humans and their love story. Rebecca and Robert were two humans who met at an open house only to realize that they have known each other since high school.

Now, I totally can't say anything else about it because I don't want to spoil it but when Aphrodite's plan for love becomes a game with Ar
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Obsession Is A Book - Terrie
Open House: Pool Of Souls Book 1
I stumbled across this author on Facebook & decided to give one of her books a go.
The book is a short read and is a fab light read. There are 2 stories going on within the book. There are a number of different POV’s in this book and I love how they are clearly defined, so there is no confusion as to whose POV you are reading from at any time.
The book starts off with ‘Ditee’ (Aphrodite) and Ares and their tug of war over Rebecca & Robert. For a short story
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Melissa Williams
May 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Rebecca Carol is a Real estate agent in Houston TX,who has been requested by a Very prominent High profile out of state client. She not sure of why He has requested only her to show him the house he is interested in. But Rebecca's boss wants her to go to all lengths to make this sale. After Rebecca sees the Clients name "Robert Corvin" her mouth goes dry. Robert Corvin was a high school senior math geek who tutored her in Algebra. So she is wondering why he has requested her to show the house.

Ro
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Kelli
Jul 06, 2013 rated it really liked it


Loved this novella. I am not intimately familiar with Greek Gods/Titans, but Shannan made it easy to follow and understand. I loved the duel love stories in this book and it is a credit to the author that both stories were fully developed in this short novella.



Rebecca Carol and Robert Corvin went to high school together. She was a popular freshman cheerleader and he was the math genius senior. They both had the hots for each other, but when he was recruited by MIT, he left without ever acting o
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Needless to say, life is never boring when you have an elementary-aged special needs child you are homeschooling and half a dozen 4-legged friends
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“Because you were dinner, Rebecca.”
A snort escaped, mixing with her laughter. “Remind me to have dinner with you more often. I have been missing out.”
“You? What about me?”
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